LamamraNEW YORK- The inking of the agreement on climate on Friday in New York by about 170 countries, including Algeria, is unquestionably an event of a historical significance that must meet the priorities of developing countries in the energy field, said Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

“The inking of Paris agreement on climate is an achievement and a starting point. This event is unquestionably of a historical significance, crowning many efforts made since the Rio Summit,” Lamamra told APS on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of the agreement which took place Friday at the headquarters of the United Nations.
After the stage of ratification, “the agreement of Paris will be enforceable in all its components, including those meeting the priorities and needs of developing countries particularly in terms of financing and transfer of technologies, as well as the promotion of new sources of energy,” said Lamamra, who was entrusted by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to sign the agreement on behalf of Algeria.
This inking marks, according to him, the natural outcome of “the active and creative role” played by Algeria in the preparatory process and negotiations, culminating in the consensual adoption of the agreement of Paris.
He underlined that Algeria has presented a report determining the level of efforts it committed to making to promote the success of a new legal system on climate.
“Our country has already set an ambitious objective concerning the share of new and renewable sources in its energy mix in the forthcoming decades,” adding that “Algeria’s potential is considerable in this field.”

 APS, 23 April 2016