‘Algeria didn’t offer to supply Jordan with gas’, says envoy

Amman, Algerian ambassador to Jordan, Mohamed Bourouba, has denied rumors suggesting that Algiers had offered to supply Jordan with natural gas at preferential prices.

Bourouba told “Petra” on Tuesday that the Jordanian Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources had made an official request to Algeria in 2016 to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the field of energy, and this was on the sidelines of an international energy conference held in Jordan that same year.

The MoU was signed by the energy ministers of the two countries.

Commenting on the rumors, he said that as an ambassador, he is working on cementing the Jordanian-Algerian relations in all fields, but he holds no authority to present such an offer or to even discuss it, especially with regard to providing preferential prices, highlighting that this is not within his purview.

Also, Bourouba talked about the Algerian presidential elections that are slated to take place next December, stressing keenness to see the elections succeed after the amendment of laws on the democratic process, and the establishment of the Independent Election Commission.

Source: Jordan News Agency