Danish Foreign Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen highlighted, yesterday, Monday in Blida, his country’s aspiration to strengthen and develop means of partnership with Algeria in various fields, especially the pharmaceutical industries and renewable energies.
In a statement to the press on the sidelines of his visit to the insulin pen assembly factory in Boufarik, accompanied by the Minister of Health, Abdelhak Sayhi, which falls within the framework of his participation in the work of the meeting of African-Nordic foreign ministers scheduled in Algeria, Rasmonsen explained that his country “is looking forward to strengthening and developing ways of partnership with Algeria in various fields.” sectors.”
The Danish Minister touched on the most prominent sectors that are of interest to his country with a view to embodying partnerships with the Algerian side, which are the pharmaceutical industries due to the Danish side’s mastery of this field – according to him – in addition to the food industries and renewable energies that Algeria has thanks to its geographical location.
He added that the “success” of the Algerian-Danish partnership experience resulted in the establishment of an insulin pen assembly factory in Boufarik, which entered the production stage in January 2023, which is a factor that encourages the activation of new investment partnerships in other fields.
In this regard, Rasmussen expressed his “pride” in the results achieved by the “Novo Nordisk” factory, which specializes in the assembly of insulin pens, praising the level of tires and Algerian workers working in this factory, whose products conform to international quality standards.
In turn, the General Director of this factory, Malika Dergal, confirmed that this institution, whose annual production capacity exceeds 55 million insulin pens, “will be able next year to cover the needs of the national market by 99 percent, so that it will move in the future to export its products to African and European countries,” pointing out that Algeria has stopped importing this type of pen intended for diabetics since this factory entered the production stage.
For reference, Algeria will host, for the first time, from Monday until this Wednesday, the 20th session of the African-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting under the slogan “Africa-Nordic Countries: Strengthening Dialogue on the Foundations of Common Values” with the participation of about twenty foreign ministers, in addition to deputies. Ministers and senior government officials from the two groups, in addition to many figures who head important bodies affiliated with the African Union.
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