The World Economic Forum (WEF) is following with interest all economic reforms launched by Algeria and shows willingness to contribute to the popularization of the image of the country, Executive chairman of the WEF, Klaus Schwab, stressed during a meeting in Istanbul (Turkey) with the Minister of Industry and Mines, Abdessalam Bouchouareb.
On the sidelines of his participation in the Regional Summit (Europe, MENA and Eurasia region) of the WEF, Bouchouareb met Schwab and Philippe Rosler, Executive Director and Board Member of the forum, the ministry said in a statement.
During these meetings, Schwab welcomed the return of Algeria on the international economic scene, adding that the WEF "follows with interest all economic reforms launched by Algeria."
He also expressed "the readiness of the WEF to help popularize the image of Algeria by bringing to the attention of the international public and the business community the progress made in this field."
As such, he expressed "the desire for a more active presence in Algeria and" a consolidation of relations with the Forum."
For his part, Rosler was satisfied with the improved ranking of Algeria (79th) in the latest report of the Forum on competitiveness.
He even suggested that the information provided by Bouchouareb were likely "to further improve the raking of Algeria in future reports."