Algerian Energy Minister Bouterfa replaced in cabinet reshuffle: state radio

PUBLISHED: Fri, 26 May 2017 07:20:03 GMT

ALGIERS (Reuters) – Algeria’s Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa, who has been active in pushing for an OPEC price cut deal, has been replaced in a cabinet reshuffle with former state gas agency chief Mustapha Guitouni, state radio said on Thursday.

The new finance minister is Abderahmane Raouia, the former tax agency director, the radio said.

(Reporting by Lamine Chikhi; writing by Patrick Markey)

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