ALGIERS, Algeria, March 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BP Algeria announced today it has signed an agreement with the Algerian National Paralympic Committee (ANPC) to become its top-level partner and the official oil and gas and energy partner through to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, furthering its long-running association with the Paralympic Movement.
A signing ceremony was held at the British Embassy in Algiers where the business celebrated BP’s role as the official oil and gas partner of the ANPC. Commenting on the agreement, Hesham Mekawi, BP’s Regional President, North Africa said: “We are proud of our partnership with the Algerian National Paralympic Committee and to support such amazing and inspirational athletes. Our goal is to help support the Algerian para-athletes by providing opportunities and resources to help them excel on the world stage. BP is committed to further developing strong links with our community and partners in Algeria.
“BP will also look to support official IPC sports events in Algeria helping to enable the growth of para-sports in the country and promote Algeria’s credentials for hosting regional and international sporting events.”
BP is the first oil and gas business to become an official partner of the Algerian National Paralympic Committee.
“We are proud to call BP a member of the ANPC family of sponsors, and we are excited that BP will join us on the journey with the Algerian Paralympians through 2020,” commented Mr Mohammed Hachefa, President of the ANPC.
The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games will be held between 25 August and 6 September 2020. BP has been a partner of the Paralympic Movement since 2008 and is currently an official partner of the International Paralympic Committee to 2020.
Notes to Editors
Since initiating its trading relationships in Algeria in the 1930s, BP has grown to become one of the largest foreign investors in Algeria. BP partners with Sonatrach and Equinor in the In Salah Gas and In Amenas joint ventures, which supply gas to the domestic and European markets.
Background on BP and the Paralympic movement
– BP began its association with Olympic and Paralympic sport when it became a partner of the London 2012 Games in 2008.
– Since then BP has supported several high-profile sporting events, including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the 2015 & 2017 IPC World Athletics Championships.
– BP is an International Partner of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). BP has also supported a number of national Paralympic committees including Angola, Azerbaijan, Egypt, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain & Northern Ireland, The Netherlands, Senegal, Singapore, Turkey, Trinidad & Tobago, UAE and USA.
– BP also proudly supports some of the world’s best Paralympic athletes. Paralympians have made multiple appearances across BP’s partner countries helping to raise awareness of Paralympic sport and exciting & inspiring BP employees & communities.
– At the IPC’s Paralympic Award Ceremony, the BP award for Courage recognises an outstanding athlete or team for best bringing the value of courage to life at the most recent Paralympic Games.
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