On 20 June 1991 the fourth Protocol on financial and technical cooperation between the European Economic Community and the Republic of Algeria was signed, on behalf of the EEC by His Excellence the Ambassador Mr. Joseph WEYLAND, Permanent Representative for Luxembourg and current President of the Permanent Representatives Committee and by Mr. Juan PRAT of the European Commission, Director General for North-South relations and Mediterranean Policy, and on behalf of Algeria by His Excellence the Ambassador Mr. Noureddine KERROUM, Head of the Algerian Mission in the European Community. The European Investment Bank will make loans to Algeria of ECU 280 million for a period ending 31 October 1996. A further sum of ECU 52 million will be contributed from the Community budget in the form of non- reimbursable aid, plus ECU 18 million towards the creation of risk capital. (cf. COM(91) 814 of 3 May 1991, Official Journal No C 135 of 25.5.1991).