AA / Ankara
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu noted a convergence of views between Turkey and Algeria on regional and international issues such as Libya, Tunisia and Africa.
This is what emerges from a press conference held on Saturday by Cavusoglu at the end of his meeting with his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, on the sidelines of a two-day official visit to Algeria.
Cavusoglu congratulated Lamamra on his reappointment as head of Algerian diplomacy, noting that the Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs will know how to serve his country through his experience.
The Turkish official stressed that he will make – in cooperation with his Algerian counterpart – important contributions to the establishment of peace and stability in the region.
Cavusoglu, said Turkey and Algeria are fighting fires and other natural disasters.
The Turkish minister offered his condolences to the Algerian side for the victims of the recent fires.
He also said he discussed all aspects of bilateral relations during his meeting with Lamamra,
“We have defined a roadmap for the actions that we can accomplish together in the coming period,” said the Turkish official.
He explained that the planned visit of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Turkey, will be an opportunity to hold the meeting of the high-level cooperation council between the two countries as well as the meeting of the Algerian-Turkish Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation.
“We will also continue to negotiate the agreements between the two countries to sign them as soon as possible,” he added.
Cavusoglu stressed that efforts will continue to increase the volume of bilateral trade between Turkey and Algeria to the tune of $ 5 billion.
The Turkish foreign minister noted that the two sides are determined to expand economic cooperation in all fields.
He declared to this effect that more than 1,300 Turkish companies are active in Algeria, expressing his thanks for the official support of the Algerian authorities in this direction.
Cavusoglu said he had discussed with his Algerian counterpart regional and international issues, such as Libya, Tunisia and the Sahel.
“I would like to say with great pleasure that there is a convergence of views between Algeria and Turkey on these questions,” he said, adding that his country “considers that Algiers has a very important role. important and useful to play to preserve peace and stability in the region ”.
“We have agreed to work together on all the issues we have discussed,” Turkey’s Foreign Minister concluded.
* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail
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