“Algeria has great investment potential not only for large German companies, but also for small and medium enterprises that could contribute to the diversification of the Algerian economy,” highlighted Germany’s Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, on Tuesday during a working session with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra, in Berlin, according to a statement of the Foreign Ministry, APS reported.
The two officials welcomed the quality of the bilateral relations and agreed on the need to intensify political dialogue at all levels.
During the meeting, the Algerian official conveyed a message from the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to President, Frank Walter Steinmeier, and Federal Chancellor, Angela Merkel,” added the same source.
This working session, the first with the new German Foreign Minister, was an opportunity to “review the various issues related to the bilateral cooperation.
The two sides also discussed the latest developments in Libya and Syria, stressing on «the need to implement a political solution to the crises in these countries.”
Addressing the situation in Mali, the German Foreign Minister welcomed “the active role of Algeria and its continued commitment to the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali.
Internationally, the two sides agreed to “deepen consultations on the main issues on the UN agenda, including the reform of the UN Security Council, the Palestinian cause and efforts exerted to resolve Western Sahara’s crisis.