Iran, Algeria Stress Broadening of Industrial Cooperation


Iranian Ambassador to Algeria Reza Ameri and Algerian Minister of Energy and Mining Youcef Yousfi in a meeting in Algiers underlined the need to expand all-out cooperation, specially in industrial and economic fields.

During the meeting in the Algerian capital on Sunday, Ameri and Yousfi explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral relations in the fields of mining and industry.

During the meeting, the Iranian ambassador pointed to his country’s potentials in different fields and also its industrial and technology advancements, and stressed Iran’s determination to boost such cooperation.

“The Iranian prestigious firms are ready to participate in joint investment projects with Algeria,” Ameri added.

Yousfi, for his part, underlined his country’s determination to broaden relations with Iran.

“We support Iranian companies’ presence in industrial and mineral fields in Algeria,” he added.

The Algerian industry and mining minister also highlighted Algeria’s readiness to sell Phosphate to Iran and also establishing cooperation in mineral fields.

In a relevant development in late May, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in a message to Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune underlined the need for the expansion of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Algiers in different fields.

“I hope that during your premiership the two countries could use the existing capabilities and capacities to broaden all-out relations,” Jahangiri wrote in his message.

“I am honored to offer my sincere congratulations to Your Excellency for taking office as new Prime Minister of Democratic Popular Republic of Algeria,” he added.

He wished health and success for Prime Minister Tebboune and progress and prosperity for Algerian nation.

In relevant remarks in September 2016, Jahangiri in a meeting with Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa in Tehran underlined the need for removing obstacles in the way of banking relations between the two countries.

“Settlement of the banking problems will play an effective role in developing the two countries’ economic ties,” Jahangiri said during the meeting.

He also stressed Tehran and Algiers’ enthusiasm for boosting cooperation in the field of energy, but, meantime, said, “Iran and Algeria, as two oil-rich states, should decrease their dependence on oil revenues.”

Elsewhere, Jahangiri stressed the need for Algeria to play a more active role in the regional issues, and said, “We expect Algeria to play a more influential and active role in the regional issues, specially the problems that certain regional states and the Muslim world are facing.”


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