Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, held, on Tuesday in Algiers, a meeting with South African Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, during which both officials broached several issues related to security cooperation and illegal migration.
Following their talks, Messahel told reporters that, he discussed with Landers bilateral cooperation, particularly, in the fields of security coordination, the fight against violent extremism and illegal immigration.
In this aspect, the official praised the “key and pioneering role” played by South Africa in Africa, as it is due to become a non-permanent member at the UN Security Council, to represent the continent.
Besides, Messahel hailed the ties binding both countries, namely; Algeria and South Africa, describing them as “good and strategic”.
Both officials also discussed bilateral coordination within the African Union and the United Nations, on defending their interests as partner countries, and those of the African continent in the international arena.
“some recommendations drawn up during our talks will be submitted for discussion, at the next meeting of the foreign ministers of the two nations,” Landers noted.
It is worth mentioning that Foreign Minister Messahel announced that, the South African Foreign Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, will pay a working visit to Algeria, late Nov or early Dec.