“Algeria-Indonesia” parliamentary friendship group was installed, Monday in Algiers, under the chairmanship of Abdelhamid Si Afif, chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and the National Community Abroad, in the presence of Indonesian ambassador to Algiers Machrusah Safira and a representative of the Foreign Ministry, said a statement from the Assembly.
Speaking on this occasion, Si Afif welcomed the “exceptional and excellent” political relations binding both countries, in addition to the historical ones that date back to the Afro-Asian countries’ Bandung (Indonesia) conference.
“The establishment of this parliamentary friendship group should lead to a “qualitative” strengthening of friendship relations and the establishment of appropriate frameworks for coordination and joint work between parliamentarians,” he said.
For her part, Mrs. Machrusah Safira welcomed the depth of relations between the two countries, highlighting the efforts made to promote bilateral cooperation.
Bilateral relations have also been the focus of a second meeting between Mr. Si Afif and a delegation of the First Committee of the Indonesian People’s Council for Defense, Foreign Affairs, Communication, Informatics and Intelligence, led by Vice President Asril Hamzah Tanjung.
At this meeting, Mr. Si Afif said that these visits exchanged between parliamentarians contributed to “the strengthening of friendly relations, the convergence of views and the setting up of adequate frameworks for coordination and joint work”, adding that these visits, also, allow the development of parliamentary diplomacy to which Algeria accords a distinguished place in its Constitution.
The members of the Indonesian delegation, for their part, welcomed the depth of relations between the two countries, highlighting the efforts made to promote bilateral cooperation.