ADDIS ABABA- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel held Thursday, in Addis Ababa, talks with his Mauritanian counterpart Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed in which they welcomed the quality of the relations between the two countries and discussed ways to further strengthen them.
The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the 34th session of the Executive Council of the African Union, focused on bilateral relations and “ways and means to strengthen them”.
In this regard, the two ministers welcomed “the quality of the relations maintained between the two countries and the current dynamics engendered, in particular, by the opening of the border crossing point between the two countries and the organization of Algerian products fair in Nouakchott, a qualified event of great success “.
The two ministers also discussed other regional and international issues of common interest, including the situation in the region, the Maghreb and the security challenges in Western Sahara and Libya.
They reiterated their commitment to Maghreb construction and the revival of activities of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
They also agreed to continue “the tradition of consultation and political dialogue between the two countries”.
Mr. Messahel is leading the Algerian delegation to Addis Ababa at the 34th Ordinary Session of its AU Executive Council, which is preparing for the 32nd Summit of AU Heads of State and Government scheduled for 10-11 February.