ALGIERS- President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Community Abroad, Abdelhamid Si Afif, discussed, Thursday, at the National People’s Assembly headquarters, with the Ambassador of Australia to Algiers, Mr. Brendan Eamon Berne, “the bilateral relations and the imperative to revitalize them”.
During this meeting, which was attended by the chairman of the Algeria-Australia Friendship Parliamentary Group, Mr. Yahiaoui Bousmaha and members of this group, the two sides discussed “the bilateral relations and the imperative to further boost them to meet the aspirations of the two peoples and the ambitions of the two governments.
After reviewing the state of these relations, Mr. Si Affif highlighted “the contribution of Algeria to the achievement of stability among its neighbors through peaceful means, dialogue and consultation”.
On the other hand, the president of the commission asserted that “Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, continues its efforts to establish a strong and just state based on the rule of law”.
For his part, the Australian ambassador praised “Algeria’s approach to resolving crises through inclusive dialogue” and its “strategic role” aimed at preserving security and stability in the region.
He also welcomed “Algeria’s experience in peace and national reconciliation and its initiative for the adoption of the International Day of Living Together in Peace”, calling for ” the imperative to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the economic field “.
In conclusion, the Australian ambassador announced that his country “will soon open its embassy in Algeria”.