ALGIERS – Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum paid, on Wednesday and Thursday, a working visit to Angola during which he was received by Angolan President Joao Lourenço, to whom he transmitted a message from the president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, indicated a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Visiting Angola at the invitation of his counterpart, Mr. Antonio Tete, Minister of External Relations, Mr. Boukadoum was received, in audience, by the Angolan President, Mr. Joao Lourenço, to whom he conveyed “warm congratulations from his brother, the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, as well as his best wishes for health, happiness and personal well-being and further progress and prosperity to the country and the brotherly Angolan people, ”the same statement added.
Boukadoum, also, assured the Angolan Head of State of “President Tebboune’s will to further consolidate the historic ties of friendship, fraternity and solidarity existing between the two countries, and deepen political dialogue on important issues of common interest, in the service of peace, stability and economic and social development of the African continent “, read the same press release.
For his part, President Laurenço expressed all the respect and esteem he has for Algeria and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, instructing the Minister to convey to him “his sincere greetings and his best wish to forge a strategic partnership with Algeria for the mutual benefit of the two fraternal peoples “, underlined the document.
This hearing was preceded by a working meeting between the two heads of diplomacy, which focused in particular on the assessment of the state of bilateral cooperation and the prospects for its development. In this regard, the two ministers agreed to hold the 5th session of the Bilateral Cooperation Commission as soon as the health situation induced by the Covid-19 pandemic allows it, specified the statement.
In addition, the meeting gave rise to an in-depth exchange on political and peace and security issues in Africa, particularly the situations prevailing respectively in Libya, Mali, Western Sahara, the Sahel regions and Africa. .
Also, the two ministers welcomed the convergence of views and positions on all the issues discussed and agreed to strengthen the dynamics of the consultations, according to the source.
During these meetings, the health situation caused by the Coronavirus on the continent was also discussed. As such, the two ministers welcomed the efforts made by African States individually and collectively within the framework of the African Union (AU), in order to face the multidimensional effects of this pandemic and allow economic recovery, concluded the same source.