ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra held, on Wednesday in Algiers, a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Shri V. Muraleedharan, during which both parties discussed issues of common interest, including the development of bilateral relations.
Speaking at the end of this meeting, the head of the Indian diplomacy told reporters that he, at the head of a large delegation, had “productive and fruitful discussions” with Minister Lamamra, adding that they focused on “issues of ‘common interest and bilateral concerns’.
“We tackled the latest developments at the bilateral and regional levels,” highlighted the Indian diplomat, while assuring that India and Algeria enjoy “solid and cordial relations”, underpinned by their common historic struggle against colonialism and mutually beneficial cooperation in different spheres.
“The discussions made it possible to review the state of bilateral relations with a view to promoting cooperation in trade and other sectors,” he declared.
The two ministers discussed the holding of the next Algerian-Indian joint commission in New Delhi.
To this end, an agreement between India and Algeria on visa exemption for diplomatic and official/service passports came into force as of September, 15th 2021.
Earlier, the Indian Minister held a meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chakib Rachid Kaid, and discussions were extended to delegations from both countries.