ALGIERS- Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro hailed Thursday, in Algiers, “the success” of the moves of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune for the promotion of democracy in Algeria and the development of its economy.
“We have followed the efforts of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune aimed at anchoring democracy in Algeria and the development of its economy, and we salute the great success that has crowned these efforts,” said the Venezuelan president during a press conference jointly held with President Tebboune at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic.
Maduro “greatly” welcomed President Tebboune’s decision to open an airline between Algiers and Caracas, noting that this decision “is likely to strengthen the ties between the two peoples and connect North Africa to the South America”.
Referring to bilateral talks with President Tebboune, Maduro said the two countries are linked by “a rich history” and share “the same vision for a world where peace reigns”, adding that it was agreed to promote bilateral relations through a “new start” between Algeria and Venezuela.
He highlighted, in this context, the “determination” of the two countries to hold the Joint Grand Commission and prepare common ground in order to promote bilateral cooperation with “broader prospects”, also expressing his willingness”to further strengthen” bilateral cooperation in the fields of energy, oil, gas, technology, higher education and agriculture”.
In this regard, the Venezuelan President maintained that his talks with President Tebboune made it possible to review the “most important” developments on the international scene, expressing Venezuela’s “full support” for the Palestinian people, emphasizing, in addition , the imperative to “denounce the crimes committed by the Zionist entity against the Palestinians”.
Regarding the question of Western Sahara, Mr. Maduro affirmed his support for the struggle of the Saharawi people, urging the international community to “support the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination”.
Referring to the Libyan crisis, the Venezuelan President called for “ensuring all the necessary guarantees for the organization of fair elections allowing the reconstruction of a sovereign and democratic Libyan state”.