ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune welcomed Thursday, in Algiers, the “rich” bilateral relations between Algeria and Venezuela, announcing an agreement between the two countries to open an air service between Algiers and Caracas.
In a press conference held jointly with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, President Tebboune said that “Algeria shares with Venezuela strong historical relations, marked by the defense of just causes in the world and the right of peoples to freedom and development, far from the residue inherited from the era of tyranny, exploitation and injustice.”
The two countries have in common “the struggle of their peoples for freedom, against injustice and colonialism, and share also the same date of independence (5 July),” said the Head of State.
Affirming that he agreed with his Venezuelan counterpart to strengthen the economic and cultural relations between the two countries, President Tebboune announced, in this regard, “the opening of an air service between Algiers and Caracas.”
In this respect, he said that the talks with President Maduro enabled them to broach “the main topical international issues, notably the Palestinian cause,” pointing out that there is a “total agreement” between the two countries as part of “the struggle to help the Palestinian people establish their State with al-Quds as capital.”
Concerning the Sahrawi issue, President Tebboune pointed out that the two countries agreed on the necessity of “supporting the Sahrawi people to obtain their right to self-determination.”
As regards the Libyan crisis, President of the Republic affirmed that the emphasis was placed on the necessity of helping the Libyan people for the success of the democratic electoral process, leading to the election of new officials for the management of the Libyan State’s affairs.