Algerian newspaper highlights FM Abdelkader Messahel’s Vietnam visit

Update: 10:01 | 16/07/2018
The Vietnam visit by Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel from July 13-14 was given intensive coverage by Algeria’s daily Elmoudjahid. 
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algerian newspaper highlights fm abdelkader messahels vietnam visit Algeria wishes to foster all-round ties with Vietnam
algerian newspaper highlights fm abdelkader messahels vietnam visit Vietnam, Algeria look to further cooperation

The newspaper reported on the meetings between the Minister and Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Ha Noi, during which both sides discussed measures to boost bilateral ties and other issues of shared concern. 

Messahel also conveyed a message from Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to President Tran Dai Quang, which emphasizes the long-standing friendship and solidarity shared by Vietnam and Algeria since the struggle for national independence. 

The Algerian FM reiterated Algeria’s commitment to lifting bilateral ties to match their political and historical relations and underscored the importance of further tapping potentials of the two nations, especially in tourism and energy, to bolster their sustainable and mutually-beneficial partnership.  PM Phuc reaffirmed that Vietnam is ready to bolster all-around ties with Algeria for common benefits. 

algerian newspaper highlights fm abdelkader messahels vietnam visit
Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel met Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Ha Noi. (Photo: VGP)

The newspaper also reported that during their meeting, FM Messahel and Deputy PM Minh highlighted the need to make a quality leap in bilateral economic and trade ties, especially via developing joint activities and realising bilateral cooperation agreements. 

While discussing regional and global issues of shared concern, and issues regarding the fight against terrorism and organised crimes, they agreed to continue maintaining mutual consultation at global forums. 

The daily also quoted that the Algerian FM visit's aims to develop bilateral ties and strengthen the tradition of regular consultation between the two countries. 

The visit affords both sides a chance to review their bilateral relations, especially in the fields of economy, trade and investment, he said. 

Messahel described the visit as especially important to meeting the hope of both Presidents Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Tran Dai Quang to lift bilateral ties to a greater height that matches the aspirations of the two peoples. 

According to the minister, while bilateral political ties are excellent, there is much to do with the economic cooperation, as two-way trade stood at just 360 million USD in 2017, mostly Vietnam’s exports to Algeria. Only one Vietnamese company - the oil and gas group PetroVietnam - is doing business in the African country. 

For this reason, he called for materialising commitments at the 11th meeting of the Vietnam – Algeria Inter-Governmental Meeting slated for November 2017, and creating more favourable conditions for enhanced ties, particularly in trade and investment.

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Algeria’s Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will visit Vietnam on July 13-14 at the invitation of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.

(Source: VNA)