Algerian FM Secretary General meets Turkish Deputy FM in Ankara for boosting bilateral relations

The Secretary General of the ministry of Foreign Affairs Hassane Rabehi was received Friday, in Ankara, by the Turkish Ahmet Yildiz, with whom he conducted an overall review of the relations between Algeria and Turkey and the ways to further develop them, said the ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.

The two officials “hailed the quality of the political dialogue that characterizes relations between the two countries, particularly since the signing of the friendship and cooperation treaty signed in may 2006 and as demonstrated by the many visits exchanged between the two countries over these last few years in several fields and the meetings between the ministers of foreign affairs on the sidelines of their participation to international conferences,” said the communiqué.

This meeting “was held right before the holding of political consultations between Rabehi and his Turkish counterpart Umit Yalcin, in the presence of members of delegations of both parties including Lahcene Boufares, Algerian ambassador to Anakara.”

Hassane Rabehi and Umit Yalcinhailed “welcomed the dynamic that characterizes the relations between the two countries and underlined the need to inspire a new impetus to their political dialogue through the regularity and the increase of ministerial meetings between the two countries,” underlined the same source.

“They welcomed the holding, last January in Ankara, of consultations between both countries’ parliamentarians and they agreed on the principle of the promotion of the human dimension of bilateral relations as well as the start of cooperation between the cities of both countries,” added the communiqué.

Rabehi and Yalcin “reviewed the cultural, scientific and technical cooperation, particularly underlining the importance granted to the restoration of the Algerian architectural heritage dating back to the Ottoman era.”

The two officials “also exchanged views and analyzed the regional and international issues of common interest,” concluded the source.