Algiers — The working and fraternal visit that the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune will make from Monday to Egypt will strengthen the historical and political relations between the two countries, promote bilateral cooperation and continue coordination and dialogue on the main Arab and regional issues. matters of common interest.
Algerian-Egyptian relations are gaining momentum thanks to the exchange of visits between officials of the two countries, the most recent being that made last week in Egypt by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra , in his capacity as envoy of the President of the Republic.
Previously, Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, also visited Cairo, in his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces , Minister of National Defence, to take part in the 2nd Defense Exhibition “EDEX-2021”.
Marked by coordination and consultation, relations between the two countries are a model of cooperation and solidarity between Arab and African countries, as evidenced by the permanent contacts between the leaders of the two countries to discuss the latest developments in the situation in the Arabic level. and regional, particularly concerning the Libyan crisis, Palestinian issues, the preparation of the next Arab summit and the promotion of joint Arab action.
Elections that will preserve the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya, by ruling out any interference that would only aggravate the situation, especially with the presence of foreign forces.
On the sidelines of the 8th high-level seminar on peace and security in Africa, held in December in Oran, the Egyptian deputy minister in charge of African organizations, Souha El Djoundi, affirmed that “Algeria’s role, which is a country respected and whose voice is heard within the African Union, is very important and based on a clear vision.
Historical Algerian-Egyptian relations, with their Arab depth and their African dimension, have risen in recent years to a level reflecting the weight of the two countries at the Arab and African levels.
With regard to the Egyptian-Sudanese dispute on the one hand, and Ethiopian on the other hand, on the Renaissance dam, Algeria has initiated mediation between the three parties to reconcile their points of view and reach a solution. to this crisis.
This two-day visit will allow the two parties to boost investments between the two countries, giving a strong impetus to trade exchanges which have increased in recent years, exceeding 747 million dollars in 2020, according to figures provided by the Ministry of To exchange.
Algeria’s exports to Egypt reached USD 188.04 million in 2020 against USD 559.55 million for imports.
Algeria intends to strengthen bilateral trade relations and economic cooperation through the high joint committee between the two countries, which will hold its meeting soon, according to the statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra during of his visit to Egypt last week, in his capacity as personal envoy of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.