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PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA AND TURKISH COUNTERPART HOLD TALKS
The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, held talks on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in
Algiers with his Turkish counterpart, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in Algeria for an
The visit is Mr. Erdogan's official bilateral visit overseas as President of the Turkish Republic.
The visit is part of the continued strengthening of relations between the two countries, which
are bound by a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed in 2006.
Paying tribute to the experience of the president of the Republic, Mr. Erdogan said that "my dis-
cussions with President Bouteflika gave me the opportunity to mention Algeria's role in the re-
Moreover, he expressed his satisfaction with the historic ties binding Algeria and Turkey and
said that 2016 will mark the 500th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations be-
tween the two countries.
On the occasion of Mr. Erdogan's visit, an Algerian-Turkish business and economic forum was
held in Algiers and was attended by the Turkish president and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sel-
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PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA MEETS WITH FRANCE'S FOREIGN MINISTER
The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, met on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in
Algiers with French Minister for Foreign affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius.
After his meeting with the President, Mr. Fabius declared that Algeria and France cooperate in
an "absolutely exemplary" fashion and that their relations "have never been better than they are
The head of French diplomacy also indicated having discussed with the head of the state "the
inauguration of the Oran automobile manufacturing plant," adding that their meeting had also
dealt with cooperation between the two countries "in all areas", and mentioned in particular the
areas of transport, tourism, housing, and training.
Mr. Fabius also spoke about "numerous topics" which will be discussed next December, during
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal's visit to Paris.
The French minister said that President Bouteflika had expressed his "great satisfaction" with
the work being done by both countries and his wish to see their relations of cooperation move
on to a "new phase."
Furthermore, Mr. Fabius said he and President Bouteflika had reviewed regional and interna-
tional issues of mutual interest, namely the situation in Mali, Libya, Africa and the Middle East.
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PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA HOSTS VENEZUELA'S MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL
Mr. Rafael Ramirez Carreno, Minister of the People's Power for External Relations of Vene-
zuela and Special Envoy of President Nicolas Maduro, from whom he was a carrying a mes-
sage, was hosted by the president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Wednesday,
Nov. 12, 2014 in Algiers.
Speaking after his audience with the president, Mr. Carreno spoke of the "increased" coopera-
tion with Algeria in the hydrocarbon sector.
"We have discussed the global oil market and reaffirmed our position to defend the price for
oil," said the Venezuelan minister, who underlined the "convergence of vies" on the matter be-
tween the two countries.
As a member of OPEC, the organization of petroleum-exporting countries, Venezuela
"coordinates its positions" with other members of the organization "to defend a fair price" for
oil, he added.
PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA HOSTS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S
POLITICAL CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz
Bouteflika, hosted on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in
Algiers Mr. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chi-
nese People's Political Consultative Conference
National Committee, who arrived in Algeria for a
working and friendship visit.
After the meeting, Mr. Yu Zhengsheng declared
that China was determined to further strengthen its
ties with Algeria.
The Chinese official said he had had "friendly exchanges" with President Bouteflika relating
namely to the relations of cooperation and friendship between China and Algeria and about the
"new progress" achieved in that respect.
"We have had exchanges on the main international issues," he said, noting the "convergence" of
the positions of both countries on those issues
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PRIME MINISTER SELLAL HOSTS TUNISIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal hosted on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Algiers, Tunisia's Minister
for Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi, who was in Algeria for a working visit as part of periodic
concertation meetings between the two countries.
The two officials reviewed the state of Algerian-Tunisian relations and expressed their satisfac-
tion with their quality and the real opportunities they offered for increased cooperation.
They also discussed the situation prevailing in the sub-region and agreed to strengthen coordi-
nation between the two countries.
PRIME MINISTER SELLAL HOSTS THE SPEAKER OF LIBYA'S HOUSE OF REP-
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal met on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Algiers with the Speaker of
Libya's House of Representatives, who arrived in
Algeria for a friendship and working visit at the invitation of the Speaker of the People's Na-
tional Assembly, Mr. Larbi Ould Khelifa.
The meeting enabled the two sides to exchange views on the situation prevailing in Libya in the
political and security areas.
The meeting revealed a convergence of views on the ways and means needed to support our
Libyan brothers as they seek to establish dialogue leading to a crisis resolution that helps to pre-
serve the security and sovereignty of that sisterly neighboring country.
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MR. SELLAL CO-CHAIRS IN CAIRO THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ALGERIAN-
EGYPTIAN HIGH JOINT COMMISSION
Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal traveled to
Cairo, Egypt, where he joined his Egyptian
counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab in co-chairing on
Thursday, Nov. 14, the proceedings of the 7th
Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission.
During their meeting, the two sides assessed
the state of their cooperation and examined
ways and means to develop and consolidate it
The commission's proceedings concluded with the signature of a series of agreements and pro-
grams intended to strengthen partnerships and exchanges in various areas.
Mr. Sellal, who headed a large ministerial delegation, was hosted by Egyptian President Abdel
Fattah el-Sisi to whom he conveyed a message from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The Algerian Prime minister also held talks with a number of Egyptian officials on ways to
strengthen bilateral cooperation and on the situation prevailing in the Arab world, namely in
Libya, Syria and Iraq.
In that respect, the two sides expressed their concern with the deteriorating security and politi-
cal situation in Libya and called on all sides in that country to engage in dialogue.
With regards to Syria, they expressed their belief that a military option is unlikely to foster a
resolution to the crisis and underlined the need to put an end to military operations and foreign
interference in that country.
With regards to Iraq, the t