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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Meets with Yang Jiechi

2020-10-12

On October 11, 2020 local time, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune met with Yang Jiechi, Member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee, in Algiers.

Yang Jiechi said, China and Algeria enjoy deep-rooted traditional friendship, and have always understood and supported each other since the two countries established diplomatic relations 62 years ago. The recent years have witnessed a rapid development of the China-Algeria ties through their fruitful pragmatic cooperation, pointing to the fraternity of sharing weal and woe as reflected in the two countries' solidarity and mutual help during the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. China is willing to work together with Algeria to bolster the alignment of the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and Algeria's new economic revival plan, while maintaining their old friendship and strengthening political mutual trust. China will promote all-round cooperation with Algeria in fields such as economy, trade, science, technology and anti-terrorism to lift the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership to a new level.

Yang Jiechi added, as the pursuers of independent foreign policy of peace, China and Algeria share identical or similar points of view on major international issues. China is ready to continue close communication and coordination with Algeria and maintain strong mutual support, with an aim to uphold international fairness and justice and safeguard the common interests of the vast number of developing countries.

Tebboune commended the long-lasting friendship between China and Algeria as well as their constant mutual trust and support, while speaking highly of the achievements of China's development. Algeria attaches great importance to promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, and will work together with China to push forward major joint projects to allow the peoples of the two countries to benefit more from the bilateral cooperation. Algeria also praises the significant role that China has played in international affairs and the joint efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the same day, Yang also held a meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum, during which they exchanged views on how to advance the bilateral ties, and on regional and global issues of mutual concern.

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