Algeria-Turkey: the meeting of the planning, cooperation and global partnership commission was “exceptional”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra affirmed, Saturday in Algiers, that the 1st meeting of the commission for planning, cooperation and global partnership between Algeria and Turkey was “exceptional “, because “it has set a new milestone in the foundation of this strategic, lasting and complementary partnership”.

During a press conference at the end of a meeting which brought together officials from all sectors, the Minister indicated that the volume of economic exchanges between our two countries augurs “a promising future for the partnership between our two countries”, emphasizing that the “rhythm reached and which must be accelerated is one of the indicators to be exploited in order to achieve the common strategic objectives, whether in trade, investment, transport, technology or cooperation in different fields”.

During this meeting, the cultural dimensions linked to the common history in its multiple dimensions were highlighted, added Mr. Lamamra, affirming that “the Algerian-Turkish partnership is the bearer of significant achievements and consecrates strong dimensions between the two countries”.

Regarding bilateral coordination on international issues, “we supported the compatibility of views between the two countries and proceeded to an exchange of analyzes and consultations to deepen our position on all of these issues”.

Mr. Lamamra also underlined that the two parties discussed the recommendations of the Algiers Arab Summit, adding that it was agreed to continue consultation between the two countries on issues of common interest.

Regarding the Libyan issue, the minister affirmed that the two parties agreed to “support the inter-Libyan solution and to convene transparent elections allowing the Libyan people to exercise their right to freely elect their leaders”.

Referring to pluralist diplomacy, he stressed that Algeria and Turkey have also agreed to “support peace and solutions based on international law”, noting mutual support for their respective candidacies at the international level”.

“An understanding has also emerged around international issues and the establishment of a new mode of cooperation between the countries of the south and the north, whatever their economic level,” added Mr. Lamamra.

For his part, the Head of Turkish Diplomacy, Mevlut Cavusoglu underlined that the meeting made it possible to examine the opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in several fields, commercial, agricultural and industrial, in addition to the sectors of fishing, energy, education and others.

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