Speaker of the National People’s Assembly, Brahim Boughali, received today, Thursday, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore to Algeria, Mohamed Elmi Moussa, with a view to discussing ways to enhance cooperation relations between the two countries, according to a statement of the assembly.
The same source stated that Boughali affirmed during this meeting “Algeria’s determination to develop its relations with Singapore in all fields,” and also expressed its keenness to benefit from its pioneering experience in the endeavor to move towards a knowledge economy.
Boughali mentioned, on this occasion, that the investment law adopted by Algeria “gives important incentives that Singaporean investors should take advantage of,” considering in the same context that “the Singaporean experience is worthy of emulation and is an example for all countries that want to progress.”
In the same regard, the President of the Council added that the opening of an embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Algeria “will certainly contribute to the consolidation of bilateral relations.”
For his part, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore affirmed that the next year “will witness extensive exchanges of businessmen’s delegations to develop bilateral cooperation in the fields of clean technologies, health, pharmaceuticals, environment, knowledge economy and communications.” He also revealed “conversations with the Algerian Chamber of Commerce to train young people in the skills of managing small and medium and emerging entreprises.”
The ambassador reaffirmed that the two countries have many “similar positions,” noting that “his country is keen to respect the principle of non-alignment, and is committed to UN resolutions in resolving crises.”
At the end of the meeting – the statement adds -, the Ambassador of the Republic of Singapore presented the Chairman of the Council with the book “From the Third World to the First: The Story of Singapore,” which was completed by the pioneer of the Singaporean renaissance, Mr. Lee Kuan Yew.