Speaker of the Council of the Nationa, Mr. Salah Goudjil, received today, Wednesday, a delegation from the Algerian-Saudi Arabia Parliamentary Friendship Committee at the Shura Council of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, led by the head of the committee, Mr. Assaf bin Salem Abu Thanin.
During the meeting, Mr. Goudjil indicated that “the Algerian Parliament, in an effort to play its role in extending the rapprochement between Algeria and Saudi Arabia, set up, earlier this week, a group of Algerian-Saudi parliamentary brotherhood and friendship that includes members from both chambers of Parliament.”
The Speaker of the Council also took this opportunity to remind the Saudi parliamentary delegation of “the steps taken by Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to readjust its institutional structure based on a constitution approved by the Algerian people on November 1, 2020, in addition to taking steady steps towards completing its institutional edifice”.
The two sides also expressed the will to “strengthen parliamentary consultation and coordination between the two countries on various issues of common concern as well as issues of bilateral cooperation, as part of the historical and close ties between Algeria and Saudi Arabia, thus reflecting the political will of the leaders of the two countries, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his brother the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz.
For his part, Mr. Assaf bin Salem Abu Thanin affirmed in a press statement after the meeting that the visit of the Saudi Shura Council delegation to Algeria falls within the framework of seeking to enhance bilateral relations between the two countries.”
Mr. Assaf bin Salem Abu Thanin praised Algeria, which he described as “the great country in North Africa”, wishing Algeria and its people “all success in organizing the upcoming Arab Summit hoping that it will strengthen the Arab world and solve the problems that it is witnessing.”
At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed on the necessity of “activating parliamentary visits between the two sides in both directions, as well as activating the role of parliamentary diplomacy at the international level,” considering that this “will not happen without upgrading the coordination frameworks between the parliaments of the two countries.”
It is worth noting that the Saudi parliamentary delegation is on an official visit to Algeria from 4 to 8 October at the invitation of the Council of the Nation.