Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, received today, Wednesday in Algiers, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Hussein Ibrahim Taha, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Independence and Youth, according to a ministry statement.
On this occasion, the guest of Algeria renewed his special congratulations to the Algerian people and authorities, praising “the success of the events commemorating Algeria’s Independence Day, which all peoples and Islamic countries are proud of,” according to the ministry’s statement.
The meeting, the statement added, constituted an “opportunity to review the relations of cooperation between Algeria and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the prospects for their strengthening,”.
Mr. Hussein Ibrahim Taha hailed “the role played by Algeria as an effective founding member that is committed to the principles and objectives of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation,” referring in particular to” its commitment and significant contributions to efforts aimed at promoting peace and stability and advancing economic development on the African continent.
With regard to the Palestinian issue, the Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation praised the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who gathered yesterday in Algeria both Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Head of the Political Bureau of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, after an enmity between the two parties that lasted for years, considering it “ an important positive step to achieve Palestinian national reconciliation and close ranks internally to be able to defend the Palestinian cause and the prospects for its solution on the international arena,” according to the statement.