The visit of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, which began on Saturday in Qatar, is of an “exceptional” nature and should contribute to the development and strengthening of relations between the two countries, according to the Qatari Press Agency (QNA).
The QNA Agency indicated in its report entitled “Bright steps and ever-developing historical relations”, that President Tebboune’s visit to Qatar “has an exceptional dimension due to its timing, as it comes before the Arab summit hosted by Algeria and coincides with the 6th summit of Heads of State members of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) scheduled for February 22 in Doha, knowing that the two countries are among the major producers and exporters of natural gas in the world and are pivotal states within the Arab League and on the regional scene”.
This visit comes “in the context of the privileged historical relations between the two countries and the common and lasting attachment to consolidating them and promoting them towards promising and broadened prospects in the best interests, objectives and common aspirations of the two brotherly countries and peoples”.
President Tebboune will hold talks on Sunday with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, devoted to bilateral relations and the latest developments on the regional and international scenes as well as issues of common interest.
According to QNA, the visit and the planned discussions should contribute to the “development and strengthening of relations between Doha and Algiers in several areas, in addition to mobilizing more support for Arab and international issues around which the two countries share the same view”.
Relations between Algeria and Qatar are based on “mutual respect, consultation and permanent coordination around issues of common interest”, the agency said, stressing that these “historic” relations have been strengthened and anchored through the visits exchanged by the leaders of the two countries.
The last of these visits was that of the Emir of Qatar to Algeria in February 2020 which contributed to the deepening of bilateral cooperation at all levels, in particular economic and investment “which are experiencing rapid and unbridled growth”, concluded QNA.