The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, Thursday in Algiers, the former President of the Republic of Niger, Mohamadou Issoufou, according to a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, and the Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khallaf.
In a press statement after the meeting, Mr. Issoufou indicated that he had discussed with the President of the Republic “the situation in the Sahel region, in particular the security crisis besetting the Sahel countries namely: Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso and Chad.”
In this context, he pointed to a “total” convergence of views between Algeria and Niger on solutions to end the crisis in the Sahel, adding that Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum had assigned him to convey a message to his Algerian counterpart.
Mr. Issoufou also stressed “the role that Algeria plays in finding these solutions.”
The former president of Niger said that he had discussed with the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the situation in the African continent, especially in its economic and social aspect based on the 2063 Agenda set by the African Union.
In this regard, he explained, “We have evoked the prominent projects within as part of 2063 Agenda, such as the development of basic infrastructure in Africa related to the areas of energy, rail transport, digitization, as well as the industrial development plan on the continent.”
We also tackled the need to expedite the implementation of these projects for the sake of African development, noting that “Algeria is striving hard to implement the 2063 Agenda.” He concluded.