The National People’s Assembly: installation of “Algeria-Netherlands” Parliamentary Friendship Group

The “Algeria-Netherlands” Parliamentary Friendship Group was installed today, Wednesday, at the headquarters of the People’s National Assembly, according to a statement of the same body.

The statement indicated that this installation took place in the presence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Algeria, Mrs. Jana Van de Velde, and the deputy head of the Parliamentary Group of the Movement for Society for Peace, Mr. Abdelouahab Daira, as well as a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.

During his supervision of the installation ceremony, the Deputy Speaker of the  National People’s Assembly, Khelifa Benslimane, praised the level of bilateral relations between Algeria and the Netherlands, highlighting the role of the Parliamentary Friendship Group in “consolidating bilateral relations and developing parliamentary diplomacy, which is considered a means of bringing closer and strengthening the bonds of friendship between countries.”

For her part, Mrs. Jana Van de Velde praised the level of political and economic relations between the two countries and stressed her country’s desire to “strengthen bilateral cooperation with Algeria, especially in the fields of agriculture, energy and the management of logistics platforms”, hailing at the same time the “strategic role” of Algeria in preserving security and stability in the African continent.

In the same context, the group’s presidency went to Mr. Noureddine Hattab, who recalled in his intervention the “historical relations that link the two countries” and noted the “convergence of  their visions on many regional and international issues.”

Mr. Hattab stressed “the necessity of reviving the partnership between the two countries in various fields,” reiterating “his readiness, along with the members of the committee, to contribute to activating parliamentary diplomacy in order to develop cooperation with the Kingdom of the Netherlands through the exchange of visits and experiences and the establishment of a continuous dialogue between representatives of the two legislative bodies.” The statement concluded.

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