Algeria, Congo must maintain “ongoing, close” relations

ALGIERS- Algeria and Congo must maintain “ongoing and close” relations, said Saturday, in Algiers, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Congo Léonard She Okitundu,
underlining that they are two influential countries in the African continent.
“It is important that two big countries maintain ongoing and close relations because they are influential in the African continent,” he told the press at the end of his talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.
He added that his visit to Algeria helps “warming up” the relations between the two countries, pointing out that to achieve this determination “we decided to set up a large joint committee with a large range of fields.”
This committee will allow, he added, embodying this cooperation willingness between the two countries, but at the same time establishing a regular consultation framework to harmonize viewpoints at the international level.
She Okitundu said that he seized this opportunity to convey, through Messahel, the “fraternal salutations” of Congo’ President Joseph Kabila to his Algerian counterpart President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
For his part, Messahel said that the meeting focused mainly on the two countries’ “shared willingness” to strengthen the bilateral relations, adding that the two countries agreed to sign on Sunday two agreements on the creation of a joint committee and also on the implementation of a mechanism of political dialogue.
He underlined that they two “very important” instruments as part of the strengthening of this cooperation that “we want first to establish between the African countries and also a cooperation that allows strengthening our relations.”

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