APS : Friday, 09 December 2022
ALGIERS-Prime Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane was received Friday by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the Sino-Arab Cooperation and Development Summit,
held in the Saudi capital Riyadh, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement.
“The Prime Minister, Aimene Benabderrahmane was received Friday by the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on the sidelines of the Sino-Arab Summit on Cooperation and Development, which closed today in Riyadh, in his presence as a representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune,” said the statement.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Chinese president “highly commended the historic relations of solidarity and cooperation between the two countries, welcoming the level achieved by bilateral cooperation under the Algeria-China strategic partnership, signed by the two parties in 2014,” said the same source.
He also affirmed “the full willingness of his country to deepen and diversify this partnership to include new areas, in addition to the existing important cooperation in the sectors of infrastructure, energy, mining and other forms of fruitful cooperation to which both sides are committed.”
On this occasion, President Xi Jinping also welcomed “the role of Algeria in the region and reaffirmed China’s support for its efforts to achieve stability and promote development” based on his belief in Algeria’s farsightedness and the convergence of views between the two countries.
Xi Jinping instructed the Prime Minister to convey “his sincere greetings to President Tebboune, as well as his congratulations on the success of the Arab Summit and on brilliantly chairing the Council of the Arab League at the Summit level with brilliance.”
China’s president expressed “his willingness to meet with President Tebboune in China, to further boost the strategic partnership between the two countries,” according to the statement.
The PM conveyed “greetings from President Tebboune to the Chinese President, as well as his heartfelt congratulations on his re-election as head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for a third term,” which shows the success of his policies and the support they enjoy, in addition to the success of the Sino-Arab Summit and his determination to raise Algeria-China relations to the highest levels.
“Algeria shares with China a common history rich in positions of solidarity, which is a solid basis for the will of the leaders of both countries to deepen the strategic partnership and serve the goals of socio-economic development in both countries,” he said.
During this meeting, the two sides welcomed the Sino-Arab Summit, expressing their determination to use this space of cooperation to serve the interests of both parties, and exchange support on issues of importance to both parties, the statement said.