APS : SUNDAY 12 NOVEMBER 2017
ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Sunday in Algiers that the fourth Algerian-French joint committee (COMEFA) is a crucial stage in preparation for the high-level inter-governmental commission,
due to be held in Paris on December 7.
“In addition to an activity report and assessment, the COMEFA meeting is a crucial step in the preparation of the CIHN meeting, co-chaired by the premiers of the two countries, and which will take place on December 7 in Paris and the visit French President Emmanuel Macron will pay to Algeria,” Messahel said in an opening address at the COMEFA meeting he co-chairs with French minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian.
“The current session is being held at a time when relations and economic cooperation between Algeria and France are substantially developed,” Messahel said.
He added that the bilateral cooperation is based on strong mutual interests expected to lead to a much closer cooperation between the two countries.
The strategic nature of the cooperation between the two countries, which seek to build a special relationship, has been strongly underlined over the past few months by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and President Emmanuel Macron.
Both leaders expressed commitment to promoting strong ties between the two countries and the two peoples in all fields.