President Tebboune: Algeria intends to strengthen its strategic partnership with Italy
APS : Monday, 23 January 2023
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, reaffirmed on Monday in Algiers Algeria’s determination to strengthen its strategic partnership with Italy in terms of energy and to honour its commitments as a
reliable regional and international supplier, praising the level and quality of bilateral relations, especially in recent years.
“I would like to salute the level of strategic relations between Algeria and Italy, as well as the efforts made in recent years to strengthen the partnership and promote trade, which have achieved exceptional results in a short period of time,” President Tebboune said in a joint press briefing with the President of the Italian Council of Ministers, Georgia Meloni.
The level of trade between Algeria and Italy has risen from 8 billion dollars in 2021, to 16 billion dollars, which is “an indicator of rapprochement and the fruit of the approaches we have adopted to establish an upward dynamic in various areas of cooperation, added the president.
In this regard, the President of the Republic said he had reaffirmed, during his talks with Mrs. Meloni, Algeria’s determination to consolidate its place as a strategic partner of Italy in energy matters and to honour its commitments as a reliable regional and international supplier, as well as for Italian industrial investments in Algeria.
For President Tebboune, the visit of the President of the Italian Council of Ministers to Algeria is of particular importance, especially since it comes on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing by the two countries of the Treaty of Friendship and Good Neighbourliness.