APS : Saturday, 10 December 2016
ALGIERS- The Secretary general of the minister of Foreign Affairs Hassane Rabehi held discussions, in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), with South Korea’s deputy minister for multilateral and Global Affairs Choi Jong-Moon on ways to
strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries said Saturday, the ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.
In this meeting, taking place on the sidelines of the 4th African-Korean Forum, held on 6 and 7 December in the Ethiopian capital, the two officials reviewed the state of the Algerian-Korean cooperation which is boosted by the strategic partnership agreement signed in 2006 by the heads of Sate of both countries, “unique in its kind and linking South Korea to an African country,” said the source.
The two parties examined “the ways to consolidate this strategic partnership, taking into account both countries’ significant potential in all sectors, notably those of industry, petrochemistry, trade, agriculture and fishing.”
They underlined the need to encourage the implementation of joint ventures between Korean and Algerian companies, both public and private, in various promising fields.
“Emphasis was put on the transfer of technology and Korean expertise, such as the E-government project and the important project for the creation, in Algiers, of the African Centre for Information Technologies, Communication and advanced Technologies,” said the communiqué.
In this same framework, Rabehi hailed the training programmes offered to Algeria by South Africa through its cooperation agency, KOICA, in various sectors in which it has a leading role.
The discussions also focused on the holding of the 4th session of the Algerian-Korean joint cooperation committee, as well as the realization of the minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra’s planned visit to Seoul, following that made by his Korean counterpart to Algiers, in 2015.