APS : Wednesday, 09 November 2016
ALGIERS- The Speaker of the People’s National Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa received Wednesday, in Algiers, Speaker of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly Zulkifli Hasan with whom he examined “ways to develop the bilateral cooperation in various fields,” said a communiqué of the Assembly.
During this audience, Ould Khelifa underlined that “Algeria and Indonesia have firm historic relations based on a mutual trust, whose level of excellence is reflected in the exchange of visits between the two countries’ senior officials notably over the few last years to enshrine the common willingness to boost a fruitful cooperation in all the vital fields,” said the source.
Welcoming the level of cooperation between the two countries at all levels, Ould Khelifa said that Algeria “has started a new era after the political and economic reforms initiated under the leadership of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and which were crowned by the new Constitution,” said the source.
Algeria “is now an economic destination of choice with an attractive business climate,” added Ould Khelifa who expressed his optimism about “the increasing volume of Indonesian investments in Algeria, notably in the fields of public works, energy and information and communication technologies (ICTs),” added the communiqué.
Broaching the latest developments of the situation in the region, the speaker of the People’s National Assembly pointed out the efforts of Algeria in the implementation of reconciliation in Mali, affirming that the results of the five rounds of negotiations “saved” this country from a “certain division,” a risk against which Algeria has always warned the parties in conflict in Mali as well as in Libya which is facing the same situation.”
Ould Khelifa reiterated Algeria’s unqualified support to the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent State, emphasizing the need to “implement the United Nations’ resolutions supporting the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.”
For his part, the speaker of the Indonesian People’s Consultative Assembly expressed his satisfaction with “the momentum of bilateral cooperation” in several fields, underlining that his visit to Algeria aims at “examining ways likely to consolidate” the relation between the two countries particularly in the fields of energy, agriculture, fishing and tourism.