PRESS RELEASE 076
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation Travels to Algiers
06/09/2018

​The Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, made his first official visit to Algiers, where he was received by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, and held a work meeting with his counterpart, Abdelkader Messahel, who hosted a lunch in which the Minister of Industry and Mining, Youcef Yousfi, and the Minister of Energy, Mustafa Gidouni, also participated.
 
Minister Borrell highlighted that Spain considers Algiers a neighbouring country and an essential, strategic partner, and has stressed its role in regional stability.
 
Both ministers congratulated each other for the state of their cooperation in security, migration and energy areas, and have committed to give a greater depth to the political dialogue and to translate this strategic association into hard facts, in line with the results of the seventh High-level Meeting (HLM) held in Algiers last 3 April.
 
During the meeting, some issues of common interest regarding the international and regional agenda were discussed, particularly the Euro-Mediterranean relations and the situation between Libya and the Sahel.

 

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