The French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves le Drian was received by the President of the Algerian Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune Thursday, October 15, 2020 in Algiers the capital. This meeting is part of a two-day working visit according to the communiqué of the Algerian Presidency.
“On Thursday, 15 October 2020, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian, As part of its working visit to Algeria on 15 and 16 October,” the press release states.
This interview between the two French and Algerian politicians, was an opportunity to talk about many issues including the strengthening of bilateral cooperation relations. It was also discussed to set the agenda of the various cooperation mechanisms, in particular the Algerian-French Intergovernmental High Level Committee (ICHN) with a meeting for this Committee which is scheduled by the end of 2020 according to the communiqué.
Apart from exchanges and consultations, regional and international issues of common interest, with priority given to the Libyan crisis that has been ongoing since 2011 following the enforced disappearance of Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, but also to the issue of insecurity that is rife in the Sahel with repeated attacks by jihadists and other terrorist organizations, were discussed.
Noureddine Baghdad Daidj, Chief of Staff to the Presidency of the Republic of Algeria, Sabri Boukadoum, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Antar Daoud, Ambassador of Algeria to France, were present at the hearing between the two personalities, still according to the press release.
The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will then meet with his counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum. The Minister recalled his attachment to all the States of this region and particularly Algeria.