Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission – Follow-Up Committee Meets in Cairo

The Follow-up Committee has met Wednesday evening in Cairo ahead of the 7th session of the Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission. The meeting is co-chaired by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukry and Egypt’s Minister of International Cooperation Najlaa El-Ahouani.

In his opening address, Lamamra underlined the need to enhance bilateral cooperation up to a level commensurate with the long-standing historical relations between the two countries “based on mutual benefits and for the interest of the Arab nation.”

While hailing the results of the committee of experts, Lamamra said that “they will open promising prospects for the two countries in view of their huge potentialities and means.”

He also said that the 7th session of the High Joint Commission, scheduled for Thursday, “will allow a comprehensive assessment of bilateral relations and means to enhance them”.

The meeting will also allow enriching the legal framework with the signing of several agreements for the economic development of the two countries, and will be an opportunity to exchange views on many international and regional issues that generated multidimensional challenges, which require greater coordination, consultation and efforts, said Lamamra.

In this regard, he emphasized the concern of the leaders of the two countries to “build strategic relations at all levels.”

For their part, the Egyptian ministers of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation underlined the close ties between the two countries and peoples, recalling the “g willingness expressed during the meeting between the presidents al Sisi and Bouteflika, during the visit of the Egyptian president to Algeria after his election.”

The Egyptian ministers also stressed the need to coordinate efforts between Algiers and Cairo regarding different issues, given their “leadership” in Africa and in the Arab world.

Source : Algerie Presse Service