Algerian President, Mikdad discuss means of strengthening bilateral relations, issues of common interest

Algiers, SANA- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Dr. Fayssal Mikdad, Foreign and Expatriates Minister, who conveyed to him the greetings of President Bashar al-Assad and his congratulations on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Algeria’s Independence Day and the restoration of its national sovereignty.

Dr. Mikdad also conveyed President al-Assad’s satisfaction with the relations between the two brotherly countries, Syria and Algeria, the Algerian support for Syria in its war on terrorism, Algeria’s standing by Syria in Arab and international forums, and the importance of strengthening relations between them in the interest and service of the two brotherly peoples and countries.

President Tebboune asked Minister Mikdad to convey his warmest greetings to President al-Assad and his happiness with Syria’s participation in the celebrations of Algeria’s independence anniversary, and said that he is proud of the relations between the two brotherly countries and of the achievements that Syria has made in its war on terrorism, its steadfastness in the face of conspiracies and its preservation of its sovereignty.

Minister Mikdad briefed President Tebboune on the political developments in the region and the world and the Syrian positions towards them, including President al-Assad’s emphasis on the importance of mobilizing the efforts of all Arab countries to defend their just causes and their respect by the international community.

He stressed that Syria’s main concern lies in unifying the efforts of Arab countries in order to preserve Just issues and banishing the specter of Western and colonial hegemony from the region.

President Tebboune affirmed his appreciation for Syria’s support for the unity of the Arab position and Arab interests, and for the achievements made by Syria under the leadership of President al-Assad, stressing Algeria’s position and its keenness that the next Arab summit in Algeria be a comprehensive and inclusive summit and that it be attended by all Arab countries without exception.

The Algerian president underscored importance of unifying Arab positions in the face of all the external pressures that Arab countries are subjected to, and that Algeria’s position will always support the sovereignty and independence of all Arab countries and the return of normal Arab relations to the aspired-for levels of harmony and respect for the priorities that unite the people of this nation.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Minister Mikdad shed light on the importance of continuing to strengthen relations between the two brotherly countries in all fields and at all levels, as well as continuing consultations between the two governments to address urgent issues bilaterally, regionally and internationally.

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