The Russian and Algerian presidents sign the new strategic partnership agreement

Signed by the Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdul Majeed Tebboune signed a document to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said during the signing ceremony in Moscow that the document represents the transition of Russian-Algerian cooperation to a new qualitative level, indicating that the governments of Russia and Algeria will ensure the implementation of all agreements that will be adopted at the highest level.

For his part, the Algerian President affirmed, on Thursday, Algeria’s historical and strong relations with Russia, highlighting that Algeria’s positions are firm, and its attempt to accelerate the course of its accession to the BRICS organization.

In talks that brought him together with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Tebboune said, “Our relations are historical and strong with Russia, and we will further deepen consultations on points of concern to us.”

He continued, “Algeria’s access to a non-permanent seat in the Security Council came thanks to the support of friends, led by Russia.” The President of Algeria stressed that “the international circumstances will not affect the Algerian-Russian friendship,” adding: “Our positions are firm and based on the necessity of giving priority to peaceful solutions in both Mali and Libya, and we ask for the help of the Russians to confirm the Algeria agreement on Mali.”

On the other hand, Tebboune said: “Algeria is trying to accelerate its accession to BRICS.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune

President Tebboune registered his satisfaction with the “convergence of visions” regarding the various files that were dealt with, such as the Western Sahara issue, the Palestinian issue, and the situation in the Sahel region, as well as what is happening in Libya.

On the economic front, President Tebboune renewed his call to Russian economic operators to “invest in Algeria, which today has an appropriate investment environment, thanks to the incentive measures and privileges included in the new investment law.” On the other hand, he indicated, on the other hand, “the adoption of an ambitious roadmap for bilateral cooperation, It aims to benefit from aspects of economic complementarity between the two countries.

On the other hand, the Algerian President expressed his thanks to his Russian counterpart for accepting Algeria’s mediation in the conflict between friendly Russia and Ukraine, stressing that this trust “will be appropriate.”

For his part, President Vladimir Putin expressed his thanks to Algeria and President Tebboune for his willingness to provide mediation efforts in the conflict between his country and Ukraine and announced that he will receive, next Saturday, the heads of delegations from the African continent, to discuss the initiative put forward by Algeria regarding the settlement of this conflict.

Regarding bilateral relations, the Russian President affirmed that Algeria occupies the lead among Russia’s partners in the African continent, highlighting that President Tebboune’s state visit to Russia is “successful” at all levels, which will contribute to the development of bilateral cooperation.

  Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune

“The key partner in the Arab world and in Africa”

Regarding his talks with President Tebboune, whom he described as a “key partner in the Arab world and in Africa,” President Putin explained that a wide range of topics were discussed, including political, economic and humanitarian cooperation, and the current agenda for regional and international relations.

Regarding regional and international situations, Putin expressed “consensus and congruence of views” between the two countries, as “both Russia and Algeria seek to coordinate positions within the framework of multilateral organizations.”

In another context, the Russian president announced that the Algerian-Russian mixed committee is scheduled to hold its 11th session in the second half of this year in Moscow, where it will study “strengthening practical contacts, investment and expanding projects on a large scale.”

President Putin stated that President Tebboune’s visit “took place in a practical and successful atmosphere,” and the evidence for that is – as he said – “the agreements signed between the two countries aimed at further strengthening cooperation at various levels,” highlighting “the importance of the Declaration of Deepened Strategic Partnership, which is an important bilateral document that defines Clear priorities for long-term cooperation.

In this context, the two parties signed an agreement related to handover between the two countries, and an agreement was signed between the governments of the two countries, related to cooperation in the field of public communications, in addition to an agreement in the field of plant protection, between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Russian Ministry of Agriculture.

In the field of enhancing cultural cooperation, a cooperation program was signed between the Ministries of Culture of the two countries for the period 2023-2025.

The two governments signed a memorandum of understanding related to cooperation in the field of water resources, as well as a record of cooperation between the ministries of justice in the two countries.

An agreement was also signed between the two governments on cooperation in the field of outer space exploration for peaceful purposes.

In conclusion, the President of the Council for the Renewal of the Algerian Economy, Kamal Mawla, and the President of the Russian social organization “Russia Business”, Alexei Rebic, signed a cooperation agreement between the two organizations.

Presidents Tebboune and Putin had previously oversaw the signing ceremony of the declaration of an in-depth strategic partnership between the two countries, in addition to several agreements, memorandums of understanding and work programs between the Algerian and Russian governments.

  Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune

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