ALGIERS, April 2 (NNN-APS) — Algerian- Romanian bilateral relations have bright prospect, say the Romanian Foreign Minister, Teodor Melescanu, who notes that Algeria is one of the largest economic partners of his country.

“I have the very clear feeling that our bilateral relations have bright prospects. I am convinced that this dialogue will be followed by concrete actions from both countries and that we will have in the future a key partner in the region of North Africa, the Sahel and the Arab region,” Melescanu said after meeting Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel here Sunday.

The Romanian official said he had an excellent discussion with Messahel about international issues, and the reinforcement of the bilateral co-operation in the political, economic, cultural and education sectors. In this regard, a working group will elaborate a roadmap to enhance bilateral co-operation, added Melescanu.

The Romanian minister said he also invited Messahel to visit Romania.

They also discussed convening a Joint Economic Committee, the development of co-operation in the field of innovation and Romanian investment in Algeria as well as regional questions on which Messahel made an “excellent presentation”, according to the Romanian foreign minister.

Melescanu said his country was interested to learn more about the Algerian experience in terms of de-radicalization.

Messahel said they discussed bilateral issues, notably co-operation in agriculture and vocational training.

The meeting also focused on the revision of certain agreements which have been previously concluded between the two countries.

They also discussed the Algerian experience in the fight against violence, violent extremism, and all the policies initiated by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to foster civil harmony and national reconciliation, which have helped Algeria regain total stability in a region shaken by crises, Messahel added. — NNN-APS

Source: Nam News Network