Nouakchott, 26 April 2023 (TDI): The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Algeria, Ahmed Ataf, arrived in the capital of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

He was on a working visit to discuss the framework for strengthening brotherly relations, cooperation, and coordination between the two brotherly countries.

The Mauritanian Prime Minister, Mohamed Ould Bilal Messaoud, received Ahmed Ataf.

On this occasion, Ahmad Ataf conveyed to the Mauritanian Prime Minister the greetings of his Algerian counterpart, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane.

During the meeting, both officials discussed ways to preserve and strengthen the cooperation relations between the two countries as a prelude to the next steps of bilateral cooperation.

The two sides discussed the follow-up of the implementation of the results of the 19th session of the Grand Joint Commission of Algerian-Mauritanian cooperation held last September in Nouakchott.

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The two parties also discussed preparations for upcoming bilateral events, including the meeting of the Monitoring Committee and the holding of the 20th session of the Grand Joint Commission scheduled in Algiers.

Later, Minister Ataf was received by the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.

On this occasion, the two sides discussed the progress made in the follow-up and implementation of the directives of the leaders of the two countries and the conclusions of their consultations during the State visit of Ould Cheikh El-Ghazaouani in December 2021 in Algeria, which initiated a new era in the history of Algerian-Mauritanian relations.

Minister Ataf handed the Mauritanian President a letter from his President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and conveyed his warm greetings and determination to pursue joint action to achieve their common ambition.

Ould Cheikh El-Ghazaouani conveyed his warmest greetings to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and expressed his satisfaction with the relations of cooperation between Algeria and Mauritania.