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President Erdogan in Algeria for High-Level Cooperation Council


Ankara, 22 November 2023 (TDI): President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune held a meeting on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties, the Turkish presidency said in a statement.

According to the statement released by the Turkish Presidency, Turkey and Algeria co-chaired the second meeting of the Türkiye-Algeria High-Level Cooperation Council in the capital, Algiers.

Along with other regional and international issues, the two leaders spoke about the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe in Gaza in the midst of Israel’s attacks.

Furthermore, Erdogan highlighted the trade between the two countries stating, “Last year, our trade volume reached a record of $5.3 billion, and we expect it to reach $6 billion by the end of this year.”

He continued, “With the efforts we will increase, we hope to reach the target of $10 billion in trade volume that we set with my brother Tebboune in a short time.”

Erdogan expressed his admiration for Tebboune’s leadership in Algeria’s efforts to assess the country’s economic potential.

“We closely follow the efforts of around 1,400 Turkish companies supporting this process. We take pride in our companies being the largest investors and job providers in non-hydrocarbon sectors in Algeria,” he said. “We will strive to increase these investments even further. We are pleased with Algeria’s investments in our country.”

Erdogan also emphasized Turkey’s desire to expand and improve ties with Algeria in the fields of energy and renewable energy.

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Moreover, Tebboune said Erdogan’s visit, despite the “special and exceptional” conditions at the regional and international levels, is a significant success for relations.

With Algeria emerging as Turkey’s second-largest trading partner in Africa, Tebboune highlighted that relations between the two countries are solid and have room for more cooperation given the sincere will on both sides.

On his official visit to Algeria, a high-level delegation accompanied President Erdogan, including Minister of Foreign Affairs Hakan Fidan, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Alparslan Bayraktar, Minister of Family and Social Services Mahinur Özdemir Göktaş, Minister of Treasury and Finance Mehmet Şimşek, Minister of Trade Ömer Bolat, Minister of National Defense Yaşar Güler, and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Abdulkadir Uraloğlu.

Tebboune and Erdogan also signed a joint statement regarding the second meeting of the Turkish-Algerian High-Level Cooperation Council.

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