Algiers, 9 June 2022 (TDI): The Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, paid a visit to Algeria during his Eurasian trip to develop and increase bilateral ties.

The agenda of the two-day visit is wide-ranging. Venezuela aims to enhance relations with Algeria in the fields of science and technology, agriculture, transportation, energy, tourism, and culture.

Algerian Prime Minister, Aimen Benabderrahmane, along with other government officials, received the Venezuelan President at the Houari Boumediene International Airport.

Moreover, the Venezuelan ambassador to Algeria, José Sojo, also came to the airport to receive President Maduro. Afterward, he was received in the Presidential Palace by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

President Maduro released a statement on his visit to the North African country:

“We arrived in the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria within the framework of our international agenda. We are very happy to meet again and to be able to review our agenda of cooperation and complementarity, in favor of the peoples.”

Before coming to Algeria, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Turkey on the first day of his tour.

Previously, Nicolas Maduro visited Algeria in 2018. On that occasion, he held a meeting with the President of the National People’s Assembly of Algeria, Said Bouhadja, to strengthen cooperation between both nations.

Algeria-Venezuela Relations

Algeria and Venezuela established official diplomatic relations 51 years ago. Bilateral between the countries improved after Hugo Chavez came to power in Venezuela. Algeria and Venezuela enjoy cordial and friendly relations.

Furthermore, the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Bolivarian Republic hold common views regarding regional and international issues.

Both countries vehemently support the right to statehood of the Palestinian and Sahrawi peoples. They recognize the Palestinian state and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Moreover, the countries agree on anti-hegemony, multilateralism, and multi-polarity in the international system.

In addition, there are several bilateral agreements spanning different areas of mutual interest between the two countries. These areas include energy, education, culture, agriculture, trade, and industry.

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