Algeria Vows to Expand Ties with Iran

2019/09/01 – Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Algeria Abdul Razzak Tarbash, in a ceremony to hail the formation of Iran-Algeria Parliamentary Friendship Group, said that relations between Algiers and Tehran are based on brotherhood and constructive cooperation.

The formation of Iran-Algeria Parliamentary Friendship Group in Algerian National People’s Assembly was officially celebrated on Tuesday, in a special ceremony attended by Iran’s Ambassador Reza Ameri.

Tarbash attended the ceremony in the Algerian Parliament as a number of political figures and some heads of parliamentary fractions and members of parliament were present there as well.

Tarbash introduced the chairman and members of the parliamentary group of Algeria to the audience and announced that the relationship between Iran and Algeria is based on the spirit of brotherhood and constructive cooperation.

He further emphasized the need to consolidate and strengthen the relations, pointing to the good relations between the two countries’ parliaments and the provision of a framework for joint activities, especially in the parliamentary arena.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Ambassador also pointed to the splendid position of the liberating revolution of the Algerian people among the Iranian people, and expressed satisfaction with the level of political relations and cooperation between the two countries, especially in the parliamentary, cultural and artistic areas.

He stressed that Iranian parliament is ready for cooperation with Algerian parliament to strengthen parliamentary diplomacy and exchange parliamentary delegations.

Ameri emphasized that the Islamic Republic of Iran considers no limit for cooperation with Algeria, and that existing relations between the two countries in all fields could expand.

Earlier on November 01, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a message to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika, underlined the need for the further broadening of bilateral relations.

Rouhani cabled the message to felicitate Bouteflika on the country’s Revolution Day.

President Rouhani also hoped that relations between Iran and Algeria would expand in every field, praying for the success of Algerian president and prosperity of its people.

Iran and Algeria have in recent years tried to further strengthen ties between the two countries in different arenas.

Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in a message to Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmajid Tebboune last year underlined the need for the expansion of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Algiers in various fields.

Also, in September 2016, Jahangiri in a meeting with Algerian Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa in Tehran underlined the need for removing obstacles in the way of banking relations between the two countries.

« Settlement of the banking problems will play an effective role in developing the two countries’ economic ties, » Jahangiri said during the meeting.

He also stressed Tehran and Algiers’ enthusiasm for boosting cooperation in the field of energy, but, meantime, said, « Iran and Algeria, as two oil-rich states, should decrease their dependence on oil revenues. »

Elsewhere, Jahangiri stressed the need for Algeria to play a more active role in the regional issues, and said, « We expect Algeria to play a more influential and active role in the regional issues, specially the problems that certain regional states and the Muslim world are facing. »

FARS / Sahel-Elite

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