Algeria-France: Shared willingness to strengthen economic, security relations
ALGIERS- Algeria and France want to strengthen their relations in terms of economic and security relations, said Wednesday in Algiers French President Emmanuel Macron, on friendship and working visit to Algeria.
“We have broached several bilateral issues, notably the joint willingness to strengthen the economic ties, as well as issues that will be discussed in the 4th Algerian-French High-Level Intergovernmental Committee (CIHN)” which will be held Thursday, in Paris, under the co-chairmanship of two Prime Ministers Ahmed Ouyahia and Edouard Philippe, said Macron following his talks with President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
He also expressed his “hope to develop projects in Algeria,” citing notably a digital school to allow training young people in this field and a, Algerian-French joint investment fund to support the small and medium-sized companies in the diversification of Algeria’s economy.
President Macron said that he broached with the head of State “policies of visa with the hope to have a simplified framework and also to better monitor the fight against illegal immigration.”
He expressed the willingness of Algeria and France to “strengthen their security cooperation and fight against terrorism notably in the Sahel-Saharan region.”