ALGERIA, US DISCUSS BILATERAL PARTNERSHIP IN REGION

ALGIERS, -- Algeria and the United States on Saturday vowed to boost their strategic bilateral partnership, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Tony Blinken told reporters.

After the talks with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, the U.S. official said the United States hails the key role of Algeria in the region, notably in terms of its contribution in restoring peace in Libya, Mali and Syria.

For his part, Lamamra hailed the growing strategic dialogue between the two nations, which is contributing in getting the views more convergent.

Lamamra evoked the 7th dialogue meeting between the two nations' defense ministries held recently in the U.S., saying Algiers and Washington are still working hand in hand in the fight against terrorism.

Tony Blinken kicked off a three-day visit to Algeria on Friday, as he has met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Energy Minister Noureddine Bouterfa.

Source: Name News Network