ALGIERS, — Algeria is a key partner for France, says the Secretary-General of the French Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ministry, Christian Masset, who stresses that the two countries are partners which can face common challenges.

“For France, Algeria is a key partner,” said Masset after calling on Algerian Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.

“The audience, which was followed by more specialized meetings, will result in a stronger co-operation to face common challenges,” the French official said, adding that both countries had common interests and shared the same vision on many issues.

The French official also stated that he discussed with Messahel regional issues, particularly radicalization and counter-terrorism in order to ensure and promote stability in the region and worldwide.

Masset stressed that he raised with Messahel works of the Algerian-French High-Level Inter-Ministerial Committee (CIHN), adding that Algeria-France relations “are good and will be further strengthened”.

“I am here in Algeria to see how to implement on the ground the work accomplished since the revival of relations in 2012,” he added.

Source: Nam News Network

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