INDIA SEEK TO STRENGTHEN CO-OPERATIO WITH ALGERIA IN VARIOUS FIELDS

ALGIERS, -- Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has expressed his country's willingness to further boost co-operation with Algeria in various fields, especially in the civilian nuclear power, aerospace pharmaceutical sectors.

"India wants to instill a fresh impetus to the co-operation relations with Algeria," Ansari told the media here Wednesday after calling on Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

He added that the two countries were determined to "revive those relations and work together in various fields such as nuclear energy for peaceful use, the aerospace sector, and the pharmaceutical industry and information communication technology (ICT)".

He said President Bouteflika recalled during the audience the "long history that links Algeria and India before and after independence". "

We agreed on the revival of our relations and the deepening of co-operation," he added.

The Indian vice-president also disclosed that he broached with President Bouteflika regional and international issues of common interest, noting that "Algeria and India share the same views on several international issues, such as the fight against terrorism".

Ansari affirmed that "Algeria, which managed to overcome terrorism, and India, through their common fight against this scourge, are working towards a peaceful and stable world".

He also invited Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to pay an official visit to India.

Source: Nam News Network