KENYAN PRESIDENT SAYS ALGERIA AN IMPORTANT PARTNER TO HIS COUNTRY

LOME, TOGO, -- Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying Algeria will remain an important partner for his country, has expressed determination by the two countries to carry on co-operating to boost their partnership.

He said this during discussions here over the weekend with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who was representing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at an Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa.

The Kenyan leader later told the media that Algeria "will remain an important partner, and we will continue to work together to boost our partnership".

President Kenyatta said Algeria and Kenya were moving towards commercial co-operation in different fields and that the two sides shared the same concerns over the threats Africa was facing.

President Kenyatta said he had discussed with Sellal the bilateral relationship and ways to boost relations, noting that Algeria and Kenya shared a common history and held the same views on African issues.

The discussions were also attended by Algerian Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ramtane Lamamra.

Source: Nam News Network