VISITING ALGERIAN FM HOLDS TALKS WITH QATARI GOVT LEADERS IN DOHA

ALGIERS, -- Algerian Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and

International Co-operation Ramtane Lamamra, who is on a working visit to Qatar, has held discussions with Qatari officials on ways to relaunch bilateral co-operation in several fields.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement here Tuesday that Lamamra, arrived in Doha earlier in the day, was received by Qatar's Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Sheikh Abdallah Benacer Al-Thani, to whom he conveying greetings from Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Qatar's ruler, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.

The Qatari official expressed the "Emir of Qatar's fraternal feelings and esteem for President Bouteflika, and his determination to step up the ties of friendship, fraternity and respect between the two countries".

He added that Qatar wished to work for the consolidation of co-operation and partnership between Algeria and Qatar in both public and private sectors and to consider ways to extend it to a tripartite partnership, by including other friendly countries, especially from Africa".

During the meeting, the two sides expressed "satisfaction with the level reached in some common economic projects, while affirming the need to give concrete expression to the guidelines of the leaders of the two countries to promote bilateral trade and economic relations and raise

them to the high level of the political relations".

They also examined a series of political and security issues at the Arab, regional and international levels, especially the situation in Libya and Syria, and underlined the importance of consultations and exchanges of views and ideas in the settlement of conflicts.

Lamamra's visit to Doha comes as part of the periodic high-level meetings between the officials of the two countries, the statement concluded.

Source: Nam News Network