On Sunday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu concluded his two-day official visit to Algeria. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu was initially received by Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra, on Saturday and by Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune the following day. Çavuşoğlu also met with Turkish businesspeople in Algeria.
According to the statement from the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the visit came at the invitation of the Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra, and comes in the context of the ordeal of the fires in both countries.
The statement pointed out that the two ministers exchanged their sincere condolences and informed each other of the heavy losses recorded.
“The two ministers also saluted the spirit of steadfastness and endurance shown by the Algerian and Turkish peoples in the face of the multiple challenges caused by this ordeal and its repercussions on the lives of the severely affected population,” he added.
Furthermore, he added, “The two ministers and the delegations accompanying them also stood for a minute of silence, followed by the recitation of Surat Al-Fatiha, to have mercy on the souls of the martyrs in both Algeria and Turkey.”
He expressed that, “We will work to increase our bilateral trade to $5 billion. We will develop our economic cooperation in every field. Especially here, the number of Turkish companies has exceeded 1300. I would like to thank the Algerian state and government for their support to Turkish companies.”
Çavuşoğlu also stated that the road map for the work to be done with Algeria has been determined. “We will complete and sign the agreements we negotiated as soon as possible.”
“We will hold a high-level cooperation meeting with President Tebboune’s visit to our country. We will hold a mixed economy commission meeting.”
On his part, Algerian Foreign Minister Lamamra stated that Turkey has vast experience in the agriculture, mining, and tourism sectors. He underlined that the cooperation between the two countries in these areas will be expanded.