The presidents of Turkey and Algeria, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, held a phone talk on cooperation between the two countries and regional issues.
In a statement made on Thursday, the Algerian Presidency stated that “President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received a phone call from his brother, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey.”
“The call allowed a review of bilateral relations between the two countries and the prevailing situation in the region,” it added, without further details.
Algeria is one of Turkey’s most important partners in the African continent, as the volume of trade exchanges between them currently ranges between $3.5 billion and $4.2 billion, and the two sides are seeking to raise the number above the threshold of $5 billion as soon as possible, according to previous official statements.
In early June, Tebboune said in an interview with the French magazine “Le Point” that his country “enjoys excellent relations with Turkey, who have invested nearly $5 billion without any political demands in return.”
Previously, the Algerian president announced that his country is in permanent consultation with Turkey on the issues of the region, especially the Libyan crisis.
In addition, according to the maritime navigation agreement approved by the Presidential decree signed by Abdelmadjid Tebboune on May 5, technical cooperation will be made between the two countries in port construction, as well as in shipbuilding and repair.