QATARI, ALGERIAN SENIOR OFFICIALS DISCUSS ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP, JERUSALEM ISSUE

ALGIERS, Algeria, Dec 20 (NNN-QNA) – Visiting Qatari Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani, held talks with Algerian Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, to discuss economic partnership and Jerusalem issue, said a statement of the premiere’s office.

The two officials discussed ways to boost bilateral relations, and prevailing issues in the Arab region, including the recent decision of U.S. President, Donald Trump, to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Following this meeting, the Qatari top diplomat told reporters that his visit to Algeria aims at reinforcing bilateral cooperation in all fields, especially in industry, agriculture and tourism.

He further revealed that the iron and steel mega plant that Qatar established in the locality of Balara, in the eastern province of Jijel, will soon be inaugurated.

The Qatari foreign minister further indicated that, his nation works on entering the African market through cooperation with Algeria and African countries, stressing the importance to benefit from Algeria’s experience in many fields in this continent.

They also discussed the situation in the Middle East, including in Palestine, as the Qatari diplomat noted that both countries express their firm support for the right of the Palestinian people “to establish a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as capital.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK