China's top political advisor vows stronger partnership with Algeria
"China supported Algeria's struggle for national liberation in the 1950s, and was one of the first countries to recognize Algeria's independence.
In 1970s, Algeria made significant efforts to help China restore its legal seat at the United Nations, as the UN General Assembly passed a resolution sponsored by Algeria and 22 other countries to restore the rights of the People's Republic of China."
Top political advisor Yu Zhengsheng met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal in Beijing on Tuesday, pledging to upgrade comprehensive strategic partnership.
Sellal, who is in Beijing for a four-day official visit, is the first Algerian head of government to visit China since the north African country won independence in 1962.
Yu, chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), hailed the profound friendship, solid political foundation and fruitful cooperation between both countries over the years.
China hopes to cement the comprehensive strategic partnership and substantial cooperation alongside Algeria, he said.
The CPPCC is ready to enhance exchanges with the Algerian Council of the Nation (Upper House) and the National Assembly (Lower House), in a bid to promote cooperation and cultural exchanges as well as peoples' understandings, Yu said.
Algeria and China always trusted and supported each other, said Sellal, while vowing to boost cooperation in trade, culture and other areas.
Sellal will also visit Shanghai.
China supported Algeria's struggle for national liberation in the 1950s, and was one of the first countries to recognize Algeria's independence.
In 1970s, Algeria made significant efforts to help China restore its legal seat at the United Nations, as the UN General Assembly passed a resolution sponsored by Algeria and 22 other countries to restore the rights of the People's Republic of China.
Algeria: Algerian PM Sellal Starts Official Visit to China
Beijing — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrived Tuesday morning in Beijing for a four-day official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.
During this visit, Prime Minister will examine, with his counterpart, as well as Chinese senior officials, ways to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation, in accordance with the decisions of the two heads of State aimed at upgrading the relations between the two countries within the framework of a comprehensive strategic partnership.
This visit comes just after the holding in Algiers of the 7th Algerian-Chinese Joint Economic, Trade and Technical Commission.
During this visit, which will be crowned with the signing of several cooperation agreements in various fields, the Prime minister will be accompanied by a large delegation comprising members of the Government and the national economic operators.
Algeria Encourages Chinese Investors to Get More Involved in Structuring Programmes and Projects
Algeria "strongly" encourages Chinese investors to get more involved in the execution of structuring projects and programmes, said Tuesday in Beijing Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.
" We are today strongly encouraging the Chinese investors to get more involved in the execution of structuring programmes and projects, likely to give the necessary durability to a mutually beneficial partnership," said Sellal in an Algerian-Chinese economic forum.
On this occasion, he welcomed "the commitment of the Chinese companies in Algeria and which are characterized by a dynamic, appreciated by all the Algerians, in the execution of large-scale projects in the fields of building and basic infrastructures."
Prime Minister welcomed "the convergence of the political approach which has been enhanced through the exchanges of visits with senior officials and which focused on the stakes and challenges inherent in the changes of today's world."
The political consultations will continue in June with the visit to China of the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, he said, adding that the foundation stone of this convergence "is, today, reinforced by the development of economic exchanges between our two countries, as reflected by the position of China as Algeria's first partner for the second year in a row."