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Yang Jiechi meets with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Updated: Feb 8,2015 1:32 PM

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika (R) meets with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (L) in Algiers, capital of Algeria, Feb 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika met with visiting State Councilor Yang Jiechi on Feb 7 in Algiers, the capital of Algeria.

Yang conveyed cordial greetings from President Xi Jinping to the Algerian president. Bouteflika reciprocated Yang’s message and asked him to relay greetings to President Xi.

The State Councilor said that the two countries enjoy a profound traditional friendship, and that they are good friends and partners in a cooperative and win-win approach.

Yang endorsed “the historical contribution” made by the president to the relationship, and said the president is both greatly respected from and beloved by the Chinese people.

China attaches great importance to developing the relationship, and is ready to work along with Algeria to further implement important consensus reached by the two leaders, maintain close top-level interactions, and strengthen strategic communication, Yang said.

The two countries are also expected to press ahead with the transformation and upgrading of bilateral pragmatic cooperation, expand the scope of cooperation in boosting livelihood, strive for greater development of the bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership and benefit the people of both countries, according to Yang.

The Algerian president said China is a sincere friend of Algeria, and the country appreciates China’s consistent support to the national independence and economic development of his country.

Algeria is ready to strengthen friendly exchanges, boost mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields, and develop relationship further, Bouteflika said.

Also on Feb 7, Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal met with Yang.

The two had in-depth discussions about boosting bilateral cooperation and shaping a stronger comprehensive partnership.

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal (R) meets with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi (C) in Algiers, capital of Algeria, Feb 7, 2015. [Photo/Xinhua]