Algeria, Congo pledge to broaden bilateral cooperation to various fields

Algeria and Congo pledged to broaden their bilateral cooperation to various fields following the 7th session of the Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission held Sunday in Algiers.

“The 7th session of the Algerian-Congolese High Joint Commission is a positive step towards the extension of our cooperation, the acceleration of this process and deepening our convergences,” stressed the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, who co-chaired with his Congolese counterpart Jean Claude Gakosso the closing meeting of this session.

Fourteen draft cooperation projects in various fields “are finalized” and will be followed by others that will be implemented after the impetus to be given by the both Heads of state before the end of 2017.

“Partnerships between both countries is more than ever an additional proof of this determination to jointly work to significantly contribute to the leadership Africa needs while it faces many challenges and has engaged in a new era with the new committee that was elected in January to implement our continental agenda in the next four years,” he said.

Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguessou’s state visit to Algeria “will genuinely mark this distinctive aspect of our relation,” stated Lamamra, who affirmed that the meeting of Congo’s President with President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika will “be a great moment of hope and renewal of our determination to work together.”

For his part, Gakasso expressed “the full satisfaction” of the Congolese delegation for the “quality” of the results achieved by both sides, stressing that this joint commission “reflects the willingness of both countries’ Heads of state to sustainably strengthen relations between the two peoples.”

“The identified projects on which we started working are very important for the steps made by our countries towards emergence,” he said, stressing that the Republic of Congo “will spare no effort to implement the decisions taken during this session.”

Congo “is resolutely committed to promoting fruitful and mutually beneficial cooperation with Algeria,” he affirmed.