Talks between Prime Minister Ouyahia & his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel. Abidjan, 30/11/2017.

On the sidelines of his participation at the 5th African Union-European Union summit in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia held talks on 29th November with his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel.

During the meeting, the two Prime Ministers made a global overview on the state of the bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Belgium, and expressed their commitment to strengthening economic cooperation and diversification by extending it to new areas.

The two Prime Ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including the strengthening of the partnership between the African Union and the European Union.

The issue of the fight against terrorism was also mentioned and in this regard, the Belgian Prime Minister expressed the wish of his country to benefit from the Algerian experience in terms of de-radicalization and the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Abdekader Messahel.