President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, held on Thursday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, talks with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron.
Earlier, the President of the Republic has officially received his French counterpart at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Algeria Press Service (APS) reported.
The French President began Thursday afternoon a three-day official visit to Algeria at the head of a delegation.
Upon arrival, he was received at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport by President Tebboune in the presence of senior state officials and members of the Government.
President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said he agreed with French President Emmanuel Macron to establish a new direction for the strengthening of bilateral relations, based on a new comprehensive exceptional partnership abiding by the principles of mutual respect and trust and the balance of interests between the two states.
Furthermore, President Tebboune, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Minister of National Defense, chaired Friday with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, a meeting of the Heads of Security Services in the two countries, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.
In addition to the President of the Republic, the Algerian side was represented at the meeting by General Saïd Chanegriha, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, the General Manager of the Fight Against Subversion, the Director General of Internal Security and the Director General of Documentation and External Security.
In addition to President Emmanuel Macron, the French side was represented by the Minister of the Armed Forces, Sébastien Le Cornu, the Chief of the French Army Staff, General Thierry Burkhard, and the Director General of Exterior Security, according to the statement.
In this coordination meeting, “the first of its kind at such a level since independence, the two sides exchanged views on security issues of common interest for the two countries,” the statement said.
“It confirms the will of the leaders of the two countries to develop the bilateral relations in various fields and raise them to the expected level.”
Lastly, General Saïd Chanegriha, the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, also received in audience Friday, the Minister of the French Armed Forces, Sébastien Lecornu, accompanied by General Thierry Burkhard, the Chief of French Army Staff, on the sidelines of French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Algeria, the Ministry of National Defense said in a statement. (APS; Presidency of Algerian Republic; Algerian Ministry of National Defense; Photo © AFP/Ludovic Marin)