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Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal Meets with Wang Yi

On December 22, 2013, Prime Minister of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal met in Algiers with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Sellal expressed, Algeria and China enjoy a high degree of political mutual trust and firmly support each other's major concerns. China has become the largest trade partner of Algeria and Algeria-China economic cooperation is standing at a new starting point. The two countries as well share broad common language in international and regional affairs. The Algerian side is ready to work with China to build Algeria-China relations into a true strategic partnership. More Chinese businesses are welcomed to invest in Algeria, to deepen cooperation in the traditional fields of infrastructure, energy and mining, to help Algeria to rejuvenate industry especially manufacturing, to strengthen exchanges in the fields of Chinese language teaching and personnel training and to carry out trilateral cooperation with African countries.

Wang Yi expressed that China and Algeria should, taking the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relationship as an opportunity and the heads of state of the two countries deciding to establish China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership as a driving force based on the long-accumulated political mutual trust and traditional friendship, change the potentials of cooperation into realities as soon as possible and turn the wish for friendship into practical actions so as to promote all-dimensional practical cooperation and to jointly open up better future for bilateral relations.

Wang Yi said that China will fully deepen reform and expand opening up to the west. Algeria enjoys a vast territory and abundant resources with a sound foundation for becoming an emerging market. China is willing to work with Algeria to achieve complementary advantages and common development. China is ready to support Algeria for strengthening industrial capacity and to offer necessary equipments and technologies to Algeria. China encourages enterprises to develop their business in Algeria and hopes that Algeria will provide more convenient conditions. China supports the two countries for deepening people-to-people and cultural exchanges and for expanding the foundation of society for the friendship between the two countries.

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