Kazakhstan considers Algeria as reliable partner - Y. Idrissov

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - A meeting of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Yerlan Iddrissov and Minister of Energy of Algeria Yousef Yousfi was held in Astana. The sides discussed the issues of cooperation in the sphere of energy, trade, cooperation within the international organizations and relevant issues of the international agenda.

At the meeting, the Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry noted that Kazakhstan is trying to only strengthen its positions in the Arabic countries in general, and in the Maghreb in particular, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan informs.

"Kazakhstan considers Algeria as its reliable partner in the African continent and Arab world," Y. Idrissov noted. The parties also noted the consistent development of all-round cooperation of Kazakhstan with the African countries after obtaining a status of an observer of the African Union.

Y. Idrissov also expressed gratitude for the support rendered by Algeria of the candidature of Astana for holding the international specialized exhibition "EXPO-2017" and called the Algerian side to actively participate in the preparation and holding of the exhibition.

The interlocutors also noted the necessity of expanding the cooperation between the countries. In order to develop bilateral relations, it was proposed to establish mutual exchange of information between the external affairs bodies of Kazakhstan and Algeria for coordination of the efforts within the framework of different institutions and mutual support of each other. In this regard, Y. Idrissov confirmed the invitation extended to Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria R. Lamamra to visit Kazakhstan.

It was also informed that Kazakhstan can offer a wide range of products that might be interesting for the economy of Algeria including metallurgical, chemical, petroleum, industrial and agricultural spheres. Y. Idrissov also noted that the meeting of representatives of business communities of both countries would have a positive effect on development of trade and economic relations between the countries.

Speaking of the international agenda, Y. Idrissov and Y. Yousfi talked about the situation on world markets, formation of prices for energy sources and prospects of the stabilization of this situation.

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