ALGIERS – France’s Prime Minister, Elisabeth Borne assured Monday in Algiers that cooperation between Algeria and France is “essential”, stressing that the two countries have “advanced” in their project to establish a “renewed partnership.”

“I told President Tebboune that he can count on the mobilization and determination of my government. Our cooperation is essential. We will put it at the service of our two countries,” she said after the audience granted to her by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

She referred to “the quality” of the reception reserved to her by President Tebboune and the Algerian government and “the richness” of the exchanges, “proving our determination to act and establish together a renewed partnership.

Borne also said that the 5th meeting of the High-Level Intergovernmental Committee (CIHN), held Sunday in Algiers, was an opportunity “to initiate a new stage in our work … marked by regular exchanges of visits at the business, political and technical levels.

“I feel that together we have moved forward and that the CIHN has allowed us to lay the foundations of a renewed long-term partnership that will benefit our youth,” she said

I hope the Algiers Statement (signed in late August by Presidents Tebboune and Macron) “is embodied in acts and a lasting commitment and beneficial to our two countries and our two peoples,” stated the French PM.