LISBON – Wednesday, 24 May 2023 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Tuesday evening from the Portuguese capital Lisbon the holding of the Algeria-Portugal bilateral summit in the second half of the year 2023, saying he agreed with his Portuguese counterpart to make 2023 a “pivotal year for the revival of major bilateral events.”

Speaking at the dinner held in his honor by the President of the Republic of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, on the occasion of the state visit he is making to this friendly country, President Tebboune said he agreed with President de Sousa to make the year 2023 a “pivotal year for the revival of major bilateral events, mainly the bilateral summit scheduled for the second half of this year, which we are preparing, as part of the follow-up to the results of the Joint Working Group on economic cooperation held on 15-16 May in Algiers.”

The President of the Republic expressed his “deep” conviction of the “promising” prospects for a strong partnership,” stating that this conviction had been emphasized, Tuesday morning, during his “fruitful” talks with the Portuguese President.

On the same occasion, President Tebboune said he was “happy” to be in Portugal, a country “linked to Algeria with deep ties of friendship and common struggle for freedom and democracy,” expressing his pride in “traditions of friendship uniting the two countries, established by successive generations of men and women loyal to their principles and peoples.”