ABUJA – Tuesday, 16 May 2023 (APS) – The Minister of Communication, Mohamed Bouslimani, met on Tuesday in Abuja (Nigeria), the Director General of the African Broadcasting Union (ABU), Gregoire Ndjaka on the sidelines of the 14th General Assembly of the Union.

During this meeting, which took place in the presence of Algerian ambassador to Nigeria, Hocine Latli, the two parties discussed “joint cooperation between Algeria and African states in the media field, especially between Algeria’s public media institutions (Algerian Radio, Algerian Television and TDA) and their African counterparts.

In a statement to the press, Bouslimani stressed “the need to coordinate and further strengthen media cooperation,” underlining in the same context “the willingness of Algeria, under the leadership of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to strengthen the cooperation of our country with African states, both bilaterally and multilaterally.

In the same context, the minister reaffirmed Algeria’s concern to implement important operational projects in various fields of communication with an African dimension, citing, in this regard, “the Teleport Centre belonging to the UAR that Algeria has installed in Bouchaoui (Algiers), as well as +Ifrikya FM+, a new radio station launched on 3 May on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day.”

For his part, the Director General of the UAR hailed “the great efforts made by Algeria in the interest of Africa”.

Ndjaka expressed his “sincere thanks” and “gratitude” to the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune for “all his efforts in the best interests of the African continent.”