ALGIERS – Saturday, 15 April 2023 (APS) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf received Saturday, in Algiers, his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad who is on a visit to Algeria in his capacity as special envoy of Syrian President Bachar al-Assad, in order to transmit a message to his brother President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the ministry said in a statement.


In a statement to the press after being received by Attaf at Houari Boumediene international airport, the Syrian minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates underlined that “Algeria represents a particular symbolic for the Syrian people and for all the peoples of the world,” affirming that the Algerian-Syrian relations “will always continue between our two brotherly countries.”

“This visit to Algeria, he said, aims to express the sincere feelings of the Syrian government, represented by President  Bachar al-Assad, to the Algerian leaders as well as the gratitude of Syria for Algeria’s traditional support, notably as part of the recent events, being the first country to send a professional team which managed to deal with catastrophic effects of the earthquake.”

In this respect, he said that “the two sides have always held consultations on the developments in the region and the world,” adding: “we need to strengthen these relations, because we reflect the sincere vision of the peoples and leaders of the two countries for the development of the relations in all fields, and whatever we say we cannot describe Algeria’s major role at different levels.”

He also underlined his country’s optimism, despite all the challenges and difficulties, affirming that Syria is fighting against terrorism which targeted it, as it targeted Algeria during the black decade. The two countries played and are still playing essential roles to face the region’s challenges.”