ALGIERS – Monday, 13 November 2023 (APS) – The Algerian-Sudanese Fraternity and Friendship Parliamentary Group was set up Sunday, at the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament), with a view to enhancing bilateral cooperation and strengthening the parliamentary activities between the two countries, the Lower House said in a statement.
Chairing the installation ceremony, the Lower House’s Deputy Speaker Hadjira Abbas said that the Algerian-Sudanese ties “are fraternal built on ties of cooperation, friendship, mutual respect and convergence of views on several regional and international issues,” noting in this regard “Sudan’s support for Algeria’s candidacy for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the period 2024-2025.”
He emphasized the need to work on “diversifying and strengthening the parliamentary activities between the two countries,” the Deputy Speaker said that this parliamentary group is able to “effectively and practically” contribute to boosting parliamentary diplomacy.
For her part, Sudan’s ambassador to Algiers, Nadia Mohamed Khair Osman, said that the installation of this friendship group is “a key and privileged milestone” in the process of relations between the two countries, which would contribute to “bolstering the bridges of dialogue and consultation on issues of common interest.”
The Sudanese diplomat also hailed “Algeria’s unwavering support for Sudan,” and its “understanding attitude on the crisis it faces.”
Ahmed Belaalem, the President of the Algerian-Sudanese Fraternity and Friendship Parliamentary Group, stressed the need to work on “strengthening the gains achieved thanks to the parliamentary diplomacy and establishing stronger ties between the two countries.”