ALGIERS – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra met Monday in Algiers with his French counterpart Catherine Colonna, which is on a visit to Algeria as part of the 5th session of the Algeria-France High-Level Intergovernmental Committee (CIHN), said the ministry in a statement.

The two FMs, who subsequently co-chaired a working session extended to members of both delegations, “welcomed the success of the 5th CIHN, which culminated in the signing of 11 cooperation agreements covering several areas.”

“They agreed to intensify their political dialogue and continue their efforts under the sustained progress that marks the Algeria-France relations for a diligent implementation of the Algiers Statement for the renewed Partnership between Algeria and France, signed by the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron. The document aims to raise the relationship between the two countries to the level of the exceptional partnership they have decided to establish,” said the source. 

The meeting also allowed the FMs to “review a wide range of current issues at regional and international levels and various aspects of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and relations between Algeria and the European Union (EU),” said the same source.

At the end of the meeting, Lamamra told the press that he appointed the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad as “permanent coordinator of the Algeria-France relationship and all aspects relating to cooperation, under agreements sealed upon instructions from Presidents Tebboune and Macron.”

“We hope to move forward to new promising horizons in the renewed partnership between Algeria and France,” he continued. 

“We can say that we are on the right track and that the Algeria-France relations will experience a positive development soon,” promised. 

For her part, Colonna welcomed the quality of “productive, cordial, and friendly” talks with Lamamra.

Moreover, France’s FM appointed the Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs to ensure, alongside the two ministers, the proper implementation of agreements signed between Algiers and Paris, “but also the preparation of all other (agreements) to come.”