ALGIERS – Thursday, 23 February 2023 (APS) – The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, received Wednesday at the ministry’s headquarters, the speaker of the Kenyan Parliament, Moses Wetangula, who is on an official visit to Algeria leading a large parliamentarian delegation, the ministry said in a statement.

The meeting was an opportunity for the two sides to “highlight the bond of fraternity and cooperation between the two countries and the two peoples” and to “review the prospects for their strengthening” and “review the prospects for strengthening them in various fields and the ways to deepen political coordination in the light of the current regional and international developments,” the statement said.

The two sides “expressed satisfaction with the parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and with their special historical relations.”

They stressed the will of the two countries to “build a mutually beneficial strategic partnership reinforcing their contribution to the implementation of the continental agenda, mobilise support for just causes, mainly decolonisation in Western Sahara, and combine efforts to find African solutions to African problems.”

Emerging from the meeting with Lamamra, the speaker of the Kenyan Parliament told reporters that his country was supporting the rights of the peoples of Africa to live freely and in peace, including the rights of Western Sahara people’s legitimate right to self-determination.

He added that the colonisation of one people in Africa had an impact on all the countries of the continent.