ALGIERS – Wednesday, 13 December 202 (APS) – The secretary general of the ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane, is on a three-day trip to Europe, from Monday, for bilateral political consultations, the ministry said Tuesday in a statement.

Magramane, according to the statement, started his trip in Luxembourg, Belgium, where he will co-chair, with the acting chairman of the management committee of the Belgian ministry of Foreign Affairs, Theodore Gentzis, the fourth session of bilateral political consultation.

The event was an opportunity “to commend the authenticity of the Algerian-Belgian relations, discuss bilateral cooperation and consider ways and means to enhance it in several fields of common interest.”

The two sides, in the meeting, “agreed on coordination to establish an action plan to make a qualitative leap in many areas relating to bilateral cooperation and exchange of visits.”

They also “exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues of common interest and expressed convergence of positions, including Western Sahara people’s right to self-determination, the urgent need for a permanent ceasefire in the Palestinian territories and the intensification of international efforts for the Palestinian people to exert their legitimate rights” and “the establishment of an independent State on the borders of 1967, with al-Quds as capital.”

In addition, the secretary general of the Foreign Affairs ministry met the Belgian secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Nicole de Moor, during which the two sides welcomed the level of cooperation between Algeria and Belgium and the prospects of its strengthening, in the best interests of the two countries.