The second political consultation between Vietnam and Algeria was organised in Algiers capital city on March 30.

The event was co-chaired by Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Phuong Nga and Secretary General of the Algerian Foreign Ministry Abdelhamid Senouci Bereksi.

The two sides briefed each other on their respective countries’ political and socio-economic situation and discussed measures to boost bilateral collaboration.

They agreed to increase delegation and people-to-people exchanges and expand contact between their businesses.

Both sides stressed the need to push forward the implementation of agreements signed during the 10th meeting of the two countries’ inter-governmental committee in Hanoi in January in order to further cooperation in security, trade, investment, education, culture and tourism.

In discussing regional and global issues of mutual concerns, the two sides saw eye to eye on the need to support each other at international forums.

During her stay in Algeria, Deputy Foreign Minister Nga also paid a courtesy visit to Algerian Foreign Minister Lamtane Lamamra and had a working session with Secretary General of the Ministry of Industrial Development and Investment Promotion E.H.Makboul.

The Algerian FM affirmed that Algeria prioritises enhancing ties with Vietnam.

He also stressed the importance of the two countries’ connections at international forums, including the United Nations, the Non-Aligned Movement and the South-South Cooperation.

For her part, Nga confirmed that in its foreign policies, Vietnam always treasures its ties with its traditional partners in Africa, including Algeria.-VNA