Iran affirms commitment to strengthen ties with Algeria
President Ebrahim Raisi emphasizes that Iran and Algeria possess the potential to expand ties in various domains, including trade and economy.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi invited his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune today, on Saturday, to visit Tehran as soon as possible.
Raisi reiterated his country's commitment to enhancing political and economic relations with Algeria, based on their shared perspectives on regional and international issues, Press TV reported.
During a meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf in Tehran, Raisi emphasized that Iran and Algeria possess the potential to expand ties in various domains, including trade and economy.
Raisi praised Algeria's historical struggle against colonialism and the resilience of its people, highlighting the relationship between Iran and Algeria as one rooted in friendship, brotherhood, and shared Muslim values.
He emphasized the importance of increasing interactions among Muslim countries to form a strong coalition of aligned Islamic states, underscoring that unity among Muslim nations could prevent atrocities against Muslims in the region and the world.
Foreign Minister Attaf conveyed President Abdelmadjid Tebboune's determination to strengthen relations with Iran to the highest level. He commended Iran's efforts to enhance ties with Muslim countries and acknowledged that the current level of economic and trade relations between Iran and Algeria does not match the excellence of their political ties.
However, he expressed optimism that with the determination of both presidents, significant transformations can be anticipated in the economic and trade sphere between the two nations.
It was reported earlier that Iran and Algeria are canceling the need for diplomatic visas, and they are on the way to canceling the need for normal visas.
Relations between Algeria and Iran are on the right track, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian said Saturday, with an agreement signed on the issuance of diplomatic visas and an expected one regarding normal visas.
Back in April, the Algerian and Iranian presidents Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Ebrahim Raisi discussed bilateral relations and scheduled respective visits to either country.
Iranian-Algerian relations have been constructively developing over the past years.
Both Iran and Algeria are members of the OPEC + organization.
Back in 2015, the two countries signed five cooperation agreements to boost bilateralism.