Algeria visit to produce positive results: Khalifa

ALGIERS — The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has expressed the hope that his meetings with President Abdel-Aziz Bouteflika will produce positive results and contribute to broadening the base of cooperation between the two countries.

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Published: Wed 18 Jul 2007, 9:21 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:12 AM

In a cable sent to the Algerian President on his departure for France at the end of his two-day state visit to Algeria yesterday, Shaikh Khalifa thanked for the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to him and his delegation during his visit. He wished good health and happiness for President Bouteflika and more progress and prosperity for Algeria and its people.

The UAE leader was seen off at the airport by President Bouteflika, speaker of the Algerian National Council Abdel-Qadir bin Saleh, Speaker of the Algerian National People’s Council Abdel-Aziz Ziadi, Prime Minister Abdel-Aziz Belkhadem, and a number of Algerian ministers and senior officials.

Earlier yesterday, Shaikh Khalifa received Belkhadem at his residence.The meeting reviewed bilateral relations and ways to boost them for the good of the two brotherly peoples.

They also discussed issues of mutual concern, as well as current regional and international developments.

Shaikh Khalifa also received Abdel-Qadir bin Saleh and Abdel-Aziz Ziadi , separately.

The Algerian officials expressed happiness at the historic visit of Shaikh Khalifa and praised the progressing ties between the two countries.

Bin Saleh underlined the great role the UAE investments are playing in the Algerian development programme. He also lauded the support extended by the UAE to Algeria at all times.

Accompanied by Belkhadem, Shaikh Khalifa then visited the Martyr’s Memorial and offered Fateha for the souls of Algerian martyrs and placed a wreath of flowers at the mausoleum.

He also visited the Mujahid National Museum and wrote a note in the visitors’ book which said, “The museum embodies

the heroic struggle of the great Algerian people for independence which inspired other nations to break free from the shackles of colonialism”.

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