Book marks President’s Algeria visit

DUBAI — The Information Affairs Office of Shaikh Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, has published a book marking the visit of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to Algeria.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 16 Jul 2007, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 3:10 AM

The book tackles various aspects of bilateral relations between the United Arab Emirates and the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, highlighting the most important factors that have contributed to strengthening of the relations.

The book documents the expansion of the cooperation, which has witnessed growth in all political, economic, and cultural fields. It also refers to the historic visit by late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan to Algeria in 1973. During his visit, the late leader was given a rousing welcome, which symbolised a genuine expression of the deep-rooted brotherly ties between the two countries.

Similarly, Shaikh Khalifa’s visit in December 1981 highlighted the fraternal relations between the two peoples, the book says. The book also recalls Shaikh Khalifa’s praise for the Algerian people’s struggle for liberation, independence, and assertion of their Arabic identity.

The book points out that cooperation between the UAE and Algeria started when the two countries expressed their willingness to share the existing potential. The relations were further strengthened when President Abdelaziz Bouteflika assumed the leadership of Algeria in April 1999, says the book. It also notes that due to personal ties and identical views of the two leaders, efforts were made to expand cooperation in trade and investments and a number of bilateral agreements were signed for this purpose.

The book also devotes a special section to the struggle of the Algerian people for freedom. The book states that Algerian people stood courageously against all attempts aimed at erasing their Arab identity and cultural values.

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