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Algeria and Iran discuss Middle East developments

May 11, 2021 at 2:58 pm

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum in Algiers on March 4, 2020 [RYAD KRAMDI/AFP via Getty Images]

Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum discussed the latest developments in the Middle East and bilateral relations on Monday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. The discussion took place on the telephone, Anadolu has reported.

Boukadoum used Twitter to point out that he and Zarif are looking at ways to advance bilateral relations. No further details were provided.

Algeria is one of the few Arab countries that have maintained stable relations with Iran since its independence and even during the recent Gulf crisis.

In April, the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a governmental body, announced that its director, Wahiba Bahloul, had agreed with the economic advisor at the Embassy of Iran in Algeria, Kassem Taghvay, to establish an Algerian-Iranian business council. The aim is to increase trade and encourage investment and partnership in several sectors, such as agricultural, generators, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and construction.

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