South Africa President visits Algeria

South Africa President Jacob Zuma will on Monday undertake a two-day State Visit to Algeria at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Presidency announced on Sunday.
“The objective of the visit is to further strengthen and consolidate the strategic and historical bilateral relations between the two countries,” spokesperson Mac Maharaj said.
The two presidents will have discussions on important regional and global issues of mutual concern, as well as to review the status of bilateral relations when they co-chair the 6th Session of the Binational Commission of Cooperation (BNC).
South Africa and Algeria enjoy excellent bilateral cooperation through the framework of the South Africa-Algeria BNC which has centred the bilateral interaction between the two on the following key areas such as quality of life and human resources; people to people relations; energy and infrastructure; natural resources; defence, safety and security as well as and trade and investment.
In addition to further consolidating these areas of cooperation, the 6th Session of the BNC according to Maharaj will cement collaboration in the areas of agriculture; energy; higher education; telecommunications and information technology; labour and social security; health; tourism and transport among some.

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