ADDIS ABABA – The leaders of Ethiopia and Algeria have today held discussions on bilateral issues in Algiers.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on the second day of his visit to the north African nation.
He was welcomed by President Tebboune at the Presidential Palace in Algiers, where the two leaders discussed Ethiopia-Algeria relations, said the PM office in a brief statement.
The statement did not delve into the specific issues discussed.
In a tweet later, Prime Minister Abiy said the discussion with President Tebboune was aimed at strengthening relations between the two countries.
“Ethiopia and Algeria have long enjoyed historic relations and there are plenty of areas in which our cooperation can be strengthened,” Abiy said.
Algeria is one of the key strategic partners of Ethiopia since the two nations established diplomatic relations in the late 1960s.
The two countries signed more than 20 cooperation agreements in different fields, including trade, investment protection and promotion, and avoidance of double taxation.