New Delhi: H.E. Mr. Abdelkader Messahel, Foreign Minister of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria was undertaking a bilateral visit to India from 30th January to 01 February, 2019. During his visit, he held bilateral discussions with Smt. Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs Minister on a wide range of issues on how to further deepen relations between India and Algeria that include defence and security, fertilizers, space cooperation, Counter Terrorism, Education, ITEC etc. They also discussed regional and multilateral issues of mutual interest.
The visiting Foreign Minister was also the special emissary of H.E. President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika. He called on Hon’ble Rashtraptiji and handed over a letter from President Bouteflika. It may be recalled that H.E. President Bouteflika was the Chief Guest for Republic Day 2001.
During the visit, the following two documents were signed:
(i) Cultural Exchange Programme (CEP)
(ii) Agreement on visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and official/service passports with Algeria