Bilateral relations were the focus of talks held this Monday in Niamey between Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra and his Nigerian counterpart Masoudu Hasumi.
The working session devoted to discussing the reality of bilateral relations and identifying joint projects within the framework of implementing the directives of the two countries’ presidents, Abdelmadjid Tebboune and President Mohamed Bazoum, was marked by the presence of several ministers in charge of major sectors of bilateral cooperation.
The ministers in charge of national defense, interior, decentralization, technical education, vocational training, petroleum, renewable energies, employment, labor and social protection also attended these talks.
In light of the priority nature of these sectors, the two sides reviewed various bilateral cooperation projects and agreed to re-establish bilateral mechanisms, especially the Great Joint Committee, the Political Consultation Mechanism and the Algerian-Nigerian Bilateral Border Committee.
These discussions also allowed to reaffirm the two countries’ determination to continue efforts to ensure optimal exploitation of the opportunities and enormous energies that the two sides abound in within the framework of a strategic partnership that responds to the aspirations and aspirations of the two brotherly peoples who share the same challenges and share the same hopes.
With regard to regional and international issues of common interest, the two heads of diplomacy discussed security challenges and stakes in the Sahel and Sahara region, especially those related to the rampant terrorism and developments recorded in the most important conflict hotspots on the continent, in addition to several issues on the agenda of the African Union and the United Nations, especially the situation in Libya, Mali, Western Sahara and Guinea. .
On the other hand, the two parties noted with satisfaction the consensus of their positions, and agreed to strengthen coordination in anticipation of the upcoming events at the continental and international levels.
The two sides also praised the results of the ministerial meeting of the countries neighboring Libya, which was held recently in Algeria.
It is noteworthy that Lamamra embarked yesterday, Sunday, on a two-day working visit to the Republic of Niger, in his capacity as a special envoy of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.