Zuma arrives in Algeria for talks

2013-04-15 08:00
Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

Jacob Zuma (File, GCIS)

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Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma arrived in the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria on Monday for bilateral talks with his Algerian counterpart, the presidency said.

Spokesperson Mac Maharaj said in a statement the two countries had close bilateral co-operation through their Bi-National Commission of Co-operation (BNC).

The BNC's work covered areas including quality of life and human resources, energy and infrastructure, natural resources, defence and trade.

"It is envisaged that bilateral issues, such as the convening of the sixth session of the BNC in South Africa and the preceding BNC ministerial mid-term review to evaluate the status of bilateral relations, will be high on the agenda," Maharaj said.

As the countries worked together to strengthen the African Union, regional developments were also expected to be discussed between Zuma and Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane accompanied Zuma on the working visit.

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