Chinese President Xi Jinping announced plans for deepening cooperation with Algeria in vital sectors, emphasizing infrastructure and petrochemicals. During a significant meeting with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in Beijing China, the two leaders sought to strengthen economic bonds between the North African nation and the world’s second-largest economy.
China and Algeria Forge Strong Economic Ties
In the meeting held in Beijing, President Xi referred to Algeria as a natural partner and affirmed their commitment to bolstering ties in minerals and agriculture. Additionally, due to Algeria’s strategic location on the Mediterranean Sea, the nation holds substantial importance for the chinese. The longstanding relationship between China and the governing National Liberation Front traces back to the late 1950s when Algeria was striving for independence from France.
President Xi also highlighted plans to enhance collaboration in aerospace, nuclear energy, renewable energy, and foster new points of cooperation between the two nations. Following the meeting, a series of bilateral agreements were signed between both countries, covering areas like telecommunications, sustainable urban development, and trade.
The comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Algeria was formally established in 2014, with Algeria becoming the first Arab nation to form such a close alliance with Asian giant. President Tebboune, on his inaugural visit to China since assuming office in 2019, expressed his country’s readiness to deepen this partnership and seek assistance from China in the areas of economic and social development.
Furthermore, President Tebboune’s recent state visit to Russia further illustrates Algeria’s eagerness to establish meaningful global partnerships. During his visit to Russia, he sought President Vladimir Putin’s support for Algeria’s membership in BRICS, a prominent group of emerging markets comprising Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
The meeting between Presidents Xi Jinping and Abdelmadjid Tebboune marks a significant milestone in the deepening economic ties between both countries. With both nations committed to expanding cooperation in various sectors, the future looks promising for their strategic alliance.