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Ashraf Siddiqui
Relations between Algeria and Qatar are witnessing continuous growth, and the mutual visits between senior officials are the best testimony to the exceptional quality of these relations that bring together the two brotherly countries, HE Mustafa Boutoura, Ambassador of Algeria to Qatar has said.
He said under the guidance of His Highness the Amir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of Republic of Algeria and , these directives gave an important impetus to the course of bilateral relations in various fields.
Mustafa was addressing at the official reception hosted by him at the embassy premises to mark the 67th anniversary of Algeria’s glorious November 1st Revolution.
Present on the occasion were HE Sheikh Faleh bin Nasser bin Ahmed bin Ali al Thani, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; Naif al Emadi, Director Arab Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ibrahim bin Yousuf Fakhroo, Director Protocol Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Ibrahim Ali Ahmed, Ambassador of Eritrrea and Head of Diplomatic Corps.
He said that economic cooperation witnessed a qualitative leap, well embodied in the establishment of the Algerian-Qatari Steel Company, which built a huge steel complex in the Bellara region in Jijel province, east of Algiers, at an investment cost of about $2 billion , and a production capacity of more than 400 million tonnes of steel for the market.
He said Qatar’s Ooredoo Group has achieved remarkable success in Algeria’s telecommunications sector, in addition to several important investments by Qatari businessmen in sectors like agriculture, tourism, services, eco-tourist parks and reputable factories for the manufacture of feed for animals of all kinds and birds.
He lauded the role of the Trust Group playing it’s role actively in several fields including insurance and reinsurance, finance, real estate and various industries.
The envoy said the Joint Committee for Cooperation and the Council of Businessmen is set to sign agreements that truly express the aspirations of both sides in the field of bilateral cooperation.
He said that embassy’s priority is to work on doubling joint investments in the two countries, as well as striving to upgrade Algerian exports to the Qatari market.
He said air link will soon be established between both the countries twice a week, in addition to opening of bank branches that will contribute to further strengthen bilateral relations.
Mustafa lauded the services rendered by Algerian community in Qatar in various sectors of economic, social and cultural activity, especially oil and gas, aviation, sports and media.
He said that hosting of 2022 FIFA World Cup by Qatar will be pride for all Arabs.
He said Algeria is prepared to contribute everything possible to the success of this great football event, and are hoping to increase our joy with the qualification of the Algerian national team.
Mustafa paid his gratitude to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives and enabled the country to get rid of oppression, sufferings and genocides from the hands of French colonial power and won its sovereignty.
He said under the able leadershipTebboune, the country is moving forward successfully in all directions inspite of challenges.
He said the recently held transparent general national elections in June 2021 followed by local level and municipal elections are witness to the right direction of the country.
He said the state is determined to form a new Algeria, where justice, law, and established institutions prevail, and to strengthen the separation of powers to continue meeting the basic needs of citizens in their social, economic and other dimensions.
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