Algerian Foreign Minister Mr. Abdulaziz Bouteflika has been visiting France on a three-day official visit?
Algerian Foreign Minister Mr. Abdulaziz Bouteflika has been visiting France on a three-day official visit this week, the first Algerian Foreign Minister to pay an official visit to France since Algeria gained independence in 1962.
During his visit he has met top government ministers including President George Pompidou, Prime Minister Piecre M??? Foreign Minister Michel ??? and the Ministers ???
Mr. Bouteflika and M. Jobert have been discussing a wide range of international issues and Mr. Bouteflika said their main aim was to find the best ways in which the two countries could co-operate.
The two countries, he said, had a number of common interests and, although Algeria realised it had to act within the limitations of its size as a nation compared to France, he hoped that the two countries' policies could be complementary as far as possible.
The visit indicates that relations between France and Algeria, attained by the nationalisation of French oil companies two years ago, are now improving.
SYNOPSIS: In Paris, Algerian Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Bouteflika leaves the Elysee Palace after meeting President Pompidou. He told newsmen about relations between the two countries.
Mr. Bouteflika said that France and Algeria had a number of common options France and Algeria had a number of common options in their international policies. Algeria realised that France was a ??? that it had to ??? itself within the limitations that being a smaller nation placed upon it. But despite this there were common denominators in the interests of the two countries. They must therefore both try to co-operate where their foreign policies converged. In particular, they should examined the possibilities of action in circumstances where the interests of France and Algeria were the interests of France and Algeria were complementary.