President Diori of Niger arrived in Algeria on Monday (26 July) at the invitation of algerian President Boumedienne, who is trying to develop good relations with the six countries around its frontiers, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya in the north and Mauritania, Mali and Niger in the south.
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Background: President Diori of Niger arrived in Algeria on Monday (26 July) at the invitation of algerian President Boumedienne, who is trying to develop good relations with the six countries around its frontiers, Morocco, Tunisia, and Libya in the north and Mauritania, Mali and Niger in the south. Algeria recently sent a resident ambassador to Niger. President Diori stated that his visit was part of Niger's policy of friendship and good relations with all states. He stated that Niger would soon open an embassy in Algiers. The talks between the two heads of state covered the middle east situation and African affairs.
SYNOPSIS: President Hamani Diori of Niger arrived in Algeria on Monday. For President diori, the visit is part of his policy of improving relations with neighbouring nation
The President from Niger was greet in Algiers by Algerian President Boumedienne. Algeria is also try to improve relations with bordering nations. President Diori is one of ten heads of state on a committee set up by the Organisation of African Unity to help bring about middle-east settlement. The talks between Diori and President Boumedienne concerned the middle-east situation, African affairs an bilateral relations between the two nations. During the visit, President Diori suggested that the Committee on the middle-east be convened to review the middle east situation.
The visit comes at a time when Algeria has just nominated a resident ambassador in Niger. President Diori said that his nation, which shares a common Saharan border with Algeria would open an embassy in Algiers. President boumedienne is also trying to establish good relations with the other nations that border Algeria. They include, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, and Mali. Relations between Niger and Algeria have previously been limited to discussion at local levels. However the construction of a linking road between the two nations has been funded by the African Development Bank and the possibility of increase trade between the two nations in the future is a possibility.