Messahel receives Mozambican President's Special Envoy, bearer of message to President Bouteflika

APS - 16 February 2017

ALGIERS- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel received Thursday, in Algiers, the Special Envoy of Mozambique’s President Ernesto Tonela who handed him over a message from President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

At the end of this audience, Tonela said that he is in Algeria as the special envoy of Mozambique’s President to express “our consideration for the Algerian government for its support to our country.”

“We have historic relations dating back to the struggle of Mozambique for its independence, and they are very good,” he underlined, adding that his country’s government will work with Algeria to benefit from the “good relations”�between the two countries to promote the economic relations, in the interest of the two peoples.

For his part, Messahel said that he broached with Ernesto Tonela “the historic relations between the two countries and the common willingness to strengthen them, notably in the economic field by taking advantage of their firm historic relations.”

He added that it stemmed from the “common willingness”�of the two countries to give the priority to the Afro-African and South-South cooperation, particularly in the fields of energy, agriculture and industry, underlining that Algeria grants, every year, scholarships to students from Mozambique. �

Messahel said that they exchanged views on the situation in Africa notably in the southern countries of the continent as well as the situation in Libya and Mali, pointing out that a delegation from Mozambique will pay a visit to Algeria in the next few weeks.