President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Thursday in Algiers the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Emir Faisal Ben Farhane Al-Saud, who handed him a letter from the Custodian of the Two Holy Places of Islam, King Salmane Ben Abdelaziz Al-Saud, inviting him to visit the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement to the press at the end of the audience granted to him by President Tebboune, the Saudi Minister said: “I had the honor to convey the greetings of the Custodian of the Two Holy Places of Islam to President Tebboune and to give him a letter of invitation to pay a visit to Saudi Arabia, his second country, at the time he deems appropriate”.
The meeting was an opportunity to “consult on long-standing bilateral relations dating back to the war of national liberation,” he said, reaffirming his country’s commitment “to the development of these relations and their promotion at higher levels.
After noting the “convergence” of the two countries’ views on “several issues”, the Saudi diplomat expressed his country’s attachment to “coordination with Algeria on everything that can serve the interests of the Arab-Muslim world”, hoping for the continuation of “contacts and cooperation” between the two brotherly countries.
The meeting took place in the presence of the chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Noureddine Ayadi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, the Secretary of State in charge of the national community and skills abroad, Rachid Bladehane and the Minister Advisor for Communication, official spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic, Belaïd Mohand Oussaid.