The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, started on Monday a two-day working visit to South Africa, which is one of Algeria’s most important allies in the African continent.
According to a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during this visit, “Sabri Boukadoum held meetings with his South African counterpart, Nalidi Bandur.”
“He was received by the supreme authorities of this friendly country, to make an in-depth evaluation of bilateral cooperation in the political, economic, commercial and cultural fields”, the statement added.
“This visit will also constitute an opportunity “to exchange views and analyzes within the existing traditions of consultation between the two countries on various issues related to peace and security in Africa and the world”, it explained.
South Africa is Algeria’s most important ally in the continent, especially in the file of support for the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.
Previously, Pretoria, during its rotating presidency of the UN Security Council, last month, was behind the frustration of attempts by Morocco and France to drop the Western Sahara issue from its agenda.