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Algeria, India to promote bilateral relations

The two countries also discussed terrorism with the Indian Vice President re-iterating the need for an international convention for fighting against terrorist activities

IANS  |  Algiers 

Hamid Ansari
Hamid Ansari

Algeria and have expressed their determination to promote bilateral relations both on the economic and diplomatic fronts.

After a meeting with visiting Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Speaker of the Algerian Lower House of Parliament, Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, told the media on Tuesday that "the two countries have large potential to boost their bilateral partnerships, particularly in the areas of pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, space research and information and communications technology".

The official discussed a couple of issues with Ansari, including "which seeks to disintegrate states and societies", Xinhua news agency reported.

For his part, Ansari said the main purpose of his visit to Algiers was to give a major impetus to bilateral relations.

Ansari said Algiers and New Delhi could develop partnership projects in the fields of agriculture, environment, judicial cooperation, and in the peaceful use of atomic energy.

As for terrorist threats, the Vice President said his nation has been calling for an international convention to fight against in all its forms.

First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 11:30 IST