Iranian VP Due in Algeria Wednesday
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri will leave Tehran for Algiers on Wednesday.
Jahangiri will pay a visit to the North African Muslim country at the head of a high-ranking delegation to discuss various issues with Algeria’s senior officials.
During his two day trip, he is scheduled to sit down with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to exchange views on expansion of bilateral cooperation in various fields as well as the latest regional and international developments.
The senior Iranian official is also planned to hold talks with the heads of Algeria’s Senate and National Assemblies.
Back in September, in a meeting with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif praised cultural, economic and political commonalities between Iran and Algeria.
He expressed the hope that a meeting of the two countries’ High Joint Commission would help promote mutual cooperation in oil and gas industries, banking and tourism.
Bouteflika, for his part, emphasized the need for expansion of ties between Tehran and Algiers in all political and economic fields.