New Delhi, September 15, 2021: Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V. Muraleedharan will pay an official visit to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on September 15 – 17, 2021. This will be his first visit to the country.
During the visit, MoS Muraleedharan will call on the Prime Minister of Algeria Aimene Benabderrahmane, and will hold talks with Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra and other dignitaries on bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest. He will also interact with the Indian community in Algeria during the visit.
External Affairs Ministry of India said:
India and Algeria share excellent relations which are deeply rooted in their joint historical struggle against colonialism. Diplomatic relations between the countries were established in July 1962, the year Algeria gained independence. Bilateral trade between India and Algeria was valued at US$ 1.39 billion in 2020-21. A number of Indian companies are operational in different sectors in Algeria. The visit is expected to provide fresh impetus to the bilateral ties.