Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Algeria Ouyahia
December 27, 2018
On December 27, commencing at 11:10 AM (local time, 07:10 PM Japan time) for approximately 45 minutes, Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Ahmed OUYAHIA, Prime Minister of the People's Republic of Algeria, during his visit to Algeria. The overview of the meeting is as follows.
- In the beginning, H.E. Mr. Ouyahia welcomed Minister Kono's visit. Minister Kono stated that the relationship between Japan and Algeria has been on very good terms for a long time, ever since the Far East office of the Front de Lib?ration Nationale (FLN) was opend in Tokyo in 1958, that he wished to elevate the relationship to an even higher level, taking the opportunity of his visit, and that he looked forward to the visit to Japan by Foreign Minister Messahel next year. In response, H.E. Mr. Ouyahia said that Japan is an important partner for Algeria, and welcomed Minister Kono's intension to elevarte bilateral relatons to a higher level.
- Afterwards, H.E. Mr. Ouyahia explained the history and current state of Algeria's economy. The two confirmed that both governments will set up legal frameworks such as an investment agreement and a taxation agreement, and also confirmed that they looked forward to the promotion of exchanges at the level of both countries' general public, which would contribute to the diversification of Algeria's industry.
- The two also shared the view that both countires will proceed with cooperation on partnerships in the security and anti-terrorism field, as well as in the international arena including TICAD 7.