Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel was received Thursday in Cape Town by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to whom he delivered a message from the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in which he reaffirmed the Algeria's commitment to strengthening relations with South Africa.
As part of his official visit to South Africa, Mr. Messahel was received in audience by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, to whom he delivered a message addressed to him by the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, by which the Head of State reaffirms Algeria's commitment to "strengthening its relations with South Africa and the continuation of bilateral dialogue on regional and international issues of common interest ".
President Ramaphosa, for his part, "expressed his satisfaction with the quality of the bilateral relations that are forged in the struggle of both countries for freedom and emancipation, a fight that South Africa has led with the unwavering support of Algeria for the elimination of apartheid in this country. "
He indicated that Algeria and South Africa "must put all their potentialities at the service of socio-economic development of the two countries in the framework of a strong, diversified and mutually beneficial partnership" .
Ramaphosa also welcomed the tradition of consultation between the two countries, reaffirming "South Africa's commitment to work with Algeria in regional and international fora, with a view to promoting shared ideals of peace, security and development ".
The Foreign Minister made a presentation on "the fruitful talks he had with his South African counterpart by reiterating Algeria's commitment to strengthening the strategic partnership that binds it to Africa. South, sister country, with whom she shares a common history and destiny. "
Messahel praised "the symbolism surrounding his visit to South Africa, namely the centennial celebration of South African icons, former President Nelson Mandela and Mama Albertina Sisulu".