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Mogherini on working visit to Algeria from Wednesday

Date: 
Friday, 18 September 2015

European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini will pay a working visit to Algeria on Wednesday and Thursday, at the invitation of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.

Mogherini's two-day visit, the first since she took office, aims at "strengthening dialogue on the state and prospects of relations between Algeria and EU".

The visit also aims at developing a joint vision on a fair and appropriate implementation of the Association Agreement and the sectoral cooperation with a view to strengthening them in the interest of the two sides.

During her visit, Mogherini will discuss with Algerian officials the EU's initiative for the launch of the revision process of the European Neighbourhood Policy in 2015, in consultation with partner parties.

The Algerian side "will seize the opportunity of this visit to reaffirm its commitment to work together with the EU's new leaders for the strengthening of cooperation with the EU, its institutions and its Member States with a view to promoting comprehensive, multidimensional and mutually beneficial partnership".

The two sides will also examine the recent development on the regional and international scenes, and means to coordinate efforts to counter terrorism and to find lasting political solutions to the conflicts in the region.