Algerian “Algeria Now” newspaper revealed the objectives of the Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s visit to Russia, noting that it comes within the framework of strengthening cooperation between Russia and Algeria.

The Algerian newspaper stated that the visit which President Abdelmadjid Tebboune started on Tuesday, the 13th of June, was long overdue, noting that it had been scheduled since 2020.

Tebboune’s visit to Russia scheduled to last for 3 days, noting that it’s expected to be a station for signing the strategic partnership document between Algeria and Russia, a document that was revealed by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last year, during his visit to Algeria.

The document expected to witness the amendment of the 2001 agreement between the two countries in line with the rapid development of friendly and close relations between the two countries in various fields.

Algeria Now newspaper said that the document is expected to contribute to strengthening military-technical cooperation between the two countries, in addition to economic and trade cooperation and educational and cultural relations between Algeria and Russia.

Algeria expected to join the BRICS, which represents one of the priorities of the Algerian presidency, which seeks to complete it by the end of this year, especially since Moscow has expressed its support for this matter.

Tebboune scheduled to participate in the International Economic Forum, which is taking place in St. Petersburg, during the visit, which reflects the economic cooperation between the two countries.

Algeria is betting on Russia in the field of industrial investment, especially with regard to exploiting the huge iron mine in the “Ghar Jbeilat” region in southwestern Algeria, which relies on Russian technologies to separate the iron from the phosphorus ore in the mine.

Algeria has strong economic relations with Russia, which reflected in the volume of trade exchange, which amounted to $3 billion in 2021, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Algeria also seeks to increase its cooperation with Russia in the fields of oil and gas.

It’s noteworthy that Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune arrived in Moscow on an official visit, on Tuesday, for 3 days, at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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