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Visit of Minister of State for External Affairs Shri V. Muraleedharan to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (September 15-17, 2021)

September 14, 2021

1. Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Shri 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.

2. During the visit, MoS will call on the Prime Minister of Algeria H.E. Mr Aimene Benabderrahmane and will hold talks with Foreign Minister H.E. Mr. 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.

3. 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.

New Delhi
September 14, 2021

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