ALGIERS, Algeria / ANKARA, Turkey

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday received Turkey’s top diplomat Mevlut Cavusoglu to discuss bilateral, regional and economic developments.

“I know our friend Turkey is a great state, the relations between Turkey and Algeria are very close,” Tebboune said, adding he was pleased to welcome Cavusoglu.

Cavusoglu in a statement on Twitter underlined that both countries were determined to improve relations.

He went on to say that Turkey’s investment in Algeria ranked first at $3.5 billion dollars and both countries would collaborate to improve tourism and cultural exchange.

Prior to his meeting with the president,

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