ALGIERS, Algeria

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune is set to start an official 3-day visit to Turkiye on Sunday.

The visit will be Tebboune’s first visit to Turkiye since he came to power in 2019.

A statement by the Algerian Presidency said the visit comes upon an invitation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks on bilateral relations between Algiers and Ankara and regional and international issues of mutual concern.

Algeria is a major trade partner to Turkiye with their trade exchange reaching $3.5-5 billion annually.

The two countries also have a strategic friendship agreement since 2006.

* Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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