ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates

The top diplomats of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Algeria held talks Sunday on bilateral relations and regional developments.

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al-Nahyan met in Abu Dhabi with his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, who arrived in the Gulf state on Saturday.

Both ministers exchanged views on a number of regional and international issues of common concern and ways of boosting bilateral cooperation, the Emirati Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The discussions also touched on Algeria’s participation in the Expo 2020 Dubai, the statement said.

On Saturday, Lamamra met with Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the UAE deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, during which he conveyed a message from Algerian President Abdelmajid Tebboune his Emirati counterpart Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on relations between the two countries.

Lamamra is expected to visit other Gulf capitals as Algeria will host the upcoming Arab League summit in March.

*Writing by Ahmed Asmar

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