ALGIERS, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- Leaders of Algeria's ruling and opposition parties both are showing keen interest in the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), given its major role in China's development as an economic power.
Mekki Zoulikha, a member of the central committee of the ruling National Liberation Front, said China was a pivotal country and the CPC had contributed to the development of China's domestic and foreign policies, transforming the country into an economic giant.
She noted that the 19th CPC National Congress, which opened Wednesday in Beijing, will analyze current international and domestic situations and set guidelines and policies in line with the trend of the times.
Noamane Laouar, a leader of the Movement of Society for Peace, Algeria's main opposition, said his party has been closely following all CPC national congresses.
"China's development stands at a new historical starting point, and socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new phase of development," he commented.
The CPC national congress, held every five years, elects the party's leadership and draws a blueprint for national development for the next five years and beyond.