ALGIERS, April 7 (Xinhua) -- Algeria and Angola confirmed Saturday "great potential" for exchanges between the two countries, stressing the importance of enhancing economic cooperation and political relations.
Visiting Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto said Saturday in Algiers after a meeting with his Algerian counterpart Abdelkader Messahel that they explored ways and means of moving forward their economic, trade and technical cooperation.
Augusto mentioned that Algeria has more advanced experience, and "it is important to establish a mechanism of partnership that is beneficial for both countries."
He added that his visit "is part of the reaffirmation of our friendship with Algeria, whose support has been fundamental to the independence of Angola."
For his part, Messahel said it was agreed that the Algerian-Angolan joint commission will be held soon, preparing for "the revision of the existing legal framework between the two countries."
He said "we have 29 signed agreements, but we will have to update some of them and explore new ways of cooperation, given the changes that have occurred in the economies of both countries."
"I also informed him of the challenges we face, namely the fight against terrorism and illegal immigration," added Messahel.