The leaders of Algeria and Germany talked about economic and security cooperation over the phone on Tuesday, Algerian news agency APS reported.

Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to strengthen cooperation in fighting terrorism and illegal migration, APS said, citing a statement from the Algerian prime minister’s office.

Merkel “expressed satisfaction with the progress of bilateral relations and reaffirmed the will of Germany to further strengthen them, notably in the economic field,” the statement added.

The German chancellor pledged to reschedule a visit to the North African nation as soon as possible, the report said.

She was due to visit Algeria on Monday and Tuesday, but the trip was postponed over “acute bronchitis” of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a statement from the president’s office said on Monday.

Despite the postponement of Merkel’s visit, a German business delegation came to Algiers to take part in a session of the Algerian-German Joint Committee earlier on Tuesday in Algiers. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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