Osinbajo meets Bouteflika as Nigeria moves to revive economic ties with Algeria

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has met with the President of Algeria, Mr. Abdellaziz Bouteflika.
A statement issued by the media aide to the Vice President, Mr. Laolu Akande stated that discussion centred on fostering strong economic relations between the two oil producing nations.
According to the statement, efforts would be made in the next few months to resuscitate the moribund Bi-National Commission between the two countries.
Akande on behalf of his boss wrote that “We are resuscitating that bi-national commission, and there are agreements especially Economic Agreements which we are considering resuscitating.
“I am sure some of you are aware of the Trans-Saharan Highway, the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline as well as the Trans-Saharan Fiber Optic projects. These are some of the economic issues we are looking at and we have also discussed very widely with Mr. President on issues of cooperation in the African Union (AU) and issues of cooperation in the fight against terrorism, which of course you know is an important issue, in the whole of Africa.”

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