|Xi Jinping Meets with Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane|
On the evening of December 9, 2022 local time, President Xi Jinping met with Algerian Prime Minister Ayman Benabderrahmane in Riyadh.
Xi Jinping stressed that China and Algeria enjoy traditional friendship and the practical cooperation between the two countries has yielded fruitful results. China firmly supports Algeria in safeguarding national sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, supports Algeria in pursuing a development path that suits its own national conditions, and opposes interference by external forces in Algeria’s internal affairs. Xi expressed gratitude to Algeria for its unequivocal support on issues concerning China’s core interests. China is ready to make joint efforts with Algeria to carry forward the traditional friendship between the two countries and work for new progress in the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership.
Xi Jinping noted that China-Algeria practical cooperation has a solid foundation and great potential. China is ready to continue to deepen cooperation with Algeria in fields such as infrastructure, energy, mining and aerospace within the framework of Belt and Road cooperation and encourages more Chinese companies to participate in the construction of major projects in Algeria. Algeria has long adhered to independence and played an important role in safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of developing countries. China is ready to strengthen solidarity and collaboration with Algeria to jointly practice true multilateralism. Xi congratulated Algeria on assuming the rotating presidency of the League of Arab States. China stands ready to work with Algeria to jointly create new prospects for China-Arab relations, and strengthen cooperation within the framework of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.
Prime Minister Benabderrahmane said that President Xi Jinping has the broad support of the Chinese people and has led China to a successful path of development with Chinese characteristics and remarkable achievements in development. The Algerian side extends its congratulations on that. Benabderrahmane thanked China for its long-term and valuable support, including the supply of COVID-19 vaccines and the production of vaccines in the country, which will always be remembered by Algeria. Algeria and China share consensus on many international issues, and Algeria will continue to adhere to the one-China principle, uphold the principle of non-interference in other countries’ internal affairs, and advocate humanity’s shared values. Algeria hopes to further strengthen cooperation with China in infrastructure and other fields, and work for new progress in Arab-China and Africa-China relations.
Ding Xuexiang, Wang Yi and He Lifeng, among others, were present at the event.