Iran President praises Algeria for halting Israel’s influence in Africa
Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has praised Algeria for hindering Israel’s influence on the African Union.
Raeisi and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune met on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Monday.
Highlighting the good capacities of Iran and Algeria, Raisi emphasized the efforts by the officials of the two countries to improve the level of relations, especially in the commercial and economic fields.
"The improvement of relations between Iran and Algeria was stopped due to the special circumstances of coronavirus, which should be restored and improved with the efforts of the officials of the two countries,” Raisi added, his official website reported.
He also described the activation of the joint commissions of the two countries as an effective way to expand cooperation.
Raisi then appreciated the positions of the Algerian president in supporting the oppressed people of Palestine and condemning the actions of the Zionist regime, as well as the positions of Algeria in the African Union in preventing Zionist influence.
He then expressed hope that the cooperation between the two countries in the political, economic and commercial fields would increase at the regional and international levels.
Iran has no problem in developing relations with the neighboring countries, the president added, slamming the interference by the Western countries, especially the US, as the cause of disruption in the relations among the regional states.