Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro arrived in Algeria Sunday to strengthen the diplomatic ties between the two countries, as part of his trip to Turkey for the inauguration of Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday.
Both Venezuela and Algeria have several strategic agreements in the fields of energy, politics, communication, education, culture, commerce, and industry.
Maduro was received by the president of the National People's Assembly of Algeria Said Bouhadja, after which they held a meeting "to strengthen ties of cooperation between the two nations," the official statement noted.
Hicimos una parada en Argelia; sostuve un importante encuentro con Said Bouhadja, presidente de la Asamblea Nacional Popular de Argelia, para estrechar lazos de cooperación basados en el respeto y desarrollo común de nuestros pueblos. pic.twitter.com/8WTR5q2dai— Nicolás Maduro (@NicolasMaduro) July 8, 2018
The official entourage consisted of Cilia Flores, the vice president for Communication, Jorge Rodriguez, Culture and Tourism, and Jorge Márquez Monsalvee, the Minister of the Office of the Presidency and Monitoring of Government Management, among other officials.