On July 19, 2021 local time, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra jointly met with the press in Algiers.
Wang Yi said I had in-depth and friendly meetings and talks with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Foreign Minister Lamamra and reached important consensus.
We will add new connotations to the traditional friendship between our two countries. China thanks Algeria for always standing firmly with China on issues concerning China's core interests. China will continue to uphold justice and speak up for Algeria on sovereign independence and territorial integrity.
We will open up new prospects of pragmatic cooperation. We will conduct consultations on signing a new five-year plan for comprehensive strategic cooperation between China and Algeria and the implementation plan for jointly building the Belt and Road as soon as possible, and make solid progress in the El Hamdania Central Port and other key cooperation projects to help Algeria accelerate the realization of independent and sustainable development.
We will work together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. China will do its best to continue to meet Algeria's demand for vaccines, and offer all necessary assistance to Algeria, so as to help the country overcome the pandemic at an early date. China thanks Algeria for providing convenience and support for its "Spring Sprout" program, an inoculation drive for Chinese citizens living overseas.
We will make new contributions to maintaining international and regional security and stability. China and Algeria should strengthen strategic communication, actively push forward the political settlement of hot issues, maintain peace and stability in the Middle East, and defend international equity and justice.