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Turkiye, Algeria celebrate 60th anniversary of bilateral relations

Turkiye opened embassy in Algeria in 1963, 1 year after latter declared independence

Ebu Bekir Askin   | 17.05.2022
Turkiye, Algeria celebrate 60th anniversary of bilateral relations

ALGIERS, Algeria 

Turkiye and Algeria continue to strengthen their bilateral ties as the two nations celebrate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune made his first presidential visit to Turkiye in 17 years on May 15-17, during which 15 agreements were signed between the two countries.

The bilateral relations, which started with the arrival of Barbaros Hayrettin Pasha and his brothers in Algeria in 1516, witnessed many political, economic and cultural developments in the 2000s.

Turkiye opened its embassy in 1963 in Algeria, which declared its independence from France in 1962.

The last presidential visit from Algeria to Turkiye was in February 2005 by Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

A "Friendship and Cooperation Agreement" was signed between the two countries in 2006 to improve relations.

The latest presidential visit from Turkiye to Algeria was made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in January 2020.

As part of the visit, a joint statement on the establishment of a High-Level Cooperation Council was signed between the two countries.

Seven cooperation agreements were also signed during Erdogan's visit to Algeria in February 2018, two of which were of a commercial nature.

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