Smail Allaoua, newly appointed Ambassador of Algeria to Armenia, on Friday presented his credentials to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, the presidential press service reported.
The Armenian President congratulated the Ambassador on his appointment and expressed the hope that during his tenure he will direct his professional skills and great experience to strengthening the relationship between Armenia and Algeria.
Serzh Sargsyan underscored that Armenia attaches great importance to maintaining political dialogue and contacts with the Arab world, including Algeria, and is ready to explore opportunities for comprehensive cooperation. In the President’s words, as an observer state, Armenia’s involvement in the work of the Arab League stimulates collaboration as well.
Serzh Sargsyan and Ambassador Allaoua agreed that the Armenian and Arab peoples are bound together with an age-old friendship, which has laid down the foundation to successfully develop interstate relations between Armenia and Arab countries. They considered the current level of collaboration between Armenia and Algeria unsatisfying and underscored that there is great potential for boosting cooperation over common approaches and supporting each other both in bilateral format and within international organizations, and they need to work hard toward that direction. In the Algerian Ambassador’s words, one of such common approaches is the right of peoples to self-determination. The interlocutors also stressed the need for concerted efforts to respond to new challenges facing our rapidly changing world.
Serzh Sargsyan wished Ambassador Allaoua success in his responsible mission.