The Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had a telephone conversation with his Nigerian counterpart, Mohamed Bazoum, who has just succeeded Mahamadou Issoufou. During this meeting, the two leaders discussed several topics.
The new President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, had a very fruitful telephone conversation with his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, yesterday Wednesday. The meeting essentially revolved around bilateral relations and ways of strengthening them between the two nations, which share a 951 km long border.
« The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had, today, a telephone conversation with his brother, the President of the Republic of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, during which were discussed the relations between the two brotherly countries and the ways to strengthen them, » said the statement of the Algerian Presidency. The same source also reported an exchange of greetings between the two Presidents on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.
Marked by tensions under the presidency of Mahamadou Issoufou, Algerian-Nigerian relations should see a renewal with the election of President Mohamed Bazoum. Even if he did not participate in his inauguration on April 2, 2021, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune keeps a close relationship with Mohamed Bazoum, who now leads the destiny of Niger for the next five years.
In addition, about ten days ago, Algeria donated 58 tons of food products to the Nigerien population. This donation followed an earlier phone call between Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
For his part, the Algerian ambassador in Niamey, Ali Drouiche, also said that « each year on the eve of the blessed month of Ramadan, the Republic of Algeria brings its solidarity to the Nigerien people. « This aid reflects the desire of the authorities of the two States to further strengthen the age-old relations between the two countries and two peoples, » he concluded.