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Qatar and Algeria strengthen bilateral relations during visit-Doha News

The Gulf countries are the largest Arab investors in Algeria, accounting for 74% of all foreign investment.

Signed by Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Tani of Qatar and President Abdel Majid Theboon of Algeria Two notes Agreement on executive program in Doha on Sunday.

The signing took place when Teboon visited Qatar prior to attending the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit.

One of the Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) was about establishing political consultations and coordination between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Qatar and Algeria.

The other was signed between the Governments of Qatar and Algeria in the areas of social development and family.

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Sheikh Tamim and Teboon also signed one agreement on legal and judicial cooperation between Qatar and Algeria on criminal issues.

The two countries have signed a second agreement covering the education sector for the 2022-2025 academic year.

“Amir and President Algeria have also witnessed the signing of a second enforcement program in the field of higher education. Science and technology research in an educational science cooperation agreement between the two countries.” Amiri Diwan..

Signing the latest Memorandum and Agreement will further strengthen the relationship between Qatar and Algeria.

Economically, Qatar belongs to Algeria Largest arab investor,total 74% Of all its foreign investment. One of the major investments includes the Algerian Catali Steel Project in Jijel’s Berala Industrial Zone, northeast of Algiers.

The $ 2 billion project has a production capacity of 5 million tonnes of steel.

Diplomatically, the two countries share similar views on many issues.This includes Palestine with both Qatar and Algeria Reject normalization With Israel.

The strength of the relationship between Algeria and Qatar is 2017 The GCC crisis when illegal blockades were imposed by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates and Egypt. Algeria was one of the countries that did not follow the procedures of some of the quartet and its Arab allies.

In 2021 “Qatar has expressed deep regret.” About the disconnection of the relationship between Algeria and Morocco. The Gulf countries called for the need to maintain a channel of dialogue to resolve diplomatic disputes.Algeria said it had cut off its relationship with Morocco “Hostile behavior” On the other hand.

However, the two countries’ views on Syria seem to be different.

Algeria is reportedly Prior to the upcoming summit, it is trying to revive the Arab League’s membership in Syria. The North African country is the host of the block conference postponed at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, Qatar explicitly refused to return the Bashar al-Assad regime to the Arab League. The Gulf countries have long stated that they refuse to normalize with the Assad regime as they continue to commit crimes against the Syrians.

The Arab League has collectively chosen to suspend membership in Syria during the height of the Arab Spring in 2011.

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