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Rashtrapati Bhavan : 31.01.2019

Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Algeria, called on the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (January 31, 2019).

Welcoming Mr Messahel to India, the President said that India and Algeria enjoy traditionally warm and historic relations. There has been regular exchange of high-level visits between the two countries. He noted that India and Algeria are cooperating in several strategic areas including space, defence and civil nuclear energy.

The President said that in the recent past, several countries in the Arab world have made investments in refineries, pipelines and related infrastructure in India. Algeria being the sixth largest exporter of gas and the 13th largest producer of petroleum products should consider similar investments, particularly in oil reserves, refineries and LNG terminals. Such investments would be in mutual interest.

This release issued at 1800 hrs.

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