Minister Uraloğlu, who paid an official visit to Algeria, evaluated his two-day contacts with the AA correspondent.
Uraloğlu stated that his visit to the country was hosted by Algerian Minister of Public Works, Irrigation and Basic Facilities Lahdar Rahruh, and also Minister of Transport Yusuf Sharfa; He explained that he had separate meetings with the Minister of Fisheries and Seafood, Ahmed Badani, and the Minister of Posts and Communications of Algeria, Kerim Bibi Tirki.
Expressing that their meetings were very productive, Uraloğlu emphasized that with these meetings, they took an important step in furthering the level of cooperation between the two countries.
Uraloğlu pointed out the presence of Turkish companies in Algeria and said that they discussed joint steps to be taken with the Algerian parties regarding infrastructure investments, marine structures, fisheries, aviation and communications.
Expressing that the visits between the officials of the two countries will become more frequent, Uraloğlu stated that he hopes that many meetings will take place before the end of the year.
Minister Uraloğlu reminded that they decided to establish a joint working group between the two countries in the field of fisheries and shipbuilding and said, “We will send a delegation of relevant ministries from Turkey to Algeria under the chairmanship of a deputy minister and we will continue the work we have started.” said.
Pointing out that Turkey is on the middle corridor that starts from Beijing and extends to London, Uraloğlu noted that in addition to serious work on the middle corridor, they will also start working on the development road extending from the Fav port to the Habur and Ovaköy border gates.
Uraloğlu pointed out that there is currently a 6 thousand kilometer railway project in Algeria extending in the north-south and east-west directions, and stated that they also met with Algerian officials about increasing the number of Algerian ports.
Emphasizing the importance of Algeria’s position in Africa, Uraloğlu said, “For Turkey, this (Algeria) will be an important gateway to Africa, while for Algeria, Turkey will actually be an important gateway to Central Asia and the Turkish republics. Therefore, we need to further develop our maritime trade.” he said.
On the other hand, Algerian Minister of Public Works, Irrigation and Basic Facilities Rahruh reminded that they attended the Turkish-Algerian business people forum with Minister Uraloğlu yesterday and said that these meetings were very productive.
Rahruh stated that he and his counterpart Uraloğlu discussed the possibilities of taking the relations between the two countries to a higher level, and emphasized that economic relations will also carry political relations forward within the framework of historical ties.
Pointing out that Turkish companies are the largest foreign investors in Algeria, Rahruh said that Turkey’s investments in Algeria will increase further.
Reminding that very large projects are in the process of being implemented in Algeria, Rahruh noted that Turkish companies’ entry into the Algerian market will pave the way for them to enter the regional market.
Minister of Transport and Infrastructure Uraloğlu, who came to Algeria on Thursday, was sent off by Algerian Minister Rahruh and Turkey’s Ambassador to Algeria Muhammet Mücahit Küçükyılmaz after their 2-day visit.
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