Algeria, Saudi Arabia discuss OPEC, regional and international issues



Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud arrives to attend the G20 Foreign and Development Ministers’ meeting in Matera, Italy on June 29, 2021. REUTERS / Yara Nardi / File Photo

ALGIERS, Sept. 14 (Reuters) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud on Tuesday discussed coordination within OPEC as well as bilateral, regional and international issues , said the Algerian presidency and the Saudi minister.

Saudi Arabia “wishes to continue coordination and consultation on regional and international issues … and in particular joint Arab action,” said the Saudi minister after talks with Tebboune in Algiers.

They also spoke of “the coordination of positions concerning OPEC and the support and encouragement of trade between the two countries,” he said on Algerian state television.

The minister conveyed a message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and discussed with Tebboune ways to strengthen bilateral relations, the Algerian presidency said.

“The president underlined the rootedness and solidity of bilateral relations and seeks to strengthen them to serve the best interests of the two peoples,” he said in a statement.

Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Cynthia Osterman

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