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Yang Xiong Meets Prime Minister of Algeria and His Delegation
    On April 30, Shanghai Mayor Yang Xiong met with Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and the delegation he led, expressing warm welcome to the distinguished guests from Algeria on behalf of the Shanghai Municipal Government and the people of Shanghai.
    Mayor Yang Xiong said that China and Algeria have profound traditional friendship and the leaders of the two countries have frequently exchanged visits. The comprehensive strategic partnership forged between China and Algeria last year has injected new life into the friendly ties between the two countries. Shanghai wishes to play a larger part in China-Algeria friendly cooperation. In recent years, Shanghai has accelerated the pace of turning itself into an international economic, financial, trade and shipping center. There lies great potential for economic and trade cooperation with Algeria, and Shanghai would like to share with the Algerian side its experience in urban construction and management and port development and encourage enterprises to go to Algeria to invest and participate in the construction there. He looked forward to increasing friendly exchange and cooperation with Algeria in the cultural & art and other areas and enhancing mutual understanding and friendship between the peoples.
    Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal noted that Algeria-China friendship has a long history and the amicable relations between the two countries are developing steadily. Shanghai has scored admirable monumental achievements, and Algeria wishes to learn from Shanghai’s experience in development and strengthen port cooperation and economic, trade and cultural exchange with Shanghai. He welcomed Shanghai enterprises to participate in Algerian economic development and together with his country achieve win-win cooperation and development.