English.news.cn | 2015-04-28
ALGIERS, April 27 (Xinhua) -- Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek
Sellal will on Tuesday kick off his three-day visit to China to
boost bilateral relations.
According to a statement from the prime minister's office,
Sellal will head a large delegation of government officials and
members of the country's business community.
The visit follows the 7th session of the Algerian-Chinese Joint
Cooperation Commission, held earlier this month in capital
According to the Chinese foreign ministry, Sellal will next week
become the first Algerian head of government to visit China since
the north African country won independence in 1962.
During the visit, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li
Keqiang are expected to meet with Sellal. The two sides will
exchange views on enhancing bilateral partnership as well as on
international and regional issues, Hong Lei, Chinese foreign
ministry spokesperson, told a daily news briefing.
Following Beijing, Sellal will also visit Shanghai.
Hong hailed Algeria's contribution in helping China resume its
legitimate seat at the United Nations in 1971.
China was a founding member of the United Nations. However,
after the founding of the People's Republic of China (PRC), its
seat was occupied by Taiwanese authorities backed by the United