(Ecofin Agency) - Yang Jiechi (pictured), a member of the political bureau and also director of the office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), paid an official visit to Algeria from October 10 to 11, 2020. This was part of "the exchange of visits between officials of the two countries to strengthen and promote ties of friendship and cooperation between Algeria and the People's Republic of China," according to Algeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Yang Jiechi - who was received in audience by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum - assessed with them the cooperation relations between the two countries in various fields, including information and communication technologies. They also discussed the possibilities of promoting and developing their relations.
During the trip to Algeria, which was attended by Wang Xiaotao, President of the Chinese International Cooperation Agency for Development (CIDCA), the partners signed an economic and technical cooperation agreement for a grant of 100 million yuan ($14.8 million). The money will be used to finance cooperation projects between the two countries.
The cooperation between Algeria and China has been promoted to the rank of global strategic partnership in 2014. It is also thanks to this collaboration that China helped Algeria to build and launch in December 2017 its first telecommunications satellite. The equipment was launched into space by a Chinese Long March-3 rocket from the launch center in Xichang, Sichuan province.