According to the Algerian Defense Ministry, during the Russian Security Council Secretary’s visit to Algiers on Monday, Algeria and Russia considered enhancing their military cooperation.

According to a statement from the ministry, the Russian official met with Said Chanegriha, the chief of staff of the Algerian army, to talk “the state of military cooperation between the two countries and methods to strengthen it.” They were accompanied by a sizable delegation.

This visit “represents, for us, the expression of the firm and frank willingness that animates the two countries to further strengthen the strategic and historic partnership that characterizes their bilateral relations, particularly in the field of military cooperation,” Chanegriha said.

According to footage shown on state television, the Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune also welcomed the Secretary of the Russian Security Council during this tour.

The biggest nation in Africa by area, Algeria, receives a significant amount of its weapons from Moscow.

In May, Mr. Tebboune is scheduled to travel to Russia on an official visit.

Moscow and Algiers have enjoyed privileged ties for a long time.

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