India’s partnership with Algeria of high importance: Mukherjee

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday greeted the people of Algeria on their National Day and said the two countries share a partnership of “high importance”.

In a message to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Mukherjee said: “It gives me great pleasure to convey to Your Excellency and to the people of Algeria warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of your National Day.”

He said India attaches high importance to its partnership with Algeria.

“The political, economic and commercial interaction between Algeria and India has grown satisfactorily. India and Algeria share similar goals of sustainable development and inclusive economic growth for our peoples,” he said.

“I note with satisfaction that many Indian companies are investing in Algeria and other important steps are being taken to enhance our mutually beneficial cooperation,” he added.

Algeria, a North African country, celebrates its National day on November 1.

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