Sellal Brende meetingMai2017ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received Tuesday in Algiers Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende, who is on a working visit to Algeria, the prime minister office said in a statement.

The audience was held in the presence of Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.

The two sides "examined the bilateral relations, which need to be strengthened," the statement said.

In the socio-economic field, the two officials "expressed satisfaction about the bilateral cooperation and its development prospects in a large number of fields."

Tackling regional and international issues of common interest, Prime Minister and his host "exchanged views on the development prospects," the statement added.

APS, 03/05/2017