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Remarks With Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci Before Their Meeting


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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
Treaty Room
Washington, DC
May 3, 2011

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SECRETARY CLINTON: Minister Medelci is here on behalf of a very important relationship that the United States has with Algeria. We are very grateful for the excellent cooperation that we receive on counterterrorism and security issues, as well as a growing list of bilateral matters that are of significance.

Welcome.

FOREIGN MINISTER MEDELCI: (Via interpreter) Madam Secretary, I’m very happy to be here with you today to talk about the excellent relations between our two countries. And I can confirm what you said – relations are excellent – and not only that, but they are going to be developing even more, so our cooperation will strengthen in terms of counterterrorism, but also issues of development for our country, for Algeria. And I’m very happy, again, to be able to meet with you today and your team to look at all these conditions, the conditions that we are going to set up so that we can strengthen the relationship even more.

Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you, Minister.

FOREIGN MINISTER MEDELCI: Thank you.

SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all very much.



PRN: 2011/682



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