Chadian President Idriss Debi Itno, pleaded Saturday in Algiers for the strengthening of economic cooperation between Algeria and Chad to move forward together on the path of development for the mutual benefit of both peoples and the entire African continent.
"Economic cooperation between Chad and Algeria is historic. We must further strengthen to move on the path of development that will ensure the interests of the two peoples which are united by old ties of friendship and brotherhood," Itno said at the opening of the Chadian-Algerian economic forum.
The Chadian president, who welcomed the "major history" of Algeria and its role played over the years in all the African struggles, hailed the "great interest" shown by Algeria, through its businesspersons and investors, towards the development of cooperation and win-win partnership between the two countries in various sectors.
He added that "Algeria, thanks to known its economic growth, continue to play an important role in the development of the African continent," emphasizing the need to create the conditions for this development whose cornerstone represents "the commitment of all African countries to developing intra-African trade."
Besides, Chadian president noted that the "economic health of Algeria is considered as the best in Africa" and the Algerian model of economic development "should inspire other African countries," stressing the importance of investment opportunities offered to Algerian businessmen in Chad.
In addition, Itno thanked President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for the invitation to pay a three-day official visit to Algeria, stressing that "Algeria is a brother country."