Algeria: Sellal Receives Chairman of Chinese Council for Promoting South-South Cooperation

Sellal Receives Chairman of Chinese Council for Promoting South South CooperationAlgiers — Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Saturday in Algiers, Chairman of China's Council for Promoting South-South Cooperation Lv Xinhua, who is on a visit to Algeria, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement.

"The discussions allowed examining economic cooperation between the two countries as well as the prospects for their development, mainly in the sectors of industry and public works," said the statement.

"While hailing the quality of these relations, the two sides underlined the need to diversify economic cooperation and to further encourage Chinese economic operators to forge partnership in the production of goods and services," added the statement.


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Funded by the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA), the project focuses on the changing dynamics and implications of South- South cooperation, in the context of South Africa's avowed commitment to this cause in its international relations. The need to understand the complexities of South-South dynamics and their implications for foreign policy is particularly urgent for South Africa, which, while working to advance South-South multilateralism, must also contend with the corresponding need to remain true to other universal values underpinning its foreign policy as well as guarantee the specific interests of its immediate environment, that is, the African continent.

Key Themes

In recent times, South-South cooperation has received renewed attention, inspired mainly by the emergence of new southern clubs such as IBSA, BRICS and CELAC. This trend reflects a growing push by developing countries to respond to current global challenges in a coherent and concerted manner.


Aims and Objectives of The Project

The aim of the project is therefore to contribute, through critical research and dialogue, towards a nuanced understanding of contemporary South-South cooperation. In particular, it seeks to appreciate the basis on which countries in the South cooperate or compete with one another, and the implication of these dynamics for South Africa's policy.


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