|Xi Jinping and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Exchange Congratulatory Messages to Celebrate the Successful Launch of the Communication Satellite Alcomsat-1|
On December 11, 2017, President Xi Jinping and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of Algeria exchanged congratulatory messages, congratulating on the successful launch of the communication satellite Alcomsat-1 in Xichang.
Xi Jinping pointed out in the congratulatory message that the project of the communication satellite Alcomsat-1 is an important manifestation of China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership, which starts a successful precedent in aerospace cooperation between China and Arab countries and will play an important role in promoting Algeria's economic development, improvement of its people's livelihood and social progress. 2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Algeria, and the Chinese side is willing to work with Algeria to strengthen exchanges and cooperation in various fields, and promote the in-depth development of bilateral comprehensive strategic partnership so as to benefit the two countries and the two peoples.
Abdelaziz Bouteflika expressed in the congratulatory message that the successful launch of the communication satellite Alcomsat-1 is a remarkable achievement in aerospace cooperation between Algeria and China, which reflects the profound traditional friendship between the two sides. Algeria is willing to work with China to jointly promote cooperation in various fields to achieve more results.