Russian-Algerian relations had been relatively subdued before Moscow supplied $11 billion in military equipment to Algeria between and ,1. Algeria - Russia: Military and Energy Cooperation Actuelles de l'Ifri, The relation with the Mig 29 issue was not established and Algiers was. “Russian-Algerian relations are multidimensional. Technical military cooperation between the two countries has characterized their bilateral.
Recent Relations[ edit ] 3—6 Aprilan official visit to Moscow, President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflikagive a new quality to bilateral relations and has become a major milestone in the expansion of Russian-Algerian relations.
During the visit, the parties signed a declaration on strategic partnership between the two countries and an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in culture, science, education, sports, tourism and archives. September 24,in New York during the regular session of the UN General Assembly meeting of the heads of the two states.
Andrii was present as a guest at the summit of "Eight", in particular, on Sea Island in JulyGleneagles in July and Heiligendamm in Junewhich also held a brief meeting with Putin A. Medvedev spoke July 7, with A. Buteflikoy at the summit of the "Group of Eight" in Toyako.
March 10,an official visit of the Russian President in Algeria. Intergovernmental agreement on trade, economic and financial relations and the settlement of debts of the Algerian People's Democratic Republic to the Russian Federation on earlier loans, the Convention on the avoidance of double taxation and the Agreement on encouragement and reciprocal protection of investments.
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During the visit, agreements were signed between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Algerian People's Democratic Republic on Cooperation in the field of maritime transport, and five Memoranda: March 28—31, in Algiers, with a return visit visited the Russian parliamentarians led by the Chairman of the State Duma of the RF.
Octoberthe first in the history of bilateral relations between the working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia to Algeria. November 23, in Algeria during his working visit to the Maghreb countries visited Lavrov. Economic Relations[ edit ] Economic and trade cooperation was carried out between the two countries since the s.
The development of relations between Russia and Algeria had a great potential
Algeria needed assistance in creating a national industrial base and the development of industries such as energy, mining and metallurgy, engineering, water management, etc. In Junean agreement on the establishment of the Joint m ezhpravitelstvennoy Russian-Algerian commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation. Further, Gazprom and the Algerian state gas company, Sonatrach, signed a memorandum of understanding in August that has exacerbated European fears that Russia and Algeria two of the three principal EU gas suppliers will collude to raise the price of gas.
Yet, while the improvement in Russian-Algerian ties has been dramatic, there appear to be limits on the extent to which they can collaborate, especially in the natural-gas sphere, where their interests seem to be more competitive than cooperative.
Soviet-Algerian relations had been close during the s and s, when Moscow was the main arms supplier to Algeria. The two new leaders soon made an initial attempt to revive bilateral relations. Although the two sides disagreed on the size of the Algerian debt to Russia, the Algerian government at least recognized that it owed Moscow something.روسيا والجزائر تعاون يتعدى مخازن السلاح Russia and Algeria cooperation goes beyond arms stores
Bouteflika invited Putin to visit Algeria, and Putin promised that he would do so. Beginning inthough, the increase in high-level visits indicated that relations were picking up. High-level Algerians also visited Moscow.
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In addition, Putin and Bouteflika had several bilateral meetings while both were attending or observing multilateral conferences.
According to Vremya novostei, he was the first top-level Russian leader to visit Algeria since Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny who was largely a figurehead in Rossiyskaya gazeta claimed, "This is the biggest single contract in the field of military-technical cooperation in Russian post-Soviet history.
One Russian news report indicated that this would occur in April. Precisely what it entailed, though, was not clear; Interfax, for example, described its contents in very general terms: The memorandum envisions the possibility of exchanging assets in the exploration and extraction sphere, the creation of joint ventures, participation in tenders to explore and extract oil and gas, information exchanges about projects, including projects related to liquefied natural gas LNGthe optimization of gas supplies to the market, research activities, professional training and an increase in the qualification of employees at the two companies.
Russia currently provides two-thirds of these imports. Others are heavily dependent on Algeria. Italy in particular is dependent on both. Even if the organization's strenuous denials were not to be taken at face value, the nature of both the GECF and the gas market make influencing prices through the controlling of supply a difficult if not impossible-task under current market conditions and structures.
There is reason to believe, though, that they might not even try since they appear to recognize that they have differing interests. What this suggests is that Gazprom's motive for reaching an agreement with Sonatrach may not have been aimed at raising the price of natural gas but simply at preventing Sonatrach from undertaking actions that would serve to reduce either gas prices or Russian gas sales to Europe.
Further, Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller made it clear that an area in which he especially hoped for cooperation with Algeria was the construction of gas liquefaction facilities in Russia, something with which he saw Algeria as having "a good amount of experience.