EU-Algeria Association Council:
- extracts from the press conference
Lieu: Luxembourg (town), Luxembourg - Council
End production: 20/06/2011 First transmission: 20/06/2011
Today was the 6th meeting of the EU-Algeria Associtation Council.
The EU-Algeria Association Agreement was signed in 2002 and entered into force on 1 September 2005. It replaces the 1976 Co-operation Agreements.
It intends to help strengthen existing ties between the Community and Algeria by establishing relations based on reciprocity and partnership.
The aim of this meeting was to evaluate the state of theis bilateral cooperation and its perspectives.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Soundbite in English: Janos MARTONYI, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary,: "The EU has always been a strong advocate of regional cooperation and integration and we are therefore convinced that joined efforts to what reinforce neighbourly relations can play a decisive role for the stability and prosperity of the whole region. Above all these topics, the views of Algeria are more than ever important and relevant for the European Union".
||Soundbite in English Stefan Füle, Member of the EC in charge of Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Czech Republic: " All the changes that’s have happened since the 5th Association Council are transforming our relations but also the European Union itself in its attempt to be truthful and accompanying partner and building deep democracy and inclusive social economic development always respecting Algerian views".
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||Soundbite in French: Mourad MEDELCI, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Algeria: "The neighbor policy as we understood from presentation here held by Commissioner Füle in Alger and in the joint meeting here have shown us clearly that in the new vision of European Neighbor Policy there will be room for more pragmatism and, above all, the possibility of developing cooperation which is not one size fits all but which takes more into account the particular situation of each of our countries, a sort of tailor made suit mentioned by Commissioner Füle; we like that and we are opened to that and we look forward looking at this very closely".