Monday، 30 October 2017 - 12:00 AM
Egypt and Algeria have a strong political relations dating back to their common struggle for independence from colonialism. In 1954, Egypt supported Algeria in its great revolution against French colonialism.
In 1956, Egypt was subjected to a tripartite aggression, French-Israeli-British, because of its pro-revolutionary stance.
In October 1973 war, Algeria was the second country in terms of support. It participated on the Egyptian front with its 8th mechanized infantry corps with the participation of 2115 Algerian soldiers, 812 Non-commissioned officers and 192 officers.
The strong bilateral relationship between Egypt and Algeria formed a solid foundation on which the Arab League relied on building a strategic relationship between Arabs and Africans. This relationship appeared very promising in the years following the October 1973 war and began to develop positively until the first Arab-African conference in 1977.
Egyptian-Algerian political relations have been improved in the wake of the June 30 Revolution and the election of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, who chose Algeria to be the first destination after his election.
Egypt and Algeria see eye to eye on matters such as the Palestinian issue, Iraq, Sudan and Lebanon. The two countries also have identical views on the issue of reforming the United Nations system and expanding the membership of the Security Council.
The two countries also give a great importance to combating terrorist groups as well as the joint coordination at the Arab or African level.
The points of view of the two countries concerning the crucial issues meet especially in the issues related to the reform of the United Nations and expansion of the membership in the Security Council, in conformity with the Harari summit 1997 resolution concerning the representation of the African continent as a member of the Security Council ensuring the participation of all cultures and civilizations at the international level.
The two countries have cooperated in solving the Libyan crisis as the risks, challenges and threats facing Egypt and Algeria from the current events in Libya threaten the national security of both countries. In January 2017, the foreign ministers of the two countries Sameh Shoukry and Ramtan Lamamra confirmed the identical points of view on the Libyan file, which stresses the need to resolve the Libyan crisis through the implementation of the political agreement signed in Skhirat, Morocco, in August 2015.