Algeria is exploring new ways to increase cooperation with Zimbabwe through the economic sphere to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.

In the past Algeria has been extending political and social support by supporting the country’s quest for freedom and by extending scholarships to Zimbabwean students in Algeria.

The two countries have maintained high level contacts at all times with President Emmerson Mnangagwa visiting Algeria early this year on his way to Davos, Switzerland and a special envoy from Algerian leader Abdel Aziz Bouteflika has also visited Zimbabwe twice.

These sentiments were expressed by Algerian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Narcedin Sai during celebrations to mark Algeria’s revolution which brought independence to the North African country.

A representative from Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Mrs Pavelyn Musaka hailed the excellent relations between Zimbabwe and Algeria and the progress that the North African country has made in the social sector where most social services including education and health are free of charge thereby providing good life for its citizens.

She said the 4th Zimbabwe-Algeria joint session is due to meet soon to further strengthen bilateral ties.

The celebrations were attended by several diplomats accredited to Harare and Zimbabwe government officials.