A special envoy of Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika, Mr Abdelkader Messahele delivered a special message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare this evening.

Briefing journalists soon after the meeting, Mr Messahele said Algeria and Zimbabwe are longtime allies and they worked closely during the liberation struggle for Zimbabwe.

In independent Zimbabwe, the two countries share similar views on many international and regional issues and have bilateral cooperation in the area of education.

Many Zimbabwean students are being hosted by Algeria.

A joint commission meeting to explore more areas of enhancing bilateral ties is also on the cards between the Algeria and Zimbabwe.

The special envoy said the two also compared notes on the just ended AU summit in Mauritania.