Algerian leader Abdelmadjid Tebboune began a two-day state visit to Portugal on Tuesday (May 23). He will meet with Algerian residents, join a business forum and talk with the Portuguese Prime minister among other activities during his stay.

He is accompanied by the Algerian ministers of Industry, Commerce and Start ups and SMEs.

Portugal’s Finance minister said last week that his country wanted to increase its investments in Algeria by five times.

Tebboune and his counterpart president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa will also discuss bilateral issues and regional and international developments.

Tebboune’s visit comes after a high-level Portuguese-Moroccan ministerial summit.

Morocco has made diplomatic progress in recent years as Portugal and Spain changed their historical positions to support Rabbat’s plan for Western Sahara.

Algeria still backs an alternative solution proposed by the Polisario Front.

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