Yang Jiechi, one of China’s top foreign policy officials and also a member of the politburo, spent last weekend in Algiers where he held talks with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum.
Yang’s visit comes just two weeks after U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper toured Algiers. The quick succession seems to indicate newfound strategic interest from both superpowers in the North African country.
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