Chinese President Hu Jintao left Algiers for China on Wednesday after paying a successful state visit to the African country.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, when saying good-bye with his Chinese counterpart, considered Hu's visit a crucial milestone in deepening and developing the China-Algeria friendly cooperation.
He said Hu's successful visit to Algeria would further push forward the development of the bilateral relationship.
Hu said the bilateral friendly cooperation has a broad prospect, hoping that the two countries could continue to make joint efforts to promote the relationship in the new century with greater achievements.
The Chinese president, during his stay in Algeria, held talks with President Bouteflika, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahiapre and parliament leaders, exchanging views on bilateral relations and other issues of common concern. The two governments also signed five agreements on bilateral cooperation.
Hu kicked off his four-nation tour on Jan. 26 which also took him to France, Egypt and Gabon.
(Xinhua News Agency February 5, 2004)