The meeting allowed a "comprehensive assessment" of the different fields of cooperation between the two countries.
"This meeting of COMEFA is satisfactory for more than one reason. It has allowed interesting discussions and clear guidelines to deepen further the economic partnership between the two countries," the minister said at the end of the 4th session of COMEFA, he co-chaired with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian.
The discussions helped to "have a projection for the next meetings…," added Messahel.
The next meeting of the Algerian-French High-level Inter-governmental Committee will be held next December in Paris, under the chairmanship of the two prime ministers.
French President Emmanuel Macron is expected to visit Algeria.
Meanwhile, Messahel said the businessmen in both countries are asked to identify "new opportunities" for partnership, especially since there is "a lot of potential (cooperation) which is not yet exploited.”
In this regard, he stressed that the signing of three cooperation agreements reflects the desire of both countries to strengthen and develop the partnership to which both parties want to give a "privileged character, based on a certain number of concrete actions.”
As for him, Le Drian described as "very positive" the works of the 4th COMEFA, noting that economic cooperation between Algeria and France has achieved "significant progress."
He underlined youth role in strengthening this cooperation, adding that the young people of both countries constitute the "strength" of this relationship and the "witness of a willingness to act together for the future."