19 March 201912:52

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Ramtane Lamamra, Moscow, March 19, 2019


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Mr Lamamra,

Dear friend,

We are delighted to see you in Moscow again, in your new capacity as not only the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria, but also, Deputy Prime Minister.

We are interested in continuing our trustful dialogue in line with the principles stipulated in the Strategic Partnership Declaration between our countries. Based on this Declaration, we are intensively developing relations in all areas: trade, economic, investment, humanitarian and military technical cooperation.

We are closely coordinating our actions on various foreign policy issues, including at the UN and at other multilateral platforms.

We are concerned about the developments in your country. We can see attempts to shatter the balance and are strongly opposed to any intervention in these processes. We are confident that the Algerian people, the Algerian leadership will resolve all the problems that arise on the basis of the Constitution of Algeria.

We have an extensive bilateral, regional and international agenda, so I am looking forward to very productive negotiations.

Again, welcome.

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