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Algerian Foreign Minister visits Russia to discuss several issues, including Libya

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

ALGIERS – Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Bogadom will visit Russia today at the invitation of his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov.

The visit is part of the continuation of discussions on ways to strengthen bilateral relations, following the continuous high-level contacts between the two countries, especially the recent phone call between Algerian President Abdel Majid Tebboune and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in addition to reviewing the prospects for expanding the bilateral partnership, in order to achieve the goals of the strategic partnership that connects the two countries.

This visit is expected to be an opportunity to discuss various regional and international issues of common concern, especially the situation in the region, especially Libya, Mali and Syria, as well as ways to promote peace and international security through constructive political approaches in accordance with international legitimacy and in light of respecting the will and sovereignty of the peoples concerned.

Lavrov discussed on Tuesday with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry the Libyan crisis and the situation in the region.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement: “During the talks, the two ministers discussed the situation in the MENA region with a focus on the crisis in Libya.”

The two sides stressed that there is no alternative to resolving the situation in Libya except through negotiations with the participation of all Libyan parties in line with the decisions of the Berlin Conference stipulated in UN Security Council Resolution 2510.

The talks between Lavrov and Shukry came one day after the Egyptian parliament announced Monday the mandate of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to send the armed forces abroad to protect national security on the background of the situation in Libya.

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