Algeria, Russia have "good prospects" for economic and commercial cooperation


ALGIERS, Feb 29 (AE&B)— Algeria and Russia have "good prospects" for the economic and commercial cooperation, said Monday in Algiers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov,APS reported.  "We have already noticed that we have good prospects for our economic and commercial cooperation, and we have to intensify the works of the inter-governmental committee on the economic and commercial cooperation," Lavrov said at the end of his meeting with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.                                                                                                                                                   Recalling that the two countries already have a bilateral committee on military and technical cooperation, Lavrov indicated that recently, Algerian operators explored in Moscow the possibilities of cooperation between the Russian and Algerian companies.                                                                                     For the Russian Foreign Minister, his visit chiefly aimed at "coming to an agreement on all the concrete measures allowing the implementation of the Declaration of Strategic Partnership, signed in 2001 between Russia and Algeria, on the occasion of the visit of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika".                 "Today, we give particular attention to the implementation of our strategic partnership, notably the creation of favorable conditions for our strategic partnership, given the problems which exist in the Middle East regions," he underlined.                                                                                                         Lavrov said he "very much appreciates” the efforts spent by Algeria to for the settlement of the crises in Libya and Mali and generally in the region of Sahel, affirming that "our analyses and our  approaches in the settlement of those crises are close and similar."                                                                   In this regard, Lavrov said the two countries agree so that the resolution of any crisis relies on "the international law and the UN Charter," but also "the respect of the sovereignty and the territorial integrity of States and avoid any influence on their internal policy."


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