Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Lavrov in Algiers to thank "the Algerian brothers for their position on the Russian operation in Donbass"

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The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, revealed today, Tuesday, that during his visit to Algeria, he discussed the development of military-technical cooperation, expressing his appreciation for the position of the Algerian brothers towards the Russian military operation in Donbass.

Lavrov said that "a meeting of the joint intergovernmental committee of Russia and Algeria on economic cooperation is scheduled in Algeria within the next few months," stressing that "Russia is with Algeria in the interest of the principle of state sovereignty, a principle that is ignored by the United States and its allies."

Lavrov announced that Russian President Vladimir Putin "hopes to hold a personal meeting with the Algerian president," and invites him to visit Russia.

Lavrov noted that Russia considers the position of the head of European diplomacy, Josep Borrell, regarding freezing Russian assets, as "theft," stressing that "the European Union no longer has an independent foreign policy, and is completely in solidarity with the policy of the United States."

Lavrov stressed that "Russia will work diligently to prevent the establishment of a unipolar world and the destruction of the foundations of the United Nations." He also valued the "unified Arab position within the framework of the Arab League," stressing that it was "balanced and objective towards developments in Ukraine."

As for the economic aspect, Lavrov said, "There is $3 billion in the volume of exchange (with Algeria), and we have broader prospects than that, especially with great interest from Russian companies (in this regard)," noting that he discussed with the Algerians international files and issues It relates to coordination in international forums, the framework of "OPEC Plus" and the gas-exporting countries.

"We are ready to offer more scholarships to Algerian students," he added.

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Algeria, where he was received by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra. Lavrov announced that "Russia and Algeria intend to sign an agreement that reflects the new quality of bilateral relations between the two countries."

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