APS : Wednesday, 13 April 2016
ALGIERS- Algeria is committed to developing a “responsible and fruitful” dialogue with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),
said Wednesday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
This position was expressed during the audience granted by the Secretary General of the Foreign Ministry, Hassan Rabehi, to the delegation of NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA), which is on a visit to Algeria from 12 to 14 April, at the invitation of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament, said the statement.
During the audience, Rabehi expressed Algeria’s commitment to developing “responsible and fruitful” dialogue with the organization, especially on regional issues relating to the security and stability of the region, which is facing many challenges that require greater consultation and synergy as part of a comprehensive, inclusive and cooperative approach.
He also underlined the “qualitative development” of bilateral cooperation under NATO’s Mediterranean dialogue.
Rabehi said that since it joined the NATO PA’s Defence and Security Committee (DSC) in Mai 2005, he noted with satisfaction the strengthening of the parliamentary dialogue, which contributes to the promotion of the ideals of peace and security in the Euro-Mediterranean space.
He also emphasized Algeria’s effective contribution to the security and stability in the region, citing the successful international mediation in Mali, and the support, as a neighbouring country, of the UN efforts for the resolution of the crisis in Libya and the fight against international terrorism.
NATO PA has associated to its parliamentary works partner countries, including Algeria, since the launch of the Mediterranean dialogue in 1994.
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