APS : Tuesday, 30 January 2018
AGIERS- The third session of the Algerian-Russian bilateral strategic dialogue on political and security issues was held Tuesday, in Algiers,
under the co-chairmanship of the minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolaï Patrushev said the ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.
This meeting, which is part of the regular dialogue exchanges between the two countries, allowed a “deep” exchange of views on “the crisis and conflict situations in Libya, Mali, and the Sahel, in Western Sahara, Syria and Iraq,” said the source.
It was also an opportunity to broach the issues relating to the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, global strategies of de-radicalization, as well as the fight against organized transnational crime, said the source.
The two sides hailed the “quality” of bilateral relations marked by a “regular and permanent exchange on issues of common interest” and a “renewed willingness” to further promote these relations and “strengthen the strategic partnership” they have in various fields, said the ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The two sides also underlined their attachment to the need to work for the promotion of “political solutions” to crises through “dialogue and reconciliation, in the respect of the principles of the United Nations Charter.”
As for the fight against terrorism, it was agreed upon to “strengthen” bilateral dialogue and coordination at the international level in order to face this threat, particularly the one relating to the return of foreign terrorist fighters.
Patrushev started is on a two-day visit to Algeria, leading a large delegation made up of senior officials representing various Russian institutions. Mikail Bogdanov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister partook in this session.