APS : Tuesday, 06 October 2015
ALGIERS- A “progress” has been made recently concerning the situation in Mali, affirmed Tuesday in Algiers French President’s Advisor for Africa Helene le Gall, underlining Algeria’s “influence” in the region.
“We have broached African issues and we have noted that a progress has been made recently concerning the situation in Mali. We must continue in the same vein in the fields of security, development and political support,” Le Gal told the press at the end of her meeting with Minister for Maghreb, African Union and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.
“Algeria has a lot of influence on the countries of the region and it is important that Algeria and France influence the ongoing crises, as it is the case in Libya, so that a government is set up and a solution to the crisis is reached,” added Le Gal.
She underlined a “convergence of viewpoints” between the two countries on the situation in Tunisia, Libya as well as “the terrorist threat of the group Boko Haram.”
For his part, Messahel pointed out that this meeting is part of a series of “consultations” on the issues concerning the two countries, notably the situation in Mali “where France is a member of the mediation group and plays quite an important role in implementing Algiers’ agreements.”