MOSCOW, November 4. Russia and Algeria have a similar vision of the dangers posed by “Islamic State” (IG – banned in the Russian Federation terrorist group). This was stated to journalists following the meeting with the Chairman of the National people’s Assembly of Algeria, Mohamed Ould Larbi Haliti state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, who is on an official visit at the head of the delegation of the lower house of the Russian Parliament in the people’s Democratic Republic.
“It is better to ask the Algerian side. But the General understanding we have,” said Naryshkin, answering the question of journalists, Algiers, in his opinion, to support the efforts of a number of countries to combat ISIS.
Earlier at a meeting with his Algerian colleague speaker of the state Duma emphasized that Russia highly appreciates “the fact that Algerian foreign policy is based on respect for the sovereignty of other States, based on the principles of building a just multi-polar world”.
According to Naryshkin, “Algeria, like Russia protects international law and strictly adheres to the principles of international law and the primacy of the United Nations and the Security Council of the UN in international Affairs”.
The speaker also noted that on most international issues Russia and Algeria have either the same or a similar position. “We see that in this great, but, unfortunately, the troubled region of North Africa and the Middle East, Algeria is one of the few Islands of calm and stability”, – said Sergey Naryshkin.
Khalifa, in turn, noted that Russia and Algeria are bound by historical relations. “Between Algiers and Moscow established a strategic partnership, and this reflects the close interaction at the level of heads of state. Must say that the first agreement on strategic partnership with Russia, the Arab countries signed the Algiers”, – reminded the head of the lower house of the Algerian Parliament.
Earlier, the speaker of the state Duma and the head of the Algerian national Assembly laid flowers to the monument to the fallen in the struggle for independence “Maqam al-Shahid”.
Russia and Algeria are interested in expanding Interparliamentary cooperation
Russia and Algeria noted the high interest in expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation, Naryshkin said after the meeting with Chairman of the National people’s Assembly (the lower house of Parliament) of Algeria by Mohamed Ould Larbi Haliti.
“At the meeting we noted a high interest in expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation between the parliaments of our two countries, given the fact that cooperation at the international level is developing quite positively,” Naryshkin said to journalists.
Goswami the speaker noted that Russia appreciates the value of this cooperation in the economic, political and humanitarian spheres.
Naryshkin was invited to visit Moscow the head of the National people’s Assembly of Algeria
State Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin has invited the Chairman of the National people’s Assembly of Algeria, Mohamed Ould Larbi Halifa to visit Moscow.
“I would like to invite my distinguished colleague, the Chairman of the National people’s Assembly of Algeria to visit Moscow. We’ll really have to wait,” Naryshkin said after a meeting with his Algerian counterpart.
On the situation in the middle East
The situation in the middle East was complicated by the intervention of the USA and other countries in the internal Affairs of some countries in the region, said the speaker of the state Duma.
Russian speaker indicated that during the meeting with his Algerian counterpart, they discussed the difficult situation prevailing in the regions of North Africa and the Middle East – “a situation that was primarily caused by interference in the internal Affairs of some countries (such as Iraq, Syria, Libya) third players, primarily the United States and the European Union”.
“This has led to sad consequences, to chaos, to chaos, to the emergence of complex socio-political conflicts in these countries and, of course, unfortunately, dozens or even hundreds of human lives”, – Naryshkin said.
He also stressed that “Russia and Algeria have common understanding of the causes of these crises and strictly insist on upholding the principles of non-interference in the internal Affairs of other countries”.
The visit to Algeria
The delegation of Russian parliamentarians headed Naryshkin is on an official visit in Algeria. The speaker of the state Duma is scheduled to meet with the leadership of the Republic, during which it is planned to discuss prospects of cooperation in various fields, as well as topical issues of regional security with an emphasis on cooperation in combating international terrorism.
The Chairman of the state Duma on the trip accompanied by representatives of the parliamentary opposition, including the Vice – the speaker from “Fair Russia”, member of the Committee on international Affairs Nikolai Levichev, first Deputy head of the faction “Fair Russia” Mikhail Emelyanov, member of the Committee on CIS Affairs Vasily Likhachev (Communist party), first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on international Affairs Leonid Kalashnikov (Communist party), first Deputy Chairman of the Committee on information policy, information technologies and communications Vadim Dengin (LDPR).