Lavrov goes to Algeria to discuss energy issues and the situation in the region

Lavrov goes to Algeria to discuss energy issues and the situation in the region

MOSCOW, February 29. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov sent on Monday to Algeria where he will discuss energy issues and the situation in the middle East and North Africa. He will meet with President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Salalem, will hold talks with foreign Minister lamamra Ramtane the.

International agenda

The sides will discuss a mutually acceptable solution to long-standing regional conflicts, especially the Arab-Israeli and the Western Sahara problem in accordance with available decisions of the UN, principles of international law. Also on the agenda – issues of new challenges and threats, primarily terrorism and transnational organized crime, said the foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation.

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As stated on the eve of Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Algerian newspaper L Expression, effective to confront terrorism is possible only together, on a solid basis of international law with the Central coordinating role of the UN, without “double standards”. “Today, we must put aside ambitions and differences and with no linkages and no preconditions to unite for the defeat of ISIL (“Islamic state” is a terrorist organization banned in Russia) and other extremist groups that have defied human civilization,” – said Lavrov.

Russia, drew attention to the Smolensk square, is set to further coordination of the approaches of the two countries on key international issues, joint efforts aimed at strengthening the leading role of the UN and its Security Council in maintaining international peace and security, the adoption of a multipolar world order, and the resolution of regional conflicts by politico-diplomatic methods on the basis of the UN Charter and the rule of international law.

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Of particular importance in Moscow give the regular reconciliation of our estimates with the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and the Sahara-Sahel zone. “Living in the region the Nations can, and must, independently, without external interference, to determine their own future, solving internal problems through non-violent means within the legal framework through broad national dialogue, said the Russian foreign Ministry. – This fully applies to the task of expeditiously ending the conflict in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Mali, ending the violence, the suffering of the civilian population. Are satisfied that on this range of issues the approaches of Russia and Algeria are the same or very close.”

Bilateral issues

Russian-Algerian trade last year totaled nearly $2 billion, an increase of 2.2 times compared with 2014. In the course of negotiations will be discussed nodal aspects of bilateral relations, prospects of expansion of cooperation in the fields of energy, infrastructures, high technologies.

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“The overall goal is the effective use of the tool of the Mixed intergovernmental Commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation, the next session which is scheduled to take place in Algeria,” he said in depodesta.

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation among promising areas for development of business partnership took the field of agriculture. “Open up good opportunities to increase exports of Algerian agricultural products to Russia, including in the context of introduced our country is known for retaliatory steps against EU member States and Turkey”, – said the Russian Minister.


“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).


The Islamic state in Iraq and Syria

The territory under the control of militants, foreign mercenaries in the ranks of the terrorist group and the largest terrorist attacks of the IG – infographic