Lavrov landed in Algiers “friendship tree”

Lavrov landed in Algiers “friendship tree”

ALGERIA, on 29 February. The foreign Ministers of Russia and Sergey Lavrov Algerian Ramtane Lamamra and planted before the beginning of bilateral negotiations “tree of friendship”.

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Lavrov is on a visit to Algeria to discuss energy issues and the situation in the middle East and North Africa.

Moscow and Algiers believe that crises should be resolved on the basis of international law

Russia and Algeria agree on the need to resolve crises on the basis of international law, Lavrov said following the meeting.

Lavrov said that the main task now is the implementation of agreements aimed at promoting implementation of the Declaration on strategic partnership from 2001 between the two countries. “We have a General opinion about the existence of excellent prospects to increase the work of the intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic cooperation in the field of MTC, he said. – We paid special attention to creating the most favorable external conditions to build partnerships, given the increased threats in the region.”

“We agree that in respect of any crises you need to follow strictly the principles of international law, to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, right of peoples to determine their own fate, – continued the head of the Russian foreign Ministry. Grateful to Algeria for its firm support of efforts within the Group support Syria. Approved in the UN security Council, they are aimed at easing the humanitarian situation through a cessation of violence, adherence to cessation of hostilities and the launch of an inclusive dialogue involving all Syrians”.

In Moscow, Lavrov said, appreciate the efforts of Algeria in the settlement of crises in Mali and Libya, “our approaches in solving these problems coincide.”

About the energy market

The energy market is influenced by a number of factors that must be considered, also said Lavrov.

“The ministries of energy, the dialogue between members and non-OPEC oil producers. They speak professionally, and I will not intrude into the sphere of their competence”, – he told journalists in Algiers, answering the question about prospects of introduction of quotas on extraction of energy carriers.

Lavrov added that “the situation on energy markets affects a very large number of factors that should certainly be taken into account in practical activities of those responsible for energy policy as countries within OPEC, and countries that are in OPEC are not included”.

“As a political principle is important, as in any other case, to reflect the balance of interests, in this case, exporters and importers,” – said the Minister.

“As for gas, we cooperate closely with Algeria and other countries that participate in the Forum of gas exporting countries”, he concluded.