Algeria, Egypt determined to make next Arab summit successful

APS - 17 January 2022

ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri agreed on "the importance of raising the pace of coordination between the two countries' delegations within the African Union to support peaceful solutions to crises, stressing their determination to work together to make the next Arab Summit in Algeria successful.

On a working visit to Egypt in his capacity as the personal envoy of President of the Republic, Lamamra held a working session with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri, during which talks focused on "fraternal relations and cooperation between the two countries and brotherly peoples, as well as the development of the situation on the Arab and African scene," said Sunday the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

As part of developments in terms of security and political situation on the continental scene, the two parties stressed "the importance of raising the pace of cooperation between the two countries' delegations in order to support peaceful solutions to crises in accordance with an approach enshrining the principle of African solutions, far from any diktat that would undermine the sovereignty of countries and worsen the current challenges.

Lamamra addressed "the tireless efforts of Algeria at the level of the African Peace and Security Council to enable the Republic of Mali and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to overcome the current crisis and preserve the peace and reconciliation process led by Algeria in this brotherly country.

The two ministers further discussed "the various areas and mechanisms of bilateral cooperation set up by the two countries' presidents."

After expressing their readiness "to work together to make the Arab Summit in Algeria successful," the two heads of diplomacy discussed the latest developments in Libya in order to end foreign interference in this brotherly country."

The two ministers agreed to "continue coordination on all issues of common interest at both bilateral and multilateral level, to achieve the commitment of the leadership of both countries to the development of bilateral cooperation and their dual Arab-African role," the same source concluded.