Congo president receives Lamamra

APS - 12 September 2021

BRAZZAVILLE-President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguessou on Saturday received Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, Special Envoy of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said the ministry in a communiqué.

Lamamra, who made a two-day working visit to the Republic of Congo, "was received at length by Denis Sassou Nguessou, President of the Republic of Congo, to whom he conveyed a cordial message of friendship from his brother the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune," said the source.

"The talks focused on the two heads of state's determination to give a new impetus to the bilateral ties of brotherhood, cooperation and solidarity, and to their common willingness to work under their pan-Africanist commitment to just causes and the unity of the continent," said the Foreign Ministry.

The audience was an opportunity to discuss the situation prevailing in Libya. The FM informed President Sassou Nguessou, who chairs the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, of the key decisions of the ministerial meeting of Libya's neighboring countries held recently in Algiers and the prospects for joint action by the two countries to ensure the success of the national reconciliation process.

The issues of peace and security in Africa were also discussed, in particular the situation prevailing in the Sahel-Sahara region.

"In this regard, Lamamra informed President Sassou Nguessou of the proposals made by Algeria to the current Chairman of the African Union under its mandate as Coordinator of the African Union on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism in Africa," said the source.

For his part, "President Sassou Nguessou welcomed the quality of historical bilateral relations rooted in the common struggle of the two brotherly peoples for decolonization and development of the continent."

He tasked FM Lamamra with expressing to his brother President Abdelmadjid Tebboune the full support of the Republic of Congo to the efforts made by Algeria to promote peace, reconciliation and stability in Africa in general and in the Sahel-Sahara region in particular," said the source.

Congo's president also commended the constant commitment of Algeria to the preservation of the partnership between Africa and the Arab world.

During his visit to Brazzaville, the FM also held a working session with his Congolese counterpart Jean-Claude Gakosso, which was extended to all senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Congolese abroad.

Both countries' FMs discussed bilateral relations and the prospects for their consolidation.

They also consulted on the main current regional and international issues in anticipation of upcoming events, including the work of the United Nations General Assembly and the Executive Council of the African Union.