Algeria - Meeting between Mr. Fabius and his Algerian counterpart, Mr. Lamamra (Paris, April 7)

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Foreign minister Laurent Fabius welcomed his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, this morning. They reviewed bilateral issues ahead of their follow-up visit to the French-Algerian Joint Economic Committee in Annaba on May 12.

They also continued our dialogue on the political and security challenges in the Sahel-Sahara region. Mr. Fabius reiterated France’s full support for the mediation effort Algeria is conducting in Mali to get all parties to swiftly sign the peace agreement initialed on March 1 in Algiers.

Our two countries also share great concern over the deteriorating situation in Libya and continue to discuss ways to support the mediation effort by Bernardino Leon, the UN secretary-general’s special representative, aimed at the swift formation of a national unity government.

Mr. Fabius and Mr. Lamamra also worked to strengthen cooperation between our two countries on the preparation of this December’s Paris Climate Conference.