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


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.