Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

01/24/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2019 12:45

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks at talks with Prime Minister of Algeria Ahmed Ouyahia, Algiers, January 24, 2019

First of all, I would like to convey the best regards from President of Russia Vladimir Putin, who has asked me to confirm his deep respect for President of Algeria Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev also sends his regards. He has warm memories of his visit to Algeria over a year ago, when you urged him to look for new spheres of practical interaction between our countries. I believe that today we have mapped out ways towards this goal at the talks with my friend and colleague, Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.