Algeria, United States discuss situation in Tunisia and Libya, as well as regional and international issues
Denys Bédarride
Monday 16 August 2021 Last update on Monday, August 16, 2021 At 10:56 AM

This is what emerges from a phone call received by Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, from his American counterpart Antony Blinken.

Lamamra said in a tweet posted to his official account that he “received a phone call today from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken”. The Algerian foreign minister stressed “having discussed with Blinken the prospects for developing bilateral relations between Algeria and the United States”. And Lamamra added, “We have also looked in depth at a number of regional and international challenges.

” The Washington embassy in Algeria said in a statement posted on its Facebook page that Blinken “discussed with Lamamra a number of regional issues, including the latest developments in Tunisia, Libya and the Sahel”. The statement stressed that Lamamra and Blinken “agreed on the need for Libya to regain its sovereignty, stability and unity, without foreign interference”.

The head of the American diplomacy renewed the commitment of his country to help Algeria to fight against the pandemic of the covid-19, through a donation of vaccines, a direct emergency aid of more than 4 million dollars as well as the delivery of a field hospital ”.

The Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs had made an African tour a few days ago which had taken him to Tunisia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt, to end it again with a visit to Tunisia, where he had transmitted a message oral speech by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed to his Tunisian counterpart, Kaïs Saïed. The Algerian President had made a telephone interview at the beginning of August with Kaïs Saïed, who assured him on this occasion that

“Tunisia is on the right track to consolidate democracy and pluralism and that important decisions will be taken soon”. Tunisia has been in the throes of a serious political crisis since Saïed decided on July 25 to dismiss Head of Government Hichem Mechichi, and to freeze the powers of Parliament for a period of 30 days, as part of justified exceptional measures by the deterioration of the economic situation and the inability of the Executive to manage the pandemic crisis.

Some political parties, including the Ennahdha movement, saw the said measures as a “coup against the Constitution”, while others were in favor, considering that it was a “rectification of the revolutionary process. «

Source Anadolu Agency

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