The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra held, today, Saturday here in Algiers, working sessions with a number of his Arab counterparts, as part of coordination with the delegations of these countries for the success of the ministerial preparatory meeting of the Council of the Arab League at the level of the 31st session of the Arab Summit.
The meetings between Amamra and the guests of Algeria took place at the International Conference Center “Abdelatif Rahal”, prior to the start of the proceedings of the preparatory meeting of foreign ministers for the Council of the Arab League at the summit level scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
In a statement made to the press after receiving Lamamra, Saudi Deputy Foreign Minister Walid bin Abdul-Karim Al-Khuraiji described the session as fruitful and marked by coordination on the meeting of Arab foreign ministers, stressing that “the Kingdom and Algeria have a lot in common.”
For his part, Mauritanian Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Marzouk affirmed, after his meeting with Lamamra, that the meeting was “very useful”, during which the two sides commended bilateral relations, is was also an opportunity to evaluate joint Arab action and prepare for the meeting of foreign ministers.
The Mauritanian head of diplomacy also indicated that the meeting falls within the framework of continuous consultation on Arab issues, stressing that “the two countries’ views are identical on a range of issues of concern to the Arab world and the two countries.”
Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, , also received the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdurahman Al Thani, who stated that “the Algeria summit will be successful by all standards,” expressing his hope that the outcomes of this Arab meeting will be positive for the Arabs. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra also held talks with the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sameh Shoukry.
Yesterday, Friday, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad held a series of talks, with a number of Arab foreign ministers, the last of whom was Iraqi Fouad Hussein, who praised in a press statement the relations between his country and Algeria, describing them as “historic and longstanding” adding: “We are here to deepen them.
The Iraqi minister highlighted that “Algeria has always played a leading role for the Iraqis, as it is part of the history of Iraq and the liberation revolution is always present in the hearts of Iraqis and the Iraqi culture and politics.”
Regarding the Arab summit, Fouad Hussein said that it “comes at a time when we are facing local, regional and international challenges. The participants will have to examine the various challenges and ways to confront them, especially those related to our countries.”
He also stressed that “the current circumstances and challenges require solidarity, and holding the summit in Algeria, will lead to reunification,” expressing his “optimism” in this regard.
Today, Saturday, the foreign ministers’ preparatory meeting for the Council of the Arab League will take place at the summit level to adopt the draft agenda and consider draft resolutions as well as approve draft resolutions, while a consultative session will be held on the second day.