Russia respects Italy referendum outcome — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 13:39
Media: Militants leave Aleppo’s ancient quarters via special corridorWorld December 07, 13:21
Putin offers condolences to president of Indonesia over deadly earthquakeWorld December 07, 13:18
Russia’s Aerospace Force to fully renew aircraft by 2026Military & Defense December 07, 13:07
Press review: Washington’s latest proposal on Syria and cyberattacks on Russian banksPress Review December 07, 13:00
Abe says Tokyo’s cooperation plan with Russia is beneficial for JapanWorld December 07, 12:53
Kremlin reiterates offer for militants to leave Aleppo 'still on the table'Russian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:45
Moscow hopes those to blame for strike on Aleppo hospital will be punishedRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:32
Lavrov to meet with Kerry and Steinmeier in HamburgRussian Politics & Diplomacy December 07, 12:28
MOSCOW, February 11, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Algerian counterpart Ramtane Lamamra, who has arrived in Moscow at Lavrov’s invitation, will discuss the situation in the Middle East and North Africa and the development of bilateral cooperation in fuel and energy, Russian Foreign Ministry officials said on Tuesday.
Moscow hopes the foreign ministers will be able to “exchange views on current international and regional issues”, including “the situation inside Syria and around it, the situation in North Africa and the Sahara-Sahel region as well as the Middle East settlement”, the officials said, adding that Russia and Algeria had similar views on most foreign policy issues.
“Both countries urge ensuring stability and balance of interests in international relations, strengthening the central role of the United Nations and respecting the fundamental norms and principles of international law, including the right of people to decide their own destiny without outside interference,” the ministry officials said.
Lavrov and Lamamra will also discuss the current state of and prospects for further development of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries.
“Algeria is one of Russia’s main trading and economic partners in Africa and the Arab World,” the officials said. “Bilateral foreign trade turnover over the first eleven months of 2013 reached 1.567 billion dollars.