ALGIERS – Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum paid, on Thursday, a visit to Italy , at the invitation of his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio, said a press release from the ministry.
The talks between the two sides focused on “the calendar of bilateral cooperation, particularly the next high-level Algerian-Italian meeting, planned in Algeria, as well as the Italian president visit to Algeria “, noted the press release.
In addition to the question of the bilateral economic partnership and its promising prospects, the two ministers raised “a number of questions of common interest, at their head the situation in Libya. In this regard, the two sides examined the ways and means of participating in the settlement of this crisis, in view of the dangerous deterioration of the situation on the ground and its serious repercussions on the settlement efforts and the security of neighboring countries “, added the source.
The interview highlighted “a convergence of views on the imperative of rapid action to reach an agreement on an immediate ceasefire and the resumption of interlibyan dialogue, with a view to reaching a comprehensive political solution guaranteeing unity and Libya’s sovereignty and able to realize the legitimate aspirations and free choices of the Libyan people, “the statement ointed out .
The two sides also agreed on “the need for full compliance with the arms embargo on Libya, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the importance of communicating with the various parties concerned to contribute effectively to the creation of the necessary conditions “.
They, also, had discussions on “the situation in the Sahel and the means to strengthen coordination between the two countries in order to consolidate development efforts in the region for the restoration of security and stability,” the statement concluded.