Damascus, 26 July 2022 (TDI): Foreign Minister of Algeria, Ramtane Lamamra, met with President of Syria, Bashar Al-Assad, at Presidential Palace in Damascus on Monday.
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In this meeting, the Syrian President discussed the prospect of enhancing brotherly relations with Algeria. The President said that the relations between the two countries are based on principles, common values, and historical destinations that brought together the two brotherly peoples and countries and realized the will on both sides to develop these relations.
The Algerian Foreign Minister handed over a message to President al-Assad from Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. The message concerned bilateral relations and the continuation of consultation and coordination between the two countries. The message also mentioned the challenges facing the region and the ongoing preparations for holding the Arab summit in Algeria.
In response, Syrian President al-Assad conveyed his greetings to Algerian Minister. The President further thanked Algeria’s leadership and its people, especially because of Algerian loyalty.
President Al-Assad said, “The Syrian people will not forget the stance of Algeria that stood by its side in the war it is exposed to.” The President further said that the Syrian people will always remember Algeria as a brotherly country that adheres to its principle.
The President stressed that Syria is keen to work with Algeria to open new horizons for cooperation. The president also considered that the Arab League portrays the Arab situation. He said that what matters to Syria is the formula, content, and product of joint Arab action.
Algerian Foreign Minister’s Stance
In turn, Algerian Minister affirmed that Syria is an essential member of the Arab region and a founding member of the Arab League. He further said that the Arab world needs Syria and not the other way around.
Algerian Minister also added that Algeria would stand by Syria and coordinate with it on the Arab and international situation. The minister also said that his country is looking forward to developing bilateral cooperation with Syria in all fields.
Minister Lamamra also noted that Algeria’s official stance towards Syria is fully consistent with that of the Algerian people. He said the Syrian people have the utmost respect for them and support their steadfastness in the war against terrorism.