ALGIERS- The Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa said Monday, that Algeria and France have “excellent” relations based on dialogue and cooperation, calling for more coordination particularly in what relates to the region’s security and stability,” said the Lower House in a communiqué.
During an audience he granted to the president of the Algerian-French Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate Alain Neriand the delegation accompanying him, Ould Khelifa reiterated “the concern of Algeria, which suffered from the torments of terrorism during a whole decade, to resolve conflicts peacefully, through dialogue between the parties to the conflict, in accordance with its unchanging principle relating to the non-interference in the countries’ internal affairs as it is the case for the efforts made in Libya and Mali.”
Contemporary history “showed the merit of this position so long as foreign interferences have always generated unfortunate consequences,” he added.
The Speaker of the Lower House underlined “the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries at the parliamentary level,” hailing the “positive results made through the High Parliamentary commission.”
For his part, Neri said that his visit to Algeria aims at “reviewing the serious opportunities for the training of Algerian youth, particularly in the fields of education and professional training, expressing his admiration regarding the significant rate of educated youth, all grades included.”
He also hailed Algeria’s key role “in the settlement of crises and the spreading of peace, security and stability particularly in Mali and Libya,” stressing the “results of the Malian dialogue proposed by Algeria.”