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23/04/2017 08:58

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Lamamra holds talks with Johannes Hahn in New York

ALGIERS- Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, held talks in New York with Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn, said Sunday a statement from the Foreign Ministry.

During this meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the 70th Ordinary Session of the UN General Assembly, the two sides stressed the "satisfactory progress of the cooperation and partnership between Algeria and the EU in different areas and they reiterated their willingness to consolidate, strengthen and develop them on the basis of a comprehensive and balanced view of the provisions of the Association Agreement," the statement said.

"The two parties agreed to launch the joint assessment process of the implementation of the Association Agreement, so to make a rigorous and serene report to correct any imbalances and define prospects for its strengthening," said the source.

The Minister of State also hailed the initiative of new EU leaders in 2015 to conduct an inclusive process for the European Neighbourhood Policy review.

The situation in the Sahel, prospects for signing a peace deal in Libya and the developments in Syria and the Middle East have been examined during this meeting that also "allowed the two leaders to address the migration issue that dominates the international agenda, "the statement concluded.