Algeria: "Convergence of Views" Between Algeria, Great Britain On Peaceful Solution to Libyan Crisis
British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond underlined Wednesday in Algiers "the convergence of views" between Algeria and Great Britain on supporting the efforts of the United Nations in achieving a "peaceful solution" to the conflict in Lybia.
"We discussed the challenges facing Libya and I am pleased with the convergence of views on supporting the efforts of the United Nations (UN) in achieving a peaceful solution to the conflict in Libya," said Hammond in a statement to the press at the end of the audience granted to him by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The British official said that he broached with President Bouteflika "the challenges facing the region notably in terms of security" underlining "the opportunities of the cooperation between Algeria and Great Britain in this field and in the fight against terrorism."
Regarding the bilateral cooperation, Hammond said that the talks focused on "the cooperation opportunities between his country and Algeria in investment and trade" stressing "the heightened interest of the British economic operators following the Algerian-British trade forum held in December in London."
In this regard, Hammond pointed out that this forum "was an opportunity for the Algerian minister of trade to present the economic and development programme which allowed the British side to identify the fields of the bilateral cooperation."