ALGIERS – Thursday, 18 May 2023 (APS) – The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, held bilateral discussions with his Lebanese counterpart, Abdallah Bou Habib, and Jordan’s deputy prime minister and minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriate, Ayman Safadi, on the sidelines of their participation in the ministerial meeting preparatory of the 32nd session of the Arab Summit to be held Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, the ministry said Wednesday in a statement.

Attaf and Bou Habib discussed “the relations of fraternity, cooperation and solidarity between the two sister countries and the appropriate ways to enhance them.”

They also tackled the latest developments of the political crisis in Lebanon and how to reach a consensual solution to it, to end the political stalemate and facilitate the election of a new president of the Republic in that country, the statement said.

The two ministers seized the opportunity to exchange views on the latest developments in the Maghreb and discuss other issues relating to joint Arab action, mainly those on the agenda of Jeddah summit.

The meeting between Attaf and Safadi focused on “the different dimensions of the bilateral relations between the two sister countries and the latest developments in the Arab world.”

They mainly discussed “the prospects for strengthening joint Arab action, to contribute to mitigating the impact of the Syrian crisis.”

The two officials stressed the need to “increase efforts to get greater support for the Palestinian cause, at both regional and international levels.”