ALGIERS – Monday, 08 August 2022 (APS) – The minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, held discussions Sunday with his Malian counterpart, Abdoulaye Diop , who is on a visit to Algeria as part of the regular political consultations between the two countries, the ministry said in a statement.

The agenda of the meeting, one-on-one between the two ministers first then extended to the delegations representing the two countries, mainly includes “strengthening of the bilateral relations of fraternity and cooperation and giving a fresh impetus to the implementation of the Agreement of Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, the outcome of the Algiers process, as part of the ongoing efforts for a successful transition in the Republic of Mali,” the statement said.

The two sides agreed on “continuing the joint efforts to further enhance Algerian-Malian partnership in various fields and revive the bilateral cooperation mechanisms, including the Bilateral Strategic Committee, whose 18th session is due to take place in Bamako, the great joint commission and the Bilateral Border Committee.”

With respect to the implementation of Algiers Agreement, the two ministers welcomed the “encouraging” results of the second high-level decision-making meeting held in Bamako (August1-5) about disarmament, demobilization and reintegration, in addition to some aspects of the political and institutional reforms.