ALGIERS – Thursday, 06 July 2023 (APS) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf continues Thursday, in Baku (Azerbaijan), his participation in the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), where he held discussions with several of his counterparts participating in this meeting’s works, the Ministry said in a statement.



   Attaf held discussion with his Venezuelan counterpart Yvan Gil Pinto, notably on the follow-up of the implementation of the recommendations of the 4th Algeria-Venezuela Joint Governmental Committee, met on mid-June in Caracas, said the source.

The two sides also discussed the international situation and ways to coordinate the two countries’ moves to join BRICS, and to mobilize further support for the Sahrawi cause.

Attaf also met with Uganda’s Foreign Minister Jeje Odongo with whom he reviewed what has been accomplished following the State visit paid by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni to Algeria, and the results of the talks he had with the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

At the diplomatic level, the two ministers agreed to strengthen “the joint cooperation and the exchange of experiences in anticipation of major events to be held in Uganda in the beginning of next year, notably NAM Summit and the Summit fo South Countries,” added the source.

Attaf met with his counterpart of Nepal Narayan Prakash with whom he exchanged views on themes included in the agenda of the ministerial meeting, notably “the prospects of activating NAM’s role in a context marked by a deep crisis which impacted the international relations in light of conflict in Ukraine,” said the source.

In this respect, Attaf also discussed with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cuba Gerardo Penalver with whom broached the relations of cooperation and solidarity between the two countries in various fields, in light of the results of the visit of the Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel last year to Algiers and his talks with President Tebboune, in addition to the preparations for the next G77 and China Summit, scheduled for mid-September in Havana.