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Defense Minister of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu, during the IX Moscow Conference on International Security, met with the Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria, General Said Shanegrikha.

Sergei Shoigu said that Russia is determined to actively interact with Algeria on strengthening security and stability on the African continent.

“We note with pleasure and satisfaction that Algeria, as Russia’s strategic partner on the African continent, shares our views on the problems of regional security, the fight against terrorism and extremism. It is important to work together to confront these threats, which have become another convenient tool in the hands of the Western powers, ”said the head of the Russian military department.

According to Sergei Shoigu, Russia, as before, strives to create an effective international security system based on the principles of equality and mutual respect.

“We highly appreciate the achieved level of Russian-Algerian relations in the military and military-technical fields. We are determined to continue active cooperation with Algeria in strengthening security and stability in Africa, ”said the Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation.

Sergei Shoigu also noted that today’s meeting provides an excellent opportunity to discuss the situation in North Africa and the Middle East.

The head of the Russian military department thanked the Algerian military leader for participating in the IX Moscow Conference on International Security.

“The Russian Ministry of Defense has been holding this international forum for a long time, demonstrating its openness to dialogue and cooperation to foreign colleagues,” said Sergei Shoigu.

In turn, the chief of staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria expressed gratitude to Russia for strengthening the defense potential of the republic and for helping in countering threats and challenges against the background of the deteriorating situation in the region and the world.

“Once again I want to reaffirm that the memory of the Algerian people will always keep gratitude to the Soviet Union, the Russian Federation for the support you provided to our national army in the development of defense capabilities and potential, as well as in confronting various challenges against the background of the deteriorating general situation”, – said General Said Shanegriha.

He stressed that Algeria plays a central role not only in the Mediterranean and northern Africa, but throughout the African continent.

“I would also like to state,” he continued, “that we are working in Algeria to strengthen our department so that this ensures superiority in all areas and protects our country from all risks and dangers. Especially – against the background of a difficult situation around the world and, in particular, in our region. “

The chief of staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria noted that the North African region has been characterized by the presence of large crisis factors for several years (Libya and Mali).

Said Shanegrikha stressed that relations between Russia and Algeria are on a solid foundation and continue to develop: “They reflect the nature of the strategic partnership between our countries. This relationship has reached an ideal level. We hope that we will make them a priority and will keep the high level that they have reached. “

The Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria expressed gratitude for the invitation to the IX Moscow Conference on International Security and conveyed greetings on behalf of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, which were sent to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Russian people and the Armed Forces of Russia.

In addition, General Said Shanegrikha expressed great gratitude for the efforts that the Russian Federation is making to strengthen strategic stability, for the role that Russia plays in Syria.

“We share the position of the Russian Federation and see the courage that you are showing in the international arena in the framework of a peaceful settlement,” stressed the Chief of Staff of the National People’s Army of Algeria.

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