Brahimi vists Algeria to discuss regional issues

The United Nations and Arab Leaugue Special Envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, was received Sunday by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers.

The two officials discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, including the Syrian crisis and ongoing negotiations between the world powers and Iran in Geneva, Switzerland.

Brahimi, a former Algerian foreign minister, has recently held talks with Russian and the U.S. officials in Geneva, Switzerland to set a date for the organization of peace talks between the Syrian regime and the opposition in Geneva.

Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said his country has not decided yet whether to participate or not in the Geneva II conference on the Syria.

Lamamra indicated that his country supports efforts led by Brahimi aiming at restoring peace in Syria, saying when the date, the agenda and the list of participants are set, Algeria will decide how to support the process.”

The minister stressed that it is “necessary to establish dialogue to achieve a comprehensive political solution, rather than resorting to confrontation that would never come to serve the interests of the brotherly Syrian people.”

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