“Algeria and Syria share similar views concerning counterterrorism and rejecting foreign interference in the internal affairs of nations,” al-Moallem told reporters upon his arrival at Algeria’s Houari Boumedien international airport.
He stated that during his visit to Algeria he will discuss several issues with top Algerian officials, including “the Syrian crisis and foreign conspiracies against it.”
He added that his visit is an opportunity to “discuss means to boost bilateral relations between Damascus and Algeria.”
Al-Moallem’s visit follows that of Syria’s Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Jihad al-Laham, in Nov. 2014, as well as Syria’s Grand Mufti, Ahmad Hassoun, in August 2015.
Algeria is among the few Arab countries still supportive of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
During the Arab League Conference, Algeria refused to grant Syria’s seat to the Syrian opposition.
Algeria has also maintained open communication channels with the Syrian regime, called for the settlement of the Syrian crisis via peaceful measures, and rejects foreign interference in nations’ internal affairs. Enditem