Russian-Algerian military ties

15:19 02.08.2023 •

Photo: MoD of Russia

Chief of Staff of the Algerian People's National Army General Said Chengriha has arrived in Russia to meet with the Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu.

Minister of Defence of Russian Federation hold talks with Algerian People's National Army Chief of Staff. The head of the Russian military department noted, meeting with guest that Russian-Algerian ties are developing particularly dynamically and positively. This is largely due to the trusting friendly relations that have developed between the leaders of the two countries: 'During the meeting of the presidents of the Russian Federation and Algeria, the declaration on the in-depth strategic partnership between our countries was signed,' informs the Russian Ministry of Defence.

'We made it clear to the whole world that Russia and Algeria aim to pursue an independent foreign policy and defend their national interests despite unprecedented pressure from the West,' said the Russian Defence Minister.

Sergei Shoigu emphasised that Russia has always supported the right of every country to make sovereign decisions on the whole range of international and domestic issues, especially those related to ensuring national security: 'We are interested in Algeria's leading position in strengthening regional security and stability in North Africa.'

'For its part, the Russian Defence Ministry is ready to contribute to improving the combat capabilities of the Algerian People's National Army,' stressed the head of the Russian military department.

Algerian People's National Army Chief of Staff Army General Said Chengriha noted that the memory of the Algerian people keeps for life the positions held by the Soviet Union in 1954 during the Algerian revolution, as well as the benefits and assistance provided by the Russian Federation represented by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to the Algerian People's National Army to strengthen its defence capabilities, as well as to confront the threats and challenges faced by the country.

…Algeria is adamant about the restoration of constitutional order in Niger and supports Mohamed Bazoum as the legitimate president, the Algerian Foreign Ministry said in a communique made public on Tuesday, TASS informs.

"Constitutional order must be returned through peaceful means so as to prevent brotherly Niger and the entire region from sliding further into problems of insecurity and instability, while our peoples – into misery and destitution," the Algerian Foreign Ministry emphasized.

"Algeria therefore cautions, calls for prudence and restraint in the face of aspirations of foreign military intervention, which unfortunately appear to be real and feasible options, while being factors that only complicate and exacerbate the current crisis," the document said.

Algeria and Niger share a land border of over 950 kilometers.


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