Meeting with Abdelkader Messahel, Deputy Foreign Minister of Algeria
"I have met today Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Deputy Foreign Minister of Algeria, in charge of Maghreb and African issues, in order to exchange views on the regional issues in the Maghreb and Sahel, and to review bilateral relations with Algeria. We agreed that Algeria and the European Union have a mutual interest in the intensification of our cooperation in order to face the new challenges of instability, poverty and arms proliferation in the Sahel region. We also underlined the importance of intensifying and deepening regional integration, both for the Maghreb and for the Sahel and welcomed recent announcements concerning the revitalising of the Arab Maghreb Union. I should like to confirm that the European Union fully supports these important advances", stated Commissioner Füle on 8 December following his meeting with Abdelkader Messahel, Deputy Foreign Minister of Algeria.
More information: Statement by Commissioner Štefan Füle