Algeria calls for respecting Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity

Algeria, SANA – Algerian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramatane Lamamra called on all states to respect Syria’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity, reiterating his country’s attitude which stresses the need for reaching a political solution to the crisis in the country.

In a press symposium with the Higher Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Federica Mogherini, Lamamra called on all parties to shoulder their responsibilities and provide appropriate environment to make a success the Syrian dialogue launched in Geneva under the sponsorship of the UN.

Commenting on the US aggression against Syria based on allegations of the Syrian army’s use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun, the minister called for resorting to the international law to prove facts regarding this issue.

He added that priority should be given to enhancing the international system to prohibit the use of chemical weapons rather than resorting to military means.

For her part, Mogherini said that the EU shares Algeria’s views on finding a settlement to crisis in Syria.



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