Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Algeria warns against foreign intervention in North Africa


Algeria has said it favours quiet mediation over military intervention as militancy flourishes on its borders in North Africa

Image from article, with caption: Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra speaks to the press in France

Algeria’s foreign minister has issued a warning about the dangers of foreign intervention in North Africa, ahead of a conference on Tuesday in Algiers to discuss the crisis in Libya.
Speaking to the Independent, Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said foreign military intervention “can become part of the problem and not part of the solution”. ...
Lamamra told the Independent that Algeria favours quiet mediation, rather than military intervention or public diplomacy.
“Algeria believes discretion is always key to the success of mediation,” he said, referring to an Algerian-brokered deal earlier this year in Mali. ...

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