Secretary Blinken’s Call with Foreign Minister Lamamra

Secretary Blinken’s Call with Foreign Minister Lamamra

Washington, DC (STL.News) The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra today. Secretary Blinken reiterated the U.S. commitment to help Algeria in the fight against COVID-19, including donating vaccines through COVAX, over $4 million in direct emergency assistance, and a state-of-the-art field hospital.  The Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed regional priorities, including developments in Tunisia, Libya, and the Sahel.  They agreed on the need for a sovereign, stable, and unified Libya with no foreign interference.  They also discussed Algeria’s efforts to diversify its economy and attract more U.S. business investment.

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