U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan's Meeting With Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel in Algeria

U.S. Department of State News: Deputy Secretary Sullivan’s Meeting With Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel in Algeria

WASHINGTONU.S. Department of State today released the following statement:

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎

‎On June 28, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan met with Algerian Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on the margins of the U.S.-Algeria Counterterrorism Dialogue in Algiers.  During the meeting, Deputy Secretary Sullivan thanked Foreign Minister Messahel and the Algerian people for their sacrifices in the shared fight against terrorism and for the role Algeria plays in promoting regional stability and preventing violent extremism.

The Deputy Secretary and Foreign Minister also discussed cooperation to address other regional issues, including their support for the UN-led diplomatic efforts to stabilize Libya and opportunities to expand U.S.-Algerian economic ties.

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