Algeria’s President Offers to Mediate in Ukrainian Conflict
Tunisia, March 22 – President of the Arab Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said, in an interview with Al Jazeera, that Algeria can become a mediator in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, as it is one of the countries that has sufficient confidence in that.
“Algeria is capable of playing a mediating role in the Ukrainian crisis. We are among the few countries that have enough confidence in that,” Tebboune told the TV channel.
Earlier, Algerian National Assembly Speaker Salah Gudzil said, in a meeting with Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matvienko, who was visiting the republic on an official visit, that Algeria is ready to use its position in the world and mediate dialogue between Russia and Ukraine.
The Algerian president also said, during an interview with Al Jazeera, that his visit to Russia is scheduled for next May. Earlier, the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, said that preparations for Tebboune’s visit to Russia had begun, but the dates had not yet been set.
Moscow has repeatedly indicated that it is ready for negotiations, but Kiev has imposed a ban on them at the legislative level. Vladimir Zelensky said earlier at the G20 that “there will be no Minsk-3”. The press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, told the News Agency that such words “completely confirm” Kiev’s position on unwillingness to negotiate. The West constantly calls for the Russian Federation in negotiations, which Moscow shows its willingness, but at the same time, the West ignores Kiev’s persistent refusal to negotiate. The Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzia, said in an interview with the News Agency that Moscow is ready to consider Kiev’s decision. Compromise proposals, taking into account the proposals of the Russian side and the situation “on the ground” However, the Ukrainian regime is not interested in this.
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