Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune reaffirmed his country's position on a political solution to the Libyan crisis during his reception by Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday.
Tebboune added during a discussion with Putin, at the Kremlin Palace that the two sides are in agreement with regard to the Libyan file, saying "our views are the same.. Libya is a friend of Russia and a brother and friend to Algeria".
He also expressed his hope for the return of security and stability to Libya.
The Algerian president added that "international pressure" will not affect the Algerian-Russian friendship, stressing the firm positions that “are based on the necessity of giving priority to peaceful solutions in both Libya and Mali, and we ask for the help of the Russians to confirm the Algerian agreement on Mali,” as he put it.
Tebboune also congratulated the good relations between Moscow and Bamako.
President Tebboune noted that obtaining a non-permanent seat in the Security Council, "came thanks to the support of friends, led by Russia," while stating that "Algeria is trying to accelerate the course of its accession to the BRICS organization in order to get out of the control of the dollar and the euro, and because this step provides a great benefit" for the Algerian economy.
Tebboune also indicated that “the Algerian and Russian sides agree even on most points even before consultations despite the very turbulent international situation.”
For his part, President Putin announced the culmination of the Russian-Algerian talks with the signing of a deepened strategic partnership statement between the two countries, noting that cooperation between the two countries within the framework of OPEC + and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum contributes to the stability of energy markets.
"Constructive interaction between the two countries continues in other places, especially in the United Nations," the Russian president added.
Tebboune's visit to Moscow will culminate in the signing of the in-depth strategic partnership document, the content of which has not yet been revealed. During the visit, he will also participate in the work of the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, which is underway until June 17.