Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum partook Saturday (december 7th ) in Rome in the 5th MED-Dialogues Conference, at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio.
Themed “Beyond the turmoil, a positive agenda”, the Conference was an opportunity for participants to present numerous papers and discuss issues inherent to the Mediterranean region and beyond, notably Euro-Mediterranean relations and the Barcelona process, the Middle East issue and the Euro-Arab dialogue, the crisis in Libya, the situation in Mali and the issue of stability and security in the Sahel region.
On this occasion, Boukadoum presented a paper on “the main concerns of Algeria’s foreign policy”, highlighting its approach in the Maghreb region and in Africa, “our country’s contribution to stability and cooperation through the efforts made in the Libyan issue, the Mali crisis and the implementation of the Bamako Agreement.”
The Western Sahara issue and the situation in the Maghreb and the Sahel region were at the heart of the Minister of Foreign Affairs’ paper.
Boukadoum also held several meetings with the personalities present at the conference, namely Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Kamel Nacer, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Ghassan Salame and Geir O. Pedersen, both representatives of the UN Secretary General, respectively, for Libya and Syria and Niger’s FMKalla Ankourao.
Boukadoum also held a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart, Luigi Di Maio, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, during which both sides underlined the quality of political dialogue and cooperation relations, and discussed the upcoming bilateral.
Some 30 foreign ministers, senior officials, experts and academic researchers took part in the Conference.