Abdelkader Messahel: "I Do Not Have Any Initiative To Solve Qatar Crisis"

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Algeria will not put forward an initiative to resolve the crisis of Qatar with the Gulf and Arab countries, Former Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, said on Wednesday.

"Algeria does not interfere in the internal affairs of any country, and does not accept any interference in its affairs".

In response to a question at a joint press conference with the Foreign Minister, Sameh Choukri, about his current tour in the region and whether he has an initiative to resolve the Qatari crisis, Messahel said, "We are not carrying any initiative and Algeria is confident that those concerned are the best to resolve any of their problems.", he added.

"Algeria's position is clear and consistent, and is based on the non-interference in the internal affairs of others and we do not accept interference in our affairs".

As for Qatar's crisis with the four countries, Messahel said: "There are mechanisms at the level of the GCC countries, and there are ideas in addition to the Kuwaiti mediation. We are starting and supporting solutions that are taking place at the national level or at the neighborhood level".

The minister explained that he holds a number of messages to the Arab leaders and listens to their views on the challenges that are facing the Arab countries.

"The visit was an important station, and the coordination and interaction exist between the two countries".

On the Libyan crisis, Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, said that Algeria supports the political solution in Libya. 

"Algeria, Egypt and Tunisia are working to coordinate the solution of the Libyan crisis. Consultations were held to reform the Arab system of action. Arab region is suffering from the greatest conflicts in the region".

"During the talks, we agreed to establish a mechanism between the Egyptian and Algerian interior ministries for security coordination" .

"We are working on coordination between Egypt and Algeria regarding the Libyan file, especially the fight against terrorism. Solution of the Libyan crisis must be Libya , and we coordinate with Egypt and Tunisia".

"Libya has the capacity to resolve the current crisis without external interference".

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