UAE, Algeria vow commitment to bilateral cooperation
Posted on18/07/2007 09:21:43
Algiers - The United Arab Emirates and the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria have reiterated their commitment to boosting their bilateral ties in all spheres. In a joint communiqué issued at the end of the state visit of President H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Algeria, the two countries vowed to step up the pace of joint cooperation in all areas.
Algeria voiced its support of the UAE's call for a settlement of its three islands of Lesser and Greater Tunb and Abu Musa through bilateral negotiations or referral to the International Court of Justice.
The two sides deplored the escalation of events in the Palestinian territories. They reaffirmed their support of the Palestinian National Authority in forging national reconciliation. They also voiced their back up of the Arab Peace Initiative and called for enabling the Palestinian people to establish an independent state with Al Quds as its capital.
The two sides urged the international community, and particularly the Quadruple, to take swift action to stop the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians.
On Iraq, the two sides voiced their support of all initiatives toward national reconciliation, uprooting violence and terrorism and restoring peace and security.
The two sides appealed to the Lebanese to resort to dialogue and adhere to the UN Security Council resolutions in order to safeguard their country's unity and independence.
The UAE and Algeria concurred that the conflict over Iran's nuclear programme should be settled amicably, and emphasised the right of states to acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.
The two sides voiced support to the Sudanese Government's efforts aimed at restoring peace in Darfur region and precluding foreign interference. They denounced terrorism in all forms and manifestations and reiterated their support of all regional efforts aimed at combating terrorism. (Emirates News Agency, WAM)
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