Algeria, a traditional ally of Moscow, has decided to reopen its embassy in kyiv, which has been closed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine a year ago, the Algerian Foreign Ministry announced on Sunday.
This decision comes within the framework of safeguarding the interests of the Algerian State in this country as well as those of the national community
,” the ministry said in a statement.
The reopening of the embassy, which will be headed by a charge d'affaires, will be done "
as soon as possible
", added the same source.
According to Algerian diplomacy, the activities of its embassy in Kiev had been “
frozen due to the deterioration of security conditions
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Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had already announced Friday evening the decision of Algiers to reopen its representation in kyiv, during a televised meeting with the local press.
And to specify that the Algerian-Russian relations are "
known to all
" and qualified the relations with Ukraine as "
Algiers and Moscow have long-standing privileged relations.
In 2021, trade between the two countries reached three billion dollars.
Algiers and Moscow also cooperate in the military field and within the framework of OPEC+, which brings together 23 oil-producing countries, as well as the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).