Russia asks Algiers to choose sides

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on May 10, who sent him an invitation “of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to pay a visit to Moscow”, reports the newspaper site Al-Shoruk.

In a statement to the media, Sergei Lavrov insisted on the importance of bilateral relations between his country and Algeria, recalling that the volume of trade between Algiers and Moscow last year reached 3 billion dollars, or 2, 84 billion euros.

For the French-language state daily Expression, visit “of the man who whispers in the ear of President Putin”, as he likes to describe it, translates the return of Algeria on the international scene. Expression reports that, forty-eight hours before Sergei Lavrov’s arrival in Algiers, the Algerian Foreign Minister, R

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