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Lamamra2PARIS- Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, said Saturday in Paris that "nothing regarding Africa is indifferent to Algeria," dubbing "important" the meeting held in Oslo.
"Algeria assumes its responsibilities towards the African continent because it is at the forefront in defending the interests of Africa," he said in a press briefing after the inauguration of the new headquarters of Creteil Consulate.

Last Thursday and Friday, the Norwegian capital, Oslo, hosted a meeting which brought together five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden) and fifteen African countries, including Algeria, South Africa, Benin, Botswana, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Lesotho, Somalia, Mali, Tanzania and Mozambique.
The minister affirmed that the Nordic countries have been meeting with some African countries regularly for fifteen years.
This year, the organizing country "saw the interest and the need to involve Algeria in this meeting."
"I think that the participation of Algeria was qualitative and appreciated," he said, adding that now, Algeria "has its place in the table, regardless of the venue of the meeting."
For the Algerian top diplomat, Africa and the Nordic countries "have new partnership to be established as historically the Nordic countries were close to Africa and its causes."

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