Algiers – Moscow ally Algeria is set to reopen its embassy in Kyiv which has been closed since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine more than a year ago, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.
“This decision comes within the framework of safeguarding the interests of the Algerian state,” a ministry statement said, adding that the embassy would reopen soon but without providing details.
A charge d’affaires will run the mission when it reopens, it added.
Algeria announces that it is reopening its embassy in Kyiv
Algeria has routinely abstained from UNGA resolutions criticising Russia
President Abdelmajid Tebboune emphasised Algeria’s partnership with Russia when he reopened the Ukraine embassy
— Samuel Ramani (@SamRamani2) February 26, 2023
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had announced the planned reopening during a television broadcast on Friday, acknowledging Algeria’s long-standing relations with Russia.
Algeria and Russia have solid trade links that saw exchanges between the two countries reach $3 billion in 2021.
They also have military ties and are members of OPEC+, a group of oil producers led by Russia, as well as the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.
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