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Medvedev called on the world community to unite for the sake of destroying ISIL
The Prime Minister noted that "it is time for all states to put aside ambitions and disagreements"
The Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev appealed to the leading world powers with an appeal to forget about disagreements and unite efforts in the fight against the terrorist group Islamic State, which is banned in Russia. He stated this in an interview with the news agency APS on the eve of his visit to Algeria.
"It's time for all states to put aside ambitions and disagreements and unite for the sake of routing ISIL (" The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant "- the former name of the terrorist group" Islamic State "banned in Russia - TASS comment) and other extremist groups that, without exaggeration, human civilization, "he said.
Speaking about the fight against global terrorism and transnational organized crime, the Russian prime minister noted the common views of the authorities of Russia and Algeria on these problems. "We understand that today the spread of terrorism is truly a global challenge, and it is possible to confront it only together, in a coordinated way, by combining all possible forces, again relying on international law," Medvedev said.
He added that Moscow seeks to expand cooperation with Algeria in these areas, and also promised that the Russian authorities will continue to regularly coordinate positions on foreign policy issues, including the situation in the Middle East and North Africa region, as well as the Sahrawi-Sahel zone.
At the same time, the head of the Russian government emphasized that both Russia and Algeria are in favor of strengthening the primacy of the UN and its Security Council in maintaining peace and security and for multipolarity. The countries also agree that regional conflicts should be solved by diplomatic means on the basis of the UN Charter and the principle of the supremacy of international law. "Russia and Algeria have similar positions on the fact that the peoples living in any region can and must determine their own future destiny, resolve their internal problems independently, do it peacefully, without violence, through dialogue and relying on the law," the Russian prime minister said. .
In conclusion, he noted that any interference from outside is unacceptable. "This is the only way to overcome conflicts in Syria, Libya, Yemen, Mali, only to save people who live there from tragedies and wars, to give them a chance for a normal, peaceful and, most importantly, peaceful life," Medvedev summed up.