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Algeria is increasingly aligned with Russia, Spanish minister says

Algeria is increasingly aligned with Russia, Spanish minister says

ALGERIA'S decision to suspend a friendship treaty with Spain last week was not surprising because Algiers is increasingly aligning itself with Russia, Spanish Economy Minister Nadia Calvino said. Calvino said she had noticed a growing rapprochement between Algeria and Russia at the spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund in April. "I saw back then that Algeria was more and more aligned with Russia, so this (decision to suspend the treaty) didn't surprise me," Calvino said in an interview with Radio Catalunya. The diplomatic row between the two countries followed a change of stance by Spain over Western Sahara, a…
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