Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika said on Sunday that the North African country still rejects foreign interference as an option to reach any solution to conflicts in the region, as it would lead to more chaos rather than settle the crisis.
Bouteflika's remarks came in his meeting with Abdelkader Messahel, the minister for Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League, in his office.
A statement from the president office said Bouteflika was given a comprehensive report about the situation and latest developments in the Arab and African regions including the Sahel, Mali and Libya.
The president gave some guidance on the resolution of conflicts, particularly those in Libya, and addressed challenges facing the Sahel region, especially in terms of the fight against terrorism, the statement said.
According to Bouteflika, peace talks and political negotiations between warring parties should be promoted as the only way to restoring peace and security.
Algeria has been making diplomatic efforts to boost peace dialogue in Libya and Mali, Algeria's two neighboring war-torn countries.