RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan made a phone call to his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, on Thursday as wildfires ravaged parts of the north African country.

During the call, Prince Faisal stressed the Kingdom’s support for the government and people of Algeria in these difficult times.

Dozens of forest fires have hit mountainous areas in northern Algeria since Monday, mainly in Tizi Ouzou, the main province of the Kabyle region east of the capital, Algiers. 65 people have been killed, including at least 28 military men who were deployed to help firefighters contain the blazes.

During the call, they also reviewed bilateral relations and ways of enhancing them, in addition to discussing regional and international developments of common interest.

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