ALGERIA has defended its rejection of Saudi Arabia's meddling policies in the internal affairs of other countries, saying it will remain committed to the principle of non- intervention.
Algeria favours the settlement of issues as part of in- ternational channels like the United Nations, Abdelaziz Bouteflika said in a message to Saudi Arabia's King Sal- man on Tuesday, defending his country's refusal to join a Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen.
The Algerian head of state said in the message which was delivered to Salman via minister of state Tayeb Belaiz, that the country does not interfere in the internal affairs of countries and peoples, adding that Algeria's constitution prohibits the deployment of the Algerian armed forces beyond the country's borders.
Algeria refused to join Riyadh in its military interven- tion against Yemen, dealing a blow to the kingdom's plan for establishing a united front against Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement.
Algiers has also refused to endorse the designation of Lebanon's resistance movement Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation by Riyadh and someArab states of the Persian Gulf region.