Algeria, Tunisia sign security cooperation agreement next week

 Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said Saturday that Algeria and Tunisia will ink next week an agreement on security cooperation.

The agreement will be signed as part of the 21st grand joint commission meeting, to be held March 9 in Tunis.

It “will boost our consultations for the settlement of crises in the region, including Libya,” Messahel said at the opening of the 19th Algerian-Tunisian monitoring committee.

By virtue of the agreement, “further efforts will be made to achieve a rapprochement among the different Libyan parties, leading to a national reconciliation through an all-inclusive inter-Libyan dialogue, without any foreign interference,” the Algerian official said.”

Such a political solution is “based on the settlement process sponsored by the United Nations.”

For his part, Tunisia’s Foreign Minister Khemaies Jhinaoui said that the agreement that will be signed next week in Tunis would strengthen security and military cooperation between the two countries.

The 19th session of the Algerian-Tunisian Monitoring Committee, is taking place in Algiers on 4 and 5 March, ahead of the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian High Joint commission, to be held in Tunis on 9 March.

Tunis session will be co-chaired by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his Tunisian Counterpart Youssef Chahed.

Ageria Press Service

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