Algeria-Tunisia: Situation in region requires further coordination, cooperation

APS - 09 March 2017

TUNIS-Premier Abdelmalek Sellal affirmed Thursday in Tunis the situation prevailing in the region required further cooperation and coordination between Algeria and Tunisia to ensure security and stability, and fight against terrorism, extremism and cross-border crime.

Speaking at the opening of the 21st session of the High Algerian-Tunisian Joint Commission, Sellal hailed the cooperation between both countries' security corps, a cooperation that will be strengthened by the signing of a security agreement. ��

The Premier stressed Algeria and Tunisia were facing major security challenges that required joint efforts to mobilize energies, particularly the situation in Libya and its direct impact on the two countries.

He recalled that Algeria's position for political solution as a unique mean to achieve peace and stability, stressing the support provided by Algeria, Tunisia and Egypt to achieve this major goal through Inter-Libyan dialogue under the approach advocated by the UN.

This international organization "must assume its responsibilities in the implementation of the decision taken by the Security Council to safeguard the unity, the sovereignty and stability of Libya far from any foreign interference," he said. �

Sellal reiterated Algeria's willingness to strengthen brotherhood and cooperation ties with Tunisia and work for their promotion in accordance with both peoples' aspirations for development and prosperity part of security and peace.

Today's meeting strengthens bilateral cooperation process, consultation and coordination on various regional and international issues of common interest, stressed Sellal. �

Sellal hailed the results of the last session of the monitoring Commission, which assessed the reality, perspectives of multifaceted cooperation and achievements, calling for pursuing this momentum and take advantaging of opportunities to strive the path for economic operators and strengthen partnership and investments.�