Tunisia, Algeria to join forces in fight against terror

Author : Mircea Birca | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Posted in category Africa, Africa News, Eurasia, Eurasia News
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Tunisian Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa on Tuesday,  arrived in Algeria as head of a government delegation to discuss border security and counterterrorism cooperation with the Algerian officials.

Jomaa was accompanied by Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalam and Defence Minister Ghazi Jribi ahead of a high level meeting with top Algerian officials.

The meeting is to discuss the recent security developments in Tunisia, after the killing of 14 troops near the border with Algeria.

This is to boost the security cooperation in the field of counterterrorism between the two neighbouring nations, the source added.

The Algerian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that the meeting discusses issues of common concern, in the light of the developments taking place in the region.

On Sunday, local media reports suggested that Algerian and Tunisian armies have decided to launch joint military operations on the border.

That the operation would be between the two nations to track down militants affiliated to al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb.

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