Algiers, Paris willing to counter different threats in Sahel

Algeria and France have expressed Sunday in Algiers as part of the 3rd session of the Algerian-French High Level Intergovernmental Committee (CIHN), their willingness to counter the various threats, including terrorism in the Sahel-Saharan region.
The two parties, concerned over the geopolitical and security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region, “have shown their willingness to deal with various threats, including terrorism,” the joint statement issued at the end of the 3rd session of CIHN.
The situation in the Sahel-Saharan region is characterized, according to the same source, by “the proliferation of organized crime in all its forms, as well as the subversive actions of transnational terrorist organizations aiming to destabilize this region of Africa North and western Mediterranean basin.”
Algiers and Paris are “determined to continue their dialogue and deepen their cooperation in the fight against this transnational scourge, in accordance with their international commitments and the principles and rules of international law.”
In addition, the two parties, desiring to reduce the scope of transnational terrorist organizations rampant in the Sahel-Saharan strip, “agreed on the need to include the fight against these terrorist organizations in a global dimension, which requires drying up their financing resources, notably their revenues from drug trafficking, illicit arms trade and supplies of hydrocarbons, and ransom payment.”

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