"We are very pleased about the quality of cooperation between Niger and Algeria, especially in the security field," Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad Ibrahim Yacoubou told the press at the end of his discussions with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra.
"We are neighbouring countries and we intend to assume this responsibility, especially in terms of border security. As such, we have built exemplary cooperation," he said.
Yacoubou has hailed the Algerian role plaid to help Niger in security issues and pointed out that both parts agreed to deepen their security cooperation to cope with the different challenges facing them.
In the sale vein he described the fifty-year old bilateral relations as “very good”, saying that they will be strengthened.