Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs, Alan Patterson, on Tuesday, in Algiers, hailed Algeria’s experience in the counterterrorism’s matter.
Patterson, who met the Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, on the sidelines of the 8th Algerian-American Military Dialogue, hailed “Algeria’s level of experience and leadership in the fight against terrorism”.
He expressed in a statement to the press at the end of this interview, the United States’ desire to take advantage of the Algerian experience in this area, so as to contribute to the security and stabilization in the region and in the region and worldwide.
For his part, Mr. Messahel stressed the importance that Algeria and his President Bouteflika grant to strengthening relations with the United States, including cooperation in the military field.
The Foreign Minister, also, said that his talks with Mr. Patterson on bilateral cooperation in strengthening the fight against terrorism, whether bilaterally, within the framework of the United Nations or at the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s level “have been beneficial”.
The official added, in the same aspect, that he had mentioned the situation prevailing in the subregion, particularly in Libya, Mali and the Sahel.