ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Minister of Finance Aïmene Benabderrahmane received Sunday, at the Palace of Government, Libyan Minister of Interior Khaled Tijani Mazen who is on a working visit to Algeria, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.
This meeting “was an opportunity to affirm the common will to further strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the police field to face the security challenges in the region and to discuss the latest developments in Libya, while affirming the position of Algeria in favor of the approaches to end the crisis in this brotherly country “, according to the same source.
The meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of the Interior, Local Assemblies and Urban Development, Kamel Beldjoud and the Director General of National Security (DGSN), Zineddine Farid Bencheikh.
For his part, the Minister of Interior, Local Assemblies and Urban Development, Kamel Beldjoud received, at the headquarters of his department, his Libyan counterpart Khaled Tijani Mazen who is on a one-day working visit to Algeria.
In a press statement after the meeting, the Libyan minister said the two parties agreed to further strengthen cooperation in the interior sector, announcing the installation of technical committees between the two ministries. In addition, several issues, including the instruction of the police and the care of nationals of the two countries, have been tackled.
The meeting also focused on the reopening of border posts in order to facilitate the movement of goods and transporters of Libyan goods, with a view to contributing to the reduction of high prices, especially in southern Libya, added Mr. Mazen
For his part, Mr. Beldjoud said he had discussed with his Libyan counterpart the coordination between the two ministries in several areas, noting “a convergence of views on a number of issues”.
According to the minister, the two parties agreed on “the opening of the land border post of Debdeb and the strengthening of coordination regarding training in police and civil protection”, stressing “the continuation of joint action and coordination between the two ministries in the future in the best interests of the two brotherly peoples and the two sisterly countries linked by fraternal relations and a common history “.
The meeting took place in the presence of the Director General of the National Security (DGSN), Zineddine Farid Bencheikh and executives from the Ministry of the Interior, Local Assemblies and Urban Development .