Algeria-Mauritania: 1st Joint Security Committee in Nouakchott

APS : Saturday, 28 January 2023

ALGIERS- The 1st Algerian-Mauritanian Joint Security Committee was held in Nouakchott during which several issues were discussed, notably the intensification of security coordination between the two countries
to address common challenges, the Ministry of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning said Saturday in a statement.

The works of this session were co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Interior Adil Hamimid, who led a large delegation in a visit to Nouakchott from 25 to 28 January, and his counterpart of the Mauritanian Ministry of Interior and Decentralization Mohamed Mahfoud Ibrahim Ahmed.

This session, which comes within the framework of the strengthening of the Algerian-Mauritanian cooperation, notably on the border strip between the two countries, and the implementation of the conclusions of the 1st session of the Bilateral Border Committee, held in Algiers on 8-9 November 2021, enabled discussing several issues including “the intensification of the security coordination between the two countries,” in order to face the common challenges posed by the regional situation.

The meeting was also an opportunity to emphasize “the necessity of securing and protecting the borders, by placing the emphasis on the fight against all forms of cross-border organized crime and its effects on the security of the two countries, and by working on intensifying the border crossings.”

The two sides discussed “ways to secure the project for the construction of the road linking Tindouf to Zouerate, and the maritime line linking the two countries, which was inaugurated in February 2022,” in addition to “the organization of training sessions for Mauritanian civilian and security executives.”

In this respect, the ministry’s Secretary General expressed “Algeria’s willingness to accompany and strengthen the capacities of the Mauritanian executives,” underscoring “the importance of a continuous training.”

During this visit, the two sides signed the minutes of the first meeting of this committee and underlined the “importance of ensuring the implementation of the recommendations stemming from the works, in the best interests of the two countries.”

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