APS : Sunday, 24 July 2016
NOUAKCHOTT (Mauritania)- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel held discussions Sunday, in Nouakchott, with Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Isselkou Ould Ahmed Izid Bih.
During the discussions, on the sidelines of the 27th ordinary Arab League summit to be held Monday in Nouakchott, the two officials broached the meeting’s agenda, bilateral relations, cooperation between the two sides, in addition to the meeting of the Algerian-Mauritanian high joint commission, scheduled for next autumn and the meeting of the monitoring committee.
“The meeting between the two ministers was an opportunity to examine and strengthen bilateral relations,” Messahel told APS.
The two sides “stressed the importance of boosting coordination and cooperation in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and drug trafficking used to finance terrorism.”
Messahel “underlined Algeria’s efforts to make a success of the Arab summit to be held in Mauritania.”
The minister emphasizes the importance of Mauritania’s strategic position in strengthening cooperation Arab and African countries.
The Mauritanian minister, for his part, underscored the historical ties between the two countries.
He stressed that the next Arab League summit is “the biggest event in the history of Mauritania after independence.”
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