Algerian President and British Prime Minister discuss cooperation
WAM Algiers, Jan 31st, 2013 (WAM) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron has held meetings with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal focusing on ways to strengthening bilateral cooperation in all fields as well as regional and international issues of common interest.
David Cameron, who's currently visiting Algeria has announced that his country will offer to work alongside Algerian forces on counter-terrorism as part of a joint security partnership.
Cameron, on the first visit to Algeria by a British prime minister since the country's independence in 1962, has the aim to share best practice on security - increasing the exchange of information between security experts. Cameron promised the two countries would stand together in the fight against terrorism.
He said: "Both Britain and Algeria have suffered from terrorism and we understand each other's suffering," adding "We will be announcing a strengthened security partnership between our countries. I would stress the greatest threat of terrorism in this region is to the countries of this region." WAM/A H N/AM