ALGERIA, CHAD SIGN MOU TO STRENGTHEN BILATERAL CO-OPERATION

ALGIERS-- Algeria and Chad have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aiming at strengthening co-operation between the two countries in fields relating to internal security and local assemblies.

The MoU was signed here Sunday by Algerian Interior and Local Assemblies Minister Noureddine Bedoui and Chad's Public Security and Immigration Minister, Ahmat Mahamat Bachir.

Bedoui said in a statement issued after the signing ceremony that the MoU was part of moves to broaden the partnership and co-operation between the two countries, particularly in security.

"The situation in the Sahel region requires the joint efforts with friendly countries to further consolidate security co-operation and face the dangers threatening our countries," he added.

Mahamat Bachir said the MoU was aimed at boosting relations between the two countries, particularly in the security field.

"Due to insecurity that threatens the world today by terrorists as well as traffickers of weapons and drugs, Algeria and Chad agreed to sign an MoU in various fields, particularly security and training," he added.

Source: Nam News Network