ALGERIA SAYS INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION NEEDED TO FIGHT TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM

ALGIERS, -- Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh has called for greater co-operation among the international community to fight transnational terrorism, its root causes and to dry up its sources of financing.

Speaking on the occasion of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day here Monday, Louh said such co-operation was needed to deal with the effects of this international phenomenon, which threatened global peace and security.

In this regard, he said, "Algeria has suffered the throes of the most despicable terrorism and managed to combat it thanks to the policies of the civil concord and the national reconciliation" initiated by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika who had succeeded in ending discord.

By doing so, "Algeria has regained its place among nations", he added.

Describing respect for international law as vital, Louh affirmed that Algeria had always worked in this regard even before its independence, pointing particularly to the ratification by the country of all the treaties listed under the Conventions of Geneva and The Hague.

While broaching the collaboration of the Justice Department with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning the improvement of the detention conditions in Algeria, the minister said the global organization made 271 visits to 89 prisons in which 164 of its international delegates had private conversations with 6,212 prisoners.

Source: Name News Network