ALGERIAN PRESIDENT CHAIRS MEETING ON SECURITY SITUATION

ALGIERS, -- Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika chaired a restricted meeting here Tuesday to discuss the security situation in the country's South, especially with regards to the ongoing tensions in some neighbouring States.

The Office of the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement that the meeting was attended by, among others, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Minister of State and Principal Private Secretary to the President Ahmed Ouyahia, Minister of State and Special Adviser to the President Tayeb Belaiz and Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Ramtane Lamamra.

Also present were Deputy Minister for National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army Lieutenant-General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh, Minister of Maghreb, African Union (AU) and Arab League Affairs Abdelkader Messahel.

Others were Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Adviser in charge of co-ordination between the security services attached to the Presidency Athmane Tartag, Commander of the National Gendarmerie Major-General Menad Nouba, and the Director-General of National Police, Major-General Abdelghani Hamel.

Source: Name News Network