Tunis — Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali conferred Monday in Tunis with Algerian Interior Minister Daho Ould Kablia, with attendance of Interior Minister Ali Larayedh.
"The talk turned on the coordination of security action, notably in matters of fight against terrorism, trafficking and illegal immigration, in addition to the exchange of expertise," said the Algerian Minister at the end of the meeting.
Both sides had also focused on means to ease the customs department work in transit areas and the protection of borders, in addition to the creation of joint patrols and the development of co-operation in the field of civil defence to fight against natural disasters and floods, he added.
The Governors of the two countries' border areas had met, for their part, to devise a plan of action to develop these areas and promote consular services such as the free movement of people and the right to ownership and stay, affirmed the Algerian minister.
Asked about the situation in Mali, Larayedh outlined the two countries' convergent views rejecting any military intervention in this country, reckoning that the issue needed chiefly a political decision.