Sousse — "The security of Algeria depends on Tunisia's," asserted on Tuesday, Algerian Interior Minister Dahou Azouane Ould Kablia.
After his talk in Sousse with Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki, Mr. Ould Kablia said that the meeting provided the occasion to examine means to energise security co-operation between Algeria and Tunisia, notably through the exchange of expertise and data to fight against crime and terrorism.
In this same connection, he voiced the Algerian government readiness to support Tunisia to boost the development process in the border governorates.
"The Tunisian-Algerian relations have never been as pure as today and provide only well being for the two peoples," President Marzouki said in turn, renewing his invitation to the Algerians to visit Tunisia who, he said, "remains open to all the Maghrebi peoples."
"The Algerians benefit henceforth from property right and could also settle and work in Tunisia," he said, voicing hope to see these rights be further broadened pending the edification of the Arab Maghreb Union(AMU).
According to President Marzouki, the meeting was also an occasion to look at the developments in Mali, stating in this respect, the convergence of positions between Tunisia and Algeria concerning the latest developments in this country.
In Turn, Official spokesman of the Presidency of the Republic Adnène Mansar said that "The talk held between the President of the Republic and the Algerian Interior Minister also turned on the preparations of the works of the Tunisian-Algerian high joint committee due next January."
He went on saying that the meeting also allowed to guarantee the follow-up of the decisions announced, during the recent visit in Algeria of interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and Caretaker President of the Republic Moncef Marzouki and examined means of their materialisation.
Besides, the meeting was an occasion to reassert the two countries' will to intensify the exchange of expertise and multiply training sessions in matters of civil defence to fight against natural disasters.