Tunisian-Mauritanian Relations Reviewed

Gammarth — Tunisian-Mauritanian relations and security in Africa's west coast and in the Maghreb region were the focus of a meeting held, on Monday, between Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdelaziz.

The two officials reviewed the prospects of Tunisian-Mauritanian relations, the tense security situation in Mali and its possible fall-out on Mauritania's security and stability, Delegate Minister to the Prime Minister in charge of relations with the National Constituent Assembly Abderrazak Kilani pointed out.

He added that the meeting had been an occasion to discuss the three-party co-ordination meeting held, last Saturday in Ghedames, in Libya, between the Tunisian, Algerian and Libyan Prime Ministers on the protection of joint borders against the trafficking of arms, drugs and others.

Mr. Jebali had asserted during the meeting, that the Ghedames meeting aims to consolidate Maghreb edification, preserve the region's security and speed up achievement of the Maghreb peoples' aspirations to unity and economic complementarity, Mr. Abderrazak Kilani reported.

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