Magharebia (Washington DC)

31 January 2013

Algeria, UK Launch Security Partnership

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday (January 30th) began an historic two-day visit to Algeria, APS reported. The first British prime minister to visit Algeria since 1962, Cameron met with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to forge a new strategic partnership.

The UK and Algeria "will stand together in the fight against terrorism", APS quoted Cameron as saying at a press conference in Algiers.

The two countries will exchange information on border and aviation security, countering improvised explosive devices and tackling extremist ideology and propaganda, AFP reported.

Six Britons were among 37 foreign hostages killed when terrorists earlier this month stormed the In Amenas gas plant. One Algerian and 29 insurgents were also killed.

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