Magharebia (Washington DC)

14 February 2013

Mauritania: Nation Strengthens Security Partnerships

Mauritania and Senegal agreed to co-ordinate efforts against terrorism and transnational organised crime, AFP reported on Thursday (February 14th). Mauritanian Foreign Minister Hamady Ould Hamady and his Senegalese counterpart Mankeur Ndiaye announced the security strategy at the conclusion of a two-day meeting in Nouakchott.

In related news, security experts from Europe and the Maghreb region gathered in Nouakchott on Tuesday, for a conference on Mauritania's fight against terrorism.

"Mauritania, which has suffered directly as a result of terrorism, has drawn the attention of its brother nations and friends to the danger posed by this phenomenon and the need to fight it using all available means," Defence Minister Ahmedou Ould Idey Ould said at the event, organised by the Mauritanian Institute for Strategic Studies.

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