Niger & Algeria Discuss Cooperation in Counter-terrorism

cooperationNigerien Prime Minister Brigi Rafini during an official visit in Algeria on Wednesday said that his country seeks to draw on Algeria’s counter-terrorism experience.

Rafini acknowledged Algeria’s long experience in counter-terrorism field and added that his visit in Algiers aims at sharing with Algerian officials’ major issues of common interests especially the issue of security cooperation.

Rafini who was invited by his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal on Wednesday kicked off a two-day working visit to Algeria.

The visit of Rafini is "an opportunity for the two nations to assess bilateral cooperation and define ways and means to deepen it," said a statement from Rafini's office.

Sellal and Rafini to discuss discuss regional and sub-regional issues of common interest, including ways to coordinate efforts as to face the security challenges, said the statement, referring to the terrorist threat prevailing in the Sahel region.

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