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Libya PM Seeks Closer Relations in Algeria

06/05/2015 – Algiers

Libyan Prime Minister Abdullah al-Theni visited on Tuesday neighboring country Algeria with the aim to improve bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries in all fields and most so in bilateral security.

The visit comes at a time when the Libyan army is making advances against anti-government and pro-terrorist militias that have controlled the capital Tripoli for over six months.

Al-Theni held talks with the Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal upon arriving during which the two men discussed means and ways of further boosting their relations.

On the security front, the two parties discussed the need to reactivate the Libyan, Tunisian and Algerian Agreement on border security and combating illegal immigration, organized crime, terrorism and drug trafficking.

On his part, the Algerian premier said Algeria support the Libyan people and its legitimate government saying that the Algerian people are indebted to Libya which supported his country during the war of liberation in the 1950s and 1960s.

Al-Theni thanked Algeria’s efforts of helping Libyans find a peaceful solution to the crisis in their countries and expressed his government support of these attempts toward peaceful solution.

He added that he wished that Algeria invited parties to the dialogue from all over Libya and that the Libyan government is seeking through this meeting ways to enhance cooperation in various security and economic fields between the two brotherly countries.

Algerian-Libyan relations went cold since 2011 when the former did not support the violence that led to the ouster of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Algeria has also rejected any foreign military intervention in Libya as the legitimate government seeks to strengthen the national army in its fight against terrorists and outlaw militias.

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