Algeria and Italy have decided to update next October in Rome the agreement signed in 2009 on security, announced Monday in Algiers Italian interior minister Marco Minniti, APS reported.
In a statement to the press at the end of his meeting with the Minister of the Interior and Local Assemblies, Noureddine Bedoui, Minniti stressed that he and his Algerian counterpart addressed the issue of “combating terrorism and security in general “.
“We have decided to improve the 2009 agreement by creating a new updated agreement, given the changes occured in recent years in the world,” he said.
The official added that ” two joint working groups will be set so that we can sign this agreement at the end of October in Rome”.
While welcoming the “crucial” role of Algeria in the fight against terrorism, the Italian Minister recalled the “strong relations” between the two countries, especially in the security field.
“We already had excellent relations and we strengthened them today, as cooperation between our two countries is very crucial in this area,” he said.
The Italian Minister of the Interior arrived Monday in Algiers for a working visit. He was welcomed upon his arrival at the Houari-Boumediene International Airport by Mr Bedoui.