ALGERIA, S. AFRICA DISCUSS COOPERATION ON SECURITY, ILLEGAL MIGRATION

ALGIERS, Algeria- Algerian Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, on Tuesday, held talks with South African Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers, on issues related to security cooperation and illegal migration.

Messahel told reporters that, he discussed with Landers on bilateral cooperation, especially in the fields of security coordination, and fighting violent extremism and illegal immigration.

He further hailed Algeria's ties with South Africa as "good and strategic," noting that, the latter has been playing a "key role" in Africa, as it is due to become a non-permanent member at the UN Security Council, to represent the continent.

The top Algerian diplomat also discussed with Landers, bilateral coordination within the African Union and the United Nations, on defending their interests as partner countries, and those of the African continent in the international arena.

For his part, Landers noted that, "some recommendations we drawn up during my talks with Messahel will be submitted for discussion, at the next meeting of the foreign ministers of the two nations."

Messahel announced that, the South African Foreign Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, will pay a working visit to Algeria, late Nov or early Dec.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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