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Algeria undertakes to discharge its duty towards Tunisia by securing joint borders (Abdelmalek Sellal).

TUNIS (TAP) - Algeria's Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal asserted that Algeria undertakes to discharge its duty towards Tunisia by ensuring the joint borders' security.

"Tunisia is Algeria's strategic partner. Its security depends on Algeria's and the opposite is true, he specified during his meeting, on Tuesday, with National Constituent Assembly (NCA) Speaker Mustapha Ben Jfar.

The latter has been on a three-day visit to Algeria, leading a delegation of MPs, including notably all parliamentary caucuses' heads.

Mr. Sellal reviewed the Algerian experience in matters of anti-terrorism fight in the nineties, affirming that "It is not easy to fight terrorism." It must be a permanent co-ordination and a lot of audacity.

He asserted Algeria's readiness to open prospects for Tunisian investment and Tunisian-Algerian partnership, pointing out that "all indicators show that a large number of Algerians travel to Tunisian during the summer season," a communique of NCA made public, on Wednesday, reads.

The Algerian FM expressed in this regard, Algeria's will to provide the necessary assistance to Tunisia at the level of border crossing points, adding that the recent visit of Prime Minister Ali Larayedh to Algeria had been "fruitful" and that the High Joint Commission is due to convene at the end of next June in Tunis, to evaluate joint actions.

Mr. Ben Jfar said for his part, that his visit to Algeria is an occasion to foster co-operation relations and take up the numerous challenges posed by the current changes.

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Publication:Agency Tunis Afrique Press
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Date:May 8, 2013
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