Britain, Algeria strike security deal

AFP-JIJI

British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Algeria on Wednesday to strike a new security partnership between the two countries following January’s deadly hostage crisis at a Sahara Desert gas plant.

Cameron and President Abdelaziz Bouteflika agreed on a new strategic partnership bringing together senior security, military and intelligence advisers to help each other respond to emerging threats. The two countries will exchange information on border and aviation security, countering improvised explosive devices and tackling extremist ideology and propaganda.

London and Algiers will also work together to combat threats to stability in North Africa. The first talks between experts are to take place within the coming months.