ALGIERS, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Algeria and Tunisia on Sunday discussed ways and means to strengthen security cooperation, as part of the visit of Tunisian Interior Minister Lotfi Brahem to Algiers.
"My visit is part of usual bilateral dialogue between Algiers and Tunis aiming at examining and building on previous experiences for the service of the security of both countries and people," Brahem told reporters after his meeting with Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Bedoui.
Bedoui noted that the meeting "was an opportunity to discuss bilateral relations and to highlight the need for cooperation and permanent coordination between Algerian and Tunisian security services to protect our countries, given the interdependence of their safety and security."
Security cooperation has always been at the heart of the Algerian-Tunisian relations, amid the increasing terrorist threat on their shared borderline.
To effectively respond to the upsurge of terrorist acts throughout the Maghreb and Sahel region, the two countries have strengthened their intelligence and military operations to deal with trans-threat.
In fact, the armies of the two countries have conducted several joint operations against terrorist groups that are active along the borderline.