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The President of Algeria discusses with the Libyan Prime Minister, intensifying security cooperation and combating crime

Algerian President Abdel-Majid Tebboune discussed with the head of the Libyan National Unity Government, Abdel-Hamid Dabaiba, intensifying joint cooperation between the two countries and supporting it in all fields.

According to a statement by the Algerian presidency, the meeting, which took place at El Mouradia Palace in Algiers, dealt with ways to intensify and support bilateral cooperation in all fields, especially security coordination, combating transnational crime, protecting common borders, and increasing trade exchange by opening airspace and other outlets that can be opened.

The statement emphasized that the visit constituted an opportunity to confirm Algeria's pivotal role in promoting the Libyan-Libyan reconciliation, and to complete the political solution path, as it is the only way to guarantee the sovereignty and unity of the Libyan state.

On his part, Dabaiba said - in a statement to reporters after his meeting with President Tebboune - "I met today with my brother, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and I thank him for the warm welcome we have received since our arrival and for the hospitality accorded to Algeria."

The Libyan Prime Minister stressed the importance of joint cooperation between the two countries in all fields, especially security cooperation, confronting the challenges that surround the two countries and our two countries, securing borders, combating cross-border crime, protecting common borders, and calling on the international community to confront the forces and mercenaries that are present in the Sahara Desert in Libya.

He pointed out that it was agreed on cooperation in some areas, the most important of which is the increase in trade exchange between the two countries, especially that it is very weak, stressing that the Libyan side wants to increase this trade exchange.

"We asked President Tebboune to participate in the Libyan national reconciliation, because Algeria is a qualified country to lead and support the Libyan-Libyan reconciliation, as it has not interfered in the Libyan crisis over the past ten years," he said.

"There is very great cooperation in the field of electricity and energy, and we thank the Algerian people and government for their cooperation with them in sending technicians in supporting and maintaining the electricity network in the cities of Tripoli and Al Khums in the last period, and we have requested some general needs through the Ministry of Energy and the Electricity Company in Algeria," he added.

He pointed out that he had asked President Tebboune and the Libyan government to open the sea ports for the exchange of traffic between the two countries, adding, "Some security arrangements remain to open the borders between the two countries.

He explained that there is great cooperation between the two countries in the field of health, cancer treatment and spinal cord transplantation, adding, "We have also hosted several training centers in Algeria to support the Libyan people in all fields."

"We hope our brothers in Algeria will be willing to receive us and cooperate with us, and we look at Algeria as a great sister country, as we are one people in two countries," he said.