Algerian Chief of Staff Meets Italian Defense Minister

22.10.2014 Algeria
Algerian Chief of Staff Meets Italian Defense Minister

Algerian Chief of Staff Meets Italian Defense Minister

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Algerian Deputy Minister for National Defense, Chief of Staff of People's National Army (ANP) Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah (photo) met in Algiers on Monday with the visiting Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti, the official Algerian Press Service (APS) reported.

Talks during the meeting focused on military cooperation and prospects of its consolidation and expansion to further mutually beneficial areas.

Both sides also exchanged opinions and views on issues of common interest, notably the security situation prevailing in the Sahel sub-region and in neighboring countries.

In Mid-September, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah, received in Algiers the French Chief of Defense Staff, General Pierre de Villiers, who paid an official visit to Algeria.

The meeting, held at the headquarters of the Staff of the People’s National Army, was extended to the members of both countries' delegations.

The two parties discussed the state of bilateral military cooperation and questions of common interest and exchanged analyses and opinions on current issues.

The French Chief of Defense Staff conducted then a visit to the Application Academy of Special Forces of Biskra (425 km south of Algiers) in the 4th Military Region.

Source: APS

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