A security cooperation agreement was signed between Tunisia and Germany at the end of a working session held Monday in Berlin, under the chairmanship of Tunisian Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub and his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere (photo).
According to a statement from the Interior Department, the agreement provides for the diversification of areas of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the exchange of expertise, intelligence and training, Tunisia’s news agency (TAP) reported.
The working session, discussed several security issues, including ways to fight against terrorism, organized crime and illegal migration.
During his visit to Germany, Hedi Majdoub also had a meeting with President of the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), Albrecht Broemme. The meeting focused on ways to expand Tunisian-German co-operation in civil defense.
Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub arrived in Germany Monday, at the invitation of his German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere. The visit is part of the development of security cooperation between Tunisia and Germany and increasing contacts and consultations between the two countries.
Earlier, Egyptian Minister of Interior Magdy Abdel Ghafar signed a security cooperation agreement with his German counterpart Thomas de Maizière in Berlin on 12 July 2016.
The Egyptian Interior Ministry said the two governments signed the agreement that solidifies cooperation in preventing all types of crimes, including terrorism and corruption, as well reinforcing airport security and stemming illegal immigration.
The agreement also includes the exchange of information, technical training and expertise between Egypt and Germany.
In statements to state-owned MENA, Egypt’s Ambassador to Berlin Badr Abdel Atty noted that Abdel Ghafar’s visit came after the visit of his German counterpart de Maizière to Egypt in March, adding that cooperation agreement between the two Ministries was unprecedented in the history of Cairo-Berlin relation.