Sunday 21 April 2013

Question Of Opening Morocco-Algeria Border To Be Resolved "In Near Future" -Algerian Minister

Vocal synthesis
le ministre algérien de l'Intérieur Dahou Ould Kablia

The land border between Algeria and Morocco cannot remain closed "indefinitely" and the question will be resolved "in the near future," said, Sunday, Algerian Interior Minister, Dahou Ould Kablia.

The Algerian minister said, at a press conference in Rabat at the end of the meeting of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) interior ministers Council, that "the opening of borders fufils the aspirations of the peoples of both countries, but it needs to be prepared."

    "Questions that are not of a political nature are outstanding and need to be discussed" before making the decision to open the border, he said.

     The minister stressed that the two sides also need to consult on "mechanisms" related to the opening.

    "There are no prior conditions, but there is a need for an appropriate environment," he argued, adding that "sectoral meetings are under way and decisions are being taken to address contentious issues."

    The meeting of AMU interior ministers opened Sunday morning.