Colloquium on “border security and economy in Maghreb, Sahel regions”. Algiers, 27/03/2018.

A colloquium themed “Border security and economy in the Maghreb and Sahel region: Challenges and prospects” has been held on 27th March at the National Army Circle in Beni Messous (Algiers), announced Tuesday the National Defence Ministry in communiqué.

Organized by the Ministry’s Military Institute for Documentation, Evaluation and Foresight, under the aegis of Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), the meeting was chaired by Major General Cherif Zerrad, Head of Army’s Employment-Preparation Department, in the presence of Army executives, defense attachés of countries in the region, representatives of the Ministry’s research and training structures, in addition to academics and experts of from institutes and centres for specialized research, said the source.

Hosted by Army’s specialized executives, experts and national and foreign researchers, the colloquium aims to “analyze the economic situation at the borders of the countries of the region and deepen reflection on border security in the Maghreb and Sahel regions.”  

Participants also “discussed and exchanged their analysis on border security and economy,” concluded the communiqué.