Officials from the Islamic Republic of Iran and Algeria have underlined the need for the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in the fight against crime, particularly transnational organized crime.
In a meeting in the Algerian capital city of Algiers on Thursday evening, Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam and Algerian Minister of Interior and Local Governments Tayeb Belaiz exchanged viewpoints on security and law enforcement cooperation, particularly regarding organized crime that can seriously challenge peace and stability in both Iran and Algeria.
Belaiz welcomed the further promotion of Algiers-Tehran security ties, calling for more concrete steps to this end.
Ahmadi-Moghaddam also voiced Iran’s willingness to improve security relations with Algeria.
On February 23, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic attaches great and special importance to its relations with Algeria. He also expressed hope that the exchange of visits between the Iranian and Algerian officials would prepare the ground for the further enhancement of Tehran-Algiers ties.