Britain, Algeria strike security accord after desert bloodbath
AFPALGIERS/TRIPOLI -- British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Algeria on Wednesday to strike an new security partnership between the two countries following the deadly hostage crisis at a Sahara Desert gas plant.
February 1, 2013, 1:01 am TWN
Cameron was greeted by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and also had talks with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Cameron and Bouteflika agreed a new strategic partnership. The two countries will exchange information on border and aviation security, countering improvised explosive devices and tackling extremist ideology and propaganda.
Surprise Visit to Libya
Cameron flew into the Libyan capital on Thursday for a previously unannounced visit.
Ringed by security, Cameron arrived at Tripoli airport at 11:00 a.m. (1000 GMT).
The British premier, accompanied by Libyan Interior Minister Ashur Shwayel, made his way to a police academy in southern Tripoli where he attended a ceremony to mark the promotion of officers.