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Baird Meets Algerian Counterpart

ALGIERS, Algeria, September 16, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets Ramtane Lamamra, Algeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss enhanced cooperation between the two countries on issues of trade, regional security and education.

During the visit, Minister Baird reinforced Canada’s commitment to continue working with Algeria toward strengthening security and countering terrorism in North Africa and the Sahel by announcing a contribution of more than $1.2 million toward counterterrorism initiatives in the Sahel.

Canada and Algeria have enjoyed diplomatic relations since 1962. Algeria is a key partner for Canada in the fight against terrorism and one of Canada’s largest trading partners in Africa.

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