Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Algeria: Hillary Clinton's visit postponed
According to Echorouk's Djamel Lalami, she will not play a mediating role between Algeria and Morocco regarding the opening of the currently closed border although it is widely known that there is US pressure on both countries to move towards a normalisation of relations.
According to the same source, it is expected that Clinton will discuss a number of highly topical issues with Algeria, namely:
> the Arab Spring and the wind of change blowing through the region
arms trafficking from Libya
> the Islamists coming to power in some countries of the region
the Western Sahara issue and the Syrian crisis
> Algeria's political reforms and the forthcoming parliamentary election and
> military co-operation and counter-terrorism in the African Sahel.
For more news and expert analysis about Algeria, please see Algeria Focus and Algeria Politics & Security.
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