Algeria expected to open border crossings with Mauritania soon


Algeria announced on December 9 that the border crossings with Mauritania would be open in due course, according to Algerie Presse Service (APS).

There had previously been talks with the two countries who agreed that the crossings would be ready for operation in October. 

Algerian Interior Minister Brahim Merad recently took a trip to Tindouf, a town close to the Western Saharan, Moroccan and Mauritanian borders. The official noted that the two fixed crossings with Algeria and Mauritania would open soon. 

The couple of border crossings are deemed essential for reliable trade exchanges between the two countries. 

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During a meeting with his Mauritanian counterpart Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz back in 2022, Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune commented on the border as well as the improving relations between the pair. 

The head of state noted that the establishment of crossings would be “a true bridge of communication between the populations of the border region and a major achievement,”  

The Algerian government also has plans to develop trades with neighbouring North African countries, Tunisia and Libya. 



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