ALGIERS- Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh called on Tuesday, in Algiers, the international community for “greater cooperation” to fight the transnational terrorism, “combat its causes” and “dry up its financing sources.”

Speaking on the occasion of the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, Louh called on the international community for “greater cooperation” to “combat the causes, dry up the financing sources and deal with the effects of this transnational phenomenon, threatening global peace and security.”
In this regard, he underlined that Algeria “has suffered the throes of the most despicable terrorism and managed to combat it thanks to the policies of the civil concord and the national reconciliation” initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika who has “succeeded in ending fitna (discord).”
By doing so, “Algeria has regained its place among nations,” he said.
Dubbing “vital” the respect of the international law, Louh affirmed that Algeria “has always worked in this regard even before its independence,” pointing particularly to the ratification by the country of all the treaties listed under the Conventions of Geneva and The Hague.
While broaching the collaboration of his department with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) concerning the improvement of the detention conditions in Algeria, the minister said that the global organization made 271 visits to 89 prisons in which 164 of its international delegates had private conversations with 6,212 prisoners.

APS - 16 May 2016