Mauritania: Mauritania, Mali to hold consultations on border security

Nouakchott, Mauritania (PANA) - Malian and Mauritanian authorities are to hold consultations at ministerial level to "enhance security measures and peaceful coexistence" on both sides of their common border.

“So from today bilateral meetings will bring together the administrative authorities on both sides of the border to strengthen the mutual relations between our brotherly countries," according to a statement by General Sada Samaké, Malian Minister of Interior and Security on Wednesday.

"These consultations will enable both countries to address all issues including prevention against Ebola and pool efforts against risks related to that disease," the Malian government official said after an audience with Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 5,100 victims mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The disease has emerged in recent weeks in Mali, killing four people.

Mali and Mauritania have over 2,000 km of common borders.
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19 november 2014 17:45:51

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