British Minister in Algiers for Anti-Terrorism Talks
A British junior foreign minister, Ben Bradshaw, held talks in Algiers on Monday with Algerian officials on cooperation in boosting an international coalition against terrorism.
Bradshaw, a secretary of state in the foreign office, said on arriving on Sunday that he planned to see Algerian officials to examine "means of boosting cooperation between Algeria and Britain in the fight against terrorism," reported the official Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA).
Bradshaw met after arrival with the deputy foreign minister for regional cooperation, Abdelaziz Zayadi.
The British official did not say whether he would ask Algeria to take part in any military action against Afghanistan.
Bradshaw will later leave for Morocco on a similar mission, said the agency.
Algeria, which had accused Britain of giving shelter to Algerian armed groups, has declared its support to an international coalition against terrorism under the control of the United Nations, but said it would not support any coalition against a specific country, culture, religion or civilization – Albawaba.com