Algeria stated on Saturday its cooperation with Washington's war on terrorism was "profitable" but it would never agree to host an American military base on its territory.
In recent times the Algerian media speculated that Washington would like to set up a military base in the country.
"I can confirm that Algeria has a fruitful cooperation with the United States in the fight against terrorism. Both sides see it as profitable for the security of the two countries as well as for other countries," Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mohamed Bedjaoui told state radio, cited by Reuters. "The Algerian territory is absolutely not concerned by the implementation of the American African command ... To be clear, Algeria will never accept a foreign military base on its land."