Tunisia: PM Bouden Discusses Security in Algiers

by | Nov 29, 2022 | Diplomacy, Tunisia


On Monday, 28 November 2022, Tunisian Prime Minister Najla Bouden held unannounced meetings with her counterpart in Algiers. Bouden’s meetings with Algerian Prime Minister Aymen bin Abdel Rahman were reportedly a follow-up on the implementation of a number of agreements signed by the two countries’ presidents in 2021. The meetings covered topics including security in Libya, cross-border smuggling, and drug trafficking as well as legal and commercial issues.


We are continuing to watch the diplomatic dynamics across North Africa as President Kais Saied works to cultivate relationships with neighboring countries. In July, Saied sparked controversy with Morocco by including a controversial Western Sahara leader at a Japanese-led development summit in Tunis. While likely unremarkable working meetings between the neighboring countries, the intentional cultivation of ties with Algeria marks a continuation of the current government’s shift away from the increasingly western-aligned Morocco.