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Immediate Release

Readout of Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper's Meeting With Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper met with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the Presidential Residence in Algiers today.  Secretary Esper expressed his appreciation for the longstanding relationship between the United States and Algeria, voiced support for expanding the military relationship, and highlighted Algeria's steady leadership in regional security.  The two leaders discussed security throughout North Africa and the Sahel and ways to advance our strategic military and diplomatic partnership. 

Secretary Esper expressed his appreciation for President Tebboune's willingness to further security cooperation.  The Secretary reiterated that the United States will continue to work hand-in-hand with Algeria to strengthen military ties and promote regional security and stability.