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Algeria Shuts Down Border With Mali, State-Run APS Reports

January 14, 2013

Algeria closed its border with Mali and has informed the Mali government of its decision, state run APS news agency reported today, citing Amar Belani, spokesman for Algeria’s Foreign Ministry

The decision came at the end of a two day visit to Algeria by Mali’s Prime Minister Diango Cissoko.

Discussions on the situation in the region allowed both sides to reach a convergence of views on issues related to the crisis in Mali, the news service cited Belani as saying.

To contact the reporter on this story: Salah Slimani in Algiers at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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