German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere spoke to the press alongside his Algerian counterpart Noureddine Bedoui in Berlin on Tuesday after the two politicians held bilateral security talks. Talking about the common security agreement between the two counties, de Maiziere said «This cooperation will be systemised, it'll be improved, it'll be brought to a new level when we have a common... Еще security agreement. We have this [security agreement] with many countries in the world.» De Maiziere also stated that they had discussed the issue of returning Algerians who were unsuccessful in claiming asylum in Germany, and how this issue has been central to the German-Algerian relationship. «Repatriations were not an insignificant burden in the public sphere, it had burdened the refugee issue and our relationship and we have now endeavoured to bring it into order. This has been very successful,» he said. German government have expressed the belief that the North African states of Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia are to be considered “safe countries of origin” for refugees.