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Tunisian-Algerian Joint Commission: 8 co-operation agreements and programmes signed

Published the:  09/03/2017

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The 21st Tunisian-Algerian High Joint Commission resulted in the signing of 8 co-operation agreements and programmes.


During a joint press conference with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal, following the session’s work, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed stressed the need to develop border areas and improve living conditions.


While pointing to the signature on Thursday of an agreement in the security field, Chahed said the permanent co-operation between the two countries helped make important achievements in this area.


On the Libyan crisis, both parties insisted on the political solution and inter-Libyan dialogue with the support of neighboring countries and under the umbrella of the United Nations, stressing the need to work more to bring the views between all the Libyan factions closer.


Chahed recalled, in this context, the Tunisian ministerial declaration for a comprehensive settlement of the Libyan crisis signed by the foreign ministers of Tunisia, Algeria and Egypt on February 20.


The Algerian minister stressed the importance of co-ordination between the three countries for a political and consensual settlement of the Libyan crisis. He said co-ordination over Libya will now be extended to countries such as Sudan, Chad and Niger to better identify terrorist groups that circulate easily across the land borders between these countries and Libya.


Addressing the challenges facing Tunisia and Algeria, Sellal placed emphasis on the improvement of socio-economic conditions and keeping peace and stability of both countries