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Youssef Chahed in Algiers for one-day official visit

Published the:  09/10/2016

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October 9, 2016 – TAP - Prime Minister Youssef Chahed arrived, Sunday in Algiers, for a one-day friendship and working visit, at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal.

It is the first travel of Youssef Chahed abroad since taking office as Prime Minister last August.

Youssef Chahed was seen in on his arrival at Houari Boumediene International Airport by his Algerian counterpart.

"I chose Algeria for my first trip abroad given the nature of the exceptional relations between the two countries," he said in a press statement, adding that he is bearer of a message from President of the Republic Beji Caid Essebsi to his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Youssef Chahed further expressed will to strengthen bilateral relations, especially in the economic field and security matters and fight against terrorism.

This determination to boost cooperation between Tunisia and Algeria, he said, demonstrates the strength of "privileged relations binding the two brotherly peoples, united by history, shared future and common struggles ".

During the visit, the Prime Minister is accompanied by the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Trade and Industry and the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.