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Algeria, Tunisia sign cooperation pacts

Tunisia and Algeria have signed a series of agreements and a memorandum of understanding in several areas of bilateral cooperation. The agreements were signed at Saturday's closing ceremony of the 19th session of the Commission, co-chaired by Prime Ministers of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa and that of Algeria Abdelmalek Sellal.

The agreements cover cooperation in social protection; youth and sports, employment and education, among others.

Welcoming the report of the Committee on the projects aimed at promoting security in the countries' border areas, Sellal welcomed the entry into force, from March, of the preferential trade agreement between the countries.

For his part, Jomaa emphasised the commitment of both countries to strengthen their cooperation and integration.

Satisfied with the level of security cooperation between the two countries, he pointed out that these measures would help to check terrorism, trafficking and organised crime.

Pana 10/02/2014