Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (R, Front) welcomes his Algerian counterpart Abdelmalek Sellal (L, Front) at an airport in Tunis, capital of Tunisia, on March 9, 2017. The Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed co-presided on Thursday the 21st session of the Tunisian-Algerian joint high commission during which several agreements were signed between the two neighboring countries. (Xinhua/Adel Ezzine)
TUNIS, March 9 (Xinhua) -- The Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalak Sellal and his Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed co-presided on Thursday the 21st session of the Tunisian-Algerian joint high commission during which several agreements were signed between the two neighboring countries.
The session of the High Joint Tunisian-Algerian Commission was crowned by the signing of nine cooperation agreements in the economic, logistical, technological and commercial fields.
During this session, the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding and of cooperation in the consumer protection and the quality control of products and services.
"The volume of cooperation between Algeria and Tunisia in various fields reflects the deep friendships between our two countries, thanks in particular to a fruitful coordination between the two presidents Abdelaziz Boutaflika and Beji Caid Essebsi," said The Algerian PM Sellal at the Tunisian Presidential Palace of Carthage, north of Tunis.
Tunisian National Union Leader Chahed affirmed that his country will welcome Algerian tourists in the best conditions by guaranteeing them a pleasant stay on all levels.
"At this session, we discussed issues of common interest, including economic issues and the development of border areas between the two countries," Chahed said at the opening of a joint protocol signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding and Partnership.
According to him, the two neighboring countries are currently working to "finalize, as soon as possible, consultations on the reactivation of the preferential trade agreement" which should give rise to a free trade zone between the two country.