Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrived Thursday, in Tunis, to co-chair with his Tunisian counterpart Toussed Chahed, the works of the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian High Joint Commission.
Upon his arrival at Tunis airport, Sellal was received by the head of the Tunisian government.
The Algerian prime minister is accompanied by the minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, the minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, the minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa, the minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City and interim Trade minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdesslam Chelghoum
Underlining the excellent relation uniting Algeria and Tunisia, the Prime Minister told the press upon his arrival that his visit to Tunis aims at “further strengthening and promoting ties between the two countries.”
Sellal said that he is a bearer of a fraternity message from the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caïd Essebsi.
The meeting, which will culminate in the signing of several cooperation agreements in various sectors, will allow reviewing bilateral relations and the prospects of their consolidation in the political, security, economic and social sectors.
When Sellal later met with Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi, he conveyed the greetings and regards of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Tunisian President.
The talks focused notably on ways to consolidate the bilateral relations for the strengthening of the stability in the region.