28 November 2012

Tunisia: NCA Speaker and Algerian FM Look At Development Prospects of Local, Algerian Co-Operation

Bardo — Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci underlined, on Wednesday, the importance of the joint development projects to be carried out in the Tunisian-Algerian border zones.

"These projects will be achieved in collaboration between the state, the local communities and the private sector, in such as manner as "to make the concept of administrative borders more human" and consecrate the right of the inhabitants of the border regions to fair development," he specified during his meeting with National Constituent Assembly (NCA) speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar.

According to the NCA statement, Mr. Medelci expressed the convergence of views between Algeria and Tunisia notably concerning the Maghrebi edification and the imperative to lay the foundations of a joint development which, he hoped, be crowned by an economic integration likely to help face up the regional and international grouping.

Besides, he estimated that "the wisdom of the Tunisian people will help them achieve their democratic process at lower cost."

In turn, the NCA speaker commended the longstanding fraternity relations binding Tunisia and Algeria, pointing out that these relations are a favourable platform to improve the common policies, boost bilateral co-operation in all fields and energise the Maghrebi edification process in line with the aspirations of the peoples of the region.

The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem.

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