8 February 2014

Tunisia: Observing Sakiet Events Prompt More Partnership - Prime Ministry

Tunis — The 56th anniversary of Sakiet Sidi Youssef events "prompts further complementarity and co-operation between the Tunisian and Algerian peoples and urges them to take up security, political and economic challenges," the Prime Ministry said on Saturday in a press release.

The commemoration, which coincides with the Tunisia-Algeria High Committee meeting, will see the signing of a string of co-operation agreements, the ministry indicated.

Sakiet Sidi Youssef events are a historical epic in the common fight of the Tunisian and Algerian peoples to secure national liberation, recover their dignity and forge a shared destiny, reads the press release.

The commemoration ceremony will be held with attendance of high-level delegations made up of ministers and leading national figures from Tunisia and Algeria, the ministry specified.

On February 8, 1958, the French army bombed the locality of Sakiet Sidi Youssef during the Algerian war of independence.

The two countries have since been observing the day when Tunisian and Algerian blood mingled.

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