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Algerian President, Jordanian King Sign 5 Cooperation Agreements

Algerian President, Jordanian King Sign 5 Cooperation Agreements

Monday, 5 December, 2022 - 08:45
Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune awarded Jordan's King Abdallah the national order of merit "El-Athir" (APZ)

Jordan's King Abdullah II bin Al Hussein met with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and signed five cooperation agreements in various sectors.

Abdullah arrived Saturday in Algiers for a two-day visit at the invitation of the Algerian President.

The Algerian presidency said in a statement that the two leaders held "private talks" without providing further details about the talks.

The agreements included a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral political consultations, an agreement on the mutual visa exemption for holders of diplomatic passports, and an MoU between the two countries' diplomatic institutes.

It also included a draft memorandum of understanding between the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy and the Algeria Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations, a cooperation program between Petra News Agency and the Algerian Press Service, and the mutual recognition of maritime qualification certificates for seafarers, education program, and level of maritime training between the two countries.

At his residence in Algiers' western suburbs, King Abdullah received Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha, Prime Minister Aymen Benabderrahmane, President of the People's National Assembly Brahim Boughali, and speaker of the upper house of parliament Salah Goudjil.

The President awarded King Abdullah the national order of merit "El-Athir," said the Presidency in a statement.

Later, the Jordanian monarch visited the "Martyr's Shrine," where he paid respects to the martyrs of the liberation revolution (1954-1962).

The state-owned newspaper, el-Masaa, reported that the King's visit is expected to give a new push to bilateral ties, especially in the economic aspect, as the two countries prepare for the upcoming meetings of the Joint Higher Committee.

The newspaper pointed out that the visit constitutes an opportunity to embody the common will to push bilateral relations to higher levels based on solid ground for cooperation.

The newspaper quoted Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra, during his meeting with Jordan's foreign minister Ayman Safadi in October, that many bilateral agreements need to be activated and implemented.

The two countries are discussing ways to establish a real and sustainable partnership in various fields to face future economic challenges, said el-Masaa.

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