The proceedings of the fifth session of the Algerian-Tunisian joint sectoral committee in the field of tourism, kicked off today, Tuesday, under the co-chairmanship of the Minister of Tourism and Handicrafts, Yacine Hammadi, and his Tunisian counterpart, Mohamed Moez Belhassine, said in a statement of the same ministry.
In a speech delivered on the occasion, Hammadi said that this meeting is a “promising start to renew the determination to work together to consolidate the strong relations that bind the two countries, especially in light of the current circumstances and the major economic challenges that resulted from the repercussions of the Corona virus epidemic, and to seek to strengthen relations of cooperation that exist between the two countries in the field of tourism.
The minister also expressed – the statement adds – his “satisfaction with the remarkable development in the Algerian-Tunisian bilateral relations in strengthening the bonds of friendship and political, economic and commercial relations to serve the peoples of the two sister countries at all levels and in a comprehensive manner, which was translated by the recent pace of official visits between the two countries.”
He explained that this meeting “will allow experts from both countries to review the outcome of what has been achieved since the last committee was convened in Algeria and draw up a future bilateral work program, in accordance with the terms of the new agreement that the two countries intend to sign in the near future.”
Mr. Hammadi also reviewed the efforts made by Algeria in this field, noting that tourism “has been given a special priority in the government’s plan, in implementation of the program of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who stressed the need to develop the tourism sector and make it an economic sector, like other economic sectors which contribute to creating wealth and absorbing unemployment.”