ALGIERS, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Algerian Finance Minister Karim Djoudi stressed
here Wednesday the necessity of seeking means to boost cooperation between
Algeria and Saudi Arabia in various fields.
Opening the 8th session of the Algerian-Saudi joint committee, co-chaired
by Saudi Minister of Commerce and Industry Tawfiq bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah, the
Algerian minister said both countries should "examine together means to
strengthen cooperation by boosting bilateral relations in various fields".
He also called for conducting a "comprehensive and objective" assessment of
Algerian-Saudi cooperation since the last session of the joint committee was
held in Riyadh in 2008.
Algeria and Saudi Arabia are currently considering bilateral agreements in
the sectors of vocational training, information and communication technologies
and culture, Djoudi said.
For his part, the Saudi minister hailed Saudi-Algerian relations, calling
for upgrading the level of two-way trade exchange between both sides.
He highlighted the role of the joint committee in the reactivation of the
private sector's contribution to the development of mutual investments. (end)
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