Economics Affairs

Algeria, Niger sign 9 agreements, memorandums of understanding

APS - 17 March 2017

NIAMEY (Niger)- Algeria and Niger signed Thursday, in Niamey (Niger), nine agreements and memorandums of understanding resulting from the first session of the Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission.

The signing ceremony of these agreements took place under the co-chairmanship of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his counterpart of Niger Brigi Rafini.

The memorandum of agreement relating to the creation of the Algeria-Niger Business Council was signed by the Director General of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mohamed Chami and by Moussa Sidi Mohamed, the president of Niger’s CCI.

The memorandum of agreement on cooperation in the field of post, information and communication technologies was signed by Minister Houda Imane Faraoun and by Niger’s minister of Telecommunications and Digital Economy Sani Ma�gochi.

A twinning convention between the Soumaa Police Academy and the National Academy of Police and Continuing Training of Niamey was signed by the minister of Interior and Local Authorities Nouredine Bedoui and his counterpart of Niger Mohamed Bazoum.

The same officials also signed a memorandum of understanding between the Algerian Directorate General of National Police (DGSN) and the Directorate General of National Police of Niger for the strengthening of cooperation in terms of police.

In the field of employment and social security, a memorandum of understanding and cooperation was signed by the minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel and the minister of Foreign Affairs of Niger Ibrahim Yacoubou.

The same officials signed a memorandum of understanding in the field of the protection and promotion of women, gender and children and another MofU and cooperation in the field of communication.

A partnership agreement between the National Organization for Technical Supervision of Public Works (CTTP) and Niger’s Centre for the development of Public Works was signed by Abdelkader Messahel and the minister of Equipment Kadi Abdoulay.

The two ministers also signed the agreement between the Algerian Central Laboratory of Public Works and Niger’s National Laboratory of Public Works and Building

For their part, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his counterpart of Niger Brigi Rafini signed the minutes of the first session of the Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission.

Speaking at the end of the works, Sellal said that the results reached by this session are “clear,” adding that the High Joint Commission is off to “a promising start” in the sense that “a lot of opportunities are now open with a vision of openness led by the two States.”