Joint Algerian-Tunisian work programme to combat cross-border terrorism

APS - 08 February 2020

SAKIET SIDI YOUCEF (TUNISIA)-Algeria and Tunisia are working to implement a development programme to "face the challenges of the current phase and ensure the stability and security of both countries by firmly fighting against cross-border terrorism," Minister of Mujahedeen Tayeb Zitouni said Saturday in the town of Sakiet Sidi Youcef (Tunisia).

President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Teboune and his Tunisian counterpart Kaïs Said "have embarked on a renewed departure with a new vision for the implementation of several common development programmes aimed at improving the standard of living of the two peoples and promoting the relationship between the two countries by raising it to a level of comprehensive and sustainable strategic partnership in the service of common interests," said the minister in his speech at the guesthouse of the commune on the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the events of Sakiet Sidi Youcef (8 February 1958), in the presence of Tunisia's Minister of Environment and Local Development, Mokhtar Hammami, and the governors (walis) of Souk Ahras (Algeria) and Kef (Tunisia).

The celebration of the 62nd anniversary of Sakiet Sidi Youcef's events "is an opportunity to take stock of the current situation and to explore the common future in the interest of both peoples with a view to addressing the challenge of security and development, by seizing the multiple opportunities offered by the economies of the two countries in the various fields that can meet legitimate aspirations, consolidate the foundations of development and open horizons for young people while consolidating their confidence in their potentialities".

"Through this celebration, we reiterate one of the forms of union of the Maghreb peoples that we must preserve given the challenges faced by our regional environment to achieve greater integration through trade and stability," Zitouni stressed.

The Minister urged the younger generations to draw inspiration from this common heritage of glories to overcome the pitfalls that hinder their progress towards a prosperous future.