Libya, Algeria sign series of accords
Libya and Algeria signed a series of cooperation agreements Monday, August 6, after the Algerian-Libyan joint commission held two days of meetings in the eastern town of Sirte, the official Libyan agency JANA said.
The agency said the accords covered investment, economy, trade, finance, education and security. In a meeting with Libyan leader Muamar Kadhafi Algerian Prime Minister Ali Binflis handed him a message from President Abdulaziz Butaflika, JANA said.
Binflis opened the 10th session of the joint commission — the first since 1995 — with his Libyan counterpart, Mubarak Al-Shamik, on Sunday. It focused on cooperation in the oil sector and on defining the border between the two countries, JANA said.
An Algerian source said Saturday that the visit of Binflis to Libya was aimed at re-vitalizing economic cooperation, which had fallen short of the expectations of both countries. ― (AFP, Tripoli)
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