Jordanian PM off to Tunisia, Algeria

Published June 25th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

Jordanian Prime Minister Ali Abu Ragheb on Thursday, June 21, left for a five-day visit to Tunisia and Algeria to co-chair meetings with officials in both countries aimed at developing economic and political ties, officials said. 

 

Abu Ragheb heads first to Tunis where he and his Tunisian counterpart Mohamed Ghannouchi are expected to endorse proposals drawn up by experts from both countries to promote relations in several fields, namely tourism and transport. 

 

The ministers of tourism, labour and higher education are part of the trip. 

 

On Saturday Abu Ragheb flies to Algiers to attend a similar meeting and he will also deliver a message from King Abdullah II to Algerian President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika on bolstering ties between the two countries. ― (AFP, Amman) 

 

© Agence France Presse 2001

© 2001 Mena Report (www.menareport.com)

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