ALGIERS, April 17 (NNN-APS) — Algeria and Azerbaijan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on legal and judicial co-operation, the first such pact between the two countries/

The MoU was signed here Sunday by Algerian Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh and visiting Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov.

Louh said the signing of the MoU would enable the two countries to exchange experiences and consolidate their bilateral co-operation.

Algeria and Azerbaijan had also considered the signing of agreements on the extradition of criminals and penal co-operation, the minister revealed, while recalling the progress made by Algeria in terms of modernization of the administration of justice, in accordance with the Constitutional amendments of 2016.

Louh also stressed the special interest shown by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the implementation of reforms aimed at guaranteeing the people’s rights and freedoms and to ensure security and stability.

He outlined the efforts made to combat organized crimes and terrorism, detailing the comprehensive counter-terrorism approach adopted by Algeria, based on international co-operation.

The Azerbaijani Justice Minister voiced his country’s readiness to build new avenues of bilateral co-operation with Algeria, especially in the field of justice and expressed his wish to benefit from the Algerian experience in terms of the introduction of information communication technology (ICT in the administration of justice. — NNN-APS

Source: NAM News Network

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