ALGERIA, FRANCE SET UP WORKING GROUP ON CO-OPERATION IN TAXATION

PARIS, -- An Algerian-French working group on local taxation has been set up following a working meeting between Algerian Minister of Interior and Local Assemblies Noureddine Bedoui and the Minister of National Planning, Rural Affairs and Territorial Assemblies, Jean-Michel Baylet, here.

As a first step, the working group will explore means of exchanging experiences and determine what partnership actions can be taken, according to a made statement issued Thursday's meeting, which was also attended by the Governor of Algiers, Abdelkader Zoukh.

The statement said the disucssions between the two sides had enabled them to confirm Algeria-France co-operation in the area of local taxation. The meeting also reflected the willingness to strengthen Algeria-France decentralized co-operation, and comes part of the 3rd Algeria-France meetings between mayors and presidents of territorial assemblies held in last May in Algiers."

In his media statement,l Baylet expressed satisfaction over the consolidation of relations between the two countries six months after his visit to Algeria and added that both sides had engaged in genuine action since then.

"During my visit to Algeria, we decided to speed up reflections on some Algerian institutions and we particularly decided to move towards genuine work," he stressed, adding that his visit to Algeria "was personally full of emotions" as his mother was born in that country.

He also announced that an Algerian delegation led by the Governor of Constantine would visit France before the end of November. "The delegation will visit various French institutions in some towns located in Ile de France (Seine-Saint-Denis) to inquire about the French method if it wishes to draw on it."

Source: Nam News Network