ALGERIA, TUNISIA DISCUSS CROSS-BORDER TRAVEL, RESIDENCY ISSUES

ALGIERS, -- North African neighbours Algeria and Tunisia have held talks concerning conditions for travel and residence of each other country's citizens and ways to improve these conditions.

The talks took place here Tuesday between the Secretary General of the Algerian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Hassan Rabhi, and the Charge d'affaires at Tunisia's Embassy in Algeria, Chokri Latif.

Both sides "examined conditions of travel and residence of both countries' nationals and means to further improve them to reach the level of privileged relations binding the two countries and the two peoples", the Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

They also discussed "reception conditions of Algerian citizens travelling to Tunisia during the summer season, and stressed the need to pursue efforts and lift barriers hindering travel by individuals between Algerian and Tunisia, which continues to be a privileged destination for Algerians".

Source: Name News Network