VISITING LESOTHO PM CALLS FOR CLOSER CO-OPERATION WITH ALGERIA

CONSTANTINE, ALGERIA, -- The visiting Lesotho Prime Minister, Pakalitha Mosisili, has called for economic co-operation with Algeria, notably in the mechanical and pharmaceutical industries.

Speaking while on a visit to the province of Constantine, about 390 kioometres east of here, on Sunday, he added that Algeria had developed its experience in several industrial sectors and underlined that the opportunity had come to strengthen economic exchanges between the two countries.

Describing as good the relations between Algeria and the Mountain Kingdom, he said his country needed Algeria's experience, particularly in the mechanical and pharmaceutical industries, and reiterated his country's willingness to co-operate with Algeria in different economic fields.

He was accompanied on the visit to Constantine by Algerian Minister of Post and Telecommunication and Information Technology Iman Houda Feraoun and Minister of Vocational Training and Education Mohamed Mebarki.

The Lesotho prime minister visited the manufacturing unit of agricultural tractors ETRAG, located in the region of Oued H'mimime and the co-operative for the promotion of military industries (GPIM), established in Ain Smara.

Pakalitha Mosisili also visited a pharmaceutical production plant in the industrial zone of Palma and several historical sites namely Ahmed Bey Palace, the National Museum of Cirta and the bridges of Sidi M'Cid and Salah Bey.

Source: Nam News Network