BEIRUT– Lebanon and Algeria signed yesterday, two legal agreements, on the extradition of criminals and judicial cooperation in the criminal field.

The agreements constitute “a fruitful beginning of cooperation, to boost ties between the two countries,” Lebanese Justice Minister, Henri Khoury said, adding, “future bilateral agreements will develop for the benefit of the two countries.”

For his part, Algerian Justice Minister, Abdul Rashid Tabbi, said, the signed agreements provide a comprehensive framework that will protect the two countries from criminal threats.

Tabbi also called for Arab justice ministries, to finance a fund created for the support of Lebanese judges, amid the current economic crisis in the country.

Arab justice ministers and diplomats gathered in Lebanon yesterday, to attend an award ceremony of the best doctoral thesis in the Arab world, in the field of law and justice.


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