Algerian Minister of Land, tourism and handicrafts Amar Ghoul said Sunday in Algiers that Algeria and Tunisia have agreed to reactivate the joint committee between the two countries in the field of Tourism and Crafts, on the sidelines of Prime Minister Habib Essid’s visit.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with Tunisian Minister of Tourism Selma Elloumi Rekik, in the presence of Deputy Minister for Crafts Aicha Tobago, he said the two parties “have decided to reactivate the Joint Committee between the two countries.”
He added, according to Algerian press agency APS that the committee “will undertake in a week to evaluate all agreements signed between Algeria and Tunisia in the field of tourism and crafts in order to set up a new program for the development of the sector.”
The Algerian Minister announced that a project to create a “tourist shipping line between the two countries is under consideration. It will help encourage tourism to both Algerian and Tunisian destinations, she noted, adding that the facilities will be introduced at border crossings related especially to health and safety services.
Other topics were discussed including strengthening land and sea transport, boosting cooperation between tourism agencies in the two countries and promoting tourism investment, the Minister further stated.
Ms. Tagabo for his part referred to the agreement of both parties to “reactivate the various agreements” in the sectors of tourism and crafts, and other items whose partnership in the field of tourism.