Iran, Algeria ink 8 cooperation pacts
Iran and Algeria signed eight cooperation deals in a ceremony attended by First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Salal, IRNA reported.
Second Joint Iran-Algeria Economic Cooperation Commission presided by Jahangiri and Salal was held in Algiers with a number of the two countries' cabinets in attendance.
The first deal signed by the two sides pertains to education. Other documents included cooperation agreement between the two countries' youth and sports ministries during 2015-2017, technical collaboration deal between their labor ministries as well as cultural cooperation deal between the culture ministries.
The two countries' higher education and justice ministries also signed relevant deals during the trip.
Jahangiri is slated to hold talks with President Abdulaziz Buteflika to discuss enhancement of mutual cooperation.
Jahangiri arrived in Algiers on Wednesday for talks with the country's high-ranking officials.
Minister of Energy Hamid Chitchian, Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, Governor of Central Bank Valiollah Seif and Head of Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Mohsen Jalalipour are accompanying Jahangiri in his two-day visit to Algeria.