ALGIERS – Wednesday, 22 November 2023 (APS) – The executive cooperation program was signed on Tuesday evening in Algiers between the Ministries of Justice of Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The program was co-signed by the Minister of Justice, Abderrachid Tabi, and his Saudi counterpart, Dr Walid bin Muhammed al Samaani, who is on a working visit to Algeria.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, Tabi stressed that this program “is a new mechanism for cooperation and a milestone added to the agreed cooperation frameworks” between the two countries, notably the 1983 Riyadh Convention on Judicial Cooperation, the 2013 Convention on the Extradition of Criminals and Convicts, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Algerian Ministry of Justice and the Saudi Public Prosecutor’s Office signed in Saudi Arabia in March 2022.”

“This program will create a bridge of continuous communication between the Ministries of Justice of the two countries, notably through periodic consultations enabling bilateral cooperation to be assessed and promoted to keep pace with the aspirations of both parties to achieve their goals,” he assured.

Among the main clauses of this program, he referred to “the exchange of views on best practices in judicial reforms between the two countries,” recalling that “our country has undergone profound constitutional reforms, under the Constitution approved by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune and plebiscite by the Algerian people on November 1, 2020.”

On this occasion, Tabi affirmed that Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “are bound by deep historical relations and united by popular ties that know no bounds”, considering that relations between the two countries “are an essential milestone in joint Arab action.”

For his part, the Saudi Minister of Justice recalled that the signing of the executive cooperation program was part of the integrated cooperation between the Ministries of Justice of the two countries.