Algiers, (IINA) - Algeria and Azerbaijan on Sunday signed their first memorandum of understanding on the legal and judicial cooperation, Algeria Press Service reported.
The MoU was inked in Algiers by Algerian Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh and Azerbaijani Justice Minister Fikret Mammadov. Following the signing ceremony, Louh said that the signing of the MoU, the first on the legal and judicial cooperation would allow the two countries to exchange their experiences and consolidate the bilateral cooperation.
Algeria and Azerbaijan were considering the signing of agreements on the extradition of criminals and penal cooperation, the minister revealed. He noted the progress made by Algeria in terms of the reform for justice modernization, in accordance with the Constitution amendments of 2016.
Louh also stressed the special interest granted by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to the application of reforms aimed at guaranteeing the public rights and freedoms of citizens and "to ensure security and stability."
On his part, the Azerbaijani Justice Minister voiced his country's readiness to build new avenues of bilateral cooperation, notably in justice and expressed its wish to benefit from the Algerian experience in terms of the introduction of Information and Communication Technologies in the justice sector.
Mammadov, who welcomed the Algerian e-model, said that justice modernization has a positive impact on human rights protection. He also hailed President Bouteflika for his inestimable efforts in this field.
Source: International Islamic News Agency