Algeria, Mauritania launch free trade zone project-Xinhua

Algeria, Mauritania launch free trade zone project

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-02-23 03:04:00

ALGIERS, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- Algeria and Mauritania on Thursday launched a free trade zone project located in the Algerian westernmost province of Tindouf, near the two countries' border, the official Algeria Press Service news agency reported.

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and visiting Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani attended the groundbreaking ceremony in the province, said the report.

The event also unveiled projects to build fixed border posts between the two countries and an 840-km road connecting Algeria's Tindouf with Zouerate, the capital of Mauritania's northernmost Tiris Zemmour region.

The Tindouf free trade zone came within Algeria's plan to open free trade zones with five neighboring countries to boost economic cooperation, the four others of which are Mali, Niger, Tunisia and Libya. The plan was announced by Tebboune earlier this month.