Pakistan and Algeria sign extradition treaty
ALGIERS: Pakistan and Algeria have re-affirmed their commitment to fight terrorism and cooperate for the benefit of the people, by signing an extradition treaty during a meeting between Pakistan’s Interior Minister Faisal Saleh Hayat and President of People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria Abdelaziz Boutefilka, here on Wednesday.
The two men discussed bilateral and international issues during the meeting that lasted four hours. President Boutefilka said that the two countries would cooperate in extraditing terrorism and enhancing security. He said that he was looking forward to receiving the Pakistani president in Algiers. Mr Hayat also conveyed a message from President General Pervez Musharraf to the Algerian president. Mr Hayat also met Algerian Minister for Justice Muhammad Charfi and signed an extradition treaty between the two countries, which envisaged the institutionalization of cooperation in the fight against terrorism and transnational crimes. It will also help both the countries in addressing mutual security concerns and paving the way for strengthening mutual cooperation in various fields. Mr Hayat also met the Algerian interior minister and other senior officials. —APP