July 14th, 2021

TUNIS- Minister and Principal Private Secretary to the Presidency of the Republic of Tunisia Nadia Akacha expressed Tuesday, on behalf of President Kais Saied, Tunisia’s thanks for the aid provided by Algeria to her country in its response to Covid-19, dubbing this action “new milestone to forge fraternal and friendship relations between the two countries.”

The Tunisians “will never forget this gesture despite the insufficient quantities of vaccines in Algeria,” affirmed Akacha.

She affirmed that Tunisia, led by Kais Saied, “highly appreciated this aid,” dubbing this donation “new milestone to forge stronger and deeper fraternal and friendship relations in all fields.”

For his part, Tunisian Minister of Health Faouzi Mahdi said the Algerian donation is “a noble move which is not unfamiliar to Algeria,” pointing out that this donation “has come at just the right moment.”

Tunisia “relies a lot on the Algerian State to enable it to obtain additional quantities of vaccines and oxygen,” he added, calling on the Algerian authorities to open up a land line between the two countries in order to allow the Tunisian trucks to get their supplies of oxygen from Algerian factories.

For his part, Tunisian Minister of Defense Brahim Bertegi affirmed that his country is experiencing a “difficult” phase and that its “needs additional quantities of vaccines.”

Minister of Health Pr Abderrahmane Benbouzid reiterated Algeria’s support to Tunisia in this difficult period it is experiencing after the dangerous spread of Coronavirus in this country, stressing the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune tasked him to send this aid to brotherly country Tunisia and to extend his greetings as well as those of the Algerian people to Tunisia’s President Kais Saied and to Tunisian people.