Algeria, France ink new deal on extradition of criminals

ALGIERS, Jan 27: Algeria and France on Sunday signed a new convention for the extradition of criminals as part of the judicial and security cooperation between the two countries.
The agreement was signed by visiting French Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet and her Algerian counterpart Tayeb Louh in the capital Algiers, Algeria Press Service (APS) reported.
It covers cooperation in the areas of mutual legal assistance, counter-terrorism and information exchange, APS said.
“This agreement will streamline our exchanges and facilitate the implementation of certain extradition requests, while ensuring respect for fundamental values of our two countries,” said the French Embassy in Algeria in a statement.
Belloubet arrived late on Saturday to Algiers for a two-day visit to discuss and exchange views on modernization of justice.