Tunisia and Algeria have agreed to present a unified front in their talks on a new trade agreement with the European Economic Community (E.
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Background: Tunisia and Algeria have agreed to present a unified front in their talks on a new trade agreement with the European Economic Community (E.E.C.)
This follows a two-day meeting between President Houari Boumedienne of Algeria and President Habib Bourguiba of Tunisia.
After their discussions the two Presidents issued a joint communique expressing regret that the E.E.C. did not take account of the special interests of both countries during negotiations on the agreement.
They felt the E.E.C. should show more goodwill and called for a winder dialogue between Europe and the Arab World on political problems affecting the region.
Both Presidents also agreed to very closely co-ordinate any future international initiatives -- in particular at the United Nations and the establishment of a new international economic order.
President Bourguiba said relations between Tunisia and Algeria were good, and that he and President Boumedienne had reached agreement on all questions of mutual interest.
He also said the future of the Spanish Sahara would not be allowed to affect relations between Tunisia and Algeria. The future of the territory is in dispute.