Tunis / Tunisia – Minister of Social Affairs Malek Ezzahi and Algerian Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Status of Women Kaoutar Krikou have agreed to hold the third meeting of the joint sectoral committee for social security in early 2022. This The meeting will see the signing of the new executive program of the convention on social security for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024.
Ezzahi said he was satisfied with Tunisian-Algerian cooperation in the social field. He referred to the cooperation convention of April 22, 1993 and its executive program which defines the areas of cooperation, namely the promotion of disabled people, social defense, solidarity and the fight against poverty.
He was speaking during a meeting with the Algerian minister and the accompanying delegation, held on the sidelines of the 41st session of the Council of Arab Ministers of Social Affairs, Wednesday.
The Minister presented an overview of the Ministry’s programs in the field of social promotion and the various structures responsible for the execution of these programs at central, regional and local levels.
He stressed that Tunisia is committed to giving priority to vulnerable and low-income categories in the 2022 finance law despite the economic difficulties.
“The finance law includes important social measures, including an increase in the premium granted to low-income families, the preservation of the financial balance of social funds and the financing of micro-projects for people with disabilities”, he said. -he declares.
For her part, the Algerian minister praised the Tunisian experience in the social field, reviewing the achievements of her country in terms of support for productive families, reintegration of people with disabilities and their socio-economic integration.