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President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune starts working and fraternal visit to Egypt.( APS,24/01/2022)


CAIRO- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday started a two-day working and fraternal visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt.

Upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport, President Tebboune was welcomed by Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, and senior Egyptian officials.

President Tebboune is accompanied by a ministerial delegation made up of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdelbaki Benziane, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of Knowledge Economy and Startups, Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid and Minister of Culture and Arts, Wafaa Chaalal.

This visit aims to foster bilateral ties and raise them to the level of historical and political relations

The visit of President Tebboune to Egypt, a brotherly country, comes after the visit made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, as the personal envoy of the President of the Republic, about a week ago.

Previously, Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), had also visited Egypt as representative of the President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, to attend the 2nd Egypt Defense Expo "EDEX-2021".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune meets with representatives of national Community in Egypt. ( APS,24/012022)


CAIRO- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune met Monday at the headquarters of his residency in Al-Qubba Palace in Cairo with representatives of the national Community in Egypt under his working and fraternal visit to this country.

Upon his arrival at Cairo International Airport, President Tebboune was welcomed by Egypt’s President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, and senior Egyptian officials.

President Tebboune is accompanied by a ministerial delegation made up of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdelbaki Benziane, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of Knowledge Economy and Startups, Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid and Minister of Culture and Arts, Wafaa Chaalal.

This visit aims to foster bilateral ties and raise them to the level of historical and political relations

The visit of President Tebboune to Egypt, a brotherly country, comes after the visit made by Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, as personal envoy of the President of the Republic, about a week ago.

Previously, Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), had also visited Egypt as representative of the President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, to attend the 2nd Egypt Defense Expo "EDEX-2021".

The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Mr. Aimene Benabderrahmane receives Qatar's Minister of Justice : Activate cooperation mechanisms.( APS,24/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Mr. Aimene Benabderrahmane, received Monday at the Government Palace the Minister of Justice of Qatar, Masoud bin Mohammed Al Ameri, who is on a working visit to Algeria.

During the meeting, the two parties "have conducted a broad exchange of views on the status and prospects for development of relations between Algeria and Qatar in many areas, including legal and judicial cooperation and highlighted the depth of fraternal relations between the two countries and peoples brothers and the importance of activating mechanisms for bilateral cooperation," said a statement from the Prime Minister's office.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, Abderrachid Tabi.

Algeria, Qatar seal cooperation Memorandum

Algeria and Qatar have signed Monday a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of justice under the consolidation of bilateral cooperation.

Algeria, faithful to its traditions, offers solidarity with neighboring countries.( APS,25/01/2022)


Algeria sent yesterday a humanitarian aid consisting of 108 tons of food and 400,000 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine, in stages, to Mali as part of Algeria's solidarity with neighboring countries, said a statement of the Ministry of National Defense (MDN).

The operation of shipping and transporting this humanitarian aid was done at the air base of Boufarik (1st Military Region) aboard military cargo planes of the Algerian Air Force in the direction of the airport of Bamako in Mali. This is the first phase of this humanitarian aid, a gift from the Algerian Red Crescent to the Malian Red Crescent, which has seen the sending of 23 tons of food and 300,000 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine. This surge of solidarity aims to "strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two brotherly Algerian and Malian peoples," said the statement of the MND.

A second shipment of humanitarian aid will be sent today by Algeria to Mali, a brother country, said yesterday the president of the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA), Saida Benhabiles. This is the sending of more than 100,000 doses of vaccine anti-Covid 19 and tons of food, said Benhabiles. These aids are part of "humanitarian operations and the consecration of traditions and intrinsic values of the Algerian people towards their brothers in neighboring countries," explained the same official, stressing that the total amount of these aids amounted to 400,000 doses of anti-Covid-19 vaccine and more than 100 tons of food that will be transported in four stages to the airport of Bamako, aboard military transport aircraft (cargo planes) of the People's National Army (ANP).

The President of the Algerian red crescent said that the first batch of these humanitarian aids consisting of 300,000 doses of vaccine and 23 tons of foodstuffs was sent yesterday, while the second batch (100,000 doses of vaccine and 27 tons of foodstuffs) will be sent today. The sending of the third batch of 29 tons of food is scheduled for tomorrow, followed by the fourth batch (same amount of food) that will arrive Thursday at its destination, according to the the same source.

This donation and gesture of solidarity aims to strengthen the bonds of friendship and cooperation between the two brotherly peoples of Algeria and Mali.

Visit of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Egypt: Strengthening historical relations, partnership.( APS,23/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The working and fraternal visit that President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune will pay as from Monday to Egypt will enable strengthening the historical and political relations between the two countries, promoting the bilateral cooperation and continuing the coordination and dialogue on the main Arab and regional issues of common interest.

Algerian-Egyptian relations are experiencing a dynamic thanks to exchanges of visits between officials of the two countries, the most recent being that made last week in Egypt by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, as Personal Envoy of the President of the Republic. Previously, Lieutenant General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), had also visited Cairo, as the representative of the President of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the armies, Minister of National Defence, to take part in the 2nd Defense Exhibition "EDEX-2021".

Marked by coordination and consultation, relations between the two countries are a model of cooperation and solidarity between Arab and African countries, as evidenced by the permanent contacts between the leaders of the two countries to discuss the latest developments in the situation in the Arab and regional levels, particularly with regard to the Libyan crisis, the Palestinian question, the preparation of the next Arab Summit, scheduled for Algeria, and the promotion of joint Arab action.

In this context, consultations between Algeria and Egypt on the Libyan issue have been ongoing since the beginning of the crisis with a view to finding an inter-Libyan political solution that will lead to an exit from the transition phase and the election of a legitimate leadership. An election that preserves the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Libya, protecting it from any interference that only worsens the situation, especially with the presence of foreign forces.

On the sidelines of the 8th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, held last December in Oran, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt in charge of African Organizations, Souha El Djoundi affirmed that "the role of "Algeria, a respected country and its voice heard within the AU, is very important, based on a clear and clear vision".

Historical Algerian-Egyptian relations, due to their Arab depth and African dimension, have risen in recent years to a level that reflects the weight of the two countries at the Arab and African levels, as evidenced by the dynamics of the consultations between the leaderships of the two country.

As a reminder, the first visit of the Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sissi after his accession to power in July 2014, was to Algeria, a gesture reflecting the depth of the relations which bind the two countries and the two brotherly peoples.

During this visit, the Egyptian President affirmed the existence of "common strategic relations" between Algeria and Egypt in addition to "several questions" which require joint work between the two countries.

Raising economic cooperation to the level of historic bilateral relations

At the economic level, this visit will be an opportunity to strengthen cooperation between the two parties in different sectors, especially as the leaders of the two countries are taking care to raise economic cooperation to the level of historical and political relations between the two parties.

This two-day visit will relaunch investment between the two countries, giving a strong impetus to trade which has continued to grow in recent years, trade which exceeded 747 million dollars in 2020, according to figures. advanced by the Ministry of Commerce.

In 2020, the value of Algerian exports to Egypt had reached 188.04 million dollars against 559.55 million dollars for imports.

Algeria intends to strengthen bilateral trade relations and economic cooperation through the High Joint Commission between the two countries, which should meet soon, according to the statements of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, during his visit to Egypt last week, in his capacity as special envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Crisis in Mali: Tthe African Union welcomes and supports the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.( APS,22/01/2022)


ADDIS ABABA-The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) welcomed the readiness and efforts of Algeria, led by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to accompany Mali and ECOWAS in the salutary path of mutual understanding in order to safeguard the higher interests of the Malian people and avoid a spiral of tension and an exacerbation of the crisis in the region.

The AU PSC welcomed “Welcomes the proposal made by the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria to accompany the Republic of Mali and the ECOWAS on the salutary path of mutual understanding, and appeals to the Transitional Authorities in Mali and ECOWAS to engage together in this initiative in order to address the outstanding areas of difference with a view for facilitating the return of Mali to constitutional order within an appropriate and feasible period of time, not exceeding sixteen (16) month,” said the council in a communiqué released ahead of the meeting on Mali held on 14 January.

The PSC said that “the implementation of the pertinent provisions of the aforementioned ECOWAS communiqués will be considered by the PSC in conjunction with the outcome of the efforts to be deployed by Algeria.”

It also reaffirmed that Algeria was able to guide the process for the establishment of a constitutional order in Mali unifying and consensual with the aim of enshrining the achievements and recommendations of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali from the Algiers process.

A press release from the Presidency of the Republic published on January 11 had indicated that "President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who emphasized the need for an inclusive approach to address the complexity of structural and economic problems and challenges facing Mali, including the fight against terrorism, considered reasonable and justifiable a transition period of twelve (12) to sixteen (16) months.”

During an audience he had granted on January 6 to a high-level Malian delegation, President Tebboune had also stressed “the need for the transitional authorities of Mali to commit to making the year 2022 that of the establishment of a Malian constitutional unifying and consensual order aiming to enshrine the achievements and recommendations of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process," had said the source.

Besides, the PSC called “for restraint and the need for all Malian stakeholders to engage in dialogue and to continue to work together within the framework of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Mali, which emanated from the Algiers process, as the only means to ensure an inclusive approach to address challenges facing Mali which are fundamentally structural and security-related.”

The PSC requested the AU Commission to immediately conduct consultations among the direct neighboring countries of Mali and to subsequently present a report on the outcome of the consultations, and to swiftly and directly engage with the Malian Transition Authorities and all stakeholders, inclusive of ECOWAS, with a view to finalizing a more practical election timetable that will be acceptable to all Malian stakeholders.

The Council expressed “full support to all efforts aimed at creating the necessary conditions to foster a return to constitutional order in Mali, and its strong condemnation of any form of unconstitutional change of government.”

The Council called all actors to ensure the restoration of security and stability in the region, and urged the Government to put in place reliable and efficient mechanisms to ensure civilian protection.

Arab Summit: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to propose date combining historical national symbolism, Arab dimension. ( APS,22/012022)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra affirmed Saturday that President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune intends to propose a date combining “the historical national symbolism and the Arab dimension for the holding of the Arab Summit in Algiers, said a ministerial statement.

Mr. Lamamra spoke in an audience granted, at the Ministry’s headquarters, to the Ambassadors of Arab countries accredited in Algeria, in a consultation meeting coming within the framework of periodic meetings with the diplomatic corps.

“Contrary to the untruths spread under the title “postponement of the Summit” while the date of its holding hasn’t been set and no decision has been taken on it yet, and in accordance with the measures in force as part of the Arab system, President of the Republic intends to propose a date combining the historic national symbolism and the Arab dimension, a date that enshrines the values of the common struggle and Arab solidarity,” underlined Lamamra.

“This date which should be adopted by the council of the Arab ministers during the ordinary session scheduled for next March, with the initiative of Algeria and support of the Arab League’s General Secretariat, will also enable completing the preliminary process in form and substance, leading to political conclusions reinforcing the credibility and effectiveness of the joint Arab action,” added the minister.

In this regard, Lamamra underlined “the commitment of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to continuing consultations and coordination with his brothers, leaders of Arab countries and officials of the Arab League Secretariat General, as part of the ongoing direct and periodic contacts with some of his Arab counterparts as well as those of its personal envoy.”

“The expected goals from this process, initiated by Algeria according to a participatory approach, consists mainly in reaching consensus on the main issues that will be tackled in the next Arab Summit, including the setting of the right date for its holding,” added the Minister.

Lamamra’s meeting with the diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria was an opportunity to “inform the Arab Ambassadors on the efforts made by Algeria for the strengthening of the joint Arab action in order to implement an Arab security system with all its dimensions,” added the source.

A total of 44.6 million inhabitants in Algeria in January 2021 according to the National Statistics Office (ONS) .( APS,23/01/2022)


The number of inhabitants of Algeria rose to 44.6 million on January 1, 2021 against 44.3 million on July 1, 2020, APS learned from the National Statistics Office (ONS).

The year 2020 recorded 992,000 live births, 236,000 deaths and 283,000 marriages, the ONS statistics show.

The office points out that 2020 was marked by a decline in live births below the threshold of one million births for the first time since 2014, a "significant" increase in deaths, and by the continued decline in marriages for six years.

The natural increase recorded during the year reached 756,000 people, a rate of 1.71%. The latter continues its downward trend initiated since 2017, "with a more pronounced pace in 2020," adds the ONS explaining this decline by the "significant" increase in deaths, which is associated with the decline in births.

At this rate of growth in 2020, the total resident population would reach 45.4 million by January 1, 2022, according to the Office's forecast.

The distribution by sex of the inhabitants of Algeria on January 1, 2021, shows a slight predominance of the male population, which represents 50.7% of the total population.

According to the office, the decline in live births below the threshold of one million births for the first time since 2014, affected the crude birth rate, which fell from 23.80 per thousand in 2019 to 22.42 per thousand in 2020.

Continued decline in marriages

This downward trend has also characterized the fertility level, as its current indicator has fallen from 3.0 children per woman to 2.9 children per woman during the same comparison period.

Started since 2014, the decline in the number of marriages also continues in 2020 but with a more "accelerated" pace, according to the office. Thus, civil registry offices recorded 283,000 unions in 2020 compared with 315,000 unions in 2019, a decline of more than 10%.

The gross marriage rate continues its decline, from 7.26 per thousand to 6.41 per thousand, the same level observed in the early 2000s, notes the statistics agency.

Indeed, "the evolution of the population aged 20 to 34 years (population or contracts 80% of marriages), shows a regression of the volume of it of a quite visible pace from 2015, which the population has gone from 10.997 million to 10.427 million between 2015 and 2020, "says the agency

As for general mortality, the office notes that the year 2020 recorded 236,000 deaths against 198,000 deaths in 2019, an increase of 38,000 deaths. The crude mortality rate has thus increased from 4.55 per thousand to 5.33 per thousand.

On the other hand, the ONS indicates that the volume of infant mortality had declined to 18,700 deaths in 2020 against 21,030 cases in 2019, a decline of 2,330 deaths. The infant mortality rate reached 18.9 per thousand.

By sex, it is 21.0 per thousand for boys and 16.6 per thousand for girls.

As in countries around the world affected by the pandemic, the increase in the level of deaths has negatively impacted life expectancy at birth, which has declined by 1.6 years, reaching 76.3 years, the same level as in 2009.

By sex, life expectancy at birth seems to affect more men, since it is 74.5 years, while in women is 78.1 years, says the Office.

Anti-Covid vaccine: The Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Mr. Abderrahmane Djamel Lotfi Benbahmed presents the Algerian experience at an international Conference.( APS,20/01/2022)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Mr. Abderrahmane Djamel Lotfi Benbahmed, presented Thursday at the opening of the International Conference on the latest experiences in the field of research, cooperation and anti-Covid vaccination, the Algerian experience in the matter, indicates a press release from the Ministry.

The Conference, organized by the Chinese laboratories "Sinovac Biotech", by videoconference, in a spirit of exchange of experiences in terms of domiciliation of the production of anti-Covid vaccines, research and clinical trials, allowed Mr. Benbahmed to recall the "great advances" recorded by Algeria, in application of the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

He underlined that these advances were crowned, in particular, by the production of the first batches of the "CoronaVac" vaccine, at the level of the Constantine unit of the Algerian pharmaceutical group Saïdal, in collaboration with the Chinese laboratories "Sinovac Biotech", with a production capacity of 320,000 doses per day, or 8 million doses per month, and an annual capacity projection of 96 million vaccines in 2022.

The Minister also recalled the start of the marketing of this vaccine following the obtaining of the decision of its registration by the National Agency for Pharmaceutical Products, after validation of the various controls relating to its efficacy and safety.

With regard to partnership prospects, Mr. Benbahmed highlighted Algeria's desire to strengthen and establish collaboration with the Chinese partner, through the expansion of the production of other vaccines, with a view to obtain results on the effectiveness of "CoronaVac" on the Omicron variant and opportunities for its export to African countries as part of the "AfricaVac" initiative.

Algeria participates in 42nd edition of “Fitur” International Tourism Fair. ( APS,20/012022)


ALGIERS-The National Tourism Office (ONT) participates with a delegation of businessmen operating in hotel, tourism and travel, in the 42nd International Tourism Fair (Fitur), which opened Wednesday in Madrid (Spain).

During its participation until February 23, the National Tourist Office will work to "strengthen Algeria's presence in tourist events and international forums, especially after the gradual return of tourist activity greatly affected by the global crisis. due to COVID-19”.

It is also about "the intensification of communication to establish working relations with the foreign tourist operators present at this show, as well as the media covering this meeting by giving them the necessary information to make known and promote the tourist destination Algeria, as well as the exhibition of videos and images for the benefit of visitors to the Algeria pavilion to enable them to discover more about the main characteristics of the Algerian tourist territories.

41 years after the release of the American hostages...Review of the efforts of Algerian diplomacy in the settlement of crises.( APS,20/01/2022)


ALGIERS- 41 years ago, to the day, 52 American hostages held in Iran for 444 days were released thanks to Algerian mediation, an occasion through which Algerians and Americans recall the eminent role of Algerian diplomacy in the peaceful settlement of one of the most complicated crises after a "laborious" mediation which had a happy outcome.

It was on November 4, 1979, nearly 9 months into the Iranian Revolution, that pro-revolution demonstrators broke into the headquarters of the American Embassy in Tehran and took 52 American embassy officials hostage. for 444 days, following which relations between the United States of America and Iran were plunged into a diplomatic crisis whose fallout persists to this day.

The tireless efforts of a group of Algerian diplomats, led by the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the late Mohamed Seddik Benyahia were crowned by the signing in Algiers by the United States and Iran of the Algiers Agreement on 19 January 1981 which had marked the end of the crisis of the American hostages who had been released the very next day.

US Embassy: We are grateful to Algeria

The Embassy of the United States in Algiers wishes, on each anniversary of this event, to publish contributions via social networks to express all the gratitude and recognition of its country to Algerian diplomacy, at its head the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, the late Mohamed Seddik Benyahia and his fellow diplomats for their efforts to free the 52 diplomats.

The US Embassy wrote Thursday on its twitter account that "America remains grateful for the central role played by Algerian diplomacy in the release of the 52 American hostages on this day of the year 1981".

The video shows the place that saw the negotiations regarding the release of the hostages inside the American Embassy in Algiers, in which Mr. Benyahia took part at that time with an American official.

The Director of the Residence of the American Embassy, 18 years old at the time of the facts, gave his living testimony on the negotiations which took place in 1981 between the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and the American official.

The Director of the Residence transmitted the photo of the American hostages after their transfer to the Embassy, affirming that despite the fatigue and the psychological and physical stress, they did not hide their joy and their gratitude for Algeria who saved their lives.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs an extraordinary meeting.( APS,19/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The classes will be suspended nationwide for the three education stages for a period of ten days as from Thursday because of the epidemiological situation caused by the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the Presidency of the Republic said Wednesday in a communiqué.

“The classes will be suspended for a period of 10 days for the three education stages (primary, intermediate and secondary) as from Thursday 20 January 2022,” according to the communiqué released following an extraordinary meeting chaired by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in the presence of members of the scientific committee in charge of monitoring the evolution of Coronavirus pandemic.

Culture, health and fisheries are at the center of the Government meeting agenda. ( APS,19/012022)


ALGIERS- The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired by videoconference, a Government meeting devoted to the sectors of Culture and Arts, Health, Fisheries and Fisheries Productions, indicated Wednesday a press release from the Prime Minister's office.

During its weekly meeting, the Government had to examine the following points:

In the field of Culture and the Arts:

A draft Executive Decree has been presented setting the conditions and procedures for exercising the activity of promoter of cultural and artistic shows.

In the domain of health :

A draft Executive Decree establishing the organization and functioning of the Mental Health Commission of the wilaya was examined, which intervenes in application of the provisions of article 133 of Law n 18-11 of July 02, 2018 relating to the health.

In the field of fishing and fish production:

A communication was presented on the extension of shipbuilding on the coast and the results of the work of the Interministerial Committee set up following the instructions of the President of the Republic given during the Council of Ministers of November 21, 2021 in order to take in charge of land applications submitted by shipbuilding and repair Companies.

Algerian oil gained more than 28 dollars in 2021.( APS,19/01/2022)


ALGIERS - The price of Algerian crude, the Sahara Blend, gained more than 28 dollars in 2021, settling at 70.89 dollars per barrel, supported in particular by the rebound in demand for crude following the recovery of the economy world.

According to the latest monthly report from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the annual average price of Algerian crude rose from 42.12 dollars/barrel in 2020 to 70.89 dollars in 2021, an increase of 28 .77 dollars/barrel (+68.30%) .

The price of Algerian crude is established according to the price of Brent, the benchmark crude from the North Sea, listed on the London market with an additional premium for its physico-chemical qualities appreciated by refiners.

The rise in Sahara Blend comes against a backdrop of a general increase in prices on the world oil market in 2021.

The Organization's report also indicates that Algeria's production in 2021 had reached 911,000 barrels per day, a slight increase of 11,000 barrels compared to the average production of 2020 (899,000 barrels / day).

International Building Exhibition in Annaba: 80 operators exhibit their products.( APS,19/01/2022)


ANNABA - The International Building and Development Exhibition "BATIMEX" opened on Tuesday in Annaba, with the participation of no less than 80 economic operators in the sector and related service trades, constituting a space open to new technologies related to construction and development processes.

The event is an opportunity for professionals in the sector to discover the most recent developments in the field of construction materials and technological design innovations allowing operators to move towards energy and water efficient models in a living environment. comfortable, said the Wali of Annaba, Djamel Eddine Brimi who presided over the opening.

Exhibition stands were reserved for new design building materials, furniture, design office services and offers from insurance companies and banks.

Papers on "the economic revival of construction" and "the prospects for the revival of modern Algerian architecture" will also be presented.

The Arab League, about the next Algiers Summit: Algeria has mobilized significant resources for its success.( APS,19/01/2022)


ALGIERS-The Assistant Secretary-General of the Arab League of Arab States, Ambassador Houssam Zaki said Wednesday in Algiers that Algeria "has mobilized significant resources” to ensure the success of the 31st Arab Summit scheduled in Algiers.

Moderator of a press conference at the end of the visit of the delegation of the General Secretariat of the League to Algeria to inquire about the preparations underway for the holding of the Arab Summit, Mr. Houssam indicated that the members of the delegation "are very satisfied with the means mobilized by Algeria for the success of the next Arab Summit, highly appreciated by the Commission in charge of the organization".

The date of the Summit announced next March

Regarding the date for the holding of the Summit, he explained that it had not yet been fixed and that it was subject to consultations between Algeria and the SG of the Arab League to choose a date suitable for all parties and guarantee a broad participation of Arab leaders, especially in the health situation dictated by the Covid-19 pandemic which requires preventive measures.

Mr. Houssam said, in this regard, that the date of the Summit will be announced during the meeting of Arab Foreign Ministers to be held on March 9 at the Regarding the approach of Algeria, which wants to hold a Summit "to reunify the Arabs", Mr. Houssam affirmed that "the question of reunification is a priority for the Arab League. It is not a simple question because it requires preparation, contacts and many dialogues. If we manage to meet all these conditions we will obtain a positive result".headquarters of the General Secretariat (Cairo).

“Algeria is in a position to contribute to the achievement of this objective thanks to its active diplomacy,” he affirmed.

President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune holds meeting at headquarters of National Defence Ministry.( APS,18/01/2022)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has held a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defence, the Presidency of the Republic said Tuesday in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has held a meeting at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defence,” said the source.

President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune declares August 4 National Day of the People’s National Army. ( APS,18/012022)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday declared August 4 the National Day of the People's National Army.

In a speech broadcast by videoconference at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense and to all the commands of the forces, military regions, large units and colleges, the President of the Republic announced his decision to declare August 4 National Day of People’s National Army.

The head of state, who assured that some parties are disturbed by the sovereignty of Algeria, said "we will continue, with the support of our People's National Army and an unwavering will, our way towards the rightful place of Algeria regionally and internationally.

President Tebboune praised Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army for the achievements the Army has made and the efforts aimed at preserving the Army’s readiness in all circumstances.

He also welcomed the efforts of officers, non-commissioned officers, soldiers and all personnel "proud to belong to our brave Army.”

"I highly commend the national commitment and increased professionalism shown by our Army, especially during the exercises that demonstrate the level it has achieved.,”

President Tebboune seized this opportunity to recall that the Algerian Army “is a peaceful army but ardently defends Algeria. Beware of anyone who dares to attack it.”

Algeria to play key role in hydrogen export to Europe at competitive prices.( APS,18/01/2022)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energy, Benattou Ziane said that Algeria would play "a key role” in the export of hydrogen to Europe at "competitive prices" given "the significant clean energy potential it enjoys.”

According to the Minister, "all the studies established, in particular those of the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable Energy Agency, indicate that Algeria will have to supply Europe with hydrogen, in particular green", which explains, he said, "the German rapprochement for a partnership with Algeria, knowing that Germany will have to use green hydrogen to achieve the objectives of reducing carbon emissions by 2050 ".

Agricultural production: Value exceeds USD25.6 billion in 2021.( APS,18/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The value of the agricultural production in Algeria has reached more than DZD3491 billion in 2021, i.e. about USD25.6 billion, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Mohamed Abdelhafid Hen said on Tuesday in Algiers.

The Minister was speaking during a hearing session of the Agriculture and Fisheries Commission of the National People's Assembly (APN), chaired by Mr. Lahcene Laabid, President of the Commission, in the presence of the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Basma Azouar, devoted to reviewing the status of the implementation of the sector program, its achievements and prospects as well as the main measures taken to guarantee food security.

Mr. Henni indicated, in this sense, that these results had been achieved despite the decline recorded in several sectors, including those of cereals and legumes, which have recorded a drop in production since 2018 due to the low level of rainfall, particularly in the center. and the west of the country.

Algeria, "essential" interlocutor of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in the fight against terrorism.( APS,18/01/2022)


NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy Javier Colomina said on Tuesday that Algeria was an "indispensable" interlocutor in the fight against terrorism and a "key player" in the region. of North Africa and the Sahel.

Presenting a conference on "cooperation between Algeria and NATO" at the National Institute for Global Strategy Studies, he said that "Algeria is a key player in the North African region and of the Sahel, and an essential interlocutor on the question of security, particularly in the field of the fight against terrorism".

Considering Algeria as a "strategic" partner, Mr. Colomina underlined, during his speech, that Algeria is also "an active member in the Mediterranean dialogue" of which it has been a member for more than twenty years. , indicating that the cooperation between the two parties is "based on common objectives and challenges, in particular stability in Libya and in the Sahel".

The NATO representative wished to salute the "considerable" expertise of Algeria, affirming that the Transatlantic Organization is "happy" to be able to benefit from it, in particular through "political dialogue, practical cooperation and exchanges between the experts" of the two parties.

UNIFYING THE ARAB RANGES: The Arab League welcomes the commitment of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.( APS,17/01/2022)


The Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, welcomed last Sunday in Cairo, the enlightened Algerian approach and the commitment of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in favor of joint Arab action and unification of ranks, said a statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"As part of his working visit to Cairo in his capacity as personal envoy of the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, held consultations with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Ahmed Aboul Gheit, on the situation in the Arab region and the current challenges," said the same source.

During this meeting, "the two parties discussed the process of preparation of the Arab Summit, led by Algeria as host country, in consultation and coordination with its Arab brothers and the full support of the Secretariat of the Arab League, to ensure the success of this Summit and make it a milestone for joint Arab action," the statement added. On this occasion, the Secretary General of the Arab League welcomed "the enlightened Algerian approach" and "the commitment of President Tebboune to joint Arab action and unification of ranks," the same source said.

The two sides agreed to continue their coordination and close cooperation in preparation for this important meeting. At the headquarters of the Arab League, Mr. Lamamra also met with the adviser of the UN Secretary General for Libya, Stephanie Williams, who wished to visit Algeria soon to coordinate efforts to end the crisis in Libya.

During this meeting, the head of Algerian diplomacy welcomed the willingness of the UN adviser to work in coordination with Algeria, reiterating the constant position of Algeria and its permanent support to the Libyan brothers to reach the necessary consensus to preserve the unity and sovereignty of Libya.

Personal Envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, received by the Egyptian President: Making the next Arab Summit in Algiers a success. ( APS,17/012022)


The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, was received, Monday in Cairo, by the Egyptian President, Mr. Abdelfattah Al-Sissi, as part of his working visit to Egypt in his capacity as personal envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune indicates a press release from the Ministry.

On this occasion, “Mr. Lamamra delivered to President Al-Sisi a message from his brother, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, along with his best regards and wishes for progress and prosperity, peace and stability for Egypt,” it reads. in the press release.

The meeting, which took place in the presence of the Egyptian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sameh Choukri, was "an opportunity to review the historic bilateral relations based on cooperation and solidarity as well as the prospects for strengthening them in various fields by concretization of the firm will of the leaders of the two countries, a will reaffirmed on the occasion of these talks".

The two sides discussed the prevailing situation on the Arab scene, including the Palestinian cause and the Libyan crisis, as well as the role of the two countries in promoting joint Arab action. They also addressed the main issues on the continental scene and the importance of “joint coordination in order to defend the values and principles of the African Union (AU)”, notes the press release.

In this regard, the two parties welcomed the convergence of the views of the two brotherly countries vis-à-vis the issues and crises facing the Arab world and the African continent, a position confirming the depth of the strategic relations linking the two countries and their political will to achieve stability and unify the ranks”, adds the same source. At the end of the meeting, the Egyptian president instructed Mr. Lamamra to convey his "warm and fraternal" greetings to President Tebboune, expressing "his wish to meet his brother and continue to deepen the Algerian-Egyptian strategic partnership respond to the aspirations of the two brotherly peoples and strengthen the constructive role of the two countries on the international scene".

Algeria condemns "strongly" the attacks perpetrated in the area of Mussafah and the international airport of Abu Dhabi.( APS,17/01/2022)


Algeria condemned "vigorously", Monday, the attacks that targeted the area of Mussafah and the international airport of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), leaving 3 dead and 6 injured.

"Algeria strongly condemns the attacks that targeted, on Monday 17 January 2022, the Mussafah area and the Abu Dhabi International Airport, which left 3 dead and several injured," said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, which said that "Algeria presents its sincere condolences to the UAE and the families of the victims as well as its wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.

The Abu Dhabi Police announced that 3 people died and 6 others were injured in a fire that broke out on Monday morning in the area of "Mussafah" near the storage facilities of the Emirati Oil Company (ADNOC), which led to the explosion of 3 tankers carrying fuel.

Meeting of Council of Ministers.( APS,17/01/2022)


Algiers - A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held on Sunday under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

"The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired, this Sunday, January 16, 2022, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the examination of the bill on the division and presentations relating to the Interior, Agriculture, Public Works, Labour, Employment, Social Security and Housing sectors, in addition to a presentation by the Mediator of the Republic before the Council on the pending investment projects.

After the opening of the session by the President of the Republic and the presentation by the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, of a presentation on government action over the past two weeks, the Mediator of the French Republic presented a presentation on the situation of pending investment projects in various fields, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic during the Council of Ministers of November 21, 2021, with a view to monitoring and processing projects, at the national level , case by case.

The Mediator of the Republic announced the lifting of obstacles to 679 investment projects out of 877 after they received production start-up authorizations.

At the end of this presentation, the President of the Republic gave the following instructions:

First: Concerning the presentation of the Mediator of the French Republic;

Second: Concerning the bill on judicial division;

Thirdly: Concerning the creation of Executive Councils of Wilayas;

Fourth: Plowing-sowing campaign and planting of resistant trees;

Fifthly: Concerning the Port Djendjen-El Eulma road project;

Sixth: Concerning the proposed provisions on the procedures for exercising the right to organize;

Seventh: Concerning the new city of Boughezoul and the football stadiums of Baraki and Douéra.

Algeria and Egypt determined to make the next Arab Summit in Algeria a success. ( APS,16/012022)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri agreed on "the importance of raising the pace of coordination" between the delegations of the two countries within the African Union to support peaceful solutions to crises, reaffirming their determination to work together to make the next Arab Summit in Algeria a success.

On a working visit to Egypt in his capacity as personal envoy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Lamamra held a working session with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Choukri, during which the talks focused on "fraternal relations and cooperation linking the two brotherly countries and peoples, as well as the development of the situation on the Arab and African scene," said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Sunday.

Within the framework of developments in the security and political situation on the continental scene, the two parties insisted on "the importance of raising the pace of cooperation between the delegations of the two countries within the continental organization and in its different structures in order to support peaceful solutions to crises in accordance with an approach that enshrines the principle of African solutions to the problems of the continent, far from any diktat that would undermine the sovereignty of countries and complicate the challenges raised".

Mr. Lamamra reviewed "Algeria's tireless efforts at the level of the African Peace and Security Council to enable the Republic of Mali and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to overcome the current crisis so as to preserve the achievements and prospects of the peace and national reconciliation process led by Algeria in this brotherly country".

The two Ministers also examined "the various fields and mechanisms of bilateral cooperation within the framework of the concretization of the strategic orientations and the operational stages put in place by the Presidents of the two countries".

After expressing their availability "to work together for the success of the Arab Summit in Algeria", the heads of diplomacy of the two countries examined the latest developments in the Libyan crisis and the prospects for activating the political solution to put an end to to foreign interventions in this brotherly country".

The two Ministers agreed to "pursue action and coordination on all issues of common interest at the bilateral and multilateral level, able to concretize the commitment of the management of the two countries to the development of bilateral cooperation and their dual Arab-African role", concludes the same source.

Algeria reiterates commitment to supporting global efforts to address climate change.( APS,15/01/2022)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energy, Benattou Ziane, on Friday reiterated Algeria's commitment to supporting global efforts to address climate change, stressing that energy transition is the Algerian Government’s "strategic choice.”

In a speech delivered during a session devoted to "energy transition in Africa", the Minister specified that "energy transition today constitutes a strategic axis for the Algerian government which intends to reach 30% of renewable energies in horizon 2030 under Algeria's climate commitments under the Paris Climate Agreement (2015)".

“We have set a target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 7% by 2030 with our own resources and we can go up to 22% reduction with international financial assistance,” he said. he says.

To do this, an action plan covering the most energy-intensive sectors such as transport, industry and housing has been put in place to gradually move towards more sustainable modes of production and consumption and get out of dependence. to hydrocarbons, while creating permanent jobs and added value, said the Minister.

To this end, the Government has drawn up a working document on energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies, he added.

--- Algeria has all the logistical assets to obtain a very competitive kilogram of green hydrogen---

Regarding the development project of the green hydrogen sector in Algeria, Mr. Ziane indicated that studies have been launched relating to the determination of Algeria's potential in this energy of the future and the fields of its use.

For the Minister, "Algeria has all the logistical assets, such as renewable energy, transport and storage, in order to obtain a very competitive kilogram of hydrogen, either for national use or export".

Government meeting: Justice and Interior sectors focus work.( APS,14/01/2022)


ALGIERS - The Justice and Interior sectors focused the work of the Government meeting, chaired on Thursday by the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister's office.

During its weekly meeting, the Government had to examine the following points:

In the area of Justice:

A draft law amending and supplementing Law No. 08-09 of February 25, 2008, on the code of civil and administrative procedure, was presented.

This draft text comes within the framework of bringing this code into compliance with the provisions of the Constitution of November 1, 2020, by taking charge of the procedures applicable before the Administrative Courts of Appeal, which constitute the second level of jurisdiction in administrative matter after the generalization of the principle of the double degree of jurisdiction.

In the field of the Interior, Local Authorities and Regional Planning:

A draft Executive Decree setting out the terms of implementation of the attributions of the Wali in terms of animation, coordination and control of the decentralized services of the State responsible for the various sectors of activity in the Wilaya was examined.

This draft Executive Decree thus provides the details necessary to strengthen the authority of the Wali by providing for mechanisms that make it possible to federate efforts at the local level, to improve the operating efficiency of the executive apparatus and to ensure the taking responsive to the needs of the population through improved efficiency in the execution of development programs and projects at the local level.

In the field of fishing and fish production:

A draft Executive Decree was presented setting the conditions and procedures for setting up positioning beacons on board vessels armed and equipped for fishing in order to modernize fishing practices and secure fishermen in the event of unfortunate events that may occur at sea.

As such, this draft text comes in application of Law No. 01-11 amended and supplemented, relating to fishing and aquaculture, which requires vessels equipped for fishing to be equipped with a positioning beacon.

In the field of Religious Affairs and Wakfs:

A communication was presented on Wakf land and the prospects for its development and promotion as part of its contribution to social cohesion and economic activities in our country".

The Algerian anti-covid19 vaccine (CoronaVac) marketed. ( APS,14/012022)


ALGIERS- The Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry announced, Thursday in a statement, the start of the CoronaVac vaccine's marketing, produced by the state-owned pharmaceutical Group Saidal, in collaboration with the Chinese laboratories Sinovac.

The launch of this operation was made "following the granting of the registration decision on December 30, 2021, after the approval of the different tests relating to the effectiveness and safety of the vaccine conducted by the National Agency of Pharmaceuticals in collaboration with the Chinese partner," said the Ministry.

The start of the Covid vaccine's marketing is also "part of the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the measures adopted by the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry to ensure the production and availability of this vaccine," added the Ministry.

With a production capacity of 96 million vaccines per year, the Constantine unit will adapt its vaccine production "to national needs, depending on the pace of the vaccination campaign, and export opportunities, stressed the Ministry.

As for the vaccine export project, the ministry said that the Group Saidal is "supported" by the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry in collaboration with the Ministries of Finance and Foreign Affairs.

Several meetings will be held to discuss the facilities and opportunities provided to the Group Saidal to take advantage of funding granted by international financial institutions, as donors, to countries in difficulty, with a view to acquiring Covid 19 vaccines, concluded the Ministry.

Amazigh New Year: The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune offers wishes to Algerian people.( APS,11/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Tuesday offered his wishes of good health and happiness to the Algerian people on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year 2972.

“On the occasion of the Amazigh New Year, I wish prosperity and development to our dear Algeria, and good health and happiness to the Algerian people. Assewgas Amegaz (Happy New Year),” tweeted President Tebboune.

Yennayer: The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune distinguished by the local population and the notables of Tamanrasset. ( APS,12/012022)


TAMANRASSET- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune was honored on Wednesday by the local population and notables of the wilaya of Tamanrasset, in recognition of his efforts to promote the Amazigh identity and language.

During the award ceremony of the President of the Republic Prize for Amazigh Literature and Language, in its second edition, organized in Dar Imzad (Tamanrasset), in the presence of the Minister of Culture and Arts, Wafa Chaâlal, of the Secretary General of the High Commission for Amazighity (HCA), Si El-Hachemi Assad, as well as local and security authorities of the wilaya, notables of the region and members of the two Chambers of Parliament, a dromedary of pure was offered to the President of the Republic, in recognition of his efforts to promote Amazigh identity and language.

This gesture also reflects the feeling of pride of the inhabitants and notables of the region, following the choice of their wilaya to host the festivities celebrating the Amazigh New Year "Yennayer".

On this occasion, the Minister of Culture and the Arts expressed "the recognition and gratitude of Algerian intellectuals and artists to the President of the Republic for his support for creativity and the cultural movement", highlighting the creation of a "prize for the Amazigh language and literature, in the name of the President of the Republic who attaches great interest to culture, symbol of our pride for our prosperity. This prize is intended as a crowning achievement of the efforts of all intellectuals and creators as well as our people proud of their authenticity and unity".

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra holds talks with Saudi counterpart.( APS,12/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, held discussions with his Saudi counterpart, Prince Faisal bin Farhan bin Abdullah Al Saud, as he is on a working visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), in line with the mechanism of bilateral consultation and coordination at the ministerial level, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday in a statement.

“On this occasion, Mr. Lamamra gave his Saudi counterpart a handwritten letter from the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to his brother, the servant of the Holy Places, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud,” the statement said.

According to the same source, “Discussions between the two Ministers focused on relations of brotherhood and cooperation, as well as on the delicate situation that the Arab world is going through, the means of meeting the challenges imposed on it, and the prospects for joint Arab action”

The two Heads of Diplomacy hailed "the depth of the relations between the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, and the promising prospects for their strengthening in application of the orientations of the Leaders of the two countries, within the framework of the expectations and aspirations of the two parts.

The situation at the regional and international level, particularly in the Arab world and the preparations for the Arab Summit in Algeria, were also discussed by the two officials. “The two Ministers reviewed the most important stages of the preparations with the aim of ensuring the success of this Summit, the date of which will be fixed within the framework of broad consultations.

The two parties agreed to "continue consultation and coordination on all issues raised during the next visit of the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs to Algeria scheduled for next February", the statement concludes.

Real Estate Promotion, Construction and Desgin Fair kicks off.( APS,11/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The Real-Estate Promotion, Construction, and Design Fair, "Souknatec Expo," kicked off Tuesday in Algiers.

Organized at the International Conference Center (CIC) by Sunflower, a communication agency specializing in events, the show, in which 60 exhibitors are taking part, is being held until next Saturday.

The Show will bring together, for five days, real estate development companies operating in the various wilayas of the country and companies specializing in the fields of interior and exterior design and decor.

Banks and financial Institutions that offer real estate financing services are also present at this Fair, which also gives the opportunity for exchanges and business between professionals (B to B) and commercial exchanges with potential customers.

The organization of this event was made following "persistent requests" from professionals and individuals looking for a business space dedicated exclusively to the theme of the show, according to its Commissioner, Ahmed Haniche.

He added that this Fair, which contributes to "the development of innovations and technological achievements in construction and development", takes place in an economic situation "favorable to the revival of investment and the encouragement of initiatives aimed at the creation of wealth and jobs"

Developments in Mali: Algeria expresses "full readiness" to accompany Mali, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) .( APS,11/01/2022)


ALGIERS - Algeria has expressed its "full readiness" to accompany Mali and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) "in the salutary path of mutual understanding" that would protect the highest interests of Malian people, said the Presidency of the Republic Tuesday in a statement.

"In its dual capacity as leader of the international mediation and Chairman of the Follow-up Committee of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, and also as a neighboring country sharing a long land border as well as a long history of good neighborliness and fraternity with Mali, and on the occasion of its recent interactions with the Malian authorities, while warning against the political, security and economic consequences of any long transition such as that planned by the Malian party, Algeria has called for a peaceful and realistic dialogue with ECOWAS with a view to reaching a crisis exit strategy that takes into account international requirements and the legitimate aspirations of the Malian people, as well as internal factors related to the Malian national dynamics," said the presidency in a statement.

"In this regard, President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, urged, in the meeting he granted on January 6 to a high-level Malian delegation, the authorities of Malian transition to ensure, in 2022, a Malian constitutional order in order to enshrine the achievements of and recommendations of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process," said the same source.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who emphasized the need for an inclusive approach to meet the complexity of structural and cyclical problems and challenges that Mali must face, including in the fight against terrorism, said that a transition period of twelve to sixteen months is appropriate and feasible," the same source added.

"The President of the Republic further reiterated Algeria's unwavering commitment to the sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of the Republic of Mali, and encouraged the transition leaders to adopt a responsible and constructive attitude," the presidency said in this regard.

" In view of the serious risks and hardships posed by the array of massive sanctions announced by the Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State on January 9 in Accra, as well as the countermeasures announced by the Government of the Republic of Mali, Algeria calls on all parties to resort to restraint and re-engage in dialogue in order to avoid a spiral of tension and an exacerbation of the crisis in the region," the same source said.

"Faithful to the principle of promoting African solutions to African problems, which is the basis for qualitative contributions within the African Union, Algeria expresses its full readiness to actively accompany the Republic of Mali and ECOWAS in the salutary path of mutual understanding based on a common vision that would protect the highest interests of the brotherly Malian people," the presidency concluded.

Algeria "follows very closely" latest developments in Mali.( MFA,10/01/2022)


ALGIERS - The International Mediation in Mali, whose leader is Algeria, said it was "following very closely" the latest developments in the Malian crisis, following the announcement of sanctions against Mali by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), calling for "restraint" from all parties," said Monday the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.

In its dual capacity as leader of the international mediation and chairman of the Follow-up Committee of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, and as a

neighboring country sharing a long land border and a long history with Mali, Algeria is following very closely the latest developments in the political and security crisis in the Republic of Mali, as well as the ECOWAS' attitude towards the country," the ministry said.

"In compliance with the relevant decisions of the OAU (Organization of African Unity) and the AU (African Union) on unconstitutional changes of government, Algeria has not ceased to call for a return to

constitutional order in Mali and to work, in accordance with its responsibilities under the Algiers Agreement and in close collaboration with international partners, to meet the conditions necessary to promote a smooth transition to the lasting restoration of constitutional order in this brotherly country," the source added.

"This commitment reflects Algeria's deep conviction that the peace and reconciliation process and the efforts to restore democratic constitutional order are mutually supportive and require the support of all in a balanced approach, stressed the Ministry.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune supervises the closing of the National Seminar on the healthcare system modernization.( APS,09/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday affirmed Sunday State’s determination to deal with all the concerns raised by healthcare workers “before the end of the year.”

“We are determined to implement the recommendations of this seminar as much as we can and depending on financial resources. We will also deal with the concerns raised by healthcare workers, like finance-related issues, statutes, and career, before the end of the current year,” said the Head of State in a speech he delivered at the closing ceremony of the Seminar on the healthcare system modernization.


The closing ceremony, held at the Palace of Nations, was attended by Speaker of the Council of the National (Upper House), Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Aimene Benabderrahmane, the President of the Constitutional Court, Omar Belhadj, the Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), Lieutenant General Said Chanegriha and the Minister of Health, Aberrahmane Benbouzid, in addition to members of the Government, advisers to the President of the Republic and officials of national bodies.

The circumstances experienced by the country "have imposed" the postponement of the measures to deal with the concerns of healthcare workers over the last two years, given "priorities,” said the Head of State, stressing that "it is time to address the legitimate claims of the sector’s workforce" and grant them their rights in recognition of efforts made in the interest of the country.

Regarding the Algerian healthcare system, the President of the Republic called it "one of the best systems in Africa in terms of free care and healthcare coverage," recalling the great progress made since independence thanks to "the mobilization of doctors and their role in the eradication of many deadly diseases.”

He also referred to "the adoption of a vaccination system whose results are now evident, making Algeria a vaccination leader in Africa," as well as other positive indicators such as the increase in life expectancy.

After praising healthcare workers for their skills, President Tebboune stressed the importance of the "reform" of the healthcare system because “shortcomings are not related to the lack of means and equipment but the high level of citizens’ expectations.” Algeria has "the best equipment in the world", he said, stressing the need to preserve them and ensure continuous training of staff.

In addition, President Tebboune called for the combination of efforts and participation of all stakeholders to improve the healthcare system.

"We are not the best in the world, but we are not the worst either. We have strengths that must be preserved and weaknesses that must be addressed," said the Head of State.

Criticizing the parties that unfairly give poor reviews on the level of Algerian doctors and the healthcare system, President Tebboune said that Algeria has "the best doctors in the world.”

Some media are on the lookout for black spots and criticize to undermine the morale of citizens at every opportunity, he recalled, saying that this approach is unacceptable but "constructive criticism is welcome.”

Referring to the epidemiological situation in the country, President Tebboune said that "we can contain the Covid-19 with our means," castigating "some Algerians who expect the worst.”

Besides, the President of the Republic highlighted "the determination of the State to bring together all the means to overcome the pandemic," calling for "mobilization" to complete the operation of vaccination, "the only way to defeat the pandemic.”

He also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to healthcare workers for their constant efforts and bowed to the memory of the victims of the pandemic.

Finance Law 2022 (LF2022): The State has maintained its commitments to the citizen and the national economy. ( APS,09/012022)


ALGIERS- The State has maintained its commitments to the citizen and to the national economy through the Finance Law 2022 (LF2022), including in particular an equipment budget of nearly 3.500 billion dinars distributed over the different sectors, a indicated Sunday in Algiers the Director General of Budget at the Ministry of Finance, Abdelaziz Faid.

In addition, the Budget DG underlined the reforms brought about by the LF 2022, highlighting the aspects linked to the rationalization of expenditure, pleading for a gradual involvement of economic enterprises in the country's equipment projects to reduce the pressure on state resources.

"We are preparing a whole ecosystem so that the company creates employment, it is not the vocation of the State, which must finance its sovereign activities", he noted, adding that the preparation of the project of The law on public-private partnership aims to go in this direction.

According to the Budget DG, the state has initiated in-depth reforms in the way it finances its activities. Budget reform, he recalled, aims to change the paradigm, moving from "program budget" to "result budget".

Algeria-Turkey Trade and Investment Fair opens in Oran.( APS,09/01/2022)


ORAN-The Algeria-Turkey Trade and Investment Fair opened Saturday at the Convention Center "Mohamed Benahmed" in Oran, with the participation of 50 businessmen from both countries.

The Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Kamel Rezig chaired the opening ceremony of this business, in the presence of the Governor of Oran Said Saayoud, the Director-General of the National Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Trade (ALGEX) Houari Abdellatif and representatives of Turkey’s embassy in Algeria.

Speaking on this occasion, the Minister stressed that the organization of this fair "is part of the joint efforts of the two countries and their strong commitment to raise economic and trade relations to the highest level and build fruitful partnership relations.”

"This exhibition is an investment opportunity to seize to further develop the Algerian-Turkish partnership in the long term," said the Minister.

"Algeria attaches a particular interest to the development of economic relations with Turkey in addition to the historical, civilizational, cultural and social ties that link the two countries, and seeks to establish a mutually beneficial partnership,” stressed the Minister.

The event is part of the revival of the bilateral economic activities and development of investments and trading between, Algeria and Turkey, said the organizing agency.

The exhibition is meant to encourage productive investment, create lasting bilateral partnerships and provide further cooperation opportunities based on the principle of mutual benefit between the investors of various sectors.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs.( APS,06/01/2022)


The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Thursday, the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop bearing a message from the President of the transition in Mali, Mr. Assimi Goita, said a statement from the Presidency of the Republic.

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, today, the Malian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Abdoulaye Diop bearer of a message from the President of the transition in Mali, along with a delegation of Malian officials," reads the statement.

The meeting allowed to share with President Tebboune "solutions proposed on the Malian scene to get out of the current crisis," said the same source.

"The President of the Republic has affirmed to the personal envoy of the President of the transition in Mali the permanent availability of Algeria to accompany the Malian brothers in the restoration of security and peace and support for the democratic process," added the same source.

"The audience took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, and the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, "concluded the statement of the Presidency.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra holds talks with Malian counterpart. ( APS,06/012022)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, held on Thursday in Algiers talks with his Malian counterpart, Abdoulaye Diop, who is on a visit to Algeria and bearer of a message to the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, from the President of the transition in Mali, Mr. Assimi Goita.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs High Security Council meeting.( APS,06/01/2022)


The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, Wednesday, a meeting of the Supreme Security Council, devoted to the evaluation of the general situation in the country, said a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.

"The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, today, a meeting of the Supreme Security Council, devoted to the evaluation of the general situation in the country," said the statement.

Government meeting: Several sectors on the agenda. ( APS,06/012022)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired, Wednesday, in Algiers, a Government Meeting held at the Government Palace, a statement from the Prime Minister's Services indicated.

During this weekly meeting, the Government had to examine several points in different fields, namely the sectors of Justice, Housing, Urbanism and the City, Public Works, micro-enterprise and the Environment, we read in the document.

In the area of justice, a preliminary draft law on judicial division was presented;

In the area of Housing, Town Planning and the City;

In the field of micro-enterprise and public support mechanisms for the creation of activities;

In the field of public works;

In the field of the Environment.


One of the 54 commitments of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, new parliamentary channel: Direct with citizens.( APS,05/01/2022)


ALGIERS-The Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House), Salah Goudjil and the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House), Brahim Boughali on Tuesday emphasized the importance of the new parliamentary TV channel under the consolidation of democracy and access of the public to the missions of the parliament and the role of MPs.

In a speech delivered at a meeting on the new parliamentary channel, held at the headquarters of the Council of the Nation, in the presence of Mr. Boughali, the Minister of Relations with the Parliament, Basma Azouar, and the Director General of the Public Television Establishment (EPTV), Chabane Lounakel, Mr. Goudjil specified that the creation of a parliamentary channel had been decided by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in order to "promote true democratic practice by the through the representatives of the people in both Houses of Parliament ".

The creation of this parliamentary channel comes "after the completion of the process of building State institutions", he added, believing that it will contribute to the promotion of true democratic practice ".

For his part, the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House), Brahim Boughali affirmed that the creation of this channel came within the framework of the implementation of the commitments of President Tebboune, stressing that "it aims to enlighten public opinion and devote a real democratic culture ".

This new parliamentary channel also aims, he added, to "inform public opinion about the work and missions of the legislative institution, in particular in matters of parliamentary control and parliamentary diplomacy" and to contribute to "the 'performance evaluation of elected officials by the people ".

Telephone conversation between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra , his Qatari counterpart. ( APS,05/012022)


ALGIERS - Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, held Monday a telephone conversation with Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Diplomacy of Qatar, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani.

"I am delighted with the telephone interview I had with my colleague, the Deputy Prime Minister and Head of Diplomacy of Qatar, Mohamed Bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani," Lamamra wrote on his Twitter account.

"We exchanged greetings on the occasion of the new year, examined the state of bilateral relations and discussed the preparations for the next events as well as the latest developments on the Arab scene," added Ramtane Lamamra.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies (OPEC +): Algeria's production will increase to 982,000 bpd in February.( APS,05/01/2021)


ALGIERS-Algeria’s oil output will increase by 10,000 barrels/day in February to reach 982,000 barrels/day, following the decisions of the 24th OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting (ONOMM), announced Tuesday the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab.

The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, referred to as "OPEC +", decided during their meeting held by videoconference, to increase the alliance's total oil production by 400,000 barrels / day next February, in accordance with the monthly increase plan decided in July 2021.

"We have been very attentive to recent developments which could impact the stability and balance of the international oil market, in particular the wave of contamination with the Omicron variant which affects many industrialized countries", explained Mr. Arkab to the press at the 'outcome of the meeting.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives representative of Emir of Qatar.( APS,03/01/2022)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday received Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Personal Representative of the Emir of the State of Qatar, who handed him the flag-bearer of the Arab Football Cup recently clinched by the Algerian soccer team.

Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Al-Thani handed to President Tebboune the flag-bearer in gold, set with pearls, stamped "Arab Cup" in Arabic letters and bearing the colors of the Algerian flag.


The revenues of the national state-owned oil Company of Algeria (Sonatrach) soared by 70% in 2021. (APS,03/012022)


ALGIERS-Sonatrach Group’s revenues soared by 70% in 2021 compared to 2020, driven by an increase in hydrocarbon exports, announced Sunday the Group’s CEO, Toufik Hakkar.

In an interview with the Algerian international news channel "AL24 News", Mr. Hakkar specified that Sonatrach had succeeded, in 2021, in carrying out hydrocarbon exports with a value exceeding 34.5 billion USD (against 20 billion USD in 2020), while the revenues generated on the national market amount to 2.5 billion USD.

Sonatrach's overall production quantities recorded a growth rate of 5% at the end of 2021, according to the CEO, who notes that the quantities exported have increased by 19% during the past year.

Regarding the year 2022, Mr. Hakkar affirmed Sonatrach's determination to pursue its plan to develop national production capacities, with a view to meeting internal needs which record an annual growth of 5%, as well as contractual commitments. with the various partners, particularly in Europe and Asia.

In this context, he announced that Sonatrach will invest 40 billion USD by 2026, including 8 billion USD in 2022.

Regarding Sonatrach's projects abroad, Mr. Hakkar announced the continuation of the procedures for the return of the company to Libya, with the aim of completing its oil projects, by meeting the appropriate conditions, particularly with regard to concerns the safety of workers and equipment.

In addition, the CEO of Sonatrach announced the discovery of an oil field in northern Niger near the Algerian borders, adding that Sonatrach is working to develop it for its commissioning, which requires several years.

As for Mauritania, Sonatrach is studying its return to this neighboring country, with a view to establishing oil exploration projects there, in addition to the increase in its exports of urea which is used as fertilizer, via Naftal.

Regarding renewable energies, Mr. Hakkar indicated that Sonatrach was working to develop several projects in the field of solar energy, in particular through its joint venture with Sonelgaz.

Transport of Algerian gas to Spain: Algeria has honored all its commitments.( APS,03/01/2021)


Algeria was able, through Sonatrach, to honor all its contractual commitments with the Spanish side.

Sonatrach intends to put into service, this January, the 4th turbocharger of the MEDGAZ gas pipeline which ensures the transport of Algerian gas to Spain and Portugal, announced the CEO of the Group, Mr. Toufik Hakkar.

In an interview with the "AL 24 News" channel, Mr. Hakkar specified that this turbocharger will ensure the supply of Algerian gas to the Spanish and Portuguese markets in accordance with the contractual quantities and to meet any requests for additional quantities. Algeria was able, through Sonatrach, to honor all its contractual commitments with the Spanish side (10.5 billion cubic meters) via the MEDGAZ gas pipeline alone "without the slightest problem", the official said.