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Algeria strongly condemns terrorist attack against Niger's Army.(APS, 16/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack that targeted Tuesday a patrol of Niger's Army near the border with Mali, the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, said Wednesday.

"We strongly condemn the terrorist attack that targeted yesterday, Tuesday 14 May 2019, a patrol of Niger's Army near the village of Tongo-Tango, Tillaberi, on the border with Mali," Benali Cherif told APS.

"We commend the sacrifice of Niger's armed forces troops who were killed while on duty, in the service of their country, and extend our sincere condolences to their families and Niger's government and people."

"We remain convinced that such acts of terror, perpetrated by heinous and blind terrorism, cannot undermine the determination of Niger, the other African countries and the international community to face this cross border scourge and fight it until its complete eradication," the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs added.

Algeria strongly condemns acts of sabotage against ships near United Arab Emirates (UAE) territorial waters.(APS, 13/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Algeria strongly condemned Monday, through the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, the acts of sabotage against four ships near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

"We strongly condemn the acts of sabotage that targeted Sunday 12 May 2019 four ships near the territorial waters of the United Arab Emirates, and denounce those criminal acts which pose a threat to freedom and safety of navigation and maritime transport," Benali Cherif said.

The official called on "all players at the international level to provide the required conditions and means to prevent such acts and ensure that they would never happen again.

Such acts, he added, "jeopardize freedom of movement and impact regional and international security."

Algeria strongly condemns terrorist attack against church in Burkina Faso.(APS, 13/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Algeria has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a church in north-central Burkina Faso on Sunday, the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, said Monday.

"We strongly condemn the deadly terrorist attack that targeted yesterday, Sunday 12 May 2019, the Catholic church of Dablo, in the center-north of Burkina Faso, killing and injuring many among the worshippers," Benali Cherif told APS.

"Algeria, which has suffered from the scourge of terrorism, assures its friends, Burkina Faso's government and people, of its full solidarity and reiterates its firm condemnation of terrorism in all its forms."

"We extend our sincere condolences to the families of the victims of the despicable act of terror and express our sympathy to the wounded," the ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah receives Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui.(APS, 09/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah received Thursday Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui at the Presidency of the Republic.

The meeting examined "the political and economic situation of the country." Mr.Bedoui "has presented a comprehensive report on the main measures taken by the Government in conformity with the guidelines of the Head of the State, particularly with regard to the availability of large-consumption food-products during the month of Ramadan and the launch of proximity markets," said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

The emphasis was placed on the need to "respect the reference prices and give particular attention to the matter of social aid destined to the families in need so to provide a decent life for the citizens."

The Prime Minister also gave an "overview of the preparations for the coming Presidential Election, namely the exceptional revision of voter lists, the withdrawal of candidacy applications as well as the measures related to the material aspects, set up by the Government."

In this regard, the Head of the State stressed the "need to respect the deadlines provided for by the Constitution and the laws of the Republic, by ensuring the necessary conditions for the good unfolding of this crucial milestone in transparency, regularity and objectivity."

Mr. Bensalah also insisted the need to "maintain all the channels of consultation and dialogue with all the bodies and partners concerned by 4 July election."

"Further questions" have also been discussed, concluded the communiqué.

Eight Ambassadors submit credence letters to Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah, Head of the State.(APS, 08/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah received on Tuesday, in Algiers, letters of credence from eight ambassadors.

Before all else, Mr. Bensalah received Poland Ambassador Witold Spirydowicz.

In a statement to the press, Witold Spirydowicz qualified Algeria as a “strategic partner and a very important country for the region, the African continent and Europe.”

Highlighting the historical relationship between Algeria and Poland, which dates back to 1962, Witold Spirydowicz said that both countries are progressing in all areas.”

Speaking about Algerian people’s marches demanding change, the Polish Ambassador was impressed by the civism and maturity of the Algerian society,” noting his country's willingness to "support the transition process."

The Head of State also received Ambassador of the Netherlands Robert Van Embden.

Embden noted the "positive" development that has marked the bilateral relations between Algeria and the Netherlands, particularly "since the reinvigoration of the joint bilateral committee, which met in Algiers a year ago, to deepen cooperation between the two countries" in various fields.

On the other hand, Mr. Bensalah received Belgian Ambassador Pierre Gillon, who praised the "excellent" friendship between Algeria and Belgium, while stressing the need to deepen these relations.

Thereafter, the Head of State received Marie Claire Swärd Capra, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden.

Swärd Capra said that Algeria and Sweden have excellent relations, strong and deep bonds of trust and friendship, based on a sincere and lasting friendship that we continue to strengthen.

Mr. Bensalah also received Ambassador John O'Rourke, Representative of the European Union Delegation, who highlighted the "good and fruitful relations" between the EU and Algeria .

The Apostolic Nunico, Luciano Russo, was also received, in the same framework, by the Head of the State.

On this occasion, Rousseau highlighted the "good relations binding the two countries", expressing, in this regard, the Holy See's commitment to work on this, through dialogue and respect, encouraging in particular the "Living Together in Peace" initiative promoted by Algeria.

The Ambassador of Peru Felipe Jose Lembcke Hoyle expressed, at the end of the hearing, his country’s willingness to "strengthen the bilateral cooperation between Algerian and Peru.

Later, Mr. Bensalah received Italy’s Ambassador Pasquale Ferrara.

Ferrara welcomed the "deep friendship between Algeria and Italy, an old friendship that goes back to Algeria struggle for independence," noting that this friendship "has never faltered even during the most difficult years of Algeria.

"Algeria is currently witnessing an important page in its history," said Ferrara.

The Algerian people and the peaceful protests they staged "inspired the whole world,” he added.

Foodstuffs: imports decrease by over 14% in first quarter 2019.(APS, 09/05/2019)


ALGIERS- Algeria’s foodstuffs imports dropped by more than 14% in the first quarter of 2019, in comparison with same period in 2018, said the Algerian Customs.

74th anniversary of the massacres of 8 May 1945.(APS, 08/05/2019)


ALGIERS-Algeria will commemorate Wednesday the 74th anniversary of the massacres of 8 May 1945, which killed more than 45,000 shaheed (martyrs), victims of crimes against humanity whose historical responsibility haunts the French State.

Committed by the French Army, these crimes were one of the topics discussed under the “Great National Debate” launched by Emmanuel Macron to settle the social crisis that has become political.

This debate was an opportunity to expose the hideous face of French colonialism France has sought to glorify.

As a witness of the National Liberation War, Anticolonialist Henri Pouillot sent a letter to French Head of State, in which he underlined the urgent need “to recognize and condemn the crimes against humanity (torture, rape, Bigeard shrimps and wooden chores), war crimes (600 to 800 villages razed to the ground with napalm and the use of VX and Sarin gas...) and state crimes (massacres in Setif/Guelma/Kherrata in May 1945 and massacres in Paris on 17 October 1961).”

The pressure of the street on the French authorities was illustrated, at the end of April, by a call launched, on the occasion of the commemoration of the massacres of 8 May 1945, by a Collective composed of 31 associations, a trade union (Union syndicale Solidaires) and 6 political parties for "strong actions" by the highest French authorities, the opening of all archives, the inclusion of these events in the national memory and support for the broadcasting of documentaries on the events in national education and in the public media.

The same Collective, which is calling for a rally on May 8 at the Place du Chatelet in Paris, said it was "impossible" to celebrate the anniversary of the victory against fascism "without a willingness to wrest from oblivion what happened in Algeria on May 8, 1945 and the following days.”

In an article published by Mediapart website, intellectuals François Gèze, Gilles Manceron, Fabrice Riceputi and Alain Ruscio stated that "France's colonial adventure resulted in criminal mass conquests and repressions that seriously violated the values the country proclaimed elsewhere and to which it continues to refer.”

According to them, the highest authorities of the French State "have many things" to say to "recognize, for example, the massacres of May-June 1945 in Algeria.”

If President Macron does not decide to commit himself "resolutely" to a "full and complete" recognition of the French Republic's mistakes and crimes, he will "expose himself to the risk of remaining in history as the one who simply sought to use, for electoral purposes, the colonial issue.”

During his visit to Algeria as part of his election campaign on 5 February 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron, candidate at that time, described colonization as a "crime against humanity.”

In response to a question from the electronic newspaper "Mediapart", on May 5, 2017, the French President said that he would "take strong action" on this period of our history.

President Macron admitted on 19 March that the colonial system in Algeria was "unjust" and "denied the aspirations of peoples to decide their faith.”

He acknowledged that France recognized state crimes through the Maurice Audin affair, and was ready to return to Algeria the skulls of the leaders of the popular resistance kept at Le Musée de l'Homme in Paris and deliver copies of the archives concerning Algeria from 1830 to 1962.

An imprescriptible state crime

The massacres committed by France against the Algerian people on 8 May 1945 are imprescriptible, under the provisions of international law relating to war crimes, as "there are no legal restrictions", according to the lawyers, to initiate legal proceedings against France, even if it is impossible "to apply personal responsibility since the perpetrators of these crimes are no longer alive". However, Algeria may "demand that the institutions within which these persons performed their duties compensate the damage through legal and diplomatic measures.”

Actors of the associative movement, led by the Association of 8 May 1945, intend to take the necessary measures to request the classification of the massacres of 8 May as "crimes of genocide against humanity" and their submission to the UN. They also seek to demand apology and compensation for the victims.

The massacres of 8 May 1945 were a decisive turning point in the maturation of the Algerian resistance's thinking, laying the foundations for a new orientation based on the rule that "what was taken by force must only be restored by force", and exposing the false promises made by colonial France to the Algerian people to mobilize them during the Second World War.

Perpetuated in several regions of the country where tens of thousands of Algerians were victims of French repression, these massacres represent another side of the horrible face of colonial France.

Message of the Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan.(APS, 05/05/2019)


ALGIERS-The Head of State, Abdelkader Bensalah on Sunday advocated an "intelligent, constructive and good faith" dialogue, “the only way to build a fruitful consensus, as broad as possible, so as to provide the appropriate conditions to hold the presidential election within the agreed deadlines.

In a speech to the Nation on the occasion of the Holy month of Ramadan, Bensalah said that this election is "the only way for the country to emerge permanently and durably from political and institutional instability.”

This call is addressed to "all stakeholders, components of the political class, the movements that structure civil society and all those who are considered as expressing the feelings of a fringe of society, or its elites, inside and abroad, especially young people and women, to mobilize for the achievement of this national strategic objective, as the only way to lead our country towards a safe and prosperous future.”

In fact, a President of the Republic chosen through an indisputable election will enjoy "all the necessary legitimacy and all the prerogatives required to give concrete expression to the deep aspiration for change and meet all legitimate popular demands", he said.

According to Bensalah, the modalities for organizing, monitoring and supervising these elections in all phases of preparation, conduct and result must be "at the heart of this dialogue and the subject of a broad consensus.”

“This option the only one capable of leading our country towards a secure and prosperous future for our people and the only one capable of thwarting the dangers and hostile plans aimed at sinking the country into constitutional vacuum, anarchy and destabilization.”

The Head of the State also hailed the Army efforts willing to "preserve the constitutional conception of the State, ensure its continuity and guarantee the country’s security and stability."

He paid "strong tribute" to the Army Command for its "lucid commitment in supporting our people, in such a decisive phase of their History and its determination to counter the hostile acts against the nation and its territorial integrity as well as the attempts aiming at undermining the country’s national security and jeopardize its national unity."

Speaking about the popular marches, Bensalah described them as a stage which is "qualitatively new and which takes place in a peaceful way. During this stage, our people showed high sense of awareness and maturity, expressing their legitimate demands and ambitions in civilized behaviour which has been admired around the world."

He added that "the voice of the people has been listened. It has received from the State positive responsiveness, readiness and understanding with regard to our people’s demands, aspirations and expectations," underlining the "process of change experiences daily unquestionable progress."

"In the heart of the popular demands, the fight against corruption and the dilapidation of public funds picked up increasing speed, which shows the Judiciary resolutely handling major cases (of corruption). It also reflects a methodic and long term action which will have a positive impact on the national economy, cleansed of the harmful impact of practices that deeply hampered its operation," said Bensalah in his message.

"It stands to reason, however, that the country’s supreme interest imposes the preservation of the State, the respect of its Institutions, as well as the protection of its security and stability, in all the circumstances," he insisted.

"Destabilizing Algeria constitutes, for some parties, a strategic option," he warned.

"Denying this reality or trying to minimize its danger, would be at best naive and at worst a sign of complicity," he concluded.

Refugees: Algeria awarded by African Human Rights Commission.(MFA, 05/05/2019)


ALGIERS – Algeria, a country which hosts Africa’s oldest refugee camp has been awarded on the occasion of the 64th ordinary meeting of the African Human and Peoples Rights Commission, held in Sharm El Cheikh (Egypt), from 24 April to 14 May 2019, said Saturday the Foreign ministry in a communiqué.

This recognition is part of the African Union’s celebration of the theme of the year 2019 "Year of Refugees, Returnees and Internally Displaced Persons: for Sustainable Solutions to Forced Displacement in Africa," which coincides with the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1969 OAU Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa, added the same source.

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights "also pays tribute to the generosity and hospitality of the Algerian people and to our country's commitment to refugees and asylum seekers, whether they are representatives of liberation movements, political opponents, Palestinian and Syrian nationals, but especially the tens of thousands of Sahrawi refugees it has been hosting in camps in the Tindouf region for more than four decades," added the Foreign ministry communiqué.

This award "constitutes a fair recognition of our country’s solidarity with the Sahrawi refugees, but also a reminder to the international community of the situation of these refugees who have been waiting, for nearly half a century, for their repatriation, freely granted as part of the implementation of a lasting solution to their situation, based on the right of their people to self-determination."

"The study launched in November 2016 by an inter-sectoral technical group in Tindouf, under the auspices of UNHCR, in collaboration with UNICEF, WFP and a consortium of NGOs activating in the camps, indicates that the number of Sahrawi refugees living in the camps near Tindouf was 173 600 on December 31, 2017, " recalled the same source.

Message of the Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah on the occasion of the International Workers Day.(APS, 01/05/2019)


ALGIERS –Head of the State Abdelkader Bensalah called on Tuesday to establish a climate of understanding and involve all the forces of the country to finding consensual solutions, in accordance with the will of the sovereign people and their legitimate demands.

In a message on the occasion of the International Workers Day, the head of State deemed it imperative "to establish a climate of serenity and harmony, and to involve all the forces of the country to finding solutions consensual, in accordance with the will of the sovereign people and their legitimate claims to a decent life, and its resolute aspiration to a radical change of the regime, its practices and faces.

The difficult situation the country is experiencing requires from us to live up to History, by putting aside our differences and focusing our efforts based on our shared desire to preserve the foundations of our nation and the achievements of our state, fruits of several generations, he added.

Bensalah said that the construction of the country is a work which must be carried out by all, without marginalization or exclusivity, without selectivity or settling of accounts.

The head of the State recalled that this year’s celebration comes in a particular context, marked by the salutary uprising of our people, which has captured the eyes of the world.

"Our people have renewed, thus, their oath to our glorious martyrs to building a State of virtue and merit, and respecting effort and self-denial, as well as their appeal to the loyal children of the nation to combine the efforts to heighten it to the ranks of developed countries, "he added.

Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah receives speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Mr. Mouad Bouchareb.(APS, 29/04/2019)


ALGIERS- Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah received Monday, at the seat of the presidency of the Republic, the speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Mr. Mouad Bouchareb.

Algeria, Tunisia call for immediate cessation of hostilities in Libya.(APS, 28/04/2019)


TUNIS-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum and his Tunisian counterpart, Khmaies Jhinaoui on Friday urged Libyan parties to “immediately” cease hostilities and to stop bloodshed in the supreme interest of Libya.

Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah receives interim Speaker of Council of the Nation, Mr. Salah Goudjil .(APS, 28/04/2019)


ALGIERS – Head of the State Abdelkader Bensalah received on Sunday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, interim Speaker of Council of the Nation Salah Goudjil.

Foreign Minister, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum briefs head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah on international situation.(APS, 28/04/2019)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum on Sunday gave a briefing to the head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah, on the "current international situation," the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

"The head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah, received today Foreign Minister, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum who briefed him on the current international situation, and especially the security challenges in Africa and the Arab world," the statement said.

According to the Presidency of the Republic, "the Foreign Minister also reported on the outcome of his latest visit to Tunisia, during which he was received by President Beji Caid Essebsi orf Tunisia and Prime Minister Youcef Chahed".

Palestinian cause: Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum for Arab action plan.(APS, 22/04/2019)


CAIRO – Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum stressed in Cairo on Sunday the need to elaborate an Arab plan of action against the drifts that hinder the process for the Palestinian cause settlement and to put pressure on the US administration and Israel for the resumption of negotiations.

Algeria "strongly" condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.(APS, 21/04/2019)


ALGIERS – Algeria has "strongly" condemned the deadly terrorist attacks that targeted Sunday worshippers in churches, citizens and foreign tourists in many hotels in Sri Lanka, said the Foreign Ministry’s spokesman.

Algeria-Libya: The head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah receives the Vice President of the Presidential Council of Libya's Government of National Accord, Mr. Ahmed Miitig.(APS, 18/04/2019)


ALGIERS- The head of State, Abdelkader Bensalah, received Thursday in Algiers the vice president of the Presidential Council of Libya's Government of National Accord, Ahmed Miitig.

Mr. Kamel Feniche named president of the Constitutional Council .(APS, 16/04/2019)


ALGIERS - Mr. Kamel Feniche has been appointed Tuesday the President of the Constitutional Council, replacing Tayeb Belaiz, who earlier submitted his resignation to the Head of State Abdelkader Bensalah, said a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.



Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah , Foreign Minister, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum discuss situation in region.(APS, 14/04/2019)


ALGIERS – The situation in the countries of the region, notably in Libya, and the need for finding political solution likely to contributing to peace and stability of the region, has been debated Sunday by Head of the State Abdelkader Bensalah and Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.



Algeria calls for peaceful, smooth transition of power in Sudan.(APS, 13/04/2019)


ALGIERS - Algeria is following with "particular attention" developments in Sudan and calls for "peaceful and smooth transition of power in accordance with the will of the Sudanese people and their legitimate aspirations," said Friday, a statement from Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"Confident in the capacity of this brother country to surmount this decisive situation while preserving its security and integrity, Algeria remains convinced that the Sudanese people will be able to achieve their hopes for a better future within the framework of freedom and democracy, said the Ministry.

Calling for "a peaceful and smooth transition of power in accordance with the willingness of the Sudanese people and their legitimate aspirations," the Foreign Ministry recalled in its statement "the historically solid relations" linking Algeria and Sudan, insisting on the need "to preserve the stability and security of this country".

Sudan's Defense Minister Awad Ahmed Benawf announced on Thursday the establishment of a military council to lead a two-year transition, adding that the former Head of State Omar al Bachir is being detained in a safe place".

He also announced the suspension of the Constitution and declared a state of emergency for a period of three months.

These political changes occurred as a result of popular demonstrations staged by Sudanese for more than three months to express socio-economic demands.



Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah receives Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui.(APS, 11/04/2019)


ALGIERS- Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah received Thursday at the presidency of the Republic, in Algiers, Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui.

Presidential election of 4 July 2019 : Exceptional revision of voter lists from 16 to 23 April 2019.(APS, 11/04/2019)


ALGIERS- The exceptional revision of voter lists will be conducted from 16 to 23 April 2019, in anticipation of the presidential election of 4 July 2019, said Thursday the ministry of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning in a communiqué.

Presidential election set for 4 July 2019.(APS, 10/04/2019)


ALGIERS – Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah has summoned the Electorate for the presidential elections on 4 July 2019, setting in motion the process which will allow to fill the institutional vacuum resulting from resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

President Bouteflika handed his resignation on April 2 after several weeks of protests firmly opposing the 5th term or the extension of his 4th term which was to expire on 28 April.

The convening of the Electorate comes in the wake of the meeting of the two Houses of the Parliament to take note of the definitive vacancy of the post of president of the Republic, in application of the Article 102 of the Constitution.

Pursuant to the Article 102 of the Constitution, Speaker of the Council of the Nation takes office as Head of the State for a period of 90 days.

In a speech, Head of the State Abdelkader Bensalah, on Tuesday in Algiers committed to set up, in consultation with the political and civil class, "a national collegial and sovereign institution, which will be responsible for preparing and organizing national fair and transparent elections.

Address by the Head of State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah.(APS, 09/04/2019)


ALGIERS-In accordance with Article 102 of the Constitution, Mr. Bensalah Abdelkader officially took office as Head of State at the Presidency of the Republic on Tuesday.

Head of the State, Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah, on Tuesday in Algiers committed to set up, in consultation with the political and civil class, "a national collegial and sovereign institution, which will be responsible for preparing and organizing national fair and transparent elections."

Bensalah took office as Head of the State, in conformity with the Article 102 of the Constitution. In statement, he said: "In consultation with the political and civil class I propose, in terms of priority and urgency, the creation of a national collegial, sovereign body. Its mission will be the creation of the necessary conditions for the preparation and organization of national fair and transparent elections."

Stressing that the "government and the concerned administrative services will be entrusted with supporting and accompanying it while freely accomplishing its missions," he urged "everyone to surmount the divergences and engage in a collective historical action that lives up to the challenges implied by the (current) period, relying on the values of solidarity, cohesion and abnegation, in order to reach the supreme objective, namely laying the foundations of future Algeria."

In this regard, Bensalah added "I will ensure that the relating legal framework be elaborated and drafted as soon as possible. I request our political class and the citizens to show innovation, participation and trust to build together a new legal system which will be basis for a new political system that would meet the aspirations of our people."

The Head of the State said that "free and sovereign exercise by the people of their choices will lead to the election, within the period stated in the constitution, of a new President of the Republic. This option will be all the more free as the conditions of its exercise will be conditions of calm, serenity and trust."

"The important thing for our people is to choose the person and programme that best meet their aspirations for a new political system capable of taking up the country's major challenges in a modern, democratic, fair and developed Algeria,” said Bensalah.

Expressing the hope that "the forthcoming inauguration of a President of the Republic will trigger the process to build a new Algeria through a programme to which our citizens contribute with ardour and abnegation."

"I expect from everyone a greater mobilization than they have shown so far, to meet the multiple and urgent challenges that our country must inevitably face, including those related to our national and regional security, deep economic, financial and institutional reforms, as well as sustainable social and human development," he continued.

On this occasion, the Head of State greeted "all the social classes who have participated in a peaceful, dignified and responsible manner in the successive marches that have animated the political scene since 22 February.”

Bensalah paid tribute to the forces of our People's National Army (ANP), which "have never failed in the fundamental fulfillment of their constitutional mission and to the wisdom of its Command, which has opted for respect for the Constitution as the only reference point to enable our people to fulfill their aspirations and overcome the current crisis.”

Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui receives Sierra Leone's Foreign Minister.(APS, 09/04/2019)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui received Tuesday, in Algiers, the Sierra Leone's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ali Kabba, who is on an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum, the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.

Algeria- Sierra Leone: Need to foster relations between two countries.(APS, 09/04/2019)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum and Sierra Leone counterpart Alie Kabba on Monday in Algiers underlined the need for fostering the relations between the two countries and "raise them to a higher level" in the interest of the two countries and contribute to bringing the two peoples closer.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika officially notifies President of the Constitutional Council of his decision to resign.(APS, 02/04/2019)

ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has officially notified president of the Constitutional Council of his decision to end his term as President of the Republic, said Tuesday source of the Presidency of the Republic.

"His Excellency, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the Republic has officially notified the President of the Constitutional Council, of his decision of terminating his term as President of the Republic as of Tuesday 26 Radjab 1440 /02 April 2019, in the following terms :

I have the honour to formally notify you of my decision to terminate my term as President of the Republic, as from today, Tuesday, Radjab 1440, corresponding to 02 April 2019.

This decision that I take in my good conscience is intended to contribute to easing the hearts and minds of my compatriots and to enable them to plan together for a better future for Algeria, which they legitimately aspire to.

This decision is triggered by my eagerness to prevent that the verbal excesses that unintentionally mark the situation turn into potentially dangerous drifts, and for the protection of persons and property which is the main prerogatives of the State.

In the same time, this decision is an expression of my faith in a proud and dignified Algeria which fully assumes its responsibilities in the community of nations.

In this perspective, I have taken the appropriate measures, as part of my constitutional prerogatives, to ensure that the State and its institutions will continue to normally function during the transition period, leading to the election of the new President of the Republic.

May God Almighty be a witness of the initiatives and the actions I have taken, and the efforts and the sacrifices I have made to live up to the trust which my fellow countrymen have placed in me, working tirelessly to consolidate the foundations of national unity, independence and development of our beloved country and to promote reconciliation with ourselves and with our identity and our history.

I wish all the best to the Algerian people."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika names members of government chaired by Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui,.(APS, 31/03/2019)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Sunday named the members of the Government which will be chaired by Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

The government is composed of 27 ministers.

Six members of the former government have been maintained

. On 11 March 2019, the president of the Republic has appointed Mr. Noureddine Bedoui, 59, in replacement of Ahmed Ouyahia.

List of the members of new government chaired by Prime Minister, Mr. Noureddine Bedoui

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday named the members of the new government chaired by Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, said a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic. "In accordance with the Article 93 of the Constitution and following consultation with the Prime Minister, His Excellency Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the Republic, Minister of the National Defence named the members of the Government.

Here is the full list:

- Noureddine Bedoui: Prime Minister.
- Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaïd Salah: Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army.
- Sabri Boukadoum: Minister of Foreign Affairs
- Salaheddine Dahmoune: Minister of the Interior, Local Assemblies and National Planning
- Slimane Brahmi: Minister of Justice.
- Mohamed Loukal: Minister of Finance.
- Mohamed Arkab: Minister of Energy.
- Tayeb Zitouni: Minister of Mujahedeen.
- Youcef Belmehdi: Minister of Religious Affairs and Waqfs.
- Abdelhakim Belabed: Minister of National Education.
- Bouzid Tayeb: Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
- Moussa Dada: Minister of Vocational Training.
- Meriem Merdaci: Minister of Culture.
- Houda Imane Feraoun: Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies and Digital Technology.
- Raouf Bernaoui: Minister and Youth and Sports.
- Ghania Eddalia: Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Condition.
- Djamila Tamazirt: Minister of Industry and Mines.
- Cherif Omari: Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries.
- Kamel Beldjoud : Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City.
- Said Djellab: Minister of Commerce.
- Hassane Rabhi: Minister of Communication and spokesman of the Government.
- Mustapaha Kouraba: Minister of Public Works and Transport.
- Ali Hamam: Minister of Water Resources.
- Abdelkader Benmessaoud : Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry.
- Mohamed Miraoui : Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform.
- Hassan Tidjani Haddam: Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security.
- Fethi Khouil: Minister of the Relations with the Parliament.
- Fatma Zohra Zerouati : Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy.
Besides, in conformity with the Article 92 paragraph 6 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic has appointed Ahmed Noui, Minister, General Secretary of the Government.


International Agrifood Show in Oran: Algerian market has huge potentials.(APS, 30/03/2019)


ORAN- For many participants at the International Agrifood Show of Oran (SIAG 2019), which wrapped up on Saturday, the Algerian market is "fertile and promising" in view of its huge potentialities.

Several participants at the show stressed the importance of investing in the Algerian market, due to its size and geographical position as well as the availability of raw materials and workforce.

Zaïd Nihad El-Nadher, vice president of a Saudi company specializing in the construction of production and packaging lines for water and juice, said that "the Algerian market is fertile and promising. We seek to invest as soon as possible, as part of cooperation with Algerian companies. We also plan to build a factory, or more, in accordance with the Algerian market needs."

Michel Moros, commercial director of a Greek company specializing in the production of juice, frozen tea and aromatic products said the company wanted to settle in Algeria, and forge partnership with Algerian companies.

The Greek company, has three factories in Greece and several others in the world, is planning to embark on the Arab and African markets, hence its presence at the Show.

It is also considering the possibility of opening a factory in Algeria, he said.

General Manager of the Middle East Plastic Industries Company Ahmed Kassad expressed a growing interest in the Algerian market, because of the high rate of consumption and the excellent quality of industrial products which require quality packaging.

The International Agribusiness Show allowed the economic operators to have an overview of the various economic sectors in Algeria and represented a space for exchange of experiences between national and foreign commercial firms, said the participants.

The four-day Show, organized by the "Expoline" agency saw the participation of more than 350 exhibitors from Algeria and 12 other countries.


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