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Algeria’s commitment to executing any project aimed at efficiently contributing to the socio-economic development of Africa.(APS, 12/12/2018)


CAIRO- Minister of Trade Said Djellab underlined Wednesday, in Cairo, Algeria’s commitment to executing any project aimed at efficiently contributing to the socio-economic development of Africa.

Sustainable Development Goals: Algeria contributes “efficiently” to launching 2030 Agenda.(APS, 12/12/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria has efficiently contributed to the launch of the first version of 2030 Agenda for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), affirmed Wednesday, in Algiers, representative of Foreign Affairs Ministry Boumedienne Mahi, underlining the progress made in this regard.

The assistant director of the specialized International Programmes and Institutions at Foreign Affairs Ministry made a speech at the opening of the workshop on “Raising the civil society awareness about SDGs,” co-organized by the United Nations System and the Algerian government.

He said that the country has opted, since 2015, for an “approach to carry on and strengthen the progress made as part of the Millennium Development Objectives (MDGs), a certain number of which were achieved before due time.”

For these results, he added, Algeria was “congratulated” by international institutions, underlining that it concerns the eradication of poverty below the international line of 0.8%, primary education for all children, female representation at parliaments (+31%) as well as reducing infant/maternal mortality.

As part of achieving the sustainable development goals, a roadmap was drawn up by Algeria, consisting notably in raising the stakeholders awareness about these objectives, including them in the national development policies and providing the financial resources to execute them, added Mahi, pointing out the implementation of an intersectoral committee, coordinated by the Foreign Affairs Ministry and sitting in the National Economic and Social Council (CNES).

He underscored the “cooperation” between Algeria and the United Nations System in terms of implementing sustainable development goals, adding that an assessment conference is held every year on the different aspects of the issue.

For his part, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System Eric Overvest underlined the joint support project between the United Nations and the Algerian Government for the implementation of SDGs, considering that this objective starts with informing and consciousness-raising on 2030 Agenda in order to create a dynamic among citizens, a shared vision and a partnership and coalition work.”

Migration: Algeria's supportive efforts highlighted at UN conference.(APS, 11/12/2018)


MARRAKECH (Morocco)- Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui stressed Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, the Algeria's huge efforts in dealing with migrants in the best way possible, providing them with the required support, and repatriating those entering the country illegally in consultation with their countries of origin.

Demonstrations of 11 December 1960: Algerian people's unwavering commitment to Revolution.(APS, 11/12/2018)


AIN TEMOUCHENT (Algeria)- Minister of Mujahideen Tayeb Zitouni said Tuesday that the demonstrations of 11 December 1960 showed Algerian people's unwavering commitment to their armed Revolution (1954-1962) by responding to the call of its leadership.

In an opening address at a national conference held at Belhadj Bouchaib University Centre in Ain Temouchent, under the slogan: "the demonstrations of 11 December 1960: victory of people's will to be free," the minister of Mujahideen said the historic event showed that "the Algerian people expressed, together, their commitment to their armed Revolution and to its leadership."

"The demonstrations, which started in Ain Temouchent, before spreading across the country, showed that the Algerian people, together, had made their final decision, that is, to stand alongside the political leadership and the military command of the Revolution."

The 1960's events changed the course of history with United Nations' adoption, on 15 September 1960, of the Resolution 15/14, calling for the implementation of a decolonization process in Algeria.

The festivities marking the demonstrations of 11 December 1960 have begun with a flag-raising ceremony at the martyrs square and the recitation of Al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Holy Qur'an, in the presence of the Minister of Mujahideen, local officials and members of the Revolutionary family.

Lower House honours President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika for his peace, reconciliation efforts.(APS, 11/12/2018)


ALGIERS-President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika was honoured Tuesday at the People’s National Assembly (Lower House) in recognition of his efforts to establish “the values of peace and national reconciliation.”

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24): Algeria wants balance of interests among Paris Agreement parties .(APS, 11/12/2018)


ALGIERS- The Algerian delegation taking part in the talks of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24), being held in the Polish city of Katowice (December 10-14), seeks to achieve results ensuring a balance of interests among the countries parties to Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, the ministry of Environment and Renewable Energies said Monday.

Migration: Algeria's supportive efforts highlighted at UN conference.(APS, 11/12/2018)


MARRAKECH (Morocco)- Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui stressed Monday in Marrakech, Morocco, the Algeria's huge efforts in dealing with migrants in the best way possible, providing them with the required support, and repatriating those entering the country illegally in consultation with their countries of origin.

Beatification of 19 Catholic clerics: "Great sign of brotherhood from Algeria for the world" (Pope Francis).(APS, 09/12/2018)


ORAN (Algeria) – The Beatification, on Saturday in Oran, of the 19 Catholic clerics, killed in Algeria during the dark decade (years of terrorism), is a "great sign of brotherhood from Algeria for the whole world," said Pope Francis.

This "unprecedented event in the country will draw in the Algerian sky a great sign of brotherhood addressed to the whole world,” added the Pope in a message, read Saturday by a member of the delegation of Vatican, during the Beatification mass of Former bishop Father Pierre Claverie and 18 other martyrs.

Pope Francis also thanked President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for having made possible the celebration on Algerian soil.

He also expressed affection and closeness to the Algerian people “who experienced great suffering during the social crisis of which they were victims in the last years of the last century”.

May this celebration, he said, “help to heal the wounds of the past and to create a new dynamic of encounter and coexistence in the following of our Blessed”.

The Beatification ceremony has been inaugurated by a short speech of the Bishop of Oran Jean Pierre Vesco, who mentioned late Mohamed Bouchkhi, driver of Oran Former Bishop Pierre Claverie, killed together in Oran.

A minute of silence has been observed in memory of all the victims of the dark decade.

The religious service of this celebration was marked by the presence of Pope Francis envoy, Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints.

Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Mohamed Aïssa, several ambassadors accredited to Algeria as well as foreign figures have attended the Beatification ceremony.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia receives Pope Francis’ representative.(APS, 09/12/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received Sunday, in Algiers, Cardinal Angelo Giovanni Becciu, head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, representing Pope Francis, who is paying a visit to Algeria as part of the beatification ceremony of the religious Catholics that was held Saturday in Oran, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a communiqué.

Davos Forum: Chairman of the World Economic Forum welcomes Algeria’s action to resolve conflicts.(APS, 06/12/2018)


GENEVA- Chairman of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende welcomed Wednesday, in Geneva, Algeria’s action for the settlement of conflicts peacefully, underscoring its efforts in Mali and Libya, following a meeting with Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel received, in Geneva, by World Economic Forum’ founder, Executive Chairman.(APS, 05/12/2018)


GENEVA- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel was received, in Geneva, by the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab.

Algeria committed to contributing to good conduct of Western Sahara roundtable, says Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.(APS, 05/12/2018)


GENEVA – Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on Wednesday in Geneva told UN Special Envoy for Western Sahara Horst Kohler that Algeria is committed to contribute to the good conduct of the round table on Western Sahara conflict.

Western Mediterranean countries adopt Algiers Declaration on Blue Economy.(APS, 04/12/2018)


ALGIERS- Algiers declaration on the development of sustainable maritime economy in the western Mediterranean sea has been adopted Tuesday in Algiers by the agriculture and fisheries ministers of the ten western Mediterranean countries as part of the 5+5 dialogue.

20th National Holy Quran Week : Message of the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.(APS, 03/12/2018)


ORAN- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika affirmed Monday that the strength of nations is measured by their faithfulness to their heritage and history, warning against the lack of contact with our ancestors’ religious referent based on moderation and the middle path.

In a message on the occasion of the opening, in Oran, of the 20th National Holy Quran Week, read on his behalf by Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs Mohamed Aissa, the Head of State said that “the strength of nations is measured by their faithfulness to their heritage and history, and that their weaknesses lie in the lack of contact with the past, abandonment of heritage, neglect of history and the contempt for their principles.”

“Algeria’s identity is underpinned by its ancestral Amazigh past, age-old Arab history and its authentic Arab-Muslim heritage and the faithfulness to its principles,” he said.

Considering “unacceptable today that shallow debates and systematic skepticism drive our children to deny their history, ancestors and their identity principles,” he underlined that “faithfulness to the history and ancestors, while remaining open to the modern era and reacting in a constructive way to reality, will allow Algeria to achieve its ambitions and reach the rank of big nations.”

In his message, the Head of State also warned against “the fact that we will be able to be behind the misappropriation of our children and their ancestral Ulema who defined the bases of an orthodox religious referent, inspired by the Quran and Sunna and based on moderation and the middle path. A religious referent which is renewed and adapted by Ijtihad, said the Head of State.

Underlining the need to adopt the virtue of faithfulness as a “pledge” of sincerity and love for the country, he affirmed that “faithfulness, as a fundamental value added to the noble principles representing the national values, constitute a strong bastion against all the schemes targeting our identity, moderation and national and religious unity.”

President of the Republic also broached the fruits of the Charter for peace and national reconciliation that the Constitution established as an unchanging principle and a working basis in our anxiety about realities and events, pointing out that “this charter, born of a painful crisis, doesn’t mean at all to forget the tragedy and its causes and that we are shielded from another tragedy.”

Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah reiterates Algeria’s ongoing support to Sahrawi people.(APS, 03/12/2018)


ALGIERS- Speaker of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah reiterated Friday, in Mexico, Algeria’s “ongoing” support to the Sahrawi people for the recovery of their legitimate rights, said Sunday the Parliament’s Upper Chamber in a communiqué.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia holds talks with Saudi Crown Prince.(APS, 03/12/2018)


ALGIERS – Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday here held talks with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, vice-president of the Council of Ministers and Defence Minister of Saudi Arabia, on a two-day visit to Algeria.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia receives US under-secretary of State for Political Affairs.(APS, 29/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received Thursday in Algiers, the US Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, on a working visit to Algeria, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Nairobi Conference on blue economy adopts Algeria’s proposals.(APS, 29/11/2018)


ALGIERS-The final statement of the Nairobi High-Level Conference on the Sustainable Blue Economy adopted the majority of Algeria’s proposals submitted by the Minister of Tourism and Craft Industry, Abdelkader Benmessaoud including “the enhancement of the organizational and legal base of African countries in the field of blue economy.”

Sonatrach: Shareholders’ agreement to build petrochemical complex in Turkey.(APS, 29/11/2018


ALGIERS-The National Hydrocarbon Group Sonatrach sealed Wednesday in Istanbul a shareholders’ agreement with Turkish group Rönesans Holding to seal a shareholders’ agreement to build a petrochemical complex in Turkey, Sonatrach announced Thursday in a communiqué.

Message of the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to the participants in the Government-governors.(APS, 28/11/2018)


In a message to the participants in the Government-governors meeting held Wednesday in Algiers, read on his behalf by Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic, Habba Okbi, the Head of State said that “it is normal that our country’s stability remains targeted by predating circles and sleepers who are determined to undermine the credibility and willingness of our children.”

The political manoeuvrings we observe as each crucial event to the Algerian people approaches is the tangible proof of these unrecognized intentions that disappear once our valorous people turn their back to them, stressed President Bouteflika.

“While some parties reduce current and future challenges to the succession of officials and seek to propagate this idea for unknown reasons, you know, as governors, that the challenge is bigger. In addition to addressing security and socioeconomic challenges, you must protect the achievements made by the people in the last two decades,” said the Head of State.

President Bouteflika stressed that “the adventurists who promote the culture of forgetting, denial and negation will never be forces of edification. On the contrary, they dissimulate the sickles of massacre, which they will not hesitate to use to push the country into the unknown.”

Algeria’s achievements are the fruits of an effort spent by a generation of its loyal children who made sacrifices so that Algeria can emerge from the spiral of insecurity and underdevelopment, and finds its way back to development and modernization, wrote the Head of State.

The achievements made so far are only a step in a long process. It is true that we encounter many challenges and we cannot dwell on pessimistic and defeatist thesis, whose only goal consists in slowing down our progress.

As regards, the Head of State affirmed that "national reconciliation and living together in peace have become the main headlines of an international strategic approach to combat radicalization and extremism in the world. This strategy was born of the suffering of this valiant people who have given to the world, in the past, a lesson in sacrifice and emancipation, and have become today, thanks to their sacrifices and the foresight and wisdom of their children, a reference in extinguishing the fires of the Fitna (discord), ending division and eliminating the logic of hate.”

Council of Nation passes finance bill 2019.(APS, 28/11/2018)


ALGIERS- The Council of the Nation adopted Wednesday the finance bill 2019 in a plenary session chaired by Abdelkader Bensalah, speaker of this parliamentary institution, in the presence of Minister of Finance Abderrahmane Raouya and other members of the government.

Arab Maghreb Union’s meetings: Spain welcomes Algeria’s initiative.(APS, 28/11/2018)


ORAN- Spain’s ambassador to Algeria Fernando Moran Calvo-Soleto said Wednesday, in Oran, that his country welcomed Algeria’s initiative for the holding of a meeting of the Arab Maghreb Union’s Foreign Ministers Council, underlining its usefulness for the integration in the Maghreb.

44th anniversary of the creation of the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA): Message of the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.(APS, 26/11/2018)


M’SILA- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika stressed Monday the State’s concern to preserve the agricultural land, underlining that it is a “red line not to transgress,” notably by ensuring its possession and the recovery of unexploited land in a rational way.

“I always insist that the government places, while implementing the article 19 of the Constitution, the agricultural land among its priorities, as it is a red line not be transgressed, notably by ensuring its possession and the recovery of unexploited land in a rational way,” affirmed the Head of State in a message on the occasion of the celebration of the 44th anniversary of the creation of the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA), read on his behalf, in M’sila, by Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdelkader Bouazghi.

In this regard, President of the Republic urged the State’s different authorities to attach “ a major interest” to the modernization of the sector, to support young people’s initiatives, strengthen professional organizations, help rural women and to work for the promotion, modernization and development of agricultural sector.

He called on the government to focus its efforts on the main lines of the agricultural development, particularly the development of irrigation through the general implementation of water-saving measures, raising farmers and stockbreeders’ awareness on the importance of agricultural insurance and civil protection, the promotion of food-processing industry, the mechanization of agricultural activity and the encouragement of farm products exports.

President Bouteflika also called on the different institutions and bodies to attach more interest to the training in this field, notably among young people and in rural areas, to stay informed about the latest technological developments at the regional and international levels, to highlight the results of scientific researches and ensure that laboratories and research centers are close to their economic and investment environment.

Underlining the results of the policies implemented since 2000 in the agricultural field, he said that the measures that have been taken allowed improving the sector’s global indicators, which represent, henceforth, 12,3% of the gross domestic product (GDP) with a growth rate of more than 3,25% and a production exceeding DZD3,216 billion.

Algeria calls for meeting of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) Foreign Ministers Council.(APS, 22/11/2018)


ALGIERS - Algeria has officially contacted the General Secretary of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) calling for the organization "within shortened deadlines" of a meeting of the Union’s Foreign Affairs Ministers Council, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday in a communiqué.

The European Union (EU) notes “with interest” Algeria’s initiative to revive Arab Maghreb Union.(APS, 23/11/2018)


BRUSSELS- The European Union (EU) noted Friday “with interest” the Algerian initiative for the revival of the Arab Maghreb Union.

Khashoggi’s assassination: Algeria condemns, expresses confidence in Saudi justice.(APS, 25/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria has condemned the murder of Saudi citizen Jamal Khashoggi while expressing its “conviction” that the Saudi justice will be able to clarify this case, said Sunday the spokesman of Foreign Affairs Ministry Abdelaziz Benali Cherif in a statement.

Algeria, European Union stress determination to develop energy partnership.(APS, 21/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria and the European Union emphasized Tuesday, in Algiers, their determination to develop their partnership in the energy field, including both les fossil and renewable energies.

In a news conference held at the end of the third annual meeting of the Algeria-EU high-level political dialogue on energy, Minister of Energy Mustapha Guitouni and the European Commissioner for action on Climate and Energy, Miguel Aias Canete said the two sides want to boost their partnership and cooperation in the gas field, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the photovoltaic industry.

In reply to a question on gas supply contracts between Algerian and the European Union which are expiring soon, Guitouni said "negotiations are under way," adding that some gas contracts with Spain have already been signed.

"Sonatrach's representatives are in Madrid to discuss the remaining contracts."

In this regard, the minister underlined Algeria's "traditional reliability" in the delivery of hydrocarbons to its clients.

Concerning electrical interconnection between Algeria and the northern shore of the Mediterranean, Guitouni said it depends on the establishment of an interconnection among European countries themselves, especially between Spain and France, before thinking about doing it between Algeria and those countries.

He also stressed the need to establish interconnection between Algeria and Morocco and between Algeria and Tunisia.

Algeria, he said, has already sent an official request to the European representative to integrate the European interconnection market, allowing it to export surplus electricity generated from solar energy to Europe.

The EU Commissioner for Energy, in a reply to a reporter's question about long-term gas contracts between Algeria and the European Union, the EU official said the gas volume of the new supply deals between Algeria and the EU will not be affected.

He stressed that EU's major concern is natural gas supply, adding that Algeria is "one of the main EU suppliers, providing 13% of its needs."

Algeria is a "reliable partner with which we have never had any problem."

The United Nations Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) lauds Algeria’s “ongoing” commitment to rights of children .(APS, 20/11/2018)


ALGIERS-The United Nations Children and Education Fund (UNICEF) lauded the commitment of Algeria to constantly protecting children and ensuring their rights to education and health.

Algeria attaches paramount importance to culture of peace.(APS, 20/11/2018)


NEW YORK- Algerian Islamologist and former minister of Higher Education, Mustapha Cherif, said Monday in New York that Algeria, a "vanguardist in terms of peace and dialogue among civilizations," attaches a paramount importance to the culture of peace for the prevention and settlement of conflicts.

Algeria committed to African-focused continental organization (Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia).(APS, 17/11/2018)


ADDIS ABABA- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, the representative of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika said Saturday in Addis Ababa that "Algeria is today, and will always be, a defender and a committed actor of an African-focused continental organization."

Ouyahia, in an opening address at the 11th African Union extraordinary summit, said "Algeria is today, and will always be, a defender and a committed actor of an African-focused continental organization," run by Africans for the own interests of Africans, adding that it is an "organization where our national wills sovereignly merged together for the benefit of unity and solidarity."

He also stressed the importance Algeria attaches to Africa, saying that it "considers its belonging to Africa as a key component of its identity and it remains committed to supporting other peoples and countries for liberty and development."

The summit being focused on the institutional reform of the AU, Ouyahia underlined Algeria's commitment to the process, expressing satisfaction with the consensus on a number of issues, and reiterating its call for pursuing the finalization of the aspects currently under discussion.

Ouyahia stressed a number of principles Algeria considers as "essential" for the success of the African Union reform.

One of them, he said, is "the principles and values stipulated" in the constitutive act of the African Union."

The prime Minister stressed the need to maintain the procedure of electing the members of AU Commission, according to the criteria of parity and fair representation."

Algeria has greatly contributed to AU’s institutional reform process.(APS, 18/11/2018)


ADDIS ABABA- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel affirmed Sunday, in Addis Ababa, that Algeria has “greatly” contributed to all the stages of the African Union’s institutional reform process since the summit of Kigali 2016, in order to strengthen the joint African action to better adapt to the changes in this continent.

Since Kigali’s Summit in which it was decided to undertake AU’s institutional reform, in addition that of Nouakchott held in July 2018, “Algeria participated to the defense of the principles which make from AU a continental and governmental organization,” Messahel told the press on the sidelines of the second and last day of AU’s Extraordinary Summit.

Algeria also called for the need to take into account, as part of the institutional reform, of the changes that Africa and the world are experiencing, a point on which Algeria insists in each executive meeting of the African Union or during the summits held since 2016.

Foreign Minister underlined, in this regard, the speech made by Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, as the representative of president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in this summit, in which he reaffirmed Algeria’s commitment to the principle of preservation of “AU’s precious mechanism, considering its role in a changing world.”

In this regard, Messahel said that the idea of AU’s institutional reform emanates from the imperative to adapt the pan-African organization to the changes that the continent is experiencing in several fields, adding that “important stages were taken in this regard since Kigali Summit.”

The institutional reform comes to consolidate the charter of the Union and the joint African action for the implementation of decisions and ideas that are part of the African economic integration and coordination between the member countries to unify their international positions.

In this regard, Messahel highlighted the recommendations that will culminate this summit, devoted to AU’s institutional reform, notably the proposals relating to the support of the African commission’ action, which plays a major role, in addition to the point relating to the organization’s financing.

Algeria has "fundamental" role in preserving peace in Africa.(APS, 18/11/2018)


ADDIS-ABABA – Algeria which has always "upheld" pan-Africanism, plays a "fundamental" role in the preservation of peace in the African continent, Ibrahim Assane Mayaki, the Executive Secretary of the New Partnership for Africa (NEPAD).

Algeria continues to contribute for peaceful, prosperous Mediterranean.(APS, 18/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria is contributing to make from the Mediterranean, notably its western basin, an area of peace, stability and shared prosperity, affirmed Sunday, in Algiers, Minister of Finance Abderrahmane Raouya.

Lower House passes Finance Bill 2019.(APS, 15/11/2018)


ALGIERS – The members of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House) have adopted Thursday the Finance Bill 2019, during a plenary session chaired by Speaker Moad Bouchareb, in the presence of the members of the government.

The majority parties have supported the bill while the opposition parties (the Workers Party (PT), the Movement of the society for peace (MSP), the Union Ennahda-Adala-Bina, and the Rally for Culture and Democracy (RCD)), voted against the bill.

The deputies of the El-Moustakbal Front abstained.

The deputies of the Socialist Forces Front (FFS-opposition) did not attend the voting session because the party’s parliamentary group suspended its parliamentary activities since last month. The suspension decision was made public last October 26th.

According to the finance Ministry, the bill is part of the State continued efforts to alleviate the negative impacts of declining resources on the national economy, in a context marked by tensions on the country’s financial internal and external equilibrium, due to the fall of oil prices.

Finance Bill 2019: Algerians abroad authorized to become affiliated to pension system.(APS, 15/11/2018)


ALGIERS-The People’s National Assembly (Lower House) on Thursday approved three amendments proposed by MPs in the complementary report of the Committee on Finance and Budget, which concern the authorization of members of the national community abroad to become affiliated to the pension system in exchange for contributions in foreign currency.

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel receives Russian parliamentary delegation.(APS, 14/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel received Wednesday in Algiers a Russian parliamentary delegation led by the chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security of Russia's Federal Council, Viktor Bondarev.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahiacalls in Palermo for supporting UN process in Libya .(APS, 13/11/2018)


PALERMO (Italy) – Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Tuesday in Palermo that the crisis situation in Libya persists because of the enduring divisions among the Libyan parties, the influence of certain negative forces, the poor support to UN efforts in Libya and the numerous foreign interferences in Libya with different agendas.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presents in Palermo Algeria’s national reconciliation experience.(APS, 13/11/2018)


PALERMO (Italy) – Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia presented on Tuesday in Palermo the Algerian experience in the field of the national reconciliation and living together.

Algeria, EU reiterate determination to deepen relations.(APS, 12/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini expressed Monday, in Algiers, their “satisfaction” with the quality of the exchanges they had, reiterating their determination to deepen and improve the Algerian-European relations to face common challenges.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to represent President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Palermo Libya Conference.(APS, 12/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia will travel on Tuesday to Italy’s Palermo to participate in the International Conference on Libya, said Monday a communiqué of the Prime Minister’s Office.

"Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia will head on 13 November to Palermo, in Italy, where he will represent President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the International Conference on Libya, hosted by the Italian government," said the sourced.

Ouyahia will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

Regional security: Algeria, EU’s “strategic partner”.(APS, 12/11/2018)


ALGIERS-Algeria is a strategic partner of the European Union (EU) which plays a “role” in the resolution of regional crisis, affirmed Monday in Algiers the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

Algeria-EU: "Natural partners" in security, counterterrorism.(APS, 12/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria and the European Union (EU) are "natural partners" in security and counterterrorism, said Monday in Algiers the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia takes part in Paris Peace Forum.(APS, 11/11/2018)


PARIS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has participated Sunday in the Paris Peace Forum, part of the WWI Armistice centenary ceremony.

Premier Ahmed Ouyahia donates book on Emir Abdelkader to Paris Peace Forum.(APS, 11/11/2018)


PARIS-Premier Ahmed Ouyahia on Sunday donated a book on Emir Abdelkader entitled “Emir Abdelkader: The Epic of Wisdom" to the library of the Paris Peace Forum.

Paris Peace Forum: Algeria calls for UN to keep "central role".(APS, 11/11/2018)


PARIS – Algeria called for the United Nations to maintain a "central role" in the promotion and the preservation of peace and security, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Sunday in Paris.

Mali seeks to draw on Algeria’s national reconciliation experience.(APS, 11/11/2018)


ALGIERS-In the face of a “deep” crisis, Mali seeks to draw on Algeria’s experience in national reconciliation, Chairman of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (CVJR) in Mali, Ousmane Oumarou Sidibe said in Algiers.

Reforms initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika enabled achieving of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).(APS, 07/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Deputy Speaker of the People’s National Assembly Mourad Haliss affirmed Tuesday, in Dubrovnik (Croatia), that the “reformist approach” initiated by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika played an “efficient role” in the creation of a multi-dimensional momentum that contributed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) within the allotted time (2015), said a communiqué of the Parliament’s Lower House.

Algeria to take part in Palermo Conference on Libya.(APS, 06/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria will attend Palermo Conference on Libya, scheduled for 12 November in Palermo (Italy), Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Monday in Algiers.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia holds talks with Italian Prime Minister.(APS, 06/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Monday in Algiers held talks with Giuseppe Conte, Italian Prime Minister.

At the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Italy’s Prime Minister on working, friendship visit to Algeria on Monday.(APS, 04/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will pay on Monday a working and friendship visit to Algeria, at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, said Sunday a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic.

Algeria "strongly" condemns Al-Minya attack in Egypt.(APS, 04/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria strongly condemned Friday the attack perpetrated against a bus carrying Coptic believers to a monastery in Al-Minya, Egypt.

Western Sahara: Algeria takes note of Security Council’s resolution 2440.(APS, 02/11/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria took note of the resolution 2440 of the United Nations Security Council relating to the exercise by the Sahrawi people of their right to self-determination, said Thursday a communiqué of Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Algerian Larbi Djacta elected Chairman of UN International Civil Service Commission.(APS, 04/11/2018)


NEW YORK - Candidate of Algeria Larbi Djacta has been elected on Friday in New York as chairman of the UN International Civil Service Commission for a four-year term as from January 1st, 2019.

Message of the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of November Revolution.(APS, 01/11/2018)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika stressed Wednesday the need to speed up the economic reforms to end the dependence on hydrocarbons and the fluctuations of their prices in the international markets.

In a message to the Nation on the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of November Revolution, the Head of State affirmed that “If Algeria has made progress, of which we are proud, in terms of development in all its forms, we must, however, make further efforts to deal with the remaining social needs of our population (…) and take up the challenge of speeding up the economic reforms and the diversification of the national product to end dependence on hydrocarbons and the fluctuations of their prices in the international markets.”

After underlining that the Glorious Revolution was after the independence “the beginning of a huge construction process,” President Bouteflika pointed out that the achievements of the independent Algeria are to be apprehended compared with the situation prevailing the recovery of our liberty, a situation marked by the displacement of more than a quarter of our people, almost inexistent administrative staff, a generalized illiteracy, a prevailing poverty and natural resources still under the colonizer’s influence.

Algeria was perceived, then, as a “State succeeding its economic take-off,” and a State renown also through its pioneering role in supporting the rights of colonized and persecuted peoples, and in the vanguard of the struggle of the South’s peoples for establishment of a new global economic order and the valuation of peoples’ natural resources, notably hydrocarbons, underlined to the Head of State.

In this regard, he said that this momentum was interrupted because of the fluctuations in oil prices which paralyzed the country’s economic process and “because of a political laxity,” Algeria sank in the spiral of chaos, terrorism and destruction, hence “the factors of the national tragedy from which our people had suffered during almost a decade.”

President of the Republic mentioned the conditions in which he took office as President of the country, underlining “20 years ago, you honored me with your trust while our country was experiencing a difficult situation and the international environment banished us and imposed an undeclared embargo.”

He added that “together, and strong in our faith and drawing from the referents of our religion and the values of the Declaration of the Glorious Revolution of November, we were able, Thank God, to redress the situation and start a phase of construction.”

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika pays tribute to liberation war martyrs .(APS, 01/11/2018)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Thursday paid tribute to the memory of national liberation war martyrs at the Cemetery of El Alia, Algiers, marking the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of the Algerian Revolution (1 November 1954) .

Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosts ceremony marking November Revolution.(APS, 01/11/2018)


ALGIERS- The ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted at midnight Wednesday a ceremony marking the 64th anniversary of the outbreak of the Revolution of 1 November 1954, during which the national flag was raised.

Algeria strongly condemns suicide attack targeting police car in Tunis.(APS, 30/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria, through the spokesman of the ministry of Foreign Minister, Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, has strongly condemned the suicide attack that targeted Monday a police car on Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis, Tunisia.

Algeria/France: "Rich" dialogue in strategic, security fields.(APS, 30/10/2018)


PARIS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel dubbed Monday, in Paris, “rich” the dialogue between Algeria and France in the strategic and security fields.

As part of the 5th Algerian-Frencg Joint Economic Committee (COMEFA), Minister of Foreign Affairs emphasized Monday, in Paris, the importance of the movement of people under the Algerian-French strategic partnership.

French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian said Monday, in Paris, that it is the responsibility of France and Algeria to work "together" in crisis resolution.

France: Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel urges heads of consular posts to maintain “very strong” relation with Algerian community.(APS, 30/10/2018)


PARIS-Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel on Tuesday urged the heads of consular posts in France to maintain a “very strong” relation with the Algerian community in France.

Algeria, strategic partner in energy security, says British Prime Minister's Special Representative for Economic Partnership with Algeria, Lord Richard Risby.(APS, 30/10/2018)


ALGIERS- British Prime Minister's Special Representative for Economic Partnership with Algeria, Lord Richard Risby, said Tuesday in Algiers that Algeria is a UK's "strategic partner" in energy security.

Algeria ambitions to boost energy capacities to meet both national, international needs (Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia).(APS, 30/10/2018)


ALGIERS – Algeria’s energy policy, centered on the development of production capacities aims at not only meeting the national needs but also contributing to meeting the demand around the world for energy, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Monday in Algiers.

"Algeria ambitions to build up its energy production capacities to meet the needs of its own development and also to contribute to supplying the national market," he told the opening meeting of "Algeria Future Energy" Summit, which brings together world leaders in hydrocarbon and renewable energy industries.

Energy Ministers of numerous countries and Secretaries Generals of OPEC and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) also attend the Summit.

In this regard, the Premier said that the world energy demand which has already doubled over the last twenty years will increase twofold by 2040, while the "world reserves in fossil energies are drastically shrinking, and which would deplete by the end of this century."

More importantly, the entire planet is facing "serious threat" on the climate: "a challenge which further promotes clean energies, like the natural gas and the renewable energies," Ouyahia added.

Citing Algeria, Ouyahia said that it would see its domestic demand rising by 20% by 2040, while its needs in the hydrocarbon revenues "will remain essential" for the continuation of the country’s development process.

For the Prime Minister, those are the challenges that Algeria intends to address with the help of its external partners through an approach revolved around four major lines.

The first line focuses on the renewal and diversification of Algeria's energy resources: "The first step will be to increase our conventional energy production capacity through a broader exploration of the mining sector, which will extend to the north of the country, including our maritime area," he detailed.

The goal also is boosting the country’s nonconventional energy resources, which exploration and exploration will be "conducted in respect of the environment."

Moreover, Algeria intends to develop the exploitation of renewable energies as it had already drafted an ambitious programme. Sonatrach group will be associated in this programme to mobilize external partners in the production and establishment of a local industry of inputs, said the Prime Minister.

According to him, the government seeks to move forward in this field of renewable solar energy "as it successfully did in the field of seawater desalination," by mobilizing the necessary support, incentives and funding.

As for the second line, Ouyahia said that it concerned the finding of new energy markets. Efforts are made to increase the "transport capacities of Algeria to Europe via gas pipelines."

In the middle and long terms, Algeria will work to promote solar energy export to its neighboring countries, notably in the European continent, added Ouyahia.

With regard to the third line, the Premier said it concerns the development of the petrochemical industry, which is complementary to the hydrocarbon production: "This is a strategic objective for Algeria, which intends to contribute to boosting many other emerging industries in the country."

In this regard, he welcomed the recent partnership between Sonatrach and the French group Total on the construction of a polypropylene production complex.

Speaking about the fourth line, the Prime Minister said it focuses on improving the performance of the national hydrocarbon industries: "It will entail the use of the most advanced technologies. In this respect, the government supports Sonatrach's modernization plan."

To accompany all this, the government is currently working to update the Hydrocarbons Law, "which will be completed in a few months," with the aim of making mining exploration and exploitation more attractive.

Addressing the bosses of the world's largest energy companies at the Algeria Future Energy Summit (Eni, Total, Repsol, Cepsa, Saipem ...), Ouyahia said that "this is a clear message to the rest of the world from a country that builds its own future in a spirit of partnership, respect for commitments and contribution to building a world of peace, harmony and cooperation."

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian hold discussions in Paris.(APS, 30/10/2018)


PARIS – Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on Monday in Paris held discussions with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian. The meeting took place in the Quai d'Orsay.

Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) emphasizes Algeria's strong support for Africa.(APS, 28/10/2018)


ALGIERS-Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Djamel Bouras on emphasized Saturday in Kigali (Rwanda) Algeria’s strong support for the African continent, as evidenced by the initiative of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to cancel the debt of 14 African countries worth US$53 billion, said the People’s National Assembly (APN) in a communiqué.

Algerian diplomacy: UN welcomes “decisive role” in establishing peace, stability in region.(APS, 25/10/2018)


ALGIERS- The United Nations Resident Coordinator in Algeria Eric Overvest welcomed Wednesday “the decisive role” of the Algerian diplomacy in establishing peace and stability at the regional and international levels, underlining Algeria’s commitment to UN’s founding values and its “full involvement” in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Algeria welcomes UN Chief initiative for "effective" implementation of Agenda 2030 (Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel).(APS, 25/10/2018)


BISKRA (Algeria)- Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui said Thursday that Algeria "is a stable country open to foreign investments concluded as part of win-win partnerships."

In an address during the presentation of the cement plant "CILAS," built in partnership with French company Lafarge Holcim, Bedoui said "Algeria, having succeeded to restore stability, is working for boosting economic development, mainly through win-win partnerships with world-class companies."

Highlighting Algeria's rich human and natural potential, the minister said "it is today essential to extend the scope by creating investments in various economic and industrial fields."

Bedoui stressed the importance of such partnerships in addressing unemployment.

The Minister also underlined the role of scientific research in economic development, calling all economic sectors "to meet the challenge of exportation, especially to African markets."

Algeria, stable country, open to foreign investments.(APS, 25/10/2018)


BISKRA (Algeria)- Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui said Thursday that Algeria "is a stable country open to foreign investments concluded as part of win-win partnerships."

In an address during the presentation of the cement plant "CILAS," built in partnership with French company Lafarge Holcim, Bedoui said "Algeria, having succeeded to restore stability, is working for boosting economic development, mainly through win-win partnerships with world-class companies."

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Highlighting Algeria's rich human and natural potential, the minister said "it is today essential to extend the scope by creating investments in various economic and industrial fields."

Bedoui stressed the importance of such partnerships in addressing unemployment.

The minister also underlined the role of scientific research in economic development, calling all economic sectors "to meet the challenge of exportation, especially to African markets."

Algeria among “most committed” to promoting solidarity between Nations.(APS, 25/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria is “among the most committed UN member States to the promotion of solidarity between the Nations,” said United Nations Resident Coordinator Eric Overvest in a speech on the occasion of the United Nations Day, celebrated every year on October 24th.

Algeria celebrates United Nations Day.(APS, 24/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria and the United Nations will celebrate Wednesday the United Nations Day through a rich activity programme, shedding light on 56 years of fruitful cooperation and the two parties’ commitment to promoting UN values, multilateralism and sustainable development, said Tuesday a communiqué of the Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Mauritania wants to promote “historical, special” relations with Algeria.(APS, 22/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed expressed Sunday, in Algiers, his country’s willingness to promote the “historical and special” relations with Algeria, welcoming the positive developments that these relations in past few years.

Opening Monday of Algerian Products Fair in Nouakchott.(APS, 22/10/2018)


ALGIERS – The fourth Algerian Products Fair will open on Monday in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott. The event is intended to promote the non-hydrocarbon exports, boost trade with Mauritania and set up the bases for an integrated economic cooperation with the neighbouring countries.

UN adopts resolution for self-determination of Sahrawi people.(APS, 18/10/2018)


NEW YORK- The Special Political and Decolonization Committee (Fourth Committee) has adopted a draft resolution on Western Sahara, reaffirming the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination.

Under this resolution adopted without a vote, the UN General Assembly supported the resumption of the negotiation process "with a view to achieving a political just, lasting and mutually acceptable solution which allows self-determination of Western Sahara people."

Praising the efforts made by the UN Secretary and his Personal Envoy, the resolution welcomed that the parties to the conflict, Morocco and the Polisario Front "engaged to continue to show political will and work in an atmosphere conducive to dialogue so to start a more intense round of negotiations, in good faith and without preconditions."

Besides, the Special Committee is requested to examine the situation with regard to the implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples and continue to follow the situation in Western Sahara. It is also requested to submit a report to the 74th session of the UN Assembly General.

The UN chief is also invited to submit to the 74th session of the UN Assembly General a report on the application of this resolution.

The draft resolution reaffirmed the UN responsibility towards the Sahrawi people.

Massacre of 17 October 1961: Remembrance ceremony in Paris. (APS,17/10/2018)


PARIS-A remembrance ceremony took place Wednesday in Paris at Saint-Michel Bridge in the memory of the Algerian victims of the massacre of 17 October 1961, perpetrated by the French police in the French capital and its suburbs.

Algeria reaffirms Western Sahara “is a decolonization issue between Polisario Front, Morocco” .(APS, 17/10/2018)


NEW YORK-The Western Sahara conflict is a decolonization issue between the Polisario Front and Morocco, affirmed Tuesday in New York Algeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sabri Boukadoum.

“Western Sahara is a decolonization issue between the Polisario Front and the Kingdom of Morocco on a territory on the list of non-autonomous territories, pending the implementation of the historic resolution 1514 of the General Assembly,” which establishes the right of colonized peoples to self-determination and independence,” stated Ambassador Boukadoum in his speech at the fourth United Nations Decolonization Committee.

In a vibrant plea for the self-determination of the Sahrawi people, Boukadoum recalled the legal basis of this conflict, stressing that the advisory opinion delivered by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in 1975 had unequivocally confirmed that it was up to the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination via a free and fair referendum.

In this regard, Boukadoum recalled that the only visit mission to Western Sahara in 1975 by the UN Decolonization Committee had stressed the need for measures to allow the Sahrawi people decide their future.

“All UN resolutions, whether those of the General Assembly or the Security Council, have regularly reaffirmed the legal nature of the conflict and the validity of the self-determination principle,” stated Boukadoum before the committee.

The Security Council resolution 2414 extending the Minurso mandate for six months has once again confirmed the validity of this principle, he continued.

Besides, the African Union (AU) remains constantly committed to resolving this conflict, notably through its supreme mechanism, the Heads of State and Government under a self-determination referendum.

The Pan-African Organization also decided to strengthen the mandate of its Special Envoy for Western Sahara, former President Chissano, and set up a troika as a monitoring mechanism to back AU’s efforts and the UN process, Boukadoum affirmed.

The Ambassador also referred to the “clear and indisputable” decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), which affirmed that the association and liberalization agreements sealed between the EU and Morocco were not applicable to Western Sahara because the Sahrawi territories are not part of Morocco.

The Algerian diplomat reaffirmed his support to the efforts made by the Envoy Horst Kohler and stressed that Algeria, as a neighbouring country and observer of the peace process, “has immediately and favourably responded to Kohler’s invitation to partake in the first series of direct negotiations between the Polisario Front and Morocco scheduled on 5-6 December in Geneva.”

Ambassador Boukadoum also stressed that it was "easy to build walls" but that it was also difficult "to build trust.”

"Hostility has never been Algeria's preferred choice and acting in an open and transparent manner, in accordance with the principles enshrined in the United Nations doctrine and accepted by all, should not be considered a defect as or as hostility,” said Boukadoum.

We cannot turn our backs on the principle of self-determination because it would mean turning our backs on our own history, said Boukadoum, recalling the "difficult and costly struggle" of the Algerian people to achieve independence.

Underlining Algeria's willingness to engage in a trust that will bring justice, freedom and progress to all Maghreb countries, the Ambassador reiterated the country’s commitment to the common future of the region.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika honoured by Afripol for efforts in establishing peace, security in Africa. (APS,16/10/2018)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been honoured Monday in Algiers by the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (Afripol) "in recognition of his efforts aiming at establishing peace and security in the African continent and his commitment to its development."

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia receives Nigeria's Foreign Minister.(APS, 16/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received Monday in Algiers Nigeria's Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama, who is on a working visit to Algeria as part of the fourth session of the Algeria-Nigeria joint high committee, the Prime Minister Office said in a statement.

Algeria seeks to develop comprehensive approach to meet security challenges.(APS, 16/10/2018)


ALGIERS-Algeria seeks to develop a “comprehensive and integrated” approach to help the international community, notably in Africa, meet collective security challenges, said Colonel Mustapha Lahbiri, Director General of the National Police (DGSN) and Chairperson of the General Assembly of the African Police Cooperation Mechanism (AFRIPOL).

“Aware of the impact of transnational criminality and terrorism on governance, peace and security, my country, under the reforms launched by the president of the Republic, seeks to develop a comprehensive and integrated approach aimed at backing the international community, notably in Africa, and meeting collective security challenges,” said Colonel Lahbiri the opening ceremony of the 2nd AFRIPOL General Assembly.

The DGSN expressed Algeria’s commitment to supporting AFRIPOL in achieving its goals and promoting the global police cooperation architecture.

Colonel Lahbiri also stressed the need to pool capacities to create a “strong and sustainable” alliance between the parties in charge of implementing the law and the public and private sectors, with a view to “effectively” combating the “sharp” increase in emergent criminality.

He stated that this 2nd General Assembly “represents an important step in the implementation of the action plan of AFRIPOL, which made genuine progress, notably in terms of capacity building, the development of Afescom information and communication system as well as the promotion of regional and international police cooperation.”

Besides, Lahbiri paid a “glowing tribute” to President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika “for his unwavering commitment to the ideals of Pan-Africanism and his permanent support to AFRIPOL implementation.”

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika. decides special development programme for border provinces. (APS,15/10/2018)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has decided a special development programme for border provinces, announced Saturday Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Noureddine Bedoui.

Speaking at the opening of the national meeting on the development of border areas at the International Conference Centre (CIC) Abdelatif Rahal, in Algiers, Bedoui affirmed that “President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, faithful to his commitments and positions of principle, decided a special development programme for the border provinces and instructed the government to elaborate it as soon as possible.”

Interior minister called on “all the central and local administrations, the elected representatives and economic operators to be mobilized for the implementation of the results of this programme on the ground in a strategy that we will discuss today.”

Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House), Abdelkader Bensalah partakes in 139th IPU General Assembly in Geneva.(APS, 15/10/2018)


ALGIERS-Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House), Abdelkader Bensalah will partake in the work of the 139th General Assembly (GA) of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and related meetings from 13 to 18 October 2018 in Geneva (Switzerland), the Council said Friday in a statement.

Nigeria’s Foreign Minister hails Algeria’s peacemaking role in Africa.(APS, 15/10/2018)


ALGIERS-Nigeria’s Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama on Sunday hailed Algeria’s “key” role in the establishment of peace and security in Africa, notably its mediation in the resolution of the Malian crisis.

Algeria totally rejects assertions of UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Felipe Gonzalez Morales .(APS,10/10/2018)


ALGIERS- The Algerian government on Wednesday “totally” rejected and “in detail” the assertions of UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants Felipe Gonzalez Morales, expressing its “astonishment” at the content of his press conference following his visit to Niger.
“The Algerian government had noted with astonishment the content of the press conference of Felipe Gonzalez Morales, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights of Migrants, following his visit to Niger,” said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a communiqué.
In this regard, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs affirmed that the Algerian government “totally rejects and in detail the assertions of the latter who didn’t only go beyond the limits of his mandate but believed the allegations of people who were escorted back to the borders for their illegal stay.”
According to the Ministry “the Algerian government asked for explanations from the representative of the international Organization for Migration (IOM) whose office in Niger has changed its vocation to become a vehicle for propaganda fueling for months a disinformation campaign against Algeria.”
“The Algerian government underlines that the operations of escorting illegal migrants to the borders will continue. They are taking place with respect for human dignity, pursuant to the Republic’s laws, in compliance with the ratified international provisions and conventions and in accordance with the bilateral readmission agreements,” added the source.
“Algeria will continue, in consultations with the countries of origin and of transit, to conduct an implacable struggle against human trafficking and smuggling networks as part of the global fight against transnational organized crime,” concluded the communiqué.

Diplomacy day: Algeria's voice is "credible, respected, listened and sought" (Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel). (APS,08/10/2018)


ALGIERS- The voice of Algeria, which regained its freedom, became since independence a "credible, respected, listened and sought" voice, said Monday in Algiers Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.

Algeria remains attached to its position and principle of "non-interference" in its political affairs and those of other countries, reaffirmed Monday Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, calling for dialogue and national reconciliation for the settlement of conflicts.

"Algeria stands by its political position of non-interference in the affairs of Algeria and the internal affairs of other countries. This is one of the fundamentals of the Algerian diplomacy," Messahel said in the margin of the celebration of the 56th anniversary of the Algerian Diplomacy Day under the theme of "The Diplomacy of peace and reconciliation."

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has always called for dialogue and talks to resolve the conflicts, without any interference, "because we believe that the solution lies in dialogue among the different parties to conflicts" likewise in Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Libya, said Messahel.

With the Algerian experience, “it has been confirmed that the Algerian-advocated approach of negotiations and non-interference is efficient to resolve conflicts.

Algeria has given a lesson to the world and the Algerian approach based on the national reconciliation has been approved and recognized worldwide to become a reference for the settlement of conflicts."

Questioned on the situation in Syria, he visited in 2016 to convey a message of national reconciliation, Messahel has insisted on the need to implement this approach to settle the crisis.

"There are no other alternatives but the national reconciliation if we really want to resolve conflicts," he said.

The solution "must stem from the people themselves ..., we call for dialogue and reconciliation," concluded Messahel.

The Algerian Diplomacy Day is celebrated on October 8 of each year. It is an event that coincides with the day when the first president of independent Algeria Ahmed Ben Bella raised the colors of the Algerian flag at the UN headquarters in New York on October 8, 1962.

On that occasion, a ceremony was presided over by Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, and attended by President of the Constitutional Council, Mourad Medelci, members of the Government as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Algiers.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel receives Canadian parliamentary delegation. (APS,08/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel received Monday, in Algiers, a delegation from the Canada-Africa Association, led by Rob Oliphant and Raynell Andreychuk.

Celebration of the Algerian Diplomacy Day : Algeria to continue establishing dialogue to resolve conflicts worldwide (Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel). (APS,08/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel affirmed Monday that the Algerian diplomacy will continue its peace and dialogue implementation process for the settlement of conflicts through its approach enjoying an international recognition and introduced into the different United Nations’ initiatives.

Guest of the National Radio (Channel 1), on the occasion of the celebration of the Algerian Diplomacy Day, Messahel reviewed “the different stops of the Algerian diplomacy marked by an action governing peace and negotiations between the concerned parties,” in order to “preserve the territorial integrity of countries in conflicts and respect their willingness.”

He broached the main foundations of the Algerian approach in resolving disagreements and conflicts, citing first of all the adoption of dialogue by the protagonists and the banishment of solutions coming from abroad.

These principles “have become a reality” demonstrated through UN’s different efforts made in this regard.

In this regard, the minister broached the main achievements of the Algerian diplomacy “strengthened under the leadership of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika who set three main objectives : namely repositioning Algeria at the international level, ending discord and reorganizing the internal affairs.”

He underlined the achievements that Algeria is still making to resolve conflicts through peaceful settlement processes and the initiatives of which it was one of the founders, like the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) which allowed the African countries to speak with one voice for the preservation of the continent’s interests and assume a new role in the balance of power in terms of international relations.

The Charter for peace and national reconciliation, celebrating its 15th anniversary and chosen this year as slogan for the celebration of the Algerian Diplomacy Day, constitutes one of Algeria’s main achievements in the past few years, making from its experience in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism a platform for the action of UN commissions, as part of the efforts aimed at establishing peace.

The European Union (EU) welcomes “quality” of Justice reforms in Algeria. (APS,08/10/2018)


ALGIERS- The European Union (EU) welcomed the “quality” of reforms undertaken by Algeria in the sector of justice, particularly in prison system, said Monday, in Algiers, the head of EU delegation in Algeria John O'Rourke.

Algeria partakes in ministerial meeting of Tokyo International Conference on African Development. (APS,06/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Algeria is taking part in the ministerial meeting of Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), which opened Saturday in the Japanese capital, the ministry of Foreign Affairs has said in statement.

UN emphasizes Algeria’s “active” role in combating international terrorism. (APS,06/10/2018)


NEW YORK-The United Nations (UN) emphasized Algeria’s active role in combating international terrorism and recalled the initiatives and measures aimed at addressing this scourge at national and international levels.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received by Portuguese President. (APS,04/10/2018)


LISBON-Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia was received Wednesday in Lisbon by Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Algeria-Portugal high-level meeting: “Key moment” in bilateral cooperation. (APS,04/10/2018)


LISBON-The 5th Algeria-Portugal high-level meeting, held Wednesday in Lisbon, was a “key moment" in cooperation between the two countries, Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said.

"The 5th high-level meeting was a key moment in cooperation between Algeria and Portugal. It was very well prepared by experts and culminated perfectly with the signing of 13 agreements and work programmes in many areas,” said Ouyahia in a joint press briefing with his Portuguese counterpart, Antonio Costa, ahead of the meeting.

In the same connection, he cited the areas agreements involve, namely education, higher education, culture, health, public works, transport and civil protection.

After expressing his "satisfaction" with the results achieved at this meeting, the Premier stated that Algeria and Portugal “are engaged in positive historical relations, enhanced by the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation signed by the two countries in 2005.”

Ouyahia said that Algeria and Portugal "will seal an agreement today (Wednesday) or tomorrow on the creation of a business council that will further facilitate relations between national and Portuguese companies.”

In addition, the PM welcomed the "very broad" convergence of views between the two countries on many regional and international issues, including the Middle East, the Maghreb in general, the Sahel region and counterterrorism.

"This broad convergence of views confirms the cooperation that exists between our two countries under the 5+5 Dialogue," said the PM who expressed Algeria's willingness to pursue its cooperation with Portugal with a view to "building an exemplary partnership.”

For his part, the Portuguese Premier said that Algeria and Portugal have "very close historically built relations, which are very good politically and promising economically ".

Costa stated that this 5th high-level meeting "created good conditions" to revive multifaceted bilateral relations, and emphasized convergent views on several regional and international issues of common interest, including the relationship between Europe and Africa, the situation in the Mediterranean, the Maghreb and Sahel regions.

"I am sure that based on the friendly relations that bind Algeria and Portugal, we will help our continents hasten rapprochement,” he said, stressing that the Mediterranean region "must not be a barrier but a bridge between peoples and cultures.”

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel holds talks with Portuguese counterpart in Lisbon. (APS,04/10/2018)


LISBON-Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel held talks with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva under the 5th Algeria-Portugal high-level meeting which kicked off Wednesday in Lisbon.

Conflicts at stalemate "behind situations that challenge us,” says Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel. (APS,01/10/2018)


GENEVA-Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said that seventy years after the signing of the Geneva Refugee Convention, "many crises continue to have disastrous effects, pushing millions of people to seek protection and hope for a better future.”

73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly : World is experiencing unprecedented, multifaceted crisis (Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel) . (APS,01/10/2018)


NEW YORK- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel deplores Saturday, in New York, the fact that the world is experiencing an unprecedented and multifaceted crisis.

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel affirmed Saturday in New York that the issue of the decolonization of Western Sahara is “the primary responsibility of the United Nations,” reiterating Algeria’s position in favor of the exercise by the Sahrawi people of their “inalienable” right to self-determination.

Algeria, international school in counter-terrorism, counter-extremism (Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs Mohamed Aissa) . (APS,01/10/2018)


ALGIERS- Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs Mohamed Aissa said Monday that Algeria has become an "international school in the fight against terrorism and extremism," working for protection and preservation of the young against this scourge.

African trade-unionists pay tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika peacemaking efforts in continent . (APS,27/09/2018)


ALGIERS-At the opening ceremony of the 41st session of its General Council Thursday in Algiers, the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) paid a glowing tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for his “efforts and contribution to socioeconomic development, peacemaking, democracy and social justice in Algeria and Africa.”

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia receives Secretary General of Muslim World League. (APS,27/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received Thursday in Algiers the Secretary General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa, who is on a working g visit to Algeria, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.

Council of Ministers meets in Algiers. (APS,26/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Council of Ministers met Wednesday in Algiers under the chairmanship of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, after which it released a statement.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at a Council of Ministers meeting on Wednesday, called for improving human development of the Algerian people, "especially as there is a population growth of more than one million a year."

"Algeria should further mobilize today to maintain and improve the level of human development, mainly as there is a population growth of more than one million a year, and Algeria has the required resources to meet the challenge," President Bouteflika said.

Human development in Algeria, according to the finance bill 2019, is supported with a budget of DZD625 billion.

To meet this goal, according to the head of State, it is essential to "deepen the reforms underway in all fields," to ensure a "greater, more transparent, more effective and fairer social justice."

To be successful, such reforms should also ensure a "public service with less bureaucratic obstacles," president Bouteflika stressed.

He added that we have to "promote a more effective decentralization," dialogue, and public authorities must listen to the concerns of citizens and find the appropriate solutions.

The finance bill 2019, adopted Wednesday by the Council of Ministers, does not contain any new tax and foresees a slight increase in budgetary revenues and operational budget.

Counterterrorism: Algeria maintains high level of vigilance (Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel) . (APS,26/09/2018)


LGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel said Wednesday in New York that Algeria "maintains a high level of vigilance" in the fight against terrorism, stressing the high-level of terrorist threat in the region, the ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel attends Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in New York. (APS,26/09/2018)


NEW YORK (United Nations)- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel has taken part, in New York, at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit organized by South Africa on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly.

10th meeting of The Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC): Producing countries continue to seek "balanced" oil market. (APS,25/09/2018)


ALGIERS – The Joint OPEC-non-OPEC Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) convened in Algiers, for its tenth meeting, said that the despite the growing uncertainties surrounding market fundamentals, the 25 producing countries continue to seek a "balanced" and sustainably "stable" global oil market.

"Despite the growing uncertainties surrounding market fundamentals, including the economy, demand and supply, the participating producing countries continue to seek a balanced and sustainably stable global oil market, serving the interests of consumers, producers, the industry and the global economy at large," said the final communiqué of the JMMC, presented during a news conference following the 10th meeting.

The Committee also expressed its satisfaction regarding the current oil market outlook, with an overall healthy balance between supply and demand.

The JMMC also reviewed the monthly report prepared by its Joint Technical Committee (JTC) and the short-term developments in the global oil market, including prospects for 2019.

The meeting coincided with the commemoration of the 2nd Anniversary of the 170th Extraordinary OPEC Conference, which culminated in the DoC in December of 2016. The meeting was attended by 20 participating producing countries of the Declaration of Cooperation (DoC), demonstrating their commitment to sustainable oil market stability, said the final communiqué.=

Besides, the JMMC noted that countries participating in the DoC have achieved a conformity level of 129% in August 2018, and 109% in July 2018, “which shows reasonable progress towards the decisions of the 174th Meeting of the OPEC Conference convened on 22 June 2018 and the subsequent 4th OPEC and Non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting of 23 June 2018 to adjust overall conformity to 100%.”

The Committee expressed overall “satisfaction” with the performance of participating countries since the JMMC Ministerial Meetings in Vienna and noted the efforts made to achieve an overall conformity adjusted to 100%.

In this regard, it urged the countries with spare capacity to work with customers to meet their demand during the remaining month of 2018.

The JMMC directed the JTC to continue to monitor the oil market conditions and conformity levels in its efforts to achieve 100% conformity in 2018.

Furthermore the JTC was directed to study the 2019 outlook and present options on 2019 production levels to prevent market imbalance.

The JMMC paid special tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in recognition of Algeria’s “unwavering” support and “leading” contribution to the landmark DoC.

The next meeting of the JMMC is scheduled to take place on 11 November 2018 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Said Bouhadja emphasizes need to develop new methods to fight extremism. (APS,25/09/2018)


ALGIERS- The speaker of the People's National Assembly (lower house of Parliament), Said Bouhadja, on Monday stressed the need to "develop methods to fight extremism in the light of the new realities" to better preserve religious unity, the Lower House said in a statement.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika hails "excellent" relations of friendship, solidarity and good neighborhood with Mali. (APS,23/09/2018)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika addressed a message of congratulations to Malian counterpart Ibrahim Boubacar Keita on the occasion of 58th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Mali. The Head of the State hailed the "excellent relations of friendship, solidarity and good neighborhood" between the two countries.

Mali Peace Agreement implementation process "advancing well" (Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia). (APS,23/09/2018)


BAMAKO (Mali) –Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Friday in Bamako said the process of the application of Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, resulting from Algiers process, "is advancing well" and that Algeria "continues to support it."

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for efforts to stabilize oil market. (APS,23/09/2018)


ALGIERS- The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) on Sunday in Algiers paid tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the sidelines of the 10th Meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC).

Algeria follows last developments in Libya with "concern". (APS,23/09/2018)


ALGIERS - Algeria followed with "concern the last developments" in Libya, which is marked by "intense violence" in the capital, Tripoli. It also launched an "urgent" appeal to the Libyan parties to put an end to those clashes, said Sunday the Foreign Ministry in a communiqué.

Algeria condemns "strongly" attack on military parade in Iran's Ahvaz. (APS,23/09/2018)


ALGIERS – Algeria on Sunday "strongly" condemned, through the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abdelaziz Benali Cherif, the attack which targeted a military parade in the Iranian city, Ahvaz leaving several dead and injured.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia to Bamako to represent President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Malian President inauguration ceremony. (APS,20/09/2018)


ALGIERS – Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia will head on Friday to Bamako to represent to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to the inauguration ceremony of Malian President, Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, which will take place on Saturday, said Thursday a communiqué of Prime Minister’s services.

Counterterrorism: Algeria maintains pressure on terrorist groups in region (US State Department). (APS,20/09/2018)


WASHINGTON (Unites States)- Algeria intensified in 2017 its efforts to secure its borders, maintaining pressure on the terrorist groups in the region, said US State Department, which mentioned Algeria’s "strong diplomatic engagement" to promote regional peace and security.

"Algeria continued significant efforts to prevent terrorist activity within its borders," said the US department in its Country Reports on Terrorism 2017 published in Washington.

The report submitted by the State Department Counterterrorism Coordinator, Ambassador, Nathan Sales, said that the figures published by the Algerian armed forces “show continued pressure on terrorist groups.”

Referring to some analysts’ assessment, the report said that the Algerian Armed Forces have substantially reduced the capacities of terrorist groups to operate within Algeria.

"Some analysts assess that continuing losses have substantially reduced the capacities of terrorist groups to operate within Algeria," according to the report drafted by State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau for the Congress.

Thus, "border security remained a top priority" to stop the infiltration of terrorists from neighbouring countries, said the report, which mentioned the coordination actions between the Algerian and Tunisian customs along the common borders, the deployment of additional troops along the border with Libya, the strengthening of surveillance equipment and a concrete wall along the western border. All border posts had access to INTERPOL databases.

Though it is not member of the International Coalition against Terrorist Group Daech, Algeria has actively supported in 2017 the efforts to counter the threat of the terrorist group Daech/ISIS through the programmes for the neighboring countries capacities building. It also co- chaired the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s (GCTF’s) West Africa Capacity Building working group.

The Algerian Ministry of Defence has provided timely reporting on incidents during which MND forces captured or eliminated terrorists and seized equipment, arms, ammunition caches, and drugs, added the report.

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In 2017, The Algerian government maintained a strict “no concessions” policy with regard to individuals or groups holding its citizens hostage, affirmed the document.

The US Department said that Algeria in 2007 remained "actively committed to regional peace and security."

Algeria chaired the implementation committee for the peace accord in Mali and continued to press stakeholders to support the UN political process in Libya. It also participated in various Sahel-Saharan fora to discuss development and security policies, the evolution of regional terrorism, and donor coordination.

Recalling its active role as a founding member of the GCTF and a coordinator of Africa counterterrorism efforts, the report said that Algeria hosts the headquarters AU Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) and CEMOC Fusion and Liaison Unit which also involves Mali, Niger and Mauritania.

The Report also cited Algeria emphasized a whole-of-government CVE approach, including rehabilitation and reintegration programs for repentant terrorists.

It also stressed the actions conducted for an inclusive society, and the regulation of mosques to ensure they are “de-politicized” and “de-ideologized.”

In this regard, the foreign ministry published a booklet on The Role of Democracy in the Fight Against Violent Extremism and Terrorism.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia receives Emirates' Minister of Economy. (APS,19/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia received Tuesday UAE Minister of Economy Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, who is on a working visit to Algiers, which hosts the 14th session of Algerian-United Arab Emirates Joint Commission, the Prime Minister office said in a statement.

Algeria, country of "peace and stability" in region, says The Director General of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW). (APS,19/09/2018)


ALGIERS- The Director General of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) Fernando Arias emphasized on Tuesday Algeria’s role in promoting "peace and stability" in the region.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika receives German Chancellor. (APS,18/09/2018)


ALGIERS – President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday in Algiers received German chancellor Angela Merkel, on an official visit to Algeria.

The audience took place in the presence of Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia, Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning Nourredine Bedoui, and the Minister of Industry and Mining Youcef Yousfi

This visit, part of the high level bilateral dialogue "is meant to reinforce the relations of friendship and cooperation that exist between Algeria and Germany, and which are significantly growing in all the fields, reflected in the numerous visits by the two countries’ senior officials."

In this context, this high level meeting "constitutes a new opportunity for both parties to pursue, at the highest levels of the two States, the longstanding dialogue and reflection launched for reinforcing the bilateral political dialogue and establishing an important economic and commercial partnership, set to be extended and deepened over the coming period".

"Moreover, the two parties have shared their views about the common-interest questions, notably the crisis in Libya, Western Sahara question, the situation in Mali and in the region of Sahel, as well as the Middle East. They have also discussed gobal issues like migration and cross-border terrorism."

German Chancellor highlights Algeria's role in settling conflicts in Libya, Mali. (APS,18/09/2018)


ALGIERS- German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday in Algiers highlighted Algeria’s role in the establishment of peace and security in a region torn by conflicts. It notably highlighted the Algerian efforts to settling crises in Mali and Libya.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia holds discussions with German Chancellor. (APS,18/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia held talks on Monday in Algiers with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on an official visit to Algeria.

Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Algiers on Tuesday. (APS,17/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Fernando Arias, will pay a working visit to Algiers on Tuesday, at the invitation of Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, said Sunday the Foreign Affairs Ministry in a statement.

Algeria- United Arab Emirates: Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, United Arab Emirates' minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori,co-chair Joint Commission meeting. (APS,17/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will co-chair on September 17- 18, with United Arab Emirates' minister of Economy, Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the 14th session of Algeria-UAE Joint Commission in Algiers, the ministry said Saturday in a statement.

President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has phone conversation with French counterpart. (APS,13/09/2018)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Thursday has a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron about the bilateral relations, "accompanied by strategic partnership," as well as the situation in Mali and in Libya, announced a communiqué of the presidency of the Republic.

German Chancellor on an official visit to Algeria on Monday. (APS,13/09/2018)


ALGIERS – German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will pay on Monday an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel represents President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the funeral of the former United Nations Secretary General Koffi Annan in Accra. (APS,13/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel is to take part Thursday, in Accra, Ghana, in the funeral of the former United Nations Secretary General Koffi Annan, as a representative of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel to partake in Cairo in Arab League Council's ordinary session. (APS,12/09/2018)


ALGIERS- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will take part Tuesday in Cairo, in the 150th ordinary session of the Arab League Ministerial Council.

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel reiterates Algeria's position on Palestinian cause. (APS,12/09/2018)


CAIRO (Egypt)- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel reiterated Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, "Algeria's consistent position in support of the Palestinian people and their right to enjoy their legitimate rights, especially their right to establish an independent state over the border of 1967 with al-Quds (Jerusalem) as capital, in line with the international law and legitimacy."

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel deplores US decision to stop financial support to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). (APS,12/09/2018)


CAIRO (Egypt)- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on Tuesday deplored at an Arab League Foreign Ministers Council meeting on the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) held in Cairo, United States administration's decision to stop its financial support to the UN agency.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia hands over message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Chinese counterpart. (APS,06/09/2018)


BEIJING (CHINA)- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia has been received in Beijing by Chinese president Xi Jinping. He handed him a message of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in which the Head of the State welcomes "exceptional" quality of the Algerian-Chinese relations.

3rd China-Africa Cooperation Summit, opportunity to foster partnership, peace, development, says President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika. (APS,05/09/2018)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika a said the 2018 Summit of the Forum on China-Africa cooperation (FOCAC), being held in Beijing, China, was a "good opportunity" to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two sides and foster peace and development, stressing the "shared destiny between China and the African countries."

Algeria “committed” to Africa’s future (Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia). (APS,04/09/2018)




BEIJING- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia expressed Tuesday, in Beijing, Algeria’s “commitment” to all that is related to the future of the African continent, underlining that this conviction is one of Algeria’s motives for China-Africa cooperation.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia. stresses special quality of Algerian-Chinese cooperation .(APS,04/09/2018)


BEIJING (China)- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Tuesday, in Beijing, that relations between Algeria and China "date back to the national liberation struggle," welcoming the considerable progress made in this respect.

Algeria's adherence to New Silk Road will boost Algerian-Chinese partnership. (APS,04/09/2018)

BEIJING (China)- Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia said Tuesday, in Beijing, that Algeria's adherence to the Chinese initiative of the New Silk Road will give a fresh impetus and substance to Algerian-Chinese partnership.

Algeria elected deputy chairman of intergovernmental conference on marine biodiversity. (APS,05/09/2018)

NEW YORK- Algeria was elected Monday, in New York, deputy chairman of intergovernmental conference for drawing up an international treaty on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity.


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