President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune honors first and second nationally outstanding laureates in baccalaureate 2022.( APS, 04/08/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received and honored today, Wednesday, the first and second outstanding laureates in the baccalaureate exam (June 2022 session), Benabes Imen and Mirdas Manar, respectively.
During the reception, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, awarded the first outstanding laureate a gold medal and a financial prize, as well as a silver medal and a financial award to the second laureate before taking a souvenir photo with the two outstanding students.
After the reception and honoring, the first national laureate expressed her feeling of “great honor and gratitude”, extending her “gratitude” to the President of the Republic, who “dedicated his time and effort to single us out for a meeting that warms our hearts and immortalizes in our history”.
In her turn, the second national laureate expressed her “pride” in this honor, and extended “full expressions of thanks and gratitude” to the President of the Republic for fulfilling his promise and the warm reception and special honor that she received, her and her fellow.
The reception took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Adviser to the President in charge of legal and judicial affairs, Acting Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, Minister of National Education, Abdelhakim Belabed and the distinguished parents.
Mali’s Prime Minister thanks Algeria for solidarity, constant support for Mali .( APS,04/08/2022)
BAMAKO-Mali’s Prime Minister, Choguel Maiga expressed warmly thanked Algeria, in its capacity as Chair of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the process of Algiers, "for its active solidarity and its constant support for the people and the Government of Mali".
"I would like to warmly thank the sister Republic of Algeria, in its capacity as chair of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), and to its leaders for their active solidarity and their constant support for the people and the government of Mali, within the framework of the search of peace, security and development", said Maiga at the opening ceremony of the second decision-making level meeting of the parties to the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process.
In the face of the multidimensional crisis that Mali has been experiencing since 2012, combined with the weakening of local leadership, the implementation of the Algiers Agreement "is one of the priorities of the President of the Transition, Head of State, Colonel Assimi Goita and the government,” he continued.
The PM reiterated "the will of the Government of Mali to pursue and complete the intelligent implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali, resulting from the Algiers process, which is illustrated by its 2021-2022 Action Plan, adopted on August 2, 2021 by the National Transitional Council.”
While emphasizing "the importance of this meeting, held in a context of difficulties and hopes", Algeria’s Ambassador to Mali, El Haoues Riache assured that Algeria, "as a neighboring country and in its capacity as leader of international mediation, will spare no effort so that Mali finds the path of peace, stability, and development.”
"The international mediation stresses the need to speed up the process of implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation, which remains the cornerstone for the return of peace, security, and stability while respecting the territorial integrity, national unity, and sovereignty of this great country,” affirmed the diplomat.
National Army Day: Recognition of Army's role in construction process, preservation of unity, sovereignty.( APS,04/08/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria celebrates Thursday the National Day of the People's National Army, established by President of the Republic, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in recognition of the military institution's significant role in the country's construction process and the preservation of national unity and sovereignty.
President Tebboune had announced the decision to make August 4th the National Day of the Army in a meeting held early this year, at the ministry of National Defense.
In a speech to mark the day, he commended the efforts of the "peaceful Algerian Army to vigorously defend Algeria."
The presidential decree No 22-217 of 8 Dhu al-Qaʿdah 1443 corresponding to 8 June 2022, published in the Official Journal No 39 of last June, provides for the establishment of the national day to mark the conversion of the National Liberation Army into the People's National Army, on August 1962, putting forward the significant role of the military institution in the country's construction process and the preservation of the national unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The national day is celebrated by all branches of the Army nationwide, through various events, activities and award ceremonies, in recognition of the martyrs and mujahideen of the blessed National Liberation War (1954-1962), the martyrs of national duty, the severely disabled people in the fight against terrorism and all Army members for their unwavering dedication and immeasurable sacrifices.
Over the last few years, the National Army has continued its sustained efforts to modernize and develop its fighting abilities.
It has achieved conclusive results in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, in upholding the principles of the Glorious Revolution, the preservation of the country's sovereignty and security, the protection of the borders and the safeguard of the territorial integrity and the people's unity, in addition to its contribution to the development of national economy through a carefully thought-out strategy, to achieve self-sufficiency, meet the needs of the national market and develop the country's industrial base.
The president of the Republic has not failed to praise, at every opportunity, the pioneering and key role of the People's National Army, which is fulfilling its mission of protecting the country in fidelity to the oath of martyrs.
In his latest meeting with the press, the president of the Republic said the force of the Algerian Army lies in the fact that it is an "Army-Nation" that has managed to establish strong links with the people, who are proud of their military institution.
This feeling of pride was very obvious during the military parade held by the People's National Army on 5 July 2022, to mark the 60th anniversary of the recovery of national sovereignty.
During this military parade which denoted the professionalism and development of the national defense system, President of the Republic underlined, in his speech, the nation’s respect and consideration for the People’s National Army, describing it as the shield of Algeria and worthy heir to the National Liberation Army (ALN). “We are proud of the great achievements it made,” he added.
He also hailed the professionalism of the People’s National Army and its mastery of the military technologies as well as its commitment to the martyrs’ oath and November’s values.”
In a message sent to the Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army, General Said Chanegriha, to congratulate him on the success of the military parade, President Tebboune affirmed that the military institution in our country “has resolutely got involved in the path of modern sciences, to get in tune with the latest evolutions and progress in the military field, reinforcing thereby its privileged position within the nation.”
For his part, General Said Chanegriha stressed, in a ceremony in honor of the officers and the staffs of the People’s National Army that participated in the military parade, that the “armament of the People’s National Army is exclusively devoted to the defense of Algeria and protection of its borders and national sovereignty, in addition to its contribution to the establishment of peace and stability in the world under the aegis of the United Nations.”
Algeria “expressed clearly its willingness and resolution to play a pioneering role on the regional and international scenes within the framework of the international law,” he underlined.
In his speech during the annual ceremony of the graduation of the classes of the Military Academy of Cherchell, General Said Chanegriha affirmed that “the People’s National Army has always been the protector of the national unity and played a key role in the national development,” adding that the People’s National Army “will continue its constitutional mission.”
This constitutional mission has been enshrined by the Constitution of November 2020 which, in addition to the consolidation of the roles assigned to the National Army, through the articles 31 and 91, the Army’s participation in the peacekeeping missions under the aegis of the United Nations to face, proactively, any threat notably in the region, and protect the country’s strategic interests.
This constitutional amendment reaffirms that Algeria’s strategic choices are irreversible and that its doctrine in foreign policy and national defense is constant and unchanging. It also emphasizes the need for the People’s National Army and for the country to adapt to the new geopolitical order which dictates, as an inescapable option, the participation in the collective security to defend Algeria’s geostrategic interests.
The article 31 of the Constitution states that “as part of compliance with the principles and objectives of the United Nations, the African Union and the Arab League, Algeria can be involved in peacekeeping efforts.”
According to the article 91, President of the Republic “decides to send the units of the People’s National Army abroad after the approval of the majority of the two thirds (2/3) of each house of the Parliament.”
The People’s National Army is distinguished from the other armies of the world by the fact that it wasn’t instituted by decree, one element among others which explains the deep national dimension and popular extension of the worthy heir of the National Liberation Army which comes from the sufferings of a people that, after enduring the worst ordeals for long decades, decided to spark off one of the biggest revolutions of the 20th century.
Algeria oil production to rise by 2,000 barrels a day this September.( APS,04/08/2022)
Algerian oil production will increase by 2,000 barrels per day, to reach 1,057 million barrels per day in September, Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab said Wednesday.
This rise comes as an implementation of the decision of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies, or what is known as OPEC + group, taken at its 31st ministerial meeting, held today, Wednesday, through video conferencing tools. The total production of the group is to rise by 100 thousand barrels per day next September.
OPEC+ ministerial meeting was preceded by 43rd meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee, with the participation of Arkab.
This meeting was devoted to study the conditions of the international oil market and the prospects for its short-term development, in addition to assessing the level of compliance with the obligations related to the production of the countries of the Declaration of Cooperation for the month of June 2022.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune holds phone call with resigned Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Mario Draghi.( APS, 03/08/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, held today, Tuesday, a phone call with the resigned Italian Prime Minister, Mr. Mario Draghi, during which the two parties praised the distinguished level reached in bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, according to a statement of the Presidency of the Republic.
The statement said: “Today, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had a phone call with Mr. Mario Draghi, the resigned Italian Prime Minister, in which he praised the distinguished level reached in bilateral relations between the two friendly countries through high confidence and political and economic harmony in order to strengthen the process of deep-rooted and solid cooperation in various fields.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune: The solution to Mali’s problems lies in the implementation of Algiers Accord.( APS, 01/08/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, affirmed that the solution to the problems that Mali goes through lies in the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord stemming from the process of Algiers.
During the periodic meeting with the national press, broadcast yesterday, Sunday, on national radio and television channels, the President of the Republic considered that “as long as there is no implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord stemming from the process of Algiers, Mali will still face problems and the existing rotten environment allows to anyone to interfere in its affairs.”
After laying emphasis on Mali’s unity, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune expressed Algeria’s readiness for material assistance and the organization of meetings in Algeria or in Mali between the Malian parties, adding in this regard that the will that Algeria has, other countries don’t have it.
He went on to say: “Whenever we try to reunite brothers in a country, there are those who interfere, there are parties that envy Algeria for its role,” stressing that Algeria “deals with all African countries with a good and pure intention aimed at solving problems.”
President Tebboune did not hide the fact that terrorism exists in Mali, but he considered that “part of it is fabricated for strategic reasons by other countries that feed it.”
The President of the Republic urged Malians, especially the leaders, to “return to legitimacy, restore their say to people, hold elections and return to the constitution.” The important thing is not to leave the current exceptional political conditions in Mali as they are,” warning them that this could “be an opportunity to other ill intended countries”.
Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed, in the same respect, that the files of Algerian nationals who were attacked with weapons in Gao and the diplomats who were kidnapped, two of whom died, were not closed, vowing to hold those behind it accountable.
He stressed that “those behind these acts will be held accountable. We have an idea of who was the reason for attacking the Algerians in Gao, and when some evidence emerges, we will start settling scores,” noting that “investigations are ongoing, and I think our suspicions are valid.”
With regard to the Libyan file, the President of the Republic affirmed that Algeria supports the legitimate party in Libya and what the Security Council approves.
The President said: “We are proceeding with legitimacy, and we have said that we are with what the Security Council approves, with the reunification of the Libyan brothers, and the inter-Libyan solution without interference,” stressing that organizing elections is the only legitimate solution.
In this context, the President of the Republic highlighted that Algeria has been calling for elections for two years in Libya, “and on this basis, the Government of Abdelhamid Dbeibah and the Presidential Council, headed by Mohamed El Manfi, were appointed.”
The President of the Republic pointed out that Algeria does not interfere in the affairs of the Libyans, noting that Sonatrach has frozen its activities in Libya “in order to leave a space to try to solve some problems among the Libyan brothers. Currently, the Libyan brothers are asking and urging Sonatrach to return to Libya.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune expresses willingness to join BRICS.( APS,31/07/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune late on Sunday expressed the willingness of his country to join the BRICS Group.
In an interview aired on the state-run television ENTV, President Tebboune said that “there are economic conditions for joining the BRICS group, and I think Algeria meets a large proportion of these conditions.”
He added that joining the BRICS group would distance Algeria, which is considered a “pioneer in Non-Aligned Movement,” from “the attraction of the two poles.”
The BRICS group includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, representing more than 40 percent of the world’s population and about a quarter of the global economy.
Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune attended the High-level Dialogue on Global Development between the BRICS countries and emerging markets and developing countries in June.
ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune granted an interview to representatives of national media on several national and international issues.
President Tebboune: Algeria aims to play key role in Africa
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed that Algeria aimed to play a key role in Africa, particularly through the settlement of certain shortcomings and the launch of several important African integration projects.
Reunification initiative, extension of mercy, civil concord and national reconciliation laws
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed that the reunification initiative will be an extension of the laws of Rahma (mercy), civil concord and national reconciliation and will affect those who were misled and realized that their future is ensured in their country and not by some foreign sides.
People’s National Army is peaceful, carries out mission to protect country
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune underlined that the People’s National Army is peaceful and continues its mission to protect the country, in fulfillment of the martyrs’ message.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune sends wishes to Algerians on occasion of new Hijri year.( APS,30/07/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, sent, on Friday, his wishes to the Algerian people on the occasion of the new Hijri 1444 on Saturday.
"Happy New Year to all Algerian women and men. I pray to Allah Almighty that this new Hijri year will bring well-being and prosperity. Eternal pride to Algeria and infinite glory to its people," tweeted President Tebboune.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Mauritanian Minister of Foreign Affairs.( APS,31/07/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, Sunday in Algiers, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Mauritanians Abroad of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mohamed Salem Ould Merzouk.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, and Adviser to the President of the Republic for Legal and Judicial Affairs, Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic by interim, Boualem Boualem.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Aimene Benabderrahmane stresses importance President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune attaches to women.( APS,30/07/2022)
ALGIERS- The Prime Minister, Aimene Benabderrahmane stressed Saturday the importance that the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune attached to women in his program and his commitment to continue efforts for his economic empowerment, the promotion of their rights, and their protection against all forms of violence.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the international conference on "Activism of Algerian Women from the War of Liberation to the Building of Algeria,” held at the International Conference Center (CIC) Abdelatif Rahal, the PM highlighted the commitment of President Tebboune, "who is convinced of the key role of women as a fundamental variable in the construction equation”, to attach great importance to women in his program.”
President Tebboune pledged "to continue efforts for the empowerment of women, the improvement of their situation, the promotion of their rights and their protection against all forms of violence, in addition to the creation of mechanisms to boost female entrepreneurship, especially in rural areas", continued Benabderrahmane.
He reaffirmed the Government's determination "to move forward towards the consolidation of the gains made and to coordinate efforts at all levels within the framework of a participatory approach to involve women in the country’s economic development process.”
“I hope this international conference will contribute to the promotion of Algeria’s pioneering experience in terms of women's empowerment and their participation in the economic development of countries and communities,” he stated.
The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Thursday the Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, and Niger Minister of Energy and Renewable Energy, Mahaman Sani Mahamadou.
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The hearing took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, and the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab.
President of the Republic, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of the National Defense Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Wednesday, in Algiers, a meeting of the High Security Council,
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“President of the Republic, Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of the National Defense Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired today a meeting of the High Security Council to examine the country’s general situation.”
President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and at the request of Tunisia, a brotherly country, decided to send immediately two large helicopters of the air force and 25 large trucks of the civil protection, 4 vehicles command post, a medical ambulance, as well as 80 units of the Civil Protection, which entered Tunisia to help our Tunisian brothers to extinguish the forest fires that the country is experiencing.
The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Wednesday the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, who is on a state visit to Algeria, leading a large delegation after attending the official festivities celebrating the 60th anniversary of Independence.
The audience took place at the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, the Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, and the Minister of Environment, Samia Moualfi.
An official welcome was given to the president of Ethiopia at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, where she saluted a detachment of the Republican Guard. Presidents Zewde end Tebboune listened to the Algerian and Ethiopian anthems.
Previously, Ethiopia’s president went to the Sanctuary of Martyrs where she laid a wreath of flowers before the stele commemorating the memory of the Martyrs of the glorious War of Liberation.
The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Wednesday, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in Algiers, Cuban Minister of Foreign Affairs Bruno Rodriguez who gave him a message from his Cuban counterpart Miguel Diaz-Canel.
The head of the Cuban diplomacy said he delivered a message to President Tebboune from his Cuban counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel and former Cuban president Raul Castro, said a statement.
It is a message of "sincere congratulations to Algeria on the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the recovery of the national sovereignty", he said.
Rodriguez, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of the festivities celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Independence, said he is proud to share this occasion with the Algerian people."I had the great honor to attend this great event, namely the 60th anniversary of Independence. It was also an opportunity to reaffirm the friendly relations between the two countries," he said.
The Cuban minister extends his best wishes to the Algerian people and President Tebboune on the advent of Eid al-Adha.
The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune delivered Tuesday an address at the kick-off ceremony of the military parade held by the People's by the People's National Army (ANP) on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of Independence.
"In the name of Allah, the Clement and the Merciful,
Prayer and peace Upon His Messenger,
On this great and memorable day, and in front of this impressive demonstration of an Algeria proud of its glories and faithful to its shouhada (martyrs), I congratulate the valiant Algerian people as we give an exceptional character to the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Independence, at a time when "the contours of an Algeria confident in its future, with its institutions and constitutional bodies, are drawn.”
In front of this imposing demonstration, it is important to express the feelings of gratitude of the Algerian Nation to the shield of Algeria, our People's National Army, the worthy heir of the National Liberation Army, at the side of which, we witness with pride the great achievements and gains it has made.
These highly symbolic moments, when the Algerian people notice the high level of professionalism and mastery of military sciences and technologies reached by our powerful Army, also embody all the feelings of faithfulness to our Shouhada and the eternal message of November.
The Army "is in cohesion with the people, gaining in dignity and elevation, by the place it occupies in the heart of the Nation and by the patriotism and commitment of officers, soldiers and all personnel and affiliates of the Army," he continued.
I would like to salute the valiant soldiers stationed at the borders, the eagles that protect our airspace, and the heirs of the glorious Rais.
Whatever our level of responsibility, we are called upon in this challenging situation to contribute to the consolidation of the foundations of the state of institutions and rule of law, a state in which the spirit of citizenship and the values of solidarity will be enshrined.
Congratulations on this holiday that constitutes the flame of Glory in the sky of Algeria and the torch of pride on its pure land.
Long live Algeria
Glory to our martyrs.
President Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting Sunday (APS,03/07/2022)
ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, will chair Sunday a Council of Ministers meeting to discuss the bills related to various sectors, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué Saturday.
"President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, will chair Sunday a Council of Ministers meeting to discuss the bills, presentation to trade union freedom, the general status of the public service, the protection, control and traceability of international and local trade, and a presentation on the barite mining development projects,” added the same source.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Egyptian Prime Minister.( APS, 01/07/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, Thursday in Algiers, Egyptian Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouli.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in the presence of Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane, Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, Minister of Industry, Ahmed Zeghdar and Algerian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, Abdelhamid Chebira.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President and CEO of the American Company "Occidental Petroleum.( APS,01/07/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, Thursday in Algiers, President and CEO of the American company "Occidental Petroleum Corporation," Vicki Hollub.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, and Chairman and CEO of the Group Sonatrach, Toufik Hakkar.
People's National Assembly (APN): Installation of the Algeria-Uzbekistan Parliamentary Friendship Group.( APS,30/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The "Algeria-Uzbekistan" parliamentary friendship group was set up on Thursday at the People's National Assembly (APN), as part of the strengthening of bilateral relations.
Speaking at the installation ceremony, Chairman of the APN Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Community Committee, Mr. Mohamed Hani affirmed that the Group aims to be "a solid framework for consultation and exchange with a view to consolidating relations between the two countries".
Relations between the two countries "are based on mutual trust and respect as well as joint management of action for a just world order respecting the sovereignty of States and the dignity of peoples", he said, adding that "This group aims to consolidate bilateral cooperation by intensifying political consultations between the two countries".
For his part, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stressed that this parliamentary group will contribute to the "consolidation of the tradition of consultation between the two countries within the framework of parliamentary diplomacy which continues to increase in all countries of the world. ".
For his part, MP Ahmed Ben Aissa, Chairman of the said Group, pledged to work to properly carry out the mission assigned to him with the aim of "reviving bilateral cooperation and seizing the investment opportunities offered, taking into account considerable wealth available to these two countries, according to the win-win principle".
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Secretary General of General Union of Algerian Traders Craftsmen.( APS, 30/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received, Wednesday in Algiers, Secretary General of General Union of Algerian Traders and Craftsmen (UGCAA), Mr. Hazab Benchohra.
The meeting, which took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, was attended by the Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Abdulaziz Khalaf.
Government meeting: Digital development file in Algeria and a draft executive decree in the agricultural sector examined.( APS,30/06/2022)
The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired a Government meeting on Wednesday devoted to the Agriculture and Rural Development and Digital sectors, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister’s office.
The Government examined the following points:
In the field of Agriculture and Rural Development:
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development presented a draft executive decree on the decommissioning of a plot of agricultural land intended for the construction of a seawater desalination plant in the municipality of Fouka, province of Tipasa.
It should be noted that this draft law is part of the implementation of the decisions of the President of the Republic relating to the construction of five (05) new desalination plants in the provinces of El Tarf, Béjaïa, Boumerdes, Tipasa and Oran with a capacity of 300,000 m3/day each.
In the field of digital development:
The Government examined the file of digital development in Algeria, through various presentations introduced by the members of the Government whose sectors are particularly involved in this process. These are the following topics and themes:
The national digital transformation strategy.
The Minister of Digitization and Statistics presented the national digital transformation strategy which is in line with commitment no. 25 of the President of the Republic and which aims to improve connectivity, generalize the use of information and communication technology (ICT), especially in public service administrations and improve the governance of the economic sector.
The Government Data Center project.
The Minister of Post and Telecommunications presented an update on the project to build a Government Data Center which is part of the program for the digitization and modernization of administrations, bodies and public services. Its implementation aims to meet the current and future needs of institutions and public administrations in terms of organization, processing and storage of large volumes of data, while guaranteeing the continuity of services and data security.
The development of the international telecommunications transport network.
In this regard, the Minister of Post and Telecommunications made a presentation which outlines the objectives of this action which aims to secure the international network by diversifying the connection points in Algeria and abroad and to increase the capacity of international bandwidth in anticipation of the consequent evolution of digital data traffic.
Security issues related to digital transformation.
The Minister of Post and Telecommunications drew up a report on the challenges and risks of digital transformation which concern the aspects of securing the data of individuals, companies and institutions and those linked to the proper functioning of computerized systems including companies and modern administrations. As a result, digital security has become an important aspect of sovereignty of states and a major challenge for their economic development. In this regard, the approach taken by the Government in the matter is based on the following aspects:
– Protection of citizens and government infrastructure
– The response to possible threats besetting the national ecosystem
– The development of expertise, systems and governance frameworks
– Coordination and collaboration through the establishment of intersectoral mechanisms.
The digital ecosystem in Algeria.
The Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of the knowledge economy and start-ups indicated in this context that Algeria has been part of a digital transformation process for several years, essentially focused on the development of a digital infrastructure, the emergence of a true digital economy and online access to public services.
Algerian-Egyptian Great Joint Commission: Shared desire to develop cooperation.( APS,30/06/2022)
ALGIERS (Algeria)- Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane said Wednesday in Algiers that the discussions held during the 8th Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission he co-chaired with his Egyptian counterpart, Mostafa Madbouly, had confirmed a shared desire to move forward, for the development and diversification of bilateral cooperation through the completion of the projects underway and the exploration of new prospects for partnership and investment.
In a statement to the press at the end of the work of the Session, Mr. Benabderrahmane indicated that the "discussions carried out within the framework of this session made it possible to take stock of the state and prospects of Algerian-Egyptian relations, and to affirm our common desire to move forward towards the development and diversification of bilateral cooperation, through the completion of ongoing projects and the exploration of other prospects for partnership and investment, in accordance with a roadmap setting our priorities and our common objectives".
The Prime Minister assured that the work of this session "took place in a fraternal atmosphere which has always characterized bilateral meetings between Algeria and Egypt".
He recalled, in this respect, that the organization of this Session "intervenes in application of the orientations of the leaders of the two countries, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his brother, his Excellency President Abdel Fattah El- Sissi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, a brother country, given during the visit of Mr. President, last January, to Egypt".
The two Presidents agreed during this visit to "promote the frameworks of Algerian-Egyptian cooperation through the activation of mechanisms and consultation between the two countries at all levels".
The Prime Minister emphasized the importance of this session, the work of which culminated in the signing of 12 bilateral agreements in the fields of industry, investment promotion, export development, support for projects, SMEs and VSEs, entrepreneurship, the stock market, water resources, employment, higher education and scientific research, diplomatic training, the environment, youth and sports, wakfs and religious affairs.
It was also proceeded to the signing of the minutes of the session which "traces the roadmap of the common steps in order to consolidate the bilateral cooperation during the next period", he noted.
Referring to the Algerian-Egyptian economic forum to be held Thursday in Algiers, Mr. Benabderrahmane pointed out that he will see the participation of "an unprecedented number of Algerian and Egyptian businessmen who will have the opportunity to work together the exploration of cooperation and investment opportunities offered in the two countries, and this, in consolidation of the economic aspect of the bilateral partnership".
"We are confident that this important event will be a real leap in the Algerian-Egyptian partnership process," added the Prime Minister.
Agreement for the realization of several mixed projects before the end of the year
For his part, the Egyptian Prime Minister, Moustafa Madbouli declared that "it is a happy coincidence that this session is organized a few days before the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the independence of our second country, Algeria", indicating having "conveyed the congratulations of President Al-Sissi to Algeria, president, government and people, and his wishes for progress and prosperity".
This Session "is of capital importance in view of the global context, and confirms the existence of a sincere desire on the part of both parties to implement the decisions of the leaders of the two countries last January, with a view to strengthening bilateral cooperation", he asserted.
Noting that the two parties had agreed on "the imperative establishment of an agenda to implement the signed agreements, and this in the interest of the two brotherly countries and peoples", he considered that the Business Forum "will be the tool for the realization of many mixed projects which we hope will come into force before the end of 2022".
The role of the two Governments consists in "encouraging the private sector in the two countries to initiate mutually beneficial mixed investments", he pointed out, noting all the interest that the two countries have, in this important situation and delicate, to work together to have a common industrial and production base serving their regional space, in Africa or in Europe.
The Egyptian Prime Minister who invited Mr. Benabderrahmane to visit Egypt "as soon as possible", wished to see the Algerian-Egyptian relations "experience a great dynamic in accordance with the directives of the Presidents of the two countries".
Representatives of Algerian parliament in Pan-African Parliament take oath.( APS,30/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The representatives of the Algerian parliament in the Pan-African Parliament were sworn in, on Tuesday, as new members of the Pan-African Parliament, during the ordinary session of the sixth legislature of the Pan-African Parliament, which is being held until July 2 in Midrand ( South Africa), said a statement from the People’s National Assembly.
The swearing-in ceremony, which took place in the presence of the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Moussa Faki Mahamat, was held in accordance with the protocol annexed to the Constitutive Act of the AU relating to the Pan-African Parliament .
They are Mrs. and Gentlemen, members of the Pan-African Parliament: Azzedine Abdelmadjid, member of the Council of the Nation, Bahdja Lamali, member of the APN, Fateh Boutbig, member of the APN and Mohamed Sokras, member of the APN , knowing that the member of the Council of the Nation and member of the Pan-African Parliament, Abdelmalek Tachrift had previously been sworn in, said the same source.
The swearing-in ceremony was followed by the meeting of the Geopolitical Group of North Africa which took place at the Pan-African Parliament under the chairmanship of Azeddine Abdelmadjid, for consultation on the candidatures, on behalf of the group, for the offices of bodies of the Pan-African Parliament, pending the election, on Wednesday, of a new Speaker of the Pan-African Parliament, for which only one candidate has presented himself, representing the Geopolitical Group of Southern African States.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Secretary-General of the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA).( APS,29/06/2022)
ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday in Algiers the Secretary-General of the National Union of Algerian Farmers, Mr. Abdellatif Dilmi, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, said the source.
Consultations led by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune: A confirmation of the correctness of the approach adopted for the construction of the new Algeria
The Secretary General of the National Union of Algerian Peasants (UNPA), Mr. Abdellatif Dilmi affirmed, Tuesday in Algiers, that the consultations carried out by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune with the various actors of society are intended to "a confirmation of the correctness of the approach adopted for the construction of the new Algeria".
"Since his election as head of the country, President Tebboune has attached paramount importance to the internal affairs of the country, being one of the pillars for the construction of a strong State and of renewal", indicated Mr. Dilmi in a statement to the leave the audience granted to him by President Tebboune.
This was reflected in "the sincere call to bring Algerians together and eliminate communication barriers", he added.
For the SG of the UNPA, the consultations carried out by the President of the Republic with the various actors of society are "a confirmation of the correctness of the approach adopted for the construction of the new Algeria which is based on consultation and communication to make sound decisions about our political and socio-economic issues".
Referring to the field of agriculture, Mr. Dilmi highlighted the "strategic importance" of this sector which falls under "national sovereignty".
The Government's action plan provided, for this component, "a plan ensuring the necessary facilitations for farmers and guaranteeing that their concerns are taken care of, the objective being to encourage them to make greater efforts in order to achieve the expected food security, particularly in terms of strategic mass consumption products such as cereals, milk and others", he recalled.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra: Presence, in Algeria, of youths of national community based in France is very important.( APS,29/06/2022)
ALGIERS– Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra underlined Monday evening that the presence of a delegation of young people of the Algerian community established in France in Algeria in this specific period is "very important and shows its attachment to the homeland."
In a speech delivered on the occasion of a dinner organized in honor of a delegation of young people from the National Community established in France, who attended the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games (JM) , at the invitation of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister indicated that “the participation of the National Community in the various festivities organized in the country is “very important”. - he said, the immeasurable sacrifices made by our predecessors among the Algerians who were abroad for the recovery of national sovereignty and freedom".
He also stressed "the importance of the participation of this Community in the festivities of the 60th anniversary of the Independence Day that Algeria is preparing to organize", reaffirming "the commitment of the President of the Republic and Algerian diplomacy to accompany and support the latter being an integral part of the nation".
For his part, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Abderrazak Sebgag, stressed that "the presence of a delegation of young people from the Community at the launch of the 19th edition of the JM was an opportunity to know the true image of the Algeria by rubbing shoulders with all categories of society and sharing their joys".
Mr. Sebgag recalled the various programs and projects drawn up by the Mosque of Paris and its sector to "strengthen the links of communication and cooperation with all the children of Algeria, inside and outside the country, therefore the fact that Algeria remains the country of origin of this category".
He also insisted on the importance of the participation of the Algerian community established abroad in the festivities celebrating the 60th anniversary of national independence, to recall to memory the enormous sacrifices of our predecessors for the liberation of country and the recovery of national independence, calling on everyone to participate in building the new Algeria with a new mentality and approach where opportunities will be open to all young people, including children of the Algerian community in the stranger.
Speaking during this meeting which took place in the presence of the President of the National People's Assembly (APN), Brahim Boughali, members of the Government, representatives of civil society, the Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi, called for the need to involve the Algerian community abroad in all events and occasions, the latter being strongly attached to the motherland, sharing its joys, especially during sporting exploits and celebrating the victory in jubilation, the national emblem proudly brandished".
The Minister also mentioned the steps of the Religious Affairs sector for the promotion of the civilizational image of Islam, in particular the coexistence and recognition of cultural diversity", stressing that the Algerians have succeeded in " integrating and composing with others without forgetting their civilization, their culture and their national referent".
In this context, Mr. Belmehdi indicated that his sector has distributed a charter for Muslims abroad, welcoming "the important work carried out by the rector of the Paris Mosque, Chems Eddine Hafiz, and an elite of intellectuals and thinkers to explain and analyze the content of this document and to disseminate it to members of the community, in the service of Islam in Europe".
The Minister also hailed the efforts made by the Mosque of Paris and which allowed the retransmission for the first time in the history of independent Algeria of Friday prayers via national television channels".
The Rector of the Mosque of Paris expressed his thanks to the high authorities of the country who have never ceased to affirm their attachment and their interest for the National Community, recalling the efforts and the steps taken by the President of the Republic. in favor of this category, especially young people, by offering them the opportunity to realize their projects in their country of origin, and by constantly supporting all initiatives aimed at strengthening their ties with Algeria. And to add that President Tebboune has always evoked the National Community with pride.
Mr. Hafiz also highlighted the commitment of the President of the Republic to offer the opportunity to these young people to concretize their development projects in their country, like all their compatriots and therefore, to contribute strongly to the construction of the new Algeria.
187th anniversary of the Battle of Mactaâ: To remember the heroism of Emir Abdelkader.( APS,29/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laïd Rebiga affirmed, Tuesday in Algiers, that the celebration of the 187th anniversary of the victory of the army of Emir Abdelkader over the army of the French occupation during the battle of Mactaâ, was an opportunity to commemorate the heroism of the Emir Abdelkader.
Speaking at a meeting organized to commemorate the 187th anniversary of the Battle of Mactaâ that Emir Abdelkader fought against the French army on June 28, 1835, the minister said that this commemoration "allows us to remember a hero of Algeria to praise his high deeds and his noble values", stressing that this is an occasion which "is of capital importance for the preservation of the national memory and the strengthening of the ties of a same nation".
Mr. Rebiga considered important the research and studies on the personality of Emir Abdelkader who was imbued with "religious and intellectual referents who forged his personality as a statesman and made him a strategist, an adviser and the peace".
The battle of Mactaâ "is one of the pivotal military epics in the resistance of the Emir and caused a bitter defeat to the army of the occupier, recognized by the French soldiers", pointed out the Minister.
This battle was among the most famous battles fought by Emir Abdelkader against France, then barely 26 years old, where he "used a new strategy and tactics of war unheard of for the French soldiers of the time. “, argued the minister.
He called for "preserving national constants and values and giving special importance to the symbols of national history".
"These symbols are models to follow by inculcating their ideas and their convictions among the younger generations, by supporting their presence in educational programs and those of higher education and scientific research and by encouraging the publication of works at the media," he said.
He also insisted on the imperative of making the celebration of the 60th anniversary of Independence "a springboard for economic recovery, social development, the promotion of citizenship, the strengthening of the march of development and reforms and democratic development, which reflect the image of national renewal".
National Gas Group Sonatrach : Major gas condensate discovery in Hassi R'Mel.( APS,29/06/2022)
ALGIERS- National Gas Group Sonatrach said Monday, in a statement, it had made a significant gas condensate discovery in the perimeter of Hassi R'Mel, Laghouat (400-km south of Algiers).
"Sonatrach announces that it has highlighted a significant potential in hydrocarbons at the level of the Hassi R'mel exploitation perimeter," the group said in a statement. The reserves of this deposit are estimated at "between 100 and 340 billion m3 of gas with condensate", according to the statement.
Condensate gas is natural gas that contains liquid hydrocarbons in suspension, similar to crude oil, which greatly increases its value. "These volumes constitute one of the largest revaluations of reserves in the last 20 years," the oil group added.
Sonatrach plans to start production in November from the field, which is expected to produce 10 million cubic metres per day.
Algeria, whose proven natural gas reserves amount to nearly 2.4 trillion m3, supplies about 11% of the gas consumed in Europe, compared to 47% for Russia. It is Africa's leading exporter of natural gas and the 7th largest in the world.
Several countries seeking to reduce their dependence on Russian supplies since the invasion of Ukraine have turned to Algeria. In April, Italy signed a major agreement with Algeria on increased gas supplies.
Member States of the Trans-Saharan Road Liaison Committee (CLRT) welcome the Agreement for the creation of an economic corridor.( APS,28/06/2022)
ALGIERS-Ministers of public works and Equipment of member countries of the Trans-Saharan Highway project agreed to speed up the creation of an economic corridor under the development of the Trans-Saharan Highway project, said Monday the Secretary-General of the Liaison Committee of the Trans-Saharan Highway (CLRT), Mohamed Ayadi.
During a press briefing on the sidelines of the 73rd session of the CLRT, Mr. Ayadi stressed that this agreement follows a study carried out by UNCTAD which recommended the establishment of an economic corridor through a regional mechanism to ensure “effective” coordination between the member countries to enhance the trans-Saharan road.
This enhancement, he said, will have to go through the facilitation of transit, transport, trade and the generation of investments, all supported by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAF) .
In the presence of the ministers of the sector of the member countries of the trans-Saharan road project (Algeria, Tunisia, Niger, Nigeria, Mali and Chad), the Minister of Public Works, Kamel Nasri, for his part, noted the progress of the project at the level of the six countries.
For his part, the Nigerian Minister of Public Works and Housing, Mu’azu Sambo, recalled that the trans-Saharan road was “almost completed”, calling to move towards an economic management agreement for the corridor between the six member countries.
For her part, the Tunisian Minister of Equipment and Housing, Sarah Zafarani, affirmed the interest of member countries in carrying out studies and finalizing works in order to support investment.
“Tunisia is committed to working with the member countries of the CLRT to achieve an economic corridor, intensify trade and raise security at the level of this road”, she assured.
For Algeria, this road is considered as a strategic axis, because it crosses 10 wilayas over a distance of 2,022 km, from Algiers to In Guezzam, border with Niger in the extreme south, passing through Blida, Médéa, El-Meniaa, Ain Salah and Tamanrasset.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Rector of Paris Mosque.( APS,28/06/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday the Rector of Paris Mosque, Dr. Chems Eddine Hafiz, who made a comprehensive presentation on the activities of this prestigious religious institution, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.
"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, today received the Rector of the Mosque of Paris, Dr. Chems Eddine Hafiz, who gave him an exhaustive presentation on the activities of this prestigious religious institution, and the 'thanked for the kind invitation of young people from the national community abroad to the opening ceremony of the Mediterranean Games,' the statement read.
"The President thanked the Rector of the Mosque of Paris for all the efforts made, as well as for the role of this religious building in promoting the radiant image of Islam through the dissemination of the happy medium and the moderation and the fight against extremism, in all its forms, assuring the Rector of his full support and the support of Algeria so that the noble mission of the Mosque can be carried out", added the same source.
The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane receives the ministerial delegation participating in the 73rd Session of the Trans-Saharan Road Liaison Committee (CLRT).( APS,28/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, received on Monday a delegation of Ministers from Tunisia, Nigeria and Niger visiting Algeria to participate in the 73rd Session of the Trans-Saharan Road Liaison Committee (CLRT), indicated a press release from the Prime Minister's office.
Mr. Benabderrahmane "received, Monday, June 27, 2022 at the Government Palace, a ministerial delegation including Sarra Zaâfrani Zenzri, Tunisian Minister of Equipment and Housing, Mu'azu Sambo, Nigerian Minister of Public Works and Habitat, and Gado Sabo Moctar, Nigerien Minister of Equipment, who are visiting our country to participate in the 73rd Session of the Trans-Saharan Road Liaison Committee,” the statement said.
The meeting made it possible to "review the state of progress of the realization of the trans-Saharan road and its strategic dimensions, as well as the prospects for its development to make it an economic corridor following a vision of integration and development , with modern management methods, to enable optimal use of this infrastructure, particularly in terms of developing intra-African trade and accelerating the pace of regional and continental integration".
This meeting, which took place in the presence of the Minister of Public Works, Kamel Nasri, made it possible to "enhance the conclusions of the ministerial meeting of the Member States of the Trans-Saharan Highway Liaison Committee and to affirm the common will to implement, within the framework of a participatory approach including all economic actors, including the private sector, in the service of economic development and integration, at the regional and continental levels", concludes the press release.
Algeria, “a crossroads for investors” thanks to new investment Law.( APS,28/06/2022)
Algeria will be a crossroads for local and foreign investors, thanks to the incentives provided by the new investment Law, said Monday in Algiers, the Minister of Industry, Ahmed Zeghdar.
In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the adoption by the members of the National People’s Assembly by a majority of the bill relating to investment, Mr. Zeghdar specified that “this Law, which enshrines the principles of freedom to invest, allows investors to benefit from support from the National Investment Development Agency (ANDI) and the National Investment Council (CNI), whose strategic prerogatives have been defined in this law”.
In addition to the new investment law, other supporting laws as well as reforms of the banking and financial systems are planned, he said, adding that the business climate will be improved, which will further encourage the local and foreign investor.
The Law on investment ensures a system of legislative stability, in addition to the factor of political stability, energy incentives and the geographical position of Algeria which constitutes the door to Africa.
The digital platform provided for in the Law will make it possible to process all files in real time and to overcome all the obstacles that hinder the investor, he said.
With regard to the automobile file, the Minister indicated that the new Law on investment provides for several incentive measures for the revival of this activity, thanks to the stability of the legislative system guaranteed for more than a decade, declaring that his sector is “currently negotiating with several companies”.
In this context, Mr. Zeghdar announced that his department had completed the preparation of eight implementing texts relating to the new investment law, which will be published successively after the law is promulgated.
The National Oil and Gas Group “Sonatrach” announces important hydrocarbon discovery in Hassi R’Mel.( APS,28/06/2022)
The National Oil and Gas Group “Sonatrach”, announced Monday in a press release, a major discovery of gas condensate in the perimeter of Hassi R’Mel.
“Sonatrach announced today that it has highlighted a significant potential for hydrocarbons in the Lias Carbonaté reservoir -LD2- at the level of the Hassi R’Mel operating perimeter”, underlines the document.
“The preliminary assessment of this potential showed a volume that varies between 100 and 340 billion m3 of gas condensate”, adds the same source, specifying that “these volumes constitute one of the largest revaluations of reserves in the last 20 years”.
“A development work program is underway to confirm the estimated volumes and achieve fasttrack production of around 10 million m3 per day from November 2022”, concludes Sonatrach.
Algeria's commitment to fighting against climate change highlighted in Athens.( APS,28/06/2022)
ALGIERS-The President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council, Professor Sidi Mohamed Bouchenak Khellad, underlined Monday in Athens at the International Conference on Climate, Algeria's strong political commitment to fighting against climate change, the Council said in a statement.
In his speech at this conference, organized by the Greek Economic and Social Council and placed under the theme: "Climate crisis and social dialogue for a sustainable transition", Mr. Bouchenak Khelladi, also President of the Union of Economic Councils and Arab social institutions and similar institutions, underlined that "Algeria's contribution to the issue of climate change is illustrated through the government's action plan which has placed energy transition at the heart of the country's development policies ".
This is also reflected, he added, in a set of governmental and sectoral measures, programs, strategies and plans involving all key sectors including civil society.
In this context, the President of the CNESE underlined, "the climate policy", adopted by Algeria in terms of mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change, thus addressing the National Climate Plan (PNC), and the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC).
He assured that these policies constitute "a strong political signal of Algeria's commitment to the fight against climate change". notes the press release.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune hosts the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games 2022 in Oran.(EL MOUDJAHID,26/06/2022)
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdemadjid Tebboune, gave the official kick-off of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games Oran 2022 during a ceremony held Saturday evening at the stadium of the Olympic Complex Miloud Hadefi of Oran.
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdemadjid Tebboune, gave the official kick-off of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games Oran 2022 during a ceremony held Saturday evening at the stadium of the Olympic Complex Miloud Hadefi of Oran.
"On behalf of all of you, I welcome all our guests and all delegations, headed by the guest of honor the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani. I officially declare open the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games of Oran 2022.
The ceremony was attended by other distinguished guests, such as Captains Regent of San Marino, Oscar Mina and Paolo Rondelli, the Turkish Vice President, Mr. Fuat Oktay, the Italian Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, and the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), Nasser Kamel.
The kick-off of these games was preceded by an opening ceremony marked by a rich artistic program designed for the occasion and containing, among other things, synchronous music and a fireworks show.
The artistic presentation was articulated around 20 tables with the participation of 800 people, including artists, dancers, technicians of image and lighting.
Organized from June 25 to July 6 in Oran, the 19th edition of the WD recorded the participation of 3,390 athletes from 26 countries.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune meeting the Emir of the State of Qatar.( APS,25/06/2022)
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, met Saturday in Oran in a closed meeting with the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani, the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games.
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, met Saturday in Oran in a closed meeting with the Emir of the State of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani, the guest of honor at the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games.
His Highness Sheikh Tamim Ben Hamad Al-Thani arrived shortly before in Oran to attend the opening ceremony of the 19th edition of the Mediterranean Games (JM) to which he was invited by President Tebboune as a guest of honor.
An official welcome was reserved to His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar upon his arrival at the international airport of Oran, Ahmed Ben Bella, by his brother President Tebboune.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune highlights Algeria’s approach to establishing a new economic system that guarantees parity and equality among countries.( APS,25/06/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, highlighted, today, Friday, Algeria’s approach to establishing a new economic system that guarantees parity and equality among different countries.
The President of the Republic said in his speech, via videoconference, at the high-level dialogue session on global development: “In the beginning, I would like to congratulate the President of the friendly People’s Republic of China and the sponsor of this meeting and his country for assuming the presidency of the BRICS group, praising your successful choice of the topics on the agenda of this session, which we consider very important in this circumstance.
He added that “the tension and crisis in international relations today stops us all, not only in view of the size of global governance, but also the challenges of the current conditions facing efforts to bring peace, end conflicts and advance sustainable development, but also because of the dangers of polarization that it generates and the signs it reflects of reshaping power balances on the international scene and shaping the new international order.
The President of the Republic added, “There is no doubt that what we have witnessed from previous experiences proves that the imbalance in the international arena and the continued marginalization of developing countries within the various institutions of global governance constitutes a sure source of instability, inequality and development.”
It is no coincidence – President Tebboune continues – that “such interactions bring to mind and to the surface the proposition made by Algeria nearly 50 years ago about the necessity of seeking to establish a new economic system that guarantees parity and equality among the various countries”.
= Hailing the efforts aimed at restoring security and stability among different countries =
Meanwhile, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed the efforts aimed at restoring security and stability in various parts of the world, saying: “It is certain today that the underdevelopment of economic growth in many developing countries is not only an internal issue, but it derives its roots from a flagrant imbalance in the structure of international economic relations and the existing hegemony for the benefit of a group of countries.”
In this context, he stressed, “Breaking this vicious circle will only take place by relying on the spirit, principles and objectives of the important resolutions adopted by the international community during the General Assembly of the United Nations, foremost among which is Resolution No. 3201 containing the Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order based on equity and equality in sovereignty, as well as on mutual and integrated interests and cooperation among all countries.
In a related context, the President of the Republic stated that “Algeria, which celebrates this year the 60th anniversary of the recovery of its national independence and sovereignty, confirms the continuity of its struggle to uphold these important principles and achieve its goals towards building a new international order that includes our collective security based on the stability and prosperity of each of us.”
He continued in this regard, saying: “(None of us is safe until we are all safe), is the sentence that we all repeated to rid our individual and collective experiences in the face of various current challenges from epidemics, climate change, water scarcity, nutrition crisis and renewed security threats, and therefore today we have a responsibility to implement its content in order to achieve our common goals of security and prosperity in light of solidarity and harmony.”
On the same occasion, the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, expressed his sincere congratulations to Algeria on the occasion of its celebration of the 60th anniversary of the recovery of its national sovereignty.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean.( APS,25/06/2022)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra received, today, Saturday in Oran, the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UPM) Kamel Nasser, who is on a visit to Algeria to attend the official opening of the Mediterranean Games hosted by the city, according to a Ministry press release.
The statement indicated that the two sides reviewed, on this occasion, “the prospects for strengthening regional cooperation within the framework of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership to achieve common goals of security, stability and development.”
In this context, the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean praised Algeria’s “key and effective role in the Mediterranean region to establish a balanced and beneficial partnership for both sides of the Mediterranean,” according to the same source.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) .( APS,26/06/2022)
ORAN- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra received Saturday, in Oran, the Secretary General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili who is on a working visit to Algeria from 23 to 26 June.
“During the meeting, both sides reviewed the cooperation relations between Algeria and the UNWTO as well as the prospects for further strengthening them, in particular through the technical support that this organization can provide for the development of tourism and the promotion of “destination Algeria” at the international level,” said a press release from the Ministry.
And to add: “The two parties discussed the means of consolidating the partnership with the UNWTO with the aim of promoting tourist investment in Algeria, being a key element in the diversification of the national economy”.
The head of Algerian diplomacy affirmed, on the occasion, that “the Mediterranean Games, held in Algeria, are an opportunity to highlight the important tourist assets of Algeria”, underlining “the role of these events to further strengthen the ties between the countries and peoples both regionally and internationally”.
For his part, Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili, who attended the opening ceremony of the Mediterranean Games, highlighted “the pivotal and positive role of Algeria within the WTO in its capacity as a member of the executive council”, concluded the press release.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune inaugurating and inspecting several projects in Oran.( APS,24/06/2022)
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune proceeded to the inspection and inauguration of several projects in different sectors on the occasion of the working visit and inspection he made Thursday in Oran.
Upon his arrival at the Ahmed Ben Bella International Airport in Oran, the President of the Republic was welcomed by local civilian and military authorities.
After listening to the national anthem, he reviewed a detachment of the National People's Army who paid him the honors.
Four fighter planes of the ANP air force flew over the international airport of Oran to greet the President of the Republic upon his arrival in the capital of the west of the country.
Subsequently, President Tebboune went, aboard a presidential helicopter, to Ain El Kerma where he proceeded to the laying of the foundation stone of the project for the construction of a desalination plant of seawater, in the locality of "Cap Blanc" (daira Boutlelis). The project of realization of this station, whose completion date is set at 28 months, has been entrusted to subsidiaries of the Group Sonatrach.
On this occasion, President Tebboune stressed the need to ensure a regular supply of drinking water to citizens during the summer and avoid cuts during long periods, stressing that "it is strictly forbidden to cut water for two successive days.
In this sense, he noted that it was the duty of the authorities concerned to "respect their commitments to the citizen" regarding the programs of drinking water supply, noting in this regard that "the citizen does not require miracles" and that "it is preferable to ensure a supply of water for two or three hours per day .
President Tebboune recommended using desalinated water to meet the needs of consumers, while that from the aquifers and dams should be reserved for agricultural irrigation.
"Today, we are able to achieve these stations with our own resources," he said, noting that "the combination of efforts will free Algeria from problems of drinking water supply.
Regarding projects to build five desalination plants of seawater with a capacity of 300,000 m3 per day each in different provinces and to increase production to 3.3 million m3, the President of the Republic stressed that it is important infrastructure that will ensure the supply of drinking water, especially in cities with high population density.
He also recalled that Algeria, with its 74 hydraulic dams, 90% of which were built after independence, occupies the first place in this field at the Maghreb and African scale, noting that "this network is still insufficient in view of the drought that the country has experienced for four or five years.
The Head of State also invited citizens to "be patient, pending the completion of projects," recommending, in parallel, to water companies to "no longer deprive the citizen of water for two consecutive days or more.
"Even if water becomes scarce, it is possible to provide it to citizens for a few hours a day until the situation improves," he said, adding, "Water is a matter of management more than a matter of shortage.
In this sense, he called on sector officials to review the data related to the production and distribution of this vital product, which "sometimes do not reflect the reality.
He also inaugurated the new terminal of the international airport of Oran and visited its various facilities, before following a presentation by the director of the airport of Oran.
On this occasion, the President of the Republic stressed the need to accompany this new infrastructure by strong state companies that will take care of its maintenance, calling also the officials of the airport to improve the quality of service and ensure optimal management of this terminal.
"It is now necessary to change the management mode and entrust to young skills the management of major projects," he said.
This facility, which meets international standards, is considered an architectural gem with the combination of Moorish and modern architectural styles. As for its capacity, it is 3.5 million passengers per year and could reach up to 6 million passengers.
Built by the Cosider Group, the terminal also includes a cargo area with international standards of 4,000 square meters, while the capacity of this infrastructure (parking) has been increased from 15 to 25 aircraft.
The lighting inside the terminal is powered by solar energy, becoming the first airport in Africa to adopt this new technology. Some 4,550 high quality photovoltaic panels have been installed on the roof of the building, covering an area of 14,500 m2. This technology allows the recovery of 25% of the energy that will power the Oran International Airport.
The terminal is also equipped with a three-storey parking lot that can accommodate 1,200 vehicles, as well as another outdoor parking lot with a similar capacity.
During this visit, President Tebboune inaugurated, in the town of Bir El-Djir, the new Olympic complex named after the former international player, the late Miloud Hadfi, and inspected a soccer stadium with a capacity of 40,000 seats, a sports hall and a center for aquatic sports, as well as the Mediterranean village.
The President of the Republic has, on the same occasion, proceeded to the inauguration of a hospital for severe burns.
After visiting the various departments of this hospital with a capacity of 125 beds, he listened to a presentation on this structure, highlighting the need to open new emergency services to relieve the pressure on hospitals that treat severe burns.
The new hospital includes a service for the treatment of severe burns, another for reconstructive surgery for children and adults, a resuscitation service and another maxillofacial surgery.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune: Sonatrach Group, powerful lever of national sovereignty.( APS,24/06/2022)
ORAN- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed Thursday, in Oran, that Sonatrach Group is “one of the powerful levers of the national sovereignty.”
On the sidelines of the laying of the first stone of the project to build a seawater desalination plant in Cap Blanc, in the town of Aïn El Kerma, as part of his working and inspection visit to the wilaya of Oran, President Tebboune hailed the role played by Sonatrach which is, he said, "one of the powerful levers of Algeria's national sovereignty".
Sonatrach Group is "the shield that protects Algeria after its armed forces, militants and citizens", affirmed the President of the Republic.
On this occasion, President Tebboune sent his sincere thanks to all the workers of Sonatrach for their efforts and their patriotism, stressing that history will remember that this national company has enabled Algeria to "make its voice heard loud and clear and keep your head held high in a very sensitive situation".
After following a presentation on the most important achievements of the Sonatrach group since 2020, President Tebboune insisted on the revision of the investment in the production of diesel, stressing that the world trend is moving towards the reduction of the use of this type of energy.
The President of the Republic gave instructions to study this question with the Ministries of Transport and Energy "so that the investment is not in vain in the production of this type of fuel".
The President of the Republic also praised Sonatrach's efforts in the manufacture of products that Algeria had imported until then, highlighting the group's effort to adhere to "the new policy of consolidating national production, in parallel to the reduction of imports, except in cases of necessity".
Hydrocarbons: Sonatrach Group expects 50 billion dollars by the end of 2022.( APS,24/06/2022)
Algerian hydrocarbon export revenues should reach 50 billion dollars by the end of 2022, announced Thursday from Oran, the CEO of Sonatrach Group, Toufik Hakkar.
This figure was put forward by Mr. Hakkar during the presentation of the main projects of Sonatrach carried out during the period from 2020 to 2022, before the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune who is on a working visit and inspection in the province of Oran.
The volume of exports has reached last year, 35.4 billion dollars, an increase of 75% compared to the year 2020, said the CEO of Sonatrach.
He said that the favorable conditions of the gas market has allowed to increase exports in 2021 by 54% through pipelines and 13% by liquefaction process, adding that the prices of Sahara Blend have experienced an increase of 68% at the end of May 2022 compared to the same period in 2021.
Regarding new discoveries, Mr. Hakkar said that 35 new discoveries of hydrocarbons were recorded during the period from 2020 to 2022, including 34 discoveries in own effort, with a total volume of 307 million tons of oil equivalent (TOE).
Regarding investment projects, the same official said that more than $ 7 billion had been invested in a number of projects underway, which will contribute to the production of 20 million TOE / year, in addition to $ 5 billion invested in projects entered into force since 2020, contributing to the production of 10 million TOE / year.
Mr. Hakkar presented, in addition, a comprehensive review of the development of refining and petrochemicals and whose success is divided into 4 dimensions: development of local resources, attraction of partners, ensuring the competitiveness of projects and choice of projects.
Government meeting: Public service, labor on agenda.( APS,23/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane chaired Wednesday a meeting of the Government devoted to the sectors of public service, labor, employment and social security, the Prime Ministers’ Office said in a statement.
“Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane chaired on Wednesday 22 June 2022 a meeting of the government at the Palace of Government.
During its weekly meeting, the Government examined the following points:
A draft bill completing the order n 06-03 of 15/07/2006 on the general status of the public service was presented and whose content focuses on the institution, for the employee, of the right to an unpaid leave for the creation of an Enterprise.
It is important to underscore that the bill comes to enshrine the 44th commitment of President of the Republic and comes in parallel with the bill modifying the law n 90-11 of 21/04/1990 on work relationships, initiated in order to ensure the aforementioned right to the workers.
One-year leave is given to the employees who want to create an enterprise with the possibility of a six-month extension, and thereby the employee’s work relationship is temporarily suspended as well as his salary. However, he has the right to social security, in accordance with the legislation and regulations in force.
The Government examined a draft bill which aims to determine the principles and rules inherent to the trade union freedom and the protection of the exercise of the trade union right and which also aims to adapt the content of the current measures to the provisions of the Constitution.
This draft bill comes within the framework of the implementation of the instructions of President of the Republic aiming at promoting the socio-professional component of the workers.
In accordance with the established procedures, this bill will be examined during the next Council of Ministers.
Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Mali.( APS,23/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria on Wednesday strongly condemned the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Mali in Diallassago and in two other localities in the circle of Bankass, which left 132 civilians dead.
"Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated in Mali in Diallassago and in two other localities in the circle of Bankass, killing 132 civilians," said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community on Wednesday. 'foreign.
"In these painful circumstances, Algeria presents its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of these criminal acts and assures the people and the Malian State of its fraternal solidarity in this painful ordeal," the statement said.
"The hateful relentlessness of the terrorist hordes on defenseless populations reminds us, once again, of the need to eradicate this foreign scourge to our societies as well as to the values and faith of the brotherly Malian people", added the same source. .
"Algeria calls for a firm reaction on the part of the African Union, as well as the international community as a whole, and underlines the urgency of increased mobilization to eliminate this scourge which continues to grow. magnitude on our continent," the statement said.
“Algeria also stresses the need for rapid and substantial progress in the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers Process in order to strengthen the capacities of the Malian State and its authority over throughout its national territory," the statement concluded.
Afghanistan earthquake: Algeria expresses solidarity.( APS,23/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria has expressed its solidarity with Afghanistan following the devastating earthquake that hit the east of the country, causing human and material losses, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said Wednesday in a statement.
"Algeria expresses its fraternal solidarity with Afghanistan following the devastating earthquake that struck the east of the country, causing significant human and material losses," reads the statement.
"Algeria presents its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured", noted the same source, adding that "Algeria is convinced of the capacity of the brotherly Afghan people to overcome this painful ordeal thanks to the necessary solidarity and support from the international community,” the statement added.
More than 1,000 Afghans died and no less than 1,500 people were injured following the strong earthquake that occurred on Wednesday in Afghanistan.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives the Minister of Social Development for Palestine.( APS,23/06/2022)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, received, on Wednesday, the Minister of Social Development of the State of Palestine, Mr. Ahmed Majdalani, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of his participation in the work of the General Assembly of the Union of Arab Economic and Social Councils and similar bodies.
According to a statement by the ministry, during the meeting, “the relations of brotherhood, solidarity and struggle between the two brotherly countries and peoples were reviewed, as well as developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, in light of the worsening situation and the obstruction of prospects for reviving the peace process.”
In this context, Mr. Majdalani renewed “the gratitude and appreciation of the State of Palestine, leadership and people, for the firm and honorable position of Algeria, which has always officially and popularly embraced the Palestinian cause, and supported the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent state on the 1967 borders with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital.”
The Palestinian official also praised Algeria’s continued efforts to strengthen Palestinian national unity, stressing the involvement of the concerned Palestinian parties in these good endeavors to achieve the desired lofty goals.
For his part, Minister Lamamra reiterated “Algeria’s adherence to the principles of international legitimacy, and its rejection of the logic of double standards in dealing with crises that affect peace and security in the world,” stressing the need to “include the Palestinian issue at the heart of the international community’s priorities, to re-launch the peace track, in order to achieve A just and lasting solution in accordance with relevant United Nations resolutions and the Arab Peace Initiative.
In conclusion, the two parties agreed to continue consultation and coordination in the context of preparing for the upcoming bilateral and multilateral benefits.
In a statement to the press after his meeting with Mr. Lamamra, Ahmed Majdalani said that “the first phase of the Palestinian-Palestinian national dialogue, which Algeria hosted at the initiative of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, passed with great success,” adding that efforts are continuing to draw up a road map to be presented at the upcoming Arab summit. Which will be hosted by Algeria on the first and second of November.
The member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization added that the issue of the Arab summit is “important and essential” for the Palestinian side, and “we are keen for the success of this summit, especially since it is the summit of Palestine, at a time when the attempt to rush towards normalization” with the Zionist entity is noted.
He believes that “this summit would attempt to unite the Arab world, at least on the basis of the Arab peace initiative, which was put forward in Beirut in 2002,” referring to Algeria’s great role in supporting joint Arab action.
On the other hand, Ahmed Majdalani confirmed the participation of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Algeria’s Independence Day, declaring that the State of Palestine will issue a postage stamp on the occasion.
Algeria authorized to subscribe up to 125 shares in the capital of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank).( APS,23/06/2022)
Presidential Decree No. 22-222 of June 14, 2022 authorizing Algeria's subscription to the shares of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in respect of its membership of this institution, was published in the official journal no. °40.
"Is authorized, up to one hundred and twenty-five (125) shares, the subscription of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria to the capital of the African Export-Import Bank, in respect of its membership in this Institution", reads in the text signed by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
"The payment of the subscription of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria will be made from the funds of the Public Treasury", specifies the decree.
Speech of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the occasion of the inauguration of the Higher Council for Youth.( APS,21/06/2022)
“In the name of Allah the most Beneficent and most Merciful and prayers and peace be upon His messengers
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you
It is for an occasion of special importance, and it is the last step in the path that we have embarked upon together, in fulfillment of our commitment to the people:
Starting with a fundamental amendment of the constitution, passing through the legislative and then local elections, from which a new National People’s Assembly and new elected provincial and municipal councils have emerged, amid a new electoral logic, the integrity of the elections away from any money, through to the renewal and installation of other constitutional institutions and bodies (the Constitutional Court and the National Civil Society Observatory).
President Tebboune said he “followed, with satisfaction, the enthusiasm of young people at the recent provincial and municipal conferences, as they expressed their confidence in our desire to establish a new vision underpinned by irreproachable institutions. “
These Institutions, added President Tebboune, “must get away from practices that have hampered their functionning in the past and undermined their credibility, but also from those that have sown doubt and suspicion among citizens, due to slippages that dealt a blow to trust between national institutions and tarnished the image of the state in general”.
Recalling the situation which prevailed two years ago, and which imposed “a radical revision of the means of performance and a break up with the practices at the origin of the aversion of the citizens for everything that symbolizes the State”, the President of the Republic affirmed that “today, as we move forward with determination and certainty to build the new Algeria which strong with its children, we will spare no effort to fight against these mentalities and achieve the aspirations of the Algerian people to an Algeria where transparency will prevail and where dirty money will have no place, an Algeria where the law will repress all those who, whatever their position, attempt to put their grip on public funds, will bar the way to any despotic deviation and inculcate the conviction that to counter slippage and despotism, the responsibilities must be assumed by upright and honest people”.
Thus, President Tebboune went on to say, this Council should “contribute to the development and monitoring of the national youth plan and the public policies linked to it and place the adhesion of young people to political life at the top of its priorities at this time when we have opened the doors to young people to occupy positions of responsibility in institutions and elected bodies”.
“All the incentives are there to encourage ambitious young people who want to enter the world of business and entrepreneurship, because this comes from the belief in their high abilities and skills, their cultural achievements as well as their success in new technologies and their conscience and patriotism,” he said.
Emphasizing that this Council “comes mostly from municipal and provincial conferences”, which has made its members “aware of the problems and expectations of young people in the provinces, particularly in remote and grey areas”, the president of the Republic noted that the diversified component of this Council will make it “a broad space for dialogue and the formulation of ideas and proposals that allow young people to occupy positions and assume responsibilities in the political and socio-economic sectors”.
The President of the Republic insisted on the imperative of “dealing with all the questions inherent to young people at the level of the Council and taking the necessary decisions”, noting that the debate on the rules of procedure of this body will make it possible to “deepen the debate on the most effective mechanisms, capable of taking charge of the concerns of young people and the requirements of their well-being, promoting national values, a sense of civic-mindedness, social solidarity and citizenship”.
“You are aware that your contribution to the glorification of our national history is all the more important because you are the worthy descendants of the Chouhada and Mujahideen, faithful to the principles and values inherited from your ancestors, and thanks to which the Algerian people has been able to preserve its unity and its cohesion in the face of conspiracies and plots hatched against the Nation”, said President Tebboune to the members of the High Council for Youth.
“In this situation which requires the combined efforts of all executives and all currents, for the consolidation of national cohesion and the strengthening of the internal front in the face of regional challenges and complex international issues, we rely, with complete confidence, on our youth through which Algeria is forging its way towards greater progress and prosperity,” continued President Tebboune.
Algeria, which is preparing to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the recovery of national sovereignty, is proud of its “ambitious” youth who contribute to the construction and development of the country, he stressed.
Finally, I officially announce the installation of the Higher Council for Youth.
Glory and eternity to our martyrs
Long live Algeria
Peace and blessings of Allah be upon you.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Arab League’s Secretary General.( APS,22/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday, in Algiers, the Secretary General of the Arab League Ahmed Abou Al Gheit.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra and Director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khalaf.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra holds a working session with Secretary General of Arab League.( APS,22/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, held a working session in Algiers on Tuesday with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, with the participation of delegations from both parties, said a press release from the Ministry.
The talks, held at the Ministry’s headquarters, “covered all aspects related to the preparations for the Arab summit, scheduled for Algiers on November 1 and 2, 2022, as well as international issues of interest to the Arab world”, specified the press release.
The Secretary General of the Arab League hailed “the efforts made by Algeria and the organizational ideas put forward with a view to enabling Arab leaders to share in Algeria’s celebration of the 68th anniversary of the outbreak of the Revolution of national liberation and to draw inspiration from this glorious history to crystallize an ambitious vision that meets the aspirations of the Arab peoples and can effectively meet the challenges posed by current developments on the international scene,” added the same source.
The two parties agreed to “continue coordination to make this summit a success and a major step in joint Arab action”.
As part of his visit to Algeria, Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit went earlier in the day to the Martyr’s Sanctuary (Algiers) where he laid a wreath in memory of the martyrs of the glorious Liberation Revolution.
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad on a working visit to Rome.( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Chakib Rachid Kaid, will pay a working visit to Rome on Wednesday, as part of the preparation of the 4th Algerian-Italian Bilateral Summit scheduled for Algiers on July 18 and 19, said a press release from the Ministry on Tuesday.
During this visit, Mr. Kaid will co-chair with his Italian counterpart, Ettore Francesco Sequi, the Follow-up Committee in charge of organizing the said Summit as well as the Business Forum which will be held on the sidelines, specifies the same source.
This new meeting is part of the continuation of the steps taken to "concretize the will and the decisions of the High Authorities of the two countries resolutely committed to the deepening of the ties of friendship and bilateral cooperation in order to bring them to the height of the legitimate ambition of both parties," the statement said.
The Secretary General of the MAE will examine with his counterpart on this occasion, "all the draft bilateral agreements which will have to be signed on the occasion of the said Summit".
He will also carry out an "overall examination of bilateral Algerian-Italian relations, as well as regional and international issues of common interest, in particular the situation in Libya, Mali, the Sahel, Ukraine and Western Sahara. “, notes the same source.
The assets of Algeria to host the Headquarters of the African Medicines Agency (AMA) exposed to African diplomats.( APS,22/06/2022)
ALGIERS - The Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Mr. Abderrahmane Djamel Lotfi Benbahmed, chaired a meeting with representatives of the African diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria to explain the content and assets of Algeria's candidacy to host the headquarters of the African Medicines Agency (AMA), said a press release from the Ministry on Tuesday.
Held on Monday, as part of the promotion of Algeria's candidacy to host WADA's headquarters, the meeting took place in the presence of the dean of the regional group of African Ambassadors accredited and resident in Algeria, Ms. Panduleni-Kaino Shingene, as well as the general secretary of the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry, specifies the same source.
Senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, as well as those from the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry also took part.
This meeting, explains the Ministry, comes in application of the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, aimed at making available to WADA "all the Algerian expertise, through its institutional, scientific and regulatory resources in with a view to supporting and assisting the Agency in the accomplishment of its mission".
In front of the Ambassadors and representatives of 27 African countries accredited in Algeria, the executives of the Ministry of Pharmaceutical Industry presented, through detailed presentations, "the content and the assets of Algeria's candidacy to host the headquarters of WADA," the statement added.
"Strengthened by its Institutions and its new regulatory framework with some sixty texts drawn up in less than two years, tracing the outlines of a coherent pharmaceutical policy on the regulatory and economic levels and thanks to the unprecedented development of its industrial fabric pharmaceutical industry, Algeria's candidacy offers, in addition to infrastructure and technical and human resources, a favorable environment in terms of expertise and training in the field of the pharmaceutical industry", states the document.
These presentations, illustrating the dimension and the relevance of the Algerian offer, presented as "the best candidacy" to house WADA's headquarters, delivered in the form of digital media and documentation, must be transmitted by the Ambassadors and representatives of African countries accredited and resident in Algeria to the authorities of their respective countries.
This will make it possible to "better appreciate" the importance of Algeria's offer and to support its candidacy during the 41st ordinary session of the Executive Council of the African Union which will be decided at WADA headquarters on 14 and July 15 in Lusaka, the statement concludes.
Trans-Saharan Gas-Pipeline (TSGP): Regional project of international dimension.( APS,22/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Energy Ministers of Algeria, Nigeria and Niger agreed Sunday to execute, as soon as possible, the Trans-Saharan Gas-Pipeline (TSGP) project, a regional infrastructure of an international dimension to supply Europe with natural gas and for the socio-economic development of these three countries.
Meeting in Abudja (Nigeria), the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, the Nigerian Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and the Nigerien Minister of Energy and Renewable Energies, Mahamane Sani Mahamadou, are agreed to lay the first milestones of this project, through the start of technical studies, in anticipation of its concretization on the ground "as soon as possible".
This is the second tripartite meeting between the three ministers, after that of last February, held in Niamey (Niger) with the aim of relaunching the project, the work of which had been sanctioned by a declaration, known as Niamey, having laid the foundations of a roadmap aimed, in particular, at setting up a Task Force, which will meet regularly, with a view to launching the updating of the feasibility study of the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline.
"The reactivation of the TSGP project takes place in a particular geopolitical and energy context, marked by a strong demand for gas and oil, on the one hand, and by a stagnant supply due to the drop in investments, in particular in the upstream oil and gas, started since 2015,” Arkab said at the start of the Abudja meeting.
This gas pipeline presents itself as "a new source of supply for the markets, whose demand continues to grow, given the place that natural gas will occupy in the future energy mix", he said, adding that 'with the benefits it offers, the project will further strengthen the production, shipping and beneficiation capacities of the three countries.
Among these advantages, he cited the development that this project will bring to the local populations and to the various transit regions, a route crossing 3 countries and able to interconnect other countries, such as Mali and Chad, the existence of a large part of the financing, the proximity of the European market from the Algerian coast, as well as the cost of the project and the transport of gas which should be "more advantageous".
The Minister also stressed that this gas pipeline will contribute to the emergence of an African energy market, as well as the pooling of the genius and resources of national hydrocarbon companies, for the development of an independent industry.
As such, Mr. Arkab invited all the parties and teams to participate "actively" in the realization of this important project, within the required deadlines, to ensure the supply of the markets and ensure a better positioning of the three countries. (Algeria, Nigeria and Niger) in the global chessboard of energy transition and sustainable development.
The trans-Saharan gas pipeline can be completed in three years and would transport 20 to 30 billion cubic meters of gas from Nigeria.
Officials and experts agree that this project is "safer and more economically viable", unlike other risky projects that are proposed here and there and whose economic viability remains to be proven.
For the experts, the realization of this gas pipeline is within the reach of the countries concerned, especially since it benefits from the opportunities offered by Algeria in terms of infrastructure through the transport network, the liquefied natural gas stations (LNG) and petrochemical infrastructures, as well as the geographical position close to gas markets.
According to the financial estimates established when it was launched in 2009, the investment cost of this project was estimated at 10 billion dollars.
With a length of 4,128 km including 1,037 km in Nigerian territory, 841 km in Niger and 2,310 km in Algeria, this gas pipeline will connect the gas fields of Nigeria (from Warri), via Niger, to the Algerian border , to connect to the Algerian network. It will make it possible to sell Nigerian gas production, particularly on European markets.
On its way, the trans-Saharan gas pipeline will also supply the northern, northeastern and central regions of Nigeria, as well as the countries of the Sahel.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune installs members of High Council for Youth.( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, installed Monday in Algiers members of the High Council for Youth.
Held in the Palace of the Nation, the installation ceremony was marked by the presence of Chairman of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil, Chairamn of the People’s National Assembly, Brahim Boughali, Prime Minister, Aimene Benabderrahmanen President of the Constitutional Court, Omar Belhadj, Chief o State of the People’s National Army, Said Chanegriha, Principal Private Secretary, Abdelaziz Khellaf, Secretary Genenral of the Presidency of the Republic, Mohamed El Amine Messaid, advisors of the President of the Republic, members of the Government, as well as members and officials of the Government.
Chaired by Mustapha Hidaoui, appointed by the President of the Republic, the High Council for Youth is made up of 348 members, of which 232 were elected to represent young people from different provinces.
Created by virtue of Presidential Decree 21-416 of 20 Rabie El Aouel 1443 corresponding to 27 October 2021, in accordance with the 2020 Constitution, the CSJ is "a consultative body placed under the President of the Republic."
For his part, President Tebboune had insisted on several occasions, on the need to make this Council a "real parliament" of young people and an "incubator" of political training, especially for academics so that they "actively participate in making crucial decisions in favor of the country."
Since his election, President Tebboune has been working to enshrine the role of young people and to strengthen their place as essential actors in the management of public affairs.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune: High Council of Youth (HCY), starting point in Algeria's new dynamic .( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said Monday in Algiers that the installation of a High Council of Youth (HCY) was a "starting point" for the young to get involved in the country's "new dynamic."
In a speech delivered during the installation ceremony of the CJS at the Palais des Nations, at the Club des Pins, Mr. Tebboune indicated that this occasion constituted a "starting point" for young people to join the "new dynamic" that knows the country.
The installation of this body constitutes "the last stage of the process that we have started together to honor the commitments made to the people", he said, recalling that this process had been initiated "by a profound revision of the Constitution in November 2020, through legislative and then local elections, which enabled the establishment of a National People's Assembly (APN) and the election of new communal and wilaya people's assemblies (APC, APW), with a new electoral logic of irreproachable regularity, far from dirty money".
This process also made it possible to "renew and install the other institutions and constitutional bodies, headed by the Constitutional Court and the National Observatory of Civil Society", he added, stressing that the installation of these institutions "consecrates the profound change at the head of the new constitutional authorities".
ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Aimene Benabderrahmane chaired Monday, in Algiers, the opening ceremony of the extraordinary General Assembly of the League of Arab Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, held under the high patronage of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Works of extraordinary General Assembly topped off with series of recommendations
Works of the extraordinary General Assembly of the League of Arab Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, held Monday in Algiers were concluded with a series of measures, including the Import substitution industrialization (ISI) Improving the rate of industrial integration in order to reduce the vulnerability of Arab economies to the fluctuations of international import chains.
Algeria elected Chair of Union of Arab Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions.( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS-Algeria has been elected Monday Chair of the Union of Arab Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions for a three-year term, announced the President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE), Bouchenak Khelladi Sidi Mohammed.
This plebiscite was announced during a lively press conference on the sidelines of the extraordinary GA of the Union of Arab Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions, whose name has been changed from League to Union.
In addition to the plebiscite of Mr. Bouchenak Khelladi as President of the Union, Mr. Moussa Ayoub Chetiwi, President of the Economic and Social Council of Jordan was elected Vice-President of this body.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees praises Algeria for assisting refugees.( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Algeria, Agostino Mulas praised Sunday in Algiers, the "important" and "historic" role of Algeria in welcoming and assisting refugees.
"On behalf of the UNHCR, I thank Algeria for the warm welcome it has always given to refugees," Mulas said at the opening of a demonstration on the occasion of the International Day of Refugees Claimed on June 20 each year.
"Algeria has a long and rich history of welcoming and helping refugees for centuries, and this approach does not only concern refugees from the South (sub-Saharan Africa), but also those from Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and others," he added.
The UNHCR representative said that this Day "is an opportunity to celebrate the courage, strength and contributions of millions of people around the world forced to leave their countries because of violence, wars and persecution", adding that the number of refugees "has exceeded 100 million for the first time", and this is unacceptable", he said.
Regarding the situation of Sahrawi refugees in Algeria, Mr. Mulas pointed out that "in recent months, unfortunately, there has been less assistance and support in terms of the provision of international food aid, due to the current political situation. in the world and the rise in cereal prices...", calling on "the international community and the UN to continue supporting the Sahrawi refugees...".
He further indicated that "the issue is not linked only to the conditions of the Sahrawi refugees, but of all the refugees in the different regions of the world which are experiencing crises".
Water resources: Opening of 17th International Exhibition "SIEE Pollutec 2022".( APS,21/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The 17th edition of the International Exhibition of Water Equipment, Technologies and Services "SIEE Pollutec 2022" opened Monday in Algiers, with the participation of 13 countries to discuss topics related to seawater desalination and wastewater treatment and reuse.
This edition was opened by the Minister of Water Resources and Water Security, Karim Hasni, accompanied by the Minister of Fisheries and Fish Production, Hicham Sofiane Salaouatchi.
This event takes place from June 20 to 23 at the Abdellatif-Rahal International Conference Center (CIC, Algiers) under the slogan "Glorious History and a New Era", on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of national independence.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.( APS,20/06/2022)
ALGIERS President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence chaired Sunday a Council of Ministers meeting to consider and adopt the organic bill on associations and the Supplementary Finance Bill 2022, in addition to presentations relating to various sectors, a Council of Ministers' statement said.
After listening to a briefing given by the Prime Minister on government activity over the past two weeks, the President gave the following guidelines and instructions:
* Concerning the draft Law on Associations:
The President of the Republic has instructed the Government to take into consideration the following orientations in enriching the bill:
- To grant capital importance to this Law governing the associative landscape within the framework of the deepening of the democratic process, which requires an enrichment and a revision of the draft Law so as to avoid the bad experiences that Algeria has known.
- Imperative to clarify and specify the terms and conditions for the creation of associations, so as to leave no room for different interpretations and readings in the content of the law.
* Concerning the draft law on the military reserve:
- The President highly praised the content of the bill presented by the Ministry of National Defence, for the forward-looking vision it contains with the aim of preserving the supreme interests of the country, with the possibility of recalling the military from reserves and to request them in all circumstances and within the framework of national cohesion, which requires the defense of every parcel of the national territory.
* Concerning the 2022 Supplementary Finance Law:
- Review the content of the law, following a realistic and rational vision, which preserves the macro-financial balance of the State and takes into account the importance of compensating for the lack of resources on the basis of the effects of the Finance Law 2022. A vision providing for a reduction in the burdens inherent in the measures taken by the Government.
- The Complementary Finance Law 2022 must not contain new taxes, nor affect in any form the price structure currently applied, the objective being to preserve purchasing power and the social benefits decided by the State in favor of citizens.
- Citizens with low and middle incomes should not be the most taxable category.
* Concerning renewable energies:
- The President affirmed that Algeria is working, thanks to its natural and financial skills and capacities, to diversify its energy sources, in particular clean energy, which opens the way for start-ups to invest in this niche , through outsourcing in various specialties.
- To move in accordance with a program studied towards the production of green hydrogen and solar energy.
- Exclude agricultural land, located in strategic areas, from exploitation in renewable energy projects.
* Concerning the preparations for the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Independence:
Mr. President has given recommendations to the effect of granting Remembrance with its national dimensions the place that suits it, through the launch, in coordination between the Ministries of Mujahideen, Education, Higher Education , Training and Culture, competitions with a national dimension in educational circles to pedagogically anchor the national spirit.
* Concerning the revision of the educational programs and the textbook:
- The President of the Republic reiterated his determination to review the text of the law governing the teaching profession, in application of his commitments in terms of reforming the education system.
- Mr. President stressed the need to revise educational programs with reference to the pedagogical spirit, which has enabled the formation, since independence, of an elite in various specialties.
- Formally prohibit the revision of educational programs during the school year.
- Work towards the launch of a revision according to well-defined objectives, based essentially on the results of educational teaching, while setting a timetable of at least two or three years for the realization of this revision.
- Adopting the English language from the primary cycle, after an in-depth study by experts and specialists.
- The President gave instructions for the immediate launch of a broad consultation between stakeholders in the education sector with the aim of achieving a unified vision of the phenomenon of school bag overload and the 'adopt.
- The Council of Ministers gave its approval for the scheduling of two additional flights to the State of Qatar, bringing the number of flights operated by Air Algérie to three (3) flights per week instead of a single flight.
- At the end of its meeting, the Council of Ministers approved a number of individual decisions on the appointment and termination of functions for senior State executives.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, French counterpart hold phone conversation.( APS,18/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, on Saturday, during which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues of common interest, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.
" President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune had today a phone conversation with the President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, during which the two leaders discussed bilateral relations and stressed their determination to make them deeper, particularly with regard to the close views between the two presidents and their convergence to raise the bilateral ties to a level of excellence, mainly after the re-election of President Macron for a new term," the statement said.
The phone call was also an opportunity for the two presidents to address "various issues, including the situation in the Sahel and Libya, in addition to regional and international issues of common interest," the statement concluded.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra delivers message from President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Rwandan counterpart.( APS,19/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, delivered Saturday, in Kigali, a message from President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the head of State of Rwanda, Mr. Paul Kagame, the Ministry said in a statement.
As part of a working visit to the Republic of Rwanda as a special envoy of the president of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, was received in audience by President Paul Kagame at the presidential palace in Kigali, according to the statement.
Foreign Minister " Mr. Lamamra delivered to the Rwandan president a written message from his brother, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, reiterating his desire to continue, together with him, the efforts to boost the ties of friendship, cooperation and solidarity between the two countries."
"Thanking his brother, President Tebboune, for his feelings of solidarity and fraternity," President Kagame "expressed his best wishes for more progress and prosperity for Algeria and its people on the occasion of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the recovery of national independence."
The audience, attended by Rwanda's Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta, was an opportunity to "highlight the common determination of the leaders of both countries to build exemplary relations and contribute together to the implementation of the continental agenda for peace, security, integration and prosperity."
Commemoration ceremony of anniversary of execution of guillotined prisoners.( APS,19/06/2022)
ALGIERS-The Minister of Mujahedeen and Rights holders, Laid Rebiga chaired Tuesday from the prison of Serkadji (Barberousse prison previously) in Algiers, the commemoration ceremony of the 66th anniversary of the execution of hero shaheed Ahmed Zabana and his brothers shouhadas Chahid Makhlouf and Abdelkader Kherradj, guillotined on 19 June 1956 by colonial France.
The Minister bowed to the memory of these heroes who dedicated their lives to the homeland to "free it from the colonial yoke and so that free and independent Algeria may live".
For his part, the president of the National Association of Former Death Row Inmates, Mustapha Boudina recalled the barbarity of the French colonizer, calling for "the writing of the history of the Glorious Revolution in collaboration with historians and mujahideen who knew closely the exactions of the colonizer".
He called, on this occasion, to "adhere to the rallying initiative initiated by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune in order to form an internal front capable of facing the detractors of Algeria".
The positions of the former American President, John Kennedy in favor of the Algerian cause "engraved" in the memory of the Algerian people.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laïd Rebiga, affirmed Thursday in Algiers that the support of the former American President, John Kennedy, to the Algerian Revolution will remain etched in the memory of the Algerian people.
During a conference on the theme "John Kennedy and the Algerian Revolution", coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Algeria's independence, in the presence of representatives of the United States Embassy in Algiers, Mr. Rebiga specified that John Kennedy "is one of the world personalities whose support for the national cause will remain forever etched in the memory of the Algerian people".
This conference falls within the framework of the directives of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, relating to the organization of events in tribute to all the world personalities who are friends of the Algerian Revolution to recall the values which were theirs and which represent a bridge of communication between nations, underlined the Minister.
Mr. Rebiga praised the positions, the noble humanist values and the courage shown by President Kennedy in supporting vulnerable peoples struggling for their freedom, recalling that "in recognition of the role played by Kennedy in favor of the Revolution Algerian and in order to immortalize his memory, Algeria has given his name to the most famous place of the municipality of El-Biar (Algiers)".
The conference was marked by several interventions on Algerian-American relations throughout history and on Kennedy and his role in favor of the independence of Algeria.
St. Petersburg International Economic Forum: Algeria advocates integration of Africa.( APS,18/06/2022)
ALGIERS-On the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2022, the Minister of Industry, Ahmed Zeghdar attended the Russia-Africa Business Dialogue, during which Algeria had called for the integration of Africa, said Friday the ministry in a communiqué.
“Zeghdar participated in the dialogue alongside the Prime Minister of the Central African Republic and his counterparts from Egypt, Mali, and Zimbabwe, in addition to the representative of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and representatives of important Russian financial and economic institutions including the vice-president of Gazprom-Bank as well as Algeria’s Ambassador to Moscow, Ismail Benamara and his assistants," said the statement.
The meeting was chaired by the representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs who delivered a speech on behalf of Russia’s FM, Sergei Lavrov, said the source.
The participants discussed "the major challenges of development in Africa in light of geopolitical developments in the world through a changing world order.”
"Zeghdar focused on the historic and positive role of Algeria in Africa and its continuing efforts to preserve the interests of Africa,” said the source.
The Minister of Industry made a presentation on the investment climate in Algeria booming after updating the investment legislation under the guidelines of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
The participants emphasized "the need to intensify efforts to build Africa as a strong and integrated economy and avoid being a vulnerable economy that does not withstand the fluctuations induced by the tug of war and political conflicts.”
On the sidelines of the forum, Zeghdar met Friday in the presence of Algeria’s ambassador to Moscow, a delegation of Russian businessmen and investors wishing to invest in Algeria.
After recalling the legal framework of cooperation between the two countries in the field of industry, the Minister presented the new investment law “and the advantages, guarantees, and stability it provides, including the single window and industrial land," said the source.
The meeting allowed Russian investors to show their "interest in Algeria as a promising investment destination.”
In addition, the Minister of Industry met with the Belarusian Deputy Minister of Industry, Dmitriy Kharitonchik, to assess the economic cooperation between the two countries.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives the Presidents of Employers' Organizations.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received, on Thursday in Algiers, the Presidents of employers' Organisations. The hearing took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Khellaf.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid receives Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Thursday the Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf, and the Minister of Health, Abderrahmane Benbouzid.
Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association commends improvement of investment climate in Algeria
Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Bin Faisal Al-Thani, commended Thursday in Algiers the improvement of Algeria’s investment climate which is in favor of the new investment law.
Prime Minister, Mr Aïmene Benabderahmane receives Jordanian Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderahmane, received Thursday in the Government’s Palace, Minister of Industry, Trade and Supply of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Youssef Mahmoud Ashamaleh, said the Prime Minister’s Office in a communiqué.
NEW YORK (United Nations)-The Executive-Director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) lauded Friday Algeria’s efforts to protect and promote children’s rights.
On the occasion of the general debate of the Annual Session of the Executive Board of UNICEF which is currently being held in New York, Ms. Russell expressed her consideration and her thanks to Algeria for the "significant progress" made in terms of protection and promotion of children's rights, particularly in the fields of education and health.
Reacting to the statement by the Permanent Representative of Algeria, Ambassador Nadir Larbaoui, she affirmed "the total consistency of its approach with Algeria's vision to make UNICEF an innovative and resilient organization to defend the well-being of children in a context of multiple challenges".
In his statement, Ambassador Larbaoui invited to seize the opportunity of the annual session of the Executive Office of UNICEF to make an in-depth evaluation and to exploit the lessons learned from the last Strategic Plan in order to achieve the objectives of the 2022 Strategic Plan. -2025.
Fully acknowledging the efforts made by UNICEF and the satisfactory results obtained so far in the field, Mr. Larbaoui considered that "much remained to be done, given the growing challenges facing children in the world. ".
He also stressed that Algeria has spared no effort to meet all the international criteria for the education of children. “Over the past 25 years, Algeria has also made significant progress in improving the health conditions of children and mothers,” he recalled.
During the second day devoted to the general debate at the level of the UNICEF Board of Directors, devoted to humanitarian action, the Algerian representative to the UN addressed the issue of Sahrawi refugees.
Algerian oil: A monthly increase of nearly $6 in May.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The price of Sahara Blend, the Algerian benchmark crude, rose by 5.91 dollars last May compared to April, supported in particular by solid fundamentals of the oil market, indicated the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ( OPEC).
According to OPEC's latest monthly report, "the monthly average price of Algerian crude rose from 109.37 dollars/barrel last April to 115.28 dollars in May, an increase of 5.4%".
With this rise, Sahara Blend ranked as the fourth most expensive crude in May 2022, among OPEC's 13 crudes, according to the report.
The price of Algerian crude is established according to the price of Brent, the benchmark crude from the North Sea, listed on the London market with an additional premium for its physico-chemical qualities appreciated by refiners.
As for the average price of the OPEC basket (ORB), it rose by 8.23 dollars in May (+ 7.8%) to settle at 113.87 dollars / barrels, against 105.64 dollars. a month ago.
This increase comes against the backdrop of “a sharp increase in crude oil prices on the world market in May, supported in particular by solid fundamentals in the oil market and a recovery in the futures markets”, explains the Energy Organization.
OPEC countries produced 28.508 million barrels per day (mb/d) overall in May 2022, compared to 28.684 mb/d in April, down 176,000 b/d, according to secondary sources.
Regarding global oil demand in 2022, OPEC maintained its full-year forecast.
“For 2022, global oil demand growth is broadly unchanged at 3.4 million barrels per day (mb/d),” the organization said in its report.
Algerian, US ink several economic partnership agreements.( APS,17/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Kamel Rezig, said Wednesday in Algiers that many partnership agreements had been concluded between Algerian economic operators and their American counterparts in many priority sectors, including agriculture and industry.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of the Consultative Council of the Front for Justice and Development Party (FJD).( APS,16/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received, on Wednesday, president of the Consultative Council of the Front for Justice and Development Party (FJD), Mr. Lakhdar Benkhellaf.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of Principal Private Secretary, Mr. Abdelaziz Khellaf.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of "El-Hokm Errached" Party.( APS,16/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Wednesday President of the "El-Hokm Errached" Party, Mr. Aissa Belhadi.
The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of Director of Principal Private Secretary, Mr. Abdelaziz Khellaf.
Government meeting: Several sectors on the table.( APS,16/06/2022)
"The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane chaired, this Wednesday, June 15, 2022, a meeting of the Government held at the Government Palace.
During its weekly meeting, the Government had to examine the following points:
In the field of entrepreneurship:
The Government listened to a presentation by the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister, in charge of the Knowledge Economy and Start-ups, on the preliminary draft law on the status of the auto-entrepreneur.
This draft law defines the status of the auto-entrepreneur as the individual exercise of a lucrative activity included in a list of eligible activities.
It aims in particular to :
Regulate the new economic activities that have emerged as a result of the emergence of the knowledge economy and the digital economy, which are currently not covered by any legal status,
Develop the entrepreneurial spirit and facilitate the access of young people to the labor market through self-employment and contribute to the reduction of the number of individuals engaged in informal activities,
Reduce the costs of start-ups by facilitating the use of independent service providers and by pooling human resources between different companies.
In the area of agriculture and rural development:
The Government listened to a presentation by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development on two draft executive decrees on: (i) declassification of a parcel of agricultural land intended for the realization of a station of desalination of sea water at the level of the wilaya of Oran, (ii) declassification of a parcel of a state forest at the level of the wilaya of Oran of the national forestry regime for the realization of a station of desalination of sea water
These two draft texts are part of the implementation of the program to achieve five (05) new desalination plants with a capacity of 300,000 m3 / d each in the provinces of El Tarf, Bejaia, Boumerdes, Tipasa and Oran.
In the field of transport:
The Minister of Transport has presented a draft Executive Decree declaring the operation relating to the realization of the railway Khenchela-Ain Beida public utility.
This draft text will allow the immediate release of land affected by the route of the railway service on 52 km and consequently, the acceleration of the work of realization of this structuring project, whose related contracts were approved by the Council of Ministers of June 05.
On another level, the Minister of Transport presented a communication on the progress of the implementation of the roadmap of the development of the national fleet of maritime transport of goods.
In this context, it was reported measures taken to strengthen the position of our national fleet in the maritime transport of goods, through the implementation of a restructuring and investment plan.
In the field of land use planning:
The Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and Spatial presented a communication on the progress of the updating of the National Scheme of Territorial Development (SNAT).
This update of the National Spatial Planning Scheme (SNAT) to 2030 is part of the commitments enshrined in the program of the President of the Republic, reflected in the Action Plan of the Government. It aims to take charge of the new challenges facing our country, particularly in terms of land use planning and local development.
The process of updating the SNAT is also part of the provisions of Law No. 10-02 of June 29, 2010 on the approval of the National Spatial Planning Scheme, which provides for an evaluation of its implementation and its periodic updating. It provides for readjustment measures and adaptations necessary to ensure consistency in the various development programs.
At the end of the presentation, the Prime Minister recalled the particular importance of the SNAT in strategic planning and indicated that it is necessary to involve national experts in its design and preparation while taking into account the new economic directions of the country.
In the field of trade and export promotion:
The Minister of Trade and Export Promotion presented a paper on the digital platform dedicated to the supervision of imports for the protection of national production.
The objective of this device is the regulation of imports and their rationalization to better protect national production and preserve our foreign exchange reserves.
Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane receives Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association.( APS,15/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane received Tuesday, at the Palace of Government, the Chairman of the Qatari Businessmen Association, Sheikh Faisal bin Qassim Al-Thani, and the delegation accompanying him in a working visit to Algeria, the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.
During the meeting, the two parties agreed to speed up the pace of bilateral action with a view to concretizing the results of the visit made by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to Qatar last February, which and which was sanctioned by a Joint Declaration establishing a real roadmap to boost the partnership between the two countries", adds the same source.
In this context, the two parties discussed "the great investment opportunities offered by the Algerian market, particularly in the fields of agriculture, industry, tourism, health, transport and other promising areas. advantageous for both parties".
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra participates in the 19th meeting of African and Nordic Ministers of Foreign Affairs.( APS,15/06/2022)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, participated Tuesday in the 19th edition of the meeting of heads of African diplomacy and their counterparts in Nordic countries, held in Helsinki (Finland), said a statement from the ministry.
"This annual meeting is part of the dialogue established in 2001 between African countries and Nordic countries on the main contemporary challenges of global scope, to promote approaches based on multilateralism," said the same source.
The Ministry notes that "the focus during this edition was on peace and security issues in the world, especially in Africa. This meeting was also marked by the presidency of Algeria, jointly with Finland, the work of the main session.
Mr. Lamamra, who attended the meeting at the invitation of his Finnish counterpart, Pekka Haavisto, "took this opportunity to expose the efforts made by Africa in the field of conflict prevention and resolution and emphasize the imperative for the international community to further support African initiatives by encouraging the establishment of partnerships that respond to the needs and priorities of the continent," said, in addition, the document.
"Finally, and on the sidelines of this event, the head of Algerian diplomacy held bilateral talks with his counterparts in the Nordic countries including Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Norway. He also had meetings with several of his counterparts from African countries that took part in the work of this meeting, including the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and Niger, "concludes the statement of the Ministry.
Algeria, Canada satisfied with quality of bilateral political relations.( APS,15/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria and Canada expressed satisfaction with the quality of their bilateral political relations and agreed on the need to further enhance political dialogue, through more high-level visits between the two sides, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said Tuesday in a statement.
This took place during the work of the 3rd Session of Algerian-Canadian political consultations in Algeria, co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Rachid Chakib Gaid on the Algerian side and the Deputy Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cynthia Termorshuizen on the Canadian side, as part of the strengthening of bilateral relations.
This meeting aims to "instill a new dynamic of cooperation between Algeria and Canada and to hoist bilateral relations to the highest level, taking into account the common interests and the great potentialities that the two countries conceal", specifies one. from the same source.
During this meeting, the two parties expressed "their satisfaction with the quality of the political relations established between Algeria and Canada, and agreed on the need to pursue and strengthen political dialogue, by intensifying high-level visits between the two countries, in particular with the improvement of the health situation relating to the coronavirus pandemic (Covid-19), which was at the origin of the slowdown in the pace of bilateral cooperation".
Referring to the situation of the Algerian community established in Canada, Mr. Gaid emphasized "the great interest" accorded to him by the Algerian authorities who ensure that all means are provided to protect it, in application of the instructions of the President. of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, adds the press release.
The two parties also examined "the ways and means of developing the level of bilateral relations at all levels, in particular economic and commercial, stressing the need to revise upwards the volume of trade and to exchange visits between the operators economic.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune opens 53rd Algiers International Fair.( APS,14/06/2022)
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, inaugurated, Monday at the Exhibition Palace in Algiers, the 53rd edition of the Algiers International Fair, in which 20 countries and 700 exhibitors are taking part.
The President of the Republic was welcomed at the entrance to the Exhibitions Hall (Pin Maritime), by Prime Minister, Aïmene Benabderrahmane, and the Minister of Commerce and Export Promotion, Mr. Kamel Rezig.
The opening ceremony of this event, which runs from 13 to 17 June and which is held under the slogan “For a Strategic Partnership”, was attended by members of the government and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria.
At the beginning of his visit to the exhibition’s various pavilions, the President of the Republic received explanations about this event, in which more than 700 Companies are participating, including 530 Algerians (147 public and 383 private) and 187 foreign companies.
The Algerian Companies participating in the exhibition operate in the electronic and electrical industries and electrical appliances (42 companies), food industries (68), services (66), chemical and petrochemical industries (87), mechanical industries (68), manufactured industries (35), handicraft (100), and construction and public works. (45) In addition to 19 foreign companies active in Algeria.
The Ministry of National Defense is participating for the first time in this exhibition with 19 companies representing production units of an economic nature in the mechanical, textile, and shipbuilding sectors.
The United States of America was chosen as the guest of honor for this edition and is represented by 35 exhibitors coming from the sectors of energy, construction, agriculture, foodstuffs, water resources, environment, aviation industry, and education.
The exhibition coincides with the 60th anniversary of Algeria’s independence and the Ministry of Mujahideen and Rights-holders intends to participate in a special pavilion to commemorate the anniversary.
During this edition, for the first time, a pavilion was allocated to the province of Tamanrasset, where it was decided, starting this year, to invite one of the provinces of the country as a guest of the exhibition, with the aim of highlighting the cultural heritage, and the tourism and economic potentials that exist in it.
On the sidelines of the event, bilateral meetings between businessmen will be organized, as well as lectures that will address the issue of partnership and investment in Algeria, and meetings organized by the National Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Trade and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The National Agency for the Promotion of Foreign Trade “ALJEX” will also organize the sixth session of the “Export Algeria” salon, which is dedicated to exporting companies or those with export capabilities, at the “Saoura” pavilion.
For its part, the management of the Algerian Company for Exhibitions and Exports “SAFEX” allocated a space for promotional sales at the level of the “Al Bahdja” pavilion, and another space dedicated to handicraft.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives German Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.( APS,14/06/2022)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, received, Monday in Algiers, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany, Katja Keul, on a working visit to Algeria, said a statement from the Ministry.
This visit is part of the consolidation of friendship and partnership between the two countries which celebrate this year the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations, explained the same source.
"The meeting was an opportunity to review the state of Algerian-German relations in the various areas of cooperation in anticipation of upcoming bilateral deadlines," the statement said.
Were also discussed current issues at regional and international levels, as well as the consolidation of the partnership between Algeria and the European Union (EU), adds the text.
At the end of the meeting, and in the presence of the Minister, it was signed an Agreement of cultural and scientific cooperation by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community abroad, Chakib Kaid, and Ms. Keul, it was reported.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune holds discussions with Venezuelan counterpart.( APS,10/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune discussed Thursday, in Algiers, with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who is on a working and friendship visit to Algeria.
An official welcome was devoted to Venezuela’s President by President Tebboune as he began his visit.
After the listening to the national anthems of the two countries in an official welcoming ceremony at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the two presidents received a salute from detachments of the Republican Guard.
President Maduro paid tribute to the memory of the martyrs of the National liberation War at the Martyrs Memorial, in Algiers, where a wreath was laid at the commemorative stele and a minute of silence was observed in the memory of the martyrs of the Algerian Revolution.
Venezuelan President arrived Wednesday evening in Algiers for a two-day working and friendship visit.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces opening of air service Algiers-Caracas
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune welcomed Thursday, in Algiers, the “rich” bilateral relations between Algeria and Venezuela, announcing an agreement between the two countries to open an air service between Algiers and Caracas.
In a press conference held jointly with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, President Tebboune said that “Algeria shares with Venezuela strong historical relations, marked by the defense of just causes in the world and the right of peoples to freedom and development, far from the residue inherited from the era of tyranny, exploitation and injustice.”
The two countries have in common “the struggle of their peoples for freedom, against injustice and colonialism, and share also the same date of independence (5 July),” said the Head of State.
Affirming that he agreed with his Venezuelan counterpart to strengthen the economic and cultural relations between the two countries, President Tebboune announced, in this regard, “the opening of an air service between Algiers and Caracas.”
In this respect, he said that the talks with President Maduro enabled them to broach “the main topical international issues, notably the Palestinian cause,” pointing out that there is a “total agreement” between the two countries as part of “the struggle to help the Palestinian people establish their State with al-Quds as capital.”
Concerning the Sahrawi issue, President Tebboune pointed out that the two countries agreed on the necessity of “supporting the Sahrawi people to obtain their right to self-determination.”
As regards the Libyan crisis, President of the Republic affirmed that the emphasis was placed on the necessity of helping the Libyan people for the success of the democratic electoral process, leading to the election of new officials for the management of the Libyan State’s affairs.
Economy development: President of the Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Nicolas Maduro hails success of President Tebboune’s moves.( APS,10/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro hailed Thursday, in Algiers, “the success” of the moves of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune for the promotion of democracy in Algeria and the development of its economy.
"We have followed the efforts of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune aimed at anchoring democracy in Algeria and the development of its economy, and we salute the great success that has crowned these efforts," said the Venezuelan president during a press conference. jointly with President Tebboune at the seat of the Presidency of the Republic.
Mr. Maduro "greatly" welcomed President Tebboune's decision to open an air line between Algiers and Caracas, noting that this decision "is likely to strengthen the ties between the two peoples and connect North Africa to South America".
Referring to bilateral talks with President Tebboune, the Venezuelan President affirmed that the two countries were linked "by a rich history of great deeds and militancy and share the same vision of a world where peace reigns", adding that he was agreed to promote bilateral relations through a new beginning between the two peoples and countries.
He highlighted, in this context, the determination of the two countries to hold the Joint Grand Commission and prepare common ground to promote bilateral cooperation with broader prospects, expressing his wish to see further strengthening "cooperation bilateral agreement in the areas of energy, oil, gas, technology, higher education and agriculture".
In this regard, the Venezuelan President affirmed that his talks with President Tebboune had made it possible to review the most important developments on the international scene, expressing his country's "full support" for the Palestinian people. the imperative to "denounce the crimes committed by the Zionist entity against the Palestinians".
Regarding the Saharawi issue, Mr. Maduro affirmed his support for the struggle of the Saharawis, calling on "the international community to support the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination".
Referring to the Libyan crisis, the Venezuelan President called for "ensuring all the necessary guarantees for the organization of elections allowing the reconstruction of a sovereign and democratic Libyan state".
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives the United Nations Special Adviser for Libya.( APS,10/06/2022)
ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad Mr. Ramtane Lamamra received, on Thursday, the Special Adviser of the Secretary General of the United Nations for Libya, Mrs. Stéphanie Williams, who is on a working visit to Algeria.
During this meeting, "the two parties discussed the political and security developments in Libya, as well as the efforts deployed under the aegis of the United Nations aimed at overcoming the current divisions within the Libyan parties and reaching a consensus on the political, security and legal conditions for the holding of transparent elections", indicates a press release from the Ministry.
Mr. Lamamra reiterated, on this occasion, "Algeria's support for the efforts of the United Nations in this area, recalling its position of principle on the need to redouble efforts to enable the Libyan people to exercise their sovereign right to elect its representatives, as affirmed by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on many occasions", according to the same source.
The Minister also underlined "the need to avoid the multiplicity of processes and initiatives to the detriment of the superior interests of the Libyan people, processes that have not led to any result except to disrupt the UN mediation", adds the press release.
At the end of the meeting, the two parties agreed to strengthen consultations and coordination, especially since the UN process will experience a critical stage in the coming days which requires the involvement and commitment of all Libyan parties. to prioritize the supreme interest of the country over all other considerations, the document concludes.
International Grains Council (CIC): Algeria elected to the Administrative Committee.( APS,10/06/2022)
ALGIERS - Algeria was elected, by consensus, as a member of the Administrative Committee of the International Grains Council (CIC) on the occasion of the holding, last Monday in London, of the 56th Session of this Organization.
This Committee, composed of sixteen (16) member countries equally between importers and exporters, and considered as the most important Organ of this Organization, meets twice a year between the Ordinary Sessions of the Council to discuss administrative and financial questions and to make recommendations to the Board.
Algeria was elected in the category of importing countries alongside Egypt, Cuba, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Switzerland.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs High Security Council meeting to assess country’s general situation.( APS,08/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, chaired Wednesday a meeting of the High Security Council for the assessment of the country’s general situation, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.
“President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, chaired today a meeting of the High Security Council devoted to the assessment of the country’s general situation,” said the source.
Algeria suspends Treaty of friendship, good-neighborliness and cooperation with Spain.( APS,09/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria has decided to suspend the Treaty of friendship, good-neighborliness and cooperation concluded with Spain on 8 October 2002, the Presidency of the Republic said Sunday in a statement.
“The Spanish authorities have embarked on a campaign to justify the position they adopted on Western Sahara in violation of their legal, moral and political obligations as an administering power of the territory which rests with Spain until the completion of the decolonization of Western Sahara is declared,” said the source.
“These same authorities that assume the responsibility of an unjustifiable change of their position since the statements of 18 March 2022 in which the current Spanish government expressed its full support to the illegal and illegitimate formula of the internal self-governing advocated by the occupying power, are promoting a colonial fait accompli by using fallacious arguments,” added the source.
“This attitude of the Spanish government is a violation of the international legality that its status as an administering power imposes on it and of the efforts made by the United Nations and the new personal envoy of the Secretary General, contributing directly to the deterioration of the situation in Western Sahara and the region,” added the Presidency of the Republic.
“As a consequence, Algeria has decided the immediate suspension of the Treaty of friendship, good-neighborliness and cooperation that it concluded with Spain on 8 October 2022 and which has provided, thus far, a framework for the development of relations between both countries,” concluded the source.
Conflict prevention: Algeria’s commitment within Arab League is advantageous .( APS,08/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria’s commitment and efforts within the Arab League for the resolution of the disagreements are advantageous and must inspire other countries to do the same at the United Nations Security Council, said the head of the delegation of the Finnish Foundation Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), Janne Taalas.
“The current system of the UN Security Council isn’t designed to face the conflicts we are experiencing nowadays, much less to prevent them. It has been designed only to maintain the balance between the member countries and the rest of the States. This opinion was even shared by the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres,” said Taalas in a conference on “The impact of the conflict in Ukraine at the international level,” organized by the Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations (IDRI).
Welcoming, in this regard, Algeria’s incessant calls for nuclear disarmament and the professionalism of its diplomats in the international forums in favor of peace, the Finnish diplomat pointed out that “the conception of a new system within the Security Council is henceforth feasible, thanks to the realization by the States of the brusque character of the resurgence of wars.
Another factor which should encourage the States and policy-makers to reach a new mechanism able to facilitate the resolution of disagreements peacefully, “the impact of wars on populations in the whole world,” he said.
“The triggering of the conflict in Ukraine created a food crisis in many countries. The images coming from India and Lebanon, because of the lack of wheat, are tragic,” he noted, warning that “the situation will become further complicated in the case this conflict endures.”
Made in Algeria Expo in Tripoli with 120 economic operators.( APS,08/06/2022)
TRIPOLI (Algeria)- Libya's capital Tripoli is hosting from June 6-9 the "Made in Algeria" expo, with the participation of more than 120 economic operators representing 64 Algerian companies from different economic sectors.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of Tajamu Amal El Jazair (TAJ) Party.( APS,07/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday the Head of Tajamu Amal El Jazair (TAJ) Party, Fatima Zohra Zerouati.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in the presence of the Chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf.
Mrs. Zerouati: "Algeria needs a solid internal front"
The President of the Tajamoue Amal El Djazair (TAJ) Party, Fatma-Zohra Zerouati, affirmed yesterday in Algiers that Algeria needed today the "uniting initiative" and the formation of a "front solid internal structure" to face the various challenges. Speaking at the end of the audience granted to her by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Ms. Zerouati declared that the meeting was "very rich" during which "several questions relating to the concerns of citizens were mentioned as well as the investment file in several sectors". Indicating having discussed with the President of the Republic "Algeria's need today for the unifying initiative and a solid internal front allowing it to face the various challenges", Ms. Zerouati pleaded for the opening of "a dialogue dealing with all the concerns of citizens". She highlighted the importance of building a national economy that generates wealth and new jobs so that Algeria is "immune against any crisis it may suffer". "The consultations that President Tebboune conducts with the political class are intended to be an important mechanism for good governance", she argued, describing this meeting as "a laudable tradition through which the political class can take account of the reality of society and focus on its priorities". Furthermore, the President of the TAJ party indicated that Algerian diplomacy "marks a strong comeback and should play major roles at both regional and international level", noting that "the current priority is to build a strong Algeria where the fatherland and the citizen are above any other consideration”.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Leader of El-Fadjr el-Jadid Party.( APS,07/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday the President of El-Fadjr el-Jadid Party, Tahar Benbaibeche.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic in the presence of the Chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Abdelaziz Khellaf.
Mr. Benbaibeche: “An ambitious project worthy of support and backing”
The President of the El-Fajr El-Jadid Party, Tahar Benbaibeche, affirmed yesterday that the rallying initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, was “ambitious” and deserved “support and backing”.
In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him by President Tebboune, Mr. Benbaibeche indicated that the meeting was "characterized by absolute frankness", during which "many questions of interest to the citizen were raised, in particular those related to socio-economic aspects", adding that the President of the Republic presented solutions to the "problems raised and future prospects". Mr. Benbaibeche also indicated that President Tebboune "has an ambitious project worthy of support and support", especially since he "is aware of the obstacles that could hinder the implementation of this project. ". He also revealed that "several issues were also discussed during this meeting, including the agriculture file, which must benefit from a strong impetus capable of establishing it as a strategic sector for the State, being a important stabilizing factor.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives the Executive Director of the Crisis Management Initiative.( APS,07/06/2022)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra received, Monday in Algiers, the Executive Director of the Crisis Management Initiative (CMI), under the Foundation "Martti Ahtissari Peace Foundation", one of the main intellectual centers in Finland and in the world, in mediation for the settlement of conflicts at the international level, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"The meeting reviewed the latest developments on the international scene, leading the situation in Libya, Mali, Western Sahara, Palestine, as well as the crisis in Ukraine and its impact on all countries," the statement said.
As such, "the Executive Director of the IJC welcomed the leading role of Algeria in the settlement of conflicts, especially in the region, welcoming by the same principled positions advocating peaceful settlements, the path of dialogue and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, in addition to its role in defending the just causes and interests of countries and peoples of Africa and the Arab world," adds the same source.
For his part, "Mr. Lamamra said that Algeria is an influential player in all efforts to consolidate peace and stability, especially in its geopolitical environment, through the revitalization of the role of neighboring countries in the settlement of conflicts in the region and the promotion of African solutions to African problems," the statement concluded.
33rd Arab General Union of Insurance meeting: Algeria holds presidency of Arab General Union of Insurance.( APS,07/06/2022)
ORAN (Algeria)- Algeria will hold the Presidency of the Arab General Union of Insurance for a two-year term, taking it over from Tunisia on the occasion of the organization's 33rd congress, opened Monday in Oran.
The outgoing president of the union, Tunisian El-Assaad Zarrouk, handed over the presidency to the head of the Algerian Union of Insurance and Reinsurance Companies, Youcef Benmissia, in the presence of the Minister of Finance, Abderrahmane Raouya.
The new Leader of the Arab General Union of Insurance praised the efforts of his Tunisian predecessor, El-Assad Zarrouk, for the benefit of the Arab insurance sector, especially during the health crisis relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, and for the establishment and promotion of channels of cooperation between Arab companies.
Mr. Youcef Benmissia said he would work for the consolidation of the union's gains and the development of the Arab insurance market in the light of the partnership and the collective action, for the common good of the population of the Arab region.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.( APS,06/06/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the commander-in-chief of the armed Forces and minister of National Defence, chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council of Ministers for the consideration and adoption of bills relating to many sectors, the Council of Ministers meeting’s statement said.
“The President of the Republic, Mr. The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defence chaired, on Sunday June 5, 2022, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the examination and the adoption of the bill relating to the audiovisual activity and the bill relating to the conditions and modalities of granting concessions for the construction of investment projects, the follow-up of the rate of progress of the project of realization of five new stations of desalination of sea water, the project of creation of the Bank of the habitat and the opening of banking branches abroad, in particular in the African countries, in addition to a presentation on the visit of Mr. President to the Republics of Turkey and Italy.
After hearing a presentation by the Prime Minister on the assessment of government activity over the last two weeks, the President of the Republic gave the following instructions, orders and guidelines:
Firstly: draft law on audiovisual activity.
President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at a Council of Ministers meeting on Sunday, emphasized the importance of the bill on the audiovisual activity in promoting media practice, stressing the need to “depart from unprofessional methods in the transmission of reality.”
– Define qualitative criteria to promote the performance of national media and ensure their compliance with the requirements of professionalism, particularly with regard to the dealing with specialised and investigative issues.
– Finalise the draft bill on the information framework and the draft bill on the print and electronic media.
Secondly: regarding the conditions and modalities for granting concessions of land in the private sector of the State for the implementation of investment projects.
The President stressed the following:
– Further develop the proposed project to define the nature of the relationship between the State Services and the real estate agencies to be created for the granting and management of economic land of all types.
– Grant the Agencies in charge of economic land a special status allowing them to manage the zones and sites making up their land portfolio.
– Total liberation of the investment project route from the bureaucratic system.
– Adopt a purely commercial approach to the handling of economic land.
Thirdly: regarding the project to create the Housing Bank and the opening of bank branches abroad:
The President instructed the Minister of Finance to prepare the bill for the creation of the Housing Bank within a month.
– Prepare the transitional phase between the Caisse nationale d’épargne et de prévoyance (CNEP) and the Caisse nationale du logement (CNL) for the effective launch of the Housing Bank.
– The Council of Ministers approved the strategy of opening bank branches abroad, especially in African countries.
Fourth: on the progress of the project to build five new seawater desalination plants:
The President of the Republic has instructed the government to continue the implementation of the national strategy for the development of non-conventional water resources, particularly with regard to the implementation of the projects for the construction of the five seawater desalination plants, within the set deadlines, in order to improve the supply of drinking water to citizens, especially with the arrival of the summer season.
Fifth: on the transport sector:
The Council of Ministers approved a project of two OTC contracts between the National Agency of studies and follow-up of the implementation of railway investments (ANESRIF) and two groups of national public companies, for the implementation of the works of the railway Khenchela-Aïn El Beïda (Province of Oum El Bouaghi).
Before the closing of the meeting, the concern of our Hajjis related to the high costs of Hajj for this season, due to international economic conditions, was addressed, with the Council of Ministers approving the subsidisation of the pilgrims’ travel ticket to the Holy Places by lowering its price by 100,000 DA.
The President instructed the Minister of Transport to compensate Hajjis who have already paid the ticket price when paying Hajj fees.
Finally, the Council of Ministers adopted several agreements and approved a number of individual decisions on appointments and dismissals from higher state offices.
Algeria hails renewal of truce in Yemen, calls for continuing dialogue.( APS,04/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Algeria welcomed Friday the agreement between the Government and the Houthis in Yemen on the renewal of the humanitarian truce for two additional months, calling all the parties to continue the dialogue to reach a permanent truce leading to a sustainable solution in the country.
Algeria “calls on all parties to continue the dialogue to reach a permanent truce leading to a long-lasting and sustainable solution”, welcoming the renewal of the ceasefire, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community to the stranger.
Algeria “reiterates its support for all efforts aimed at achieving a peaceful settlement of the crisis, guaranteeing the brotherly Yemeni people and the region, security, peace and stability, and helping to tighten the ranks of the Arab countries in the face of the existential challenges posed by the current situation,” added the same source.
The UN envoy to Yemen, Hans Grundberg, announced, on Thursday, that the parties to the conflict have agreed to renew the truce (in effect since April 2) for two additional months.
Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane: Algeria to fund first meeting of African civil mechanism for natural disaster response .( APS,04/06/2022)
STOCKHOLM (Sweden)- Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane on Friday said that his participation in Stockholm+50, the high-level international meeting on environment, was an opportunity for him to present the initiative of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune for the creation of an African civil mechanism to respond to natural disasters, announcing that the mechanism's first meeting will be funded by Algeria.
"I was honored, as well as the delegation accompanying me, to represent the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the United Nations conference currently being held in Stockholm as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1st conference placed under the theme: the human environment", declared Mr. Benabderrahmane to the national press, on the sidelines of the international meeting on the environment "Stockholm+50" which has been held since Thursday in the Swedish capital.
Algeria's representation at the meeting was "honourable", stressed the Prime Minister, emphasizing, "we presented a roadmap containing Algeria's proposals, the fruit of intersectoral consultations, for the achievement of the environment in sustainable development".
The Prime Minister said that "this roadmap was included in the work of the Conference", adding "we also presented the various achievements made by Algeria in terms of environmental protection". He cited the Green Barrier, which is the first effective mechanism whose establishment coincided with the holding of the 1st meeting in Stockholm, in the 1970s.
"This dam is a forward-looking project for the preservation of the environment", he said, noting that the government is currently working, on instructions from the President of the Republic, to relaunch this major project, not only for Algeria but also for the region and the Mediterranean basin, with regard to its role in limiting desertification".
Stockholm +50: Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane presents Algeria’s experience facing Coronavirus pandemic.( APS,04/06/2022)
Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane presented, today, Friday, in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, the Algerian experience in facing up to the Coronavirus pandemic and its effects, on the second day of the proceedings of the high-level international meeting on environment “Stockholm +50”, in which he participates as representative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
Mr. Benabderrahmane said, during the second leadership dialogue of the Stockholm meeting on “achieving a sustainable and comprehensive recovery for all from the coronavirus pandemic,” that Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, “made tremendous efforts, including on the financial level, to ensure social welfare and basic services for the benefit of its citizens by providing medical services and social assistance, which have been adapted during the last two years, taking into account preventive measures against the Corona virus.
“Algeria has also started achieving more social justice and eliminating social disparities by investing in bold projects to improve the development level of regions that require specific support,” adds the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister highlighted the set of measures taken by the Algerian government to face up to the challenges imposed by the pandemic, which allowed to limit the spread of the virus “and mitigate the negative effects of various economic activities on environment,” explaining that “this type of experience led to thinking about the generalization of these measures, taking into account the characteristics of each sector.
“Furthermore – says the Prime Minister – technology, especially the techniques of remote meetings and work, has been mobilized to allow the various ministerial departments and services as well as local administrations and institutions from the public and private sectors, to maintain the pace of their work, ensure the continuity of their services and maintain the sustainability of their economic activities.
“These measures have led to the preservation of the living standard of the citizen thanks to the preservation of livelihood resources and jobs at the level of public administrations and economic institutions. It also allowed an unprecedented decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, especially those that are deducted from the transport sector, thanks to a significant decrease in movement, especially within urban areas,” the Prime Minister added.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra took part Sunday by video conference, a meeting of the Arab Contact Group at ministerial level on the crisis in Ukraine, said a statement from the ministry.
The meeting was also attended by the foreign ministers of the Group's member countries (Egypt, Jordan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates, Iraq and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), as well as the Secretary General of the League of Arab States, Ahmed Abu Al Gheit.
The meeting focused on "the review of developments in the Ukrainian crisis and ways for the Group to continue to perform its role in contributing to international diplomatic efforts to pave the way for both sides of the conflict to reach a peaceful solution, while working in parallel to mitigate the impact of the crisis on Arab countries, especially in terms of food and energy security," said the statement.
This step comes in the wake of the visit of the Arab Contact Group in early April to Moscow and Warsaw, and contacts with the foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine, the same source added.
The Council of Ministers of the Arab League, meeting last March in Cairo, had decided to establish an Arab contact group at ministerial level, in order to "follow up and conduct the necessary consultations and contacts with the parties concerned to help find a diplomatic solution to the Ukrainian crisis.
Algeria elected Vice-Chair of African Union of Broadcasting.( APS,06/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Director General of the Algerian Radio Mohamed Baghali was elected on Friday as second vice-president of the African Union of Broadcasting (AUB) during the 13th General Assembly of the Union, held in Dakar (Senegal), said the National Radio.
Algeria, which was elected to this position thanks to its active and strong participation in the different commissions, managed to preserve its membership in the executive council and obtain the membership in three important commissions, namely the Technical Commission, the Financial and Legal Commission, and the Commission on Radio, an achievement backed by the positive impact of the Algerian State’s support to AUB and which was highly commended by its Secretariat and its members.
Following a broad plebiscite and support of the Executive Council’s members to the Algerian candidacy, the Moroccan candidate had to withdraw, marking a strong return of Algeria after a period of absence, because of the schemes of the Moroccan side which attempted by all means, including the resort to suspicious alliances, to oust Algeria from any influential position within the Union.
This achievement will enable Algeria to play an influential role within the AUB and to consolidate its presence in the different authorities and commissions, as well as to have a positive impact on the consolidation of cooperation values and principles, joint action, development and liberation of Africa, in accordance with the charters and values of the African Union.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune preparatory meeting ahead of Mediterranean Games Oran 2022.( APS,03/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Thursday, in Algiers, a meeting devoted to the preparation of the Oran Mediterranean Games 2022.
The president of the Republic listened to presentations by the various sectors concerned by the organization of the international sporting event, to be hosted by Oran from June 25 to July 6.
President Tebboune gave instructions and guidelines to the people in charge of the event to make a success of this international sporting event, so as to reflect Algeria's image and reputation.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives First National Secretary of Socialist Forces Front.( APS,03/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Thursday the First National Secretary of Socialist Forces Front (FFS), Youcef Aouchiche.
In a statement at the end of the hearing, Mr. Aouchiche indicated that the FFS remained "faithful to its founding principles of constructive dialogue and responsible opposition", noting that his political formation "did not miss any opportunity offered to it to to express its attachment to the project of nation-building on the basis of democracy and the effective participation of all components of society".
The First National Secretary of the FFS affirmed that his meeting with President Tebboune made it possible to review "several essential points", citing in particular "the initiatives of the party for a national consensus on the basis of an inclusive dialogue" for the treatment of all national, political and socio-economic issues.
Noting having "exchanged views on the international and regional situation with the President of the Republic", Mr. Aouchiche reported a "convergence of views" on this subject.
"It is important today to initiate mechanisms likely to restore the confidence of Algerians to participate in the nation-building process and face all the dangers that threaten the country," he added.
Stockholm+50 : Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane calls for support of civil capacity for natural disaster response.( APS,03/06/2022)
STOCKHOLM (Sweden)- Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane called on the international community in Stockholm, on Thursday, to support the proposals of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune to create a continental civil capacity for natural disaster preparedness and response in Africa, approved by the heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) at the extraordinary summit in Malabo last May.
Algeria’s oil production will rise to one million and 39 thousand barrels per day next July.( APS,03/06/2022)
The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, said Thursday in Algiers, that Algeria’s oil production will rise to one million and 39 thousand barrels / day next July, according to the decisions of the 29th ministerial meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies from outside the Organization, or what is known as the “OPEC +” Group.
This rise comes in accordance with the decision of “OPEC +” taken today during its meeting through videoconference, which stipulates raising the total production volume of the group by 648,000 barrels in next July.
Algeria’s production is estimated to increase, according to this decision, by 17,000 barrels per day in the month of July, which will allow it to reach a production level of 1,039 million barrels per day in July, according to Mr. Arkab.
World Children’s Day: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune renews commitment to ensuring safe future for Algeria’s children.( APS,01/06/2022)
ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune renewed Wednesday, on the occasion of the celebration of the World Children’s Day, his commitment to working relentlessly to provide all the necessary conditions that ensure a safe future for Algeria’s children.
“Happy day to all the children of Algeria on the occasion of their world day. I renew my firm commitment to working relentlessly to provide all the necessary conditions that ensure a safe future for Algeria’s children, the leaders of tomorrow,” tweeted President Tebboune.
Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane represents President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune at high-level international meeting on environment in Stockholm.( APS,02/06/2022)
In his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, will participate next Thursday and Friday, in a high-level international meeting on environment hosted by the Swedish capital, Stockholm, according to a statement of the services of the Prime Minister.
The statement said: ” In his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Prime Minister Aïmene Benabderrahmane, will participate, on 2 and 3 June 2022, in a high-level international meeting on environment, hosted by the Swedish capital, Stockholm, under the theme “Stockholm after 50 years, Planet Wellness for Everyone’s Prosperity – Our Responsibility, Our Opportunity.”
This international event organized by the United Nations aims, the statement adds, “to encourage the adoption of green recovery plans for the post-Covid-19 period and to establish a starting point for accelerating the implementation of the United Nations Decade for Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including the 2030 Agenda, and The Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
“This meeting is also organized to coincide with the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the holding of the 1972 United Nations Conference on Human Environment, as well as the passage of five decades of global environmental action,” according to the same source.
Mediterraneans Games: Algeria Press Service (APS) proposes exchange platform between news Agencies.( APS,02/06/2022)
ORAN- The Agency Algeria Press Service (APS) proposed Tuesday, in Oran, the implementation of a digital platform for the exchange of news, videos, and photos, for an extensive media promotion of the Mediterranean Games, whose 19th edition will be held from 25 June and 6 July.
This platform conceived in three languages (Arabic, English, and French) will enable the member agencies of the Alliance of the Mediterranean News Agencies (AMAN) to get free news, photos and videos produced by APS, on the condition of sending their IP source code, according to the recommendations made at the international seminar on “the Role of Regional News Agencies in the Promotion of Sports in the Mediterranean.”
APS will meet the needs of these Mediterranean agencies if they want to make press interviews with sports personalities, teams or bodies during the Mediterranean Games that will be organized this summer in Oran, on the condition that they are broadcast with the logo “APS.”
In his speech at the wrap-up of the seminar, Minister of Communication, Mohamed Bouslimani welcomed the initiative of APS which “enabled the Mediterranean agencies to exchange their points of view and experiences in order to strengthen the media cooperation, reach a rapprochement and to promote the values of freedom, justice and peace between the countries of the Mediterranean basin.”
For his part, Director General of APS, Samir Gaid, pointed out “that through its sessions, this seminar was an opportunity to listen to each other and to have an exchange on the future of work in our agencies and to consider projects that will serve the mutual interests and meet our aspirations.”
Mr. Samir Gaid stressed the importance of organizing such meetings, confirming Algeria’s openness to its partners and its commitment to permanent communication with them in various fields, including media.
For his part, AMAN’s Secretary-General, George Penintaes said that sport will unite the two shores of the Mediterranean in Oran’s edition, scheduled from 25 June to 6 July, considering that the Mediterranean countries share several historical, civilizational and cultural aspects.
He also hailed the role played by APS within the Alliance, through its professional work accompanying the role played by Algeria in the Mediterranean basin, thanking, on this occasion, APS’ officials for the organization of this seminar.
60th anniversary of independence at the center of Government meeting.( APS,01/06/2022)
Prime Minister Aïmene, Mr. Benabderrahmane chaired, today, Tuesday, a government meeting, devoted to the preliminary draft law granting concessions on lands belonging to the state’s private properties and destined for investment projects and the progress of preparations related to the completion of the sixth general census of population and housing and the celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of independence, according to a statement of the Prime Minister’s services.
Here is its full text:
“Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired today Tuesday, May 31, 2022, a government meeting held at the Government Palace.
During its weekly meeting, the government examined the following points:
In the field of finance:
The Minister of Finance made a presentation on a preliminary draft law amending and supplementing Ordinance No. 08-04 of September 1, 2008, which specifies the conditions and modalities for granting concessions on lands belonging to the state’s private property and destined for the implementation of investment projects.
This review falls within the framework of implementing the instructions of the President of the Republic aimed not only at taking care of the shortcomings and imbalances that have been observed so far in the granting and management of economic real estate, but also aimed at encouraging transparency and economic performance by granting concessions on real estate in order to implement investment projects that create wealth and jobs.
Moreover, the preliminary draft law aims to review and harmonize the modalities of granting concessions on economic real estate in order to establish transparency and effectiveness in handling files, following up on investors and supporting them, and thus improving the investment climate by instilling confidence among project holders.
In this regard, the most important proposed reform is the establishment of four independent national agencies, with legal character and financial independence, to undertake, on behalf of the state, the tasks of granting economic real estate directed to investment and following up on the implementation of projects completed in this framework.
Finally, this draft law will be examined during an upcoming meeting of the Council of Ministers.
With regard to the general census of population and housing:
The Government heard a joint presentation by the Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and Urban Planning, in his capacity as Chairman of the National Committee for the General Census of Population and Housing, and the Minister of Digitization and Statistics, on the progress of the preparations related to the completion of sixth general census of population and housing.
It is the only structured census completed in a comprehensive manner.
The General Census of Population and Housing would provide a rich database and a set of socio-economic indicators that allow enlightening the process of public decision-making in order to better meet the growing needs of the population and improve public service.
It was also pointed out that all the mapping preparatory work has been completed, as well as the information solution dedicated to collecting and transmitting information in real time. Modern technological means likely to facilitate the process of collecting statistical information related to the general census of population and housing will be put at the disposal of the National Office of Statistics in order to facilitate the exploitation of data while reducing the costs and deadlines for collecting and processing this information.
Finally, with regard to the ongoing preparations to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of independence:
The Government heard a presentation by the Minister of War Veterans and Rights Holders on the progress of the preparations for the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of independence, which will start on the evening of July 04, 2022 and continue until July 05, 2023.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra receives the European Union Special Envoy for the Sahel.( APS,01/06/2022)
ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, received on Tuesday, the Special Envoy of the European Union (EU) for the Sahel, Mrs. Emanuela Claudia Del Re who is carrying out a working visit to Algeria as part of the political dialogue on peace and security issues in Africa, says a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Discussions focused on the prospects for strengthening cooperation between Algeria and the EU for the promotion of peace and security in Africa, and more particularly in the Sahelo-Saharan region which is facing immense political, security and economic challenges. The objective being to promote African solutions to Africa's problems, with more active support from foreign partners, including the EU", specifies the same source.
The Ministry further notes that "the two parties have also addressed the situation in Mali in the light of ongoing efforts aimed, on the one hand, at revitalizing the process of implementing the peace agreement and of reconciliation resulting from the Algiers process and, on the other hand, to promote consensus on the transition period with a view to the restoration of a democratic constitutional order in this country".
"In this regard, the EU Special Envoy paid tribute to the important role of Algeria in its dual capacity as Head of International Mediation and Chairman of the Monitoring Committee of the Agreement, and its sincere commitment in favor of a united, stable, democratic and prosperous Mali", notes the press release.
"Finally, the two parties agreed on the need to strengthen dialogue and consultation between Algeria and the EU on these issues of common interest and to increase contacts at all levels", concludes the Ministry.
International Children's Day: Algeria gives “paramount importance” to education development.( APS,01/06/2022)
ALGIERS- Minister of National Education, Abdelhakim Belabed said Tuesday that Algeria, under the leadership of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, gives “a paramount importance” to the development of education in a world marked by “several multi-dimensional transformations.”
the national delegate for the protection and promotion of childhood, Meriem Cherfi evoked certain measures and programs taken in the field of the protection and promotion of childhood, at the legislative and institutional levels, recalling the law on the protection Childhood of July 15, 2015, and the recent constitutional amendment which dealt in some of its articles with the theme of the supreme interest of the child.
Barley and durum wheat production: Algeria able to generate export surpluses.( APS,01/06/2022)
ALGIERS - Algeria has enormous potential "to further increase its production of barley and durum wheat and even generate export surpluses allowing it to balance its cereal balance, agricultural sector experts said on Tuesday in Algiers.
"Even if it depends on climatic conditions, the production of durum wheat and barley could increase significantly, which would allow the country to generate surpluses to exchange them for soft wheat and thus balance its cereal balance. “, they said during the study days on food security, organized by the National Institute for Global Strategy Studies (INESG).
UNESCO awards Medical Geology Chair in Africa to Algerian Hassina Mouri.( APS,01/06/2022)
ALGIERS-The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has awarded the Medical Geology Chair in Africa to Algerian Hassina Mouri, professor of geology at the University of Johannesburg.
It is the first time in the history of UNESCO chairs programs that a chair in medical geology focused on Africa is awarded, according to the website of the university.
Launched in 1992, the UNESCO Chairs program brings together 850 institutions in 117 countries and aims to promote inter-university cooperation.
Mouri was elected in 2020 as vice president of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUSG) for the period 2020-2024, becoming the first African woman to hold this position.
She is also a member of the Council of UNESCO’s International Geosciences and Geoparks Program, as well as the Evaluation Committee of the South African National Research Foundation for the Earth Sciences.
Mori previously served on the advisory board of the South African Journal of Science (SAJS), a prestigious scientific journal in South Africa.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Chairman of National Civil Society Watchdog.( APS,31/05/2022)
ALGIERS President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday the chairman of the National Civil Society Watchdog, Abderrahmane Hamzaoui.
The audience took place at the headquarters of the presidency of the Republic, in the presence of the chief of staff to the presidency, Abdelaziz Khellaf.
Algeria has clear strategy against security threats in Africa.( APS,31/05/2022)
ALGIERS- Speaker of the National People’s Assembly (APN), Mr. Brahim Boughali, said on Monday that Algeria had “a clear strategy” to fight against security threats in Africa and will always oppose any form of unconstitutional change.
“Algeria, which has succeeded, thanks to its internal stability and its democratic environment, in playing a pioneering role at the diplomatic level, has a clear strategy in the face of security threats in Africa, particularly at the level of neighboring countries”, indicated Mr. Boughali who was speaking at the opening of a parliamentary day under the theme “Algeria and Africa: opportunities and challenges”.
This strategy “is based on the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, as well as on the spirit of cooperation and exchange of experiences. Algeria has experience allowing it to play a central role” , continued the president of the APN.
He added that “the achievements of the People’s National Army (ANP) in the fight against terrorism, crime and scourges, ahead of which are drugs, illegal trade and smuggling, empowers it to establish itself as an essential partner in the continent which is suffering from crises, and tries to resolve its outstanding issues which have created hotbeds of tension and various crises, in addition to the question of decolonization in Western Sahara”.
According to Mr. Boughali, “Algeria also has a new vision to increase its effective role in the African continent”, noting that the country was “aware that international competition has geopolitical repercussions and fallout on the continent”.
Algeria ensures, in this context, to have a strong presence capable of strengthening African solidarity, particularly in the light of its political will and its strong army, he added.
Noting that the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune “repeatedly affirmed this trend”, Mr. Boughali assured that “our active diplomacy had confirmed that Algeria had competitive capacities in Africa”.
Algeria opposes any form of unconstitutional change
On this occasion, the Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament welcomed “the significant efforts made by Algeria to defend the interests of the peoples of the continent, and its contributions to preparing the armies of friendly countries to meet the challenges of peace, security and stability”.
Stressing that Algeria will continue to oppose any form of unconstitutional changes, he called for “addressing the root causes that led to the return of this dangerous, destabilizing phenomenon, which undermines all security and cooperation efforts”.
“Faced with this phenomenon which greatly opens the way to interference in African affairs”, Mr. Boughali underlined that “the competition, even the relentlessness on Africa and its wealth, is more and more tough given the potentialities and the wealth that the continent conceals, as well as its geostrategic position”.
“It only remains for African countries to support the mechanisms of the AU to stem the attempts to militarize the continent aimed at dragging it into the unknown, in addition to the exacerbation of the political and socio-economic situations. (…) to leave it prey to looting, spoliation and exploitation with the consequences that flow from it, and the resurgence of dangerous scourges, such as terrorism and the various forms of crime”.
“The resolution of the current situation does not only pass through military and security means, but must be inclusive under a multi-party vision, ensuring that all segments of society are given hope without exception”, he pointed out.
“At the APN we are working through parliamentary diplomacy to generalize the Algerian approach based essentially on the right of peoples to adapt their policies according to their specificities and their nature far from foreign interference whose objective is to divide the continent to serve certain interests and destroy African capacities,” added Mr. Boughali.
Mr. Boughali also insisted on the importance of reviving economic diplomacy and continuing efforts for purely African competition by exploiting the opportunities offered in the service of Algeria and Africa. , emphasizing “the key role of diplomacy, parliamentary and religious”.
Among the topics debated during this parliamentary day “the role of the ANP in the concretization of Algeria’s strategy to fight against security challenges on its borders”, and “the competitive capacities of Algeria in Africa in the face of the repositioning and the conflict of interests between the great powers”, in addition to themes linked to economic and religious diplomacy.
Opening in Algiers of the 3rd International Olive Fair.( APS,31/05/2022)
ALGIERS- The third edition of the International Olive Fair "ALGEROLIVA 2022" opened on Monday in Algiers, with the participation of 60 national and foreign exhibitors.
Organized from May 30 to June 2, the Show has the participation of Tunisia, Egypt, Italy and Turkey, indicated the organizer of the Show, Mr. Gani Samir, indicating that "this fair, under the aegis of the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion, has returned after a 3-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is of great importance and mainly aims at attracting interested operators ".
This edition will allow operators to find out about new techniques and machines exhibited by operators to renew their production units and to study the possibility of producing certain equipment locally.
Agro-food industry: 19th Djazagro opens in Algiers. ( APS,31/05/2022)
ALGIERS- The 19th tradeshow for agro-food production "Djazagro" opened Monday, in Algiers, with the participation of exhibitors from 25 countries.
This Fair, which will last until June 2, has the participation of 500 national and foreign exhibitors, on a total exhibition area of 22,000 m².
The Fair allows an exchange of experiences between the participants with the aim of developing the field of agri-food industries in Algeria, and guiding operators on the possibilities and means of installing factories for the agri-food industries in Algeria and the different techniques that are associated with them.
African Union Summit on terrorism: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune submits comprehensive report.( APS,28/05/2022)
MALABO (Equatorial Guinea) – Ahead of the 16th African Union Extraordinary Summit on Saturday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, and as part of its leadership of the AU in the prevention and fight of terrorism and violent extremism, President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has submitted a report on the development of the terrorist threat in Africa and the prospects for enhancing the responses at the regional and international levels.
The report, a flagship document meant to enrich the deliberations of the heads of state and government at the Malabo Summit, tackles the terrorist threat in Africa and explains the factors that contribute to its spread to a frenetic pace in all parts of the continent.
The report stresses the need to make the issue of terrorism a top priority in Africa, to preserve peace and security and proposes, in this respect, a series of measures to enhance individual and collective capacity-building of African countries.
It also highlights the responsibility of the international community in this regard, calling for further support to the efforts of African countries.
Mentioning Algeria's successful experience in the prevention and fight against this scourge, President Tebboune emphasizes the "imperative for foreign partners to comply with their obligations under the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council, by providing further support to the African countries engaged in the fight against terrorism, including locating, identifying and extraditing wanted terrorists based on their countries."
As part of cooperation with the United Nations, the President of the Republic stresses the "urgent need to carry out the necessary change for a shift to a new model for peacekeeping operations, more adapted to the requirements of the fight against terrorism in Africa."
African Union endorses Algeria’s initiative for natural disaster preparedness, response.( APS,28/05/2022)
MALABO (Equatorial Guinea)- The Conference of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, held Friday (May 27) in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, has endorsed Algeria’s initiative for the creation of a continental civil capacity for disaster preparedness and response in Africa.
The Algerian initiative is one of the key measures adopted in the Political Declaration of the AU Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit to address the humanitarian challenges of climate change and natural disasters, pandemics and health emergencies, nutrition and food security and post-conflict reconstruction and development, as well as the financing of humanitarian action in Africa.
On this occasion, Algeria reiterated, through Ambassador Boudjemaa Delmi, Director General of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, “its firm belief in the imperative of supporting African solutions to the continent’s problems.
In this context, she called for “a multidimensional approach targeting the root causes of humanitarian crises on the continent, particularly colonialism and terrorism, with a view to achieving durable solutions and thus enabling the return of refugees to their homeland”.
The humanitarian summit was also an opportunity to raise funds and mobilise material resources from AU member states and international partnerships to finance African programmes to respond to humanitarian crises.
In keeping with its long tradition of hospitality and active solidarity, Algeria announced a wide range of structural projects, in-kind contributions and humanitarian aid operations, in particular for the benefit of neighbouring countries and the refugees it has hosted for decades.
As a reminder, the AU Extraordinary Summit on Humanitarian Issues and the Donors’ Conference were convened by the last AU Ordinary Summit, with the objective of taking prompt action and necessary measures in support of African countries facing acute humanitarian crises.
The work of this summit is thus concluded by the adoption of a Solemn Declaration marking the commitment of African Heads of State and Government to respond effectively to these challenges and containing subsequent measures to translate this commitment into action.
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) : Algeria is among countries with “high reliability” in providing gas to its customers.( APS,30/05/2022)
The monthly report issued by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), confirmed that Algeria is on the list of countries with “high reliability” in providing gas to its customers.
In the report, which was published today, Sunday, on “developments of liquefied natural gas and hydrogen during the first quarter of 2022”, the organization touched on the various Algerian gas supplies towards the countries with which it committed itself within the framework of the concluded agreements, where it clarified that “Algerian exports remain within the usual quarterly range, which ranges between 2.5 million tons and 3 million tons.”
All shipments from Algeria headed to European markets at a time when Europe is seeking to diversify its sources of supplies, according to the report, which indicated the continued exploitation of the “Med Gas” pipeline that connects Algeria with Spain directly and which recently raised its capacity from 8 to 10.5 billion cubic meters / year.
The report also referred to Sonatrach’s conclusion of a new agreement with the Italian company “ENI” to increase gas exports through the “Enrico Mattei” pipeline, which connects Algeria with Italy via Tunisia, with a design capacity of 33 billion cubic meters per year.
Over 1,200 visitors to Algerian Medical Tourism Expo in Oran.( APS,29/05/2022)
ORAN-Over 1,200 professionals visited the Algerian Medical Tourism Expo (AMTEX), whose first edition wrapped up Saturday in Oran, the organizers announced Sunday.
According to the Director of the organizing Agency "Pharmex communication", Yasser Badour, the number of professional visitors recorded during the "AMTEX" show is "satisfactory", even if the organizers were counting on 2,000 professional visitors.
In addition, Mr. Baddour recalled that the Fair registered the participation of eight (8) Ambassadors from Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and Ethiopia, who presented the experiences of medical tourism in their countries, as they held meetings with Algerian operators to develop partnership relations.
Regarding partnerships, the organizer of the show indicated that several contacts have been made between national and foreign operators in the field of medical tourism.
Visit of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Italy: Algeria’s relations with friends based on mutual trust and has only one, and it does not change.( APS,27/05/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune said Thursday, in Rome, that Algeria’s relations with its friends were mainly based on “trust” and “has only one, and it does not change.”
At a press conference held jointly with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, following their discussions at the presidential palace as part of his State visit to this country, President Tebboune said he had stressed in all his meetings with the Italian president “that what Algerian memory holds of Italy, a brother country, is very positive, be it before or during the National Liberation War, at the independence and to date.”
“Our relations with Italy, a friend country, have always been perfect (throughout the decades),” the head of State said.
Algerian-Italian relations, he added, “are doing well and we hope for better (ties).”
President Tebboune said discussions with his Italian counterpart were an opportunity to tackle many issues, stressing the “total convergence” between the two countries on issues of common interest, including the situation in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean, as well as the bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.
Highlighting “the strong and old friendship between Algeria and Italy,” the president of the Republic stressed his determination to “preserve this friendship by all means, in addition to energy cooperation.”
Energy cooperation between the two countries “self-evident” as relations between Algeria and its friends are based on “trust,” President Tebboune said.
“We are morally bound to preserve our agreements with all countries, and especially with Italy, a friendly country.”
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune : Convergence of views between Algeria, Italy on number of international issues
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune stressed Thursday, in Rome, the “convergence of views between Algeria and Italy on a number of international issues, including Libya crisis and the situation in Tunisia.
During a press briefing with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella, President Tebboune said that there was “total convergence of views between the two countries on Tunisia and the Libyan question”.
“We share Tunisia’s problems and we are ready to help it find a solution,” said the President of the Republic.
“We are also ready to help more to guarantee the stability of Libya”, said President Tebboune, believing that “beyond all the experiences of the United Nations, the Security Council and the friends of Libya, the only solution remains the elections that give voice to the Libyan people and allow the reconstruction of Libya on democratic bases”.
For his part, Mr. Mattarella underlined the convergence of views between the two countries on the Libyan issue, insisting on “the support of the efforts made by the United Nations to reach a meeting between the Libyan parties, with a view to resolving all the problems and organising elections on a democratic basis”.
With regard to Tunisia, the Italian President said that particular attention had been paid to the need to “succeed in laying the foundations of democracy through elections and to work towards achieving economic stability in order to face up to the great difficulties facing Tunisia”.
According to Mr. Mattarella, Algeria and Italy have the same position and no particular interests, their only interest being the support of the Tunisian and Libyan peoples.
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune : Proposal to set up submarine cable between Algeria and Italy.( APS,27/05/2022)
President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Thursday made a proposal, in Rome, to set up a submarine cable between Algeria and Italy, to supply Italy and a part of Europe with electric power.
“We have made a proposal to set up a submarine cable between Algeria and Italy, through which we will be able to supply Italy and part of Europe with electricity,” President Tebboune said at a joint press conference with his Italian counterpart, Sergio Mattarella, at the end of bilateral talks held at the Presidential Palace.
Regarding renewable energy, the Head of State announced the launch by the two countries of the production of solar panels in the wilaya of Sidi Bel-Abbes and other products by two Algerian and Italian companies.
The President of the Republic, who arrived in Rome on Wednesday for a three-day state visit to Italy, at the invitation of his Italian counterpart, had a one-on-one meeting with President Mattarella in the Italian capital today (Thursday). The talks were then extended to delegations from both countries.
Launching the parliamentary channel: consolidating democratic practice and enhancing participation in political action.( APS,27/05/2022)
The parliamentary channel of the Algerian Television Corporation, whose broadcast was officially launched today, Thursday in Algiers, is an embodiment of one of the commitments of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to consolidate democratic practice and enhance participation in political action.
During the broadcast launch ceremony, which took place under the supervision of the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Mr. Salah Goudjil, the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly, Brahim Boughali, and the Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, the Minister of Communication, Mr. Mohamed Bouslimani, the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Mrs. Basma Azouar, as well as the official spokesman for the Presidency of the Republic, Samir Agoune, the head of the Audiovisual Control Authority, Mohamed Louber, members of the two chambers of Parliament and officials of public media institutions, Mr. Salah Goudjil emphasized that this new media edifice is “another building block of the institutional building of the new Algeria.”
In this regard, the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Mr. Salah Goudjil, stressed, in a speech on the occasion, that the establishment of the parliamentary channel comes within the framework of “the path of building a new Algeria, the establishment of real democracy, and the construction of present and future institutions in order to strengthen Algeria’s position, especially in the current stage that requires strengthening the internal front.” .
He explained that one of the channel’s tasks is “to highlight the true democratic practice by highlighting the various parliamentary activities, strengthening the oversight work on the executive body and introducing parliamentary diplomacy,” adding that the work of this channel “is not limited to the two chambers of parliament only, but will also include the state and municipal local councils in order to explain how it works within the framework of consolidating the concept of participatory democracy at the grassroots level.”
In turn, the President of the People’s National Assembly, Mr. Boughali, stressed that the launch of the parliamentary channel is “a proof of the sincerity of intentions and the will to act in building a new Algeria, the features of which Algerians have begun to see,” recalling that the channel “is within the commitments of the President of the Republic, which are being realized day after day in all fields.” .
He pointed out that this new media space “will inevitably give an addition to the specialized media scene, contribute to strengthening parliamentary work, give the true image of Parliament, and open horizons of communication to expand the circle of transparency and the involvement of society in legislative action, in a manner that consolidates the foundations of democracy whose features have become clear through the rebuilding of constitutional institutions through the path of the free will of the Algerian people.
Mr. Boughali highlighted that the launch of this channel “coincides with the initiative to gather words, unite ranks, strengthen the home front, and valorize national cohesion to face the challenges posed by regional and international realities,” reiterating his commitment to “supporting this initiative and working within its framework because it is the source of wisdom and insight.”
In a speech delivered on the occasion, Prime Minister, Benabderrahmane affirmed, “The launch of a specialized television channel concerned with parliamentary life is an embodiment of one of the 54 commitments undertaken by the President of the Republic and a qualitative addition within a well-defined path that consolidates democratic practice and enhances participation in political action in our country. “.
He explained that this media experience would “correct the imbalances that continued to plague Parliament’s institutional communication with its two chambers, given the constitutional status of the legislative authority,” considering that this new media edifice is “a national gain that will undoubtedly contribute to building bridges of trust between the voter and the elected, it plays a role in establishing a culture of dialogue, accepting criticism and differences, and listening to others, regardless of their orientations.”
For his part, Minister of Communications, Mr. Bouslimani, considered the launch of the first public parliamentary TV channel in Algeria to be of “extreme importance”, as this channel falls within the framework of “the policy of developing the media landscape and strengthening the relevant institutional edifice enshrined in Article 54 of the 2020 constitution.”
This channel, the minister adds, “will contribute to strengthening the citizen’s right to truthful and objective information and strengthening the role of institutional media, through a professional performance that develops the relationship of trust between the citizen and the various national institutions and bodies,” as it will “contribute to creating a relationship of integration and coordination between Parliament and the rest of the country institutions” in order to support efforts to build a new Algeria and to counter the hostile schemes targeting Algeria through fourth-generation wars.
For his part, the Director-General of the General Organization for Algerian Television, Mr. Chabane Lounakel, said that with the launch of the Parliamentary Channel, the Algerian Television Complex “rises to the ranks of the largest television complexes at the Arab and African level, in terms of the number of television channels as well as the hourly volume of daily broadcasts estimated at 206 hours, equivalent to 75,000 hours per year.
A large Algerian delegation took part from 23 to 25 May in Malabo, in the work of the 4th session of the Specialized Technical Committee of the African Union (AU), on migration, refugees and internally displaced persons, and of the extraordinary session of the AU Executive Council.
These meetings were held in preparation for the 15th and 16th Extraordinary Summits of the African Union on humanitarian issues and the Donors’ Conference on the one hand, and on terrorism and unconstitutional changes on the other, scheduled for Friday and Saturday respectively in the Equatoguinean capital.
During these meetings, the Algerian delegation, led by Ambassador Boudjemaa Delmi, Director General of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, enriched the debates on the issues on the agenda of the Humanitarian Summit , namely humanitarian challenges, change and natural disasters, food security and nutrition, pandemics and health challenges, post-conflict reconstruction and development and the financing of humanitarian action in Africa.
While recalling that Algeria has been hosting a considerable number of refugees for decades, the delegation called for a multidimensional approach targeting the root causes of the humanitarian crises on the continent, particularly colonialism and terrorism, in order to achieve durable solutions and thus enable the return of refugees to their homeland.
The delegation also shared the Algerian experience on the prevention and fight against terrorism and violent extremism, in preparation for the AU Extraordinary Summit devoted to this issue.
On this occasion, AU Member States warmly hailed Algeria’s pioneering role and invited the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to address the African Heads of State and Government, as keynote speaker at this summit.
As a reminder, Mr. Tebboune had been elected by his peers as “Leader of the African Union on the prevention and fight against terrorism and violent extremism”, in recognition of Algeria’s efforts in the fight against this scourge and the successes of the Algerian approach in this area.
The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune met in Rome, representatives of the Algerian Community established in Italy. On this occasion, President Tebboune said that the scheduling of this meeting with the Algerian community at the beginning of his visit was part of his concern to listen to the concerns and expectations of members of the Algerian Community and reflected the imperative to involve them in the economic process and development of the country.
The President of the Republic praised, moreover, the historical and honorable positions of Italy vis-à-vis Algeria, especially during the Liberation Revolution, recalling the support of Enrico Mattei , whom he called an "outstanding» friend. The relations between Algeria and Italy are solid and are among the strongest Arab-European relations in the Mediterranean region, said the head of state.
The representatives of the national Community established in Italy have, for their part, welcomed this meeting which is a tradition instituted by the President of the Republic during his visits abroad, allowing them to raise their concerns and proposals.
The meeting also allowed the representatives of the Algerian Community in Italy to expose their concerns related to the opening of schools teaching Arabic language, the facilitation of maritime and air transport to Algeria, inter-university exchanges and with research centers and investment.
Africa Day: Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra affirms that Algeria will be an active party in the project of integration and prosperity of the African continent.( APS,25/05/2022)
Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, stressed today, Wednesday, that Algeria will be an active party in the project of African integration and prosperity, calling on everyone to work to make the continent a “dynamic force” on the international scene.
On the occasion of Africa Day, Mr. Lamamra said: “Let us share together the celebration of our victories in the liberation of the peoples of the continent.” He added: “Let us share together our collective awareness of the challenges that must be faced in order to achieve an integrated, prosperous, peaceful Africa, led by its citizens and representing a dynamic force on the international scene.”
He stressed that “on the 60th anniversary of its independence, Algeria will be, more than ever, proud of its African affiliation as an active party in this great and civilized project.”
The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad on a working and friendship visit to Vietnam and Laos.( APS,25/05/2022)
ALGIERS - The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Rachid Chakib Kaid will carry out, from Thursday, a two-day working and friendship visit to Vietnam, before going to in Laos, on May 30, said a statement from the Ministry on Wednesday.
Mr. "Chakib Rachid Kaid, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, will pay a working and friendship visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on May 26 and 27, 2022, and to the Republic People's Democratic Republic of Laos on May 30, 2022," the statement read.
"The visit to Vietnam is part of strengthening the ties of friendship, solidarity and cooperation between the two countries as they prepare to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations (28 October 1962) and will allow the Secretary General to co-chair with Mr. Pham Quang Hieu, Vietnamese Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, the 3rd Session of the Algerian-Vietnamese political consultations", adds the same source.
This visit will constitute "a new opportunity to review the ways and means to allow the consolidation of the cooperation linking Algeria to Vietnam which has its roots in the heroic and united combat of the two countries against colonialism and in the effort to post-independence construction".
It will also be "an opportunity to discuss regional and international issues of common interest, with a view to strengthening the convergence that characterizes the positions of the two countries on these issues".
Mr. "Chakib Rachid Kaid will then travel to Vientiane, capital of Laos to hold, on May 30, 2022, political consultations with senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos, as part of the implementation implementation of the Memorandum of Understanding on political consultations between the Foreign Ministries of the two countries, signed in Algiers on December 17, 2002", also specifies the text.
There, too, "it will be a question of injecting a new dynamic into the relations of friendship and cooperation between Algeria and Laos, by identifying the axes of cooperation capable of raising bilateral relations, particularly in terms of trade and economic exchanges".
"The two parties will not fail, moreover, to exchange, on this occasion, their points of view on regional and international issues, and in particular those relating to peace, security and sustainable development", concludes the communicated.
The Sonatrach Group to support the Congolese partner through training and experience transfer.( APS,26/05/2022)
The CEO of Sonatrach, Toufik Hakkar affirmed the Company’s willingness to support the Congolese partner through training and transfer of experience in the field of hydrocarbons, a statement from the Group said on Wednesday.
Mr. Hakkar met on Sunday at the headquarters of the Group’s General Management with the Congolese delegation led by the Minister of Hydrocarbons of the Republic of Congo and current President of the OPEC Conference, Bruno Jean-Richard Itoua, the same source said, adding that the two parties discussed several topics concerning areas of partnership including oil and gas.
The meeting allowed the two parties to discuss “the experience that Sonatrach can bring in terms of research and exploration of hydrocarbons, field development, refining, production and transport of gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG)”.
The Congolese delegation inquired about opportunities and areas of cooperation in the field of specialized training at the Algerian Institute of Petroleum (IAP), part of the Sonatrach group.
The CEO of Sonatrach affirmed, in this regard, “the group’s willingness to support the Congolese partner through training and the transfer of experience in the field of hydrocarbons.
The Sonatrach Group” aims at consolidating the economic relations between the two countries and implementing the investment strategy beyond the borders, especially in the oil and gas industry, processing and transport of hydrocarbons “, it was underlined.
The Congolese delegation paid several visits to Sonatrach’s industrial facilities, including the industrial area of Arzew, the Research and Development Centre (CRD) and the IAP in Boumerdes, adding that these visits and meetings allowed taking note of “the rich opportunities available for the future partnership between the two countries”.
The Congolese delegation had carried out, since Saturday, adds the same source.