Name: MESSAHEL

Firstname: Abdelkader

Date of Birth: July 7th 1949

Place of birth: Tlemcen

Professional experience:

Journalism.

Diplomatic Career devoted for Africa.

Deputy Director « OAU and Sub-regional Organizations »

Director « Africa ».

Political, parliamentary and ministerial functions:

  • 1971: Head of the section « Liberation Movements ». At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • 1986-1988 and 1996-1997: Director-General « Africa ».
  • Ambassador of Algeria to Burkina Faso.
  • Ambassador to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of African affairs.
  • Responsible for African issues in the Permanent Mission of Algeria to the United Nations in New York.
  • Delegate to many sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, Conferences of Heads of State and Government of the Organization of African Unity and numerous OAU Council of Ministers.
  • Ambassador of Algeria to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
  • 1999-2000: Special Envoy of the President of the Republic in charge of the follow-up of the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in the Great Lakes Region during the Algerian Presidency of the OAU.
  • 2000: Deputy Minister to the Minister of State, Minister for Foreign Affairs, in charge of African Affairs.
  • 2012: Minister delegated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs.
  • 2013: Minister of Communication.
  • 2014-2015: Minister delegated to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs.