Feb 23, 2018

Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel signs, on behalf Algeria, the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). 15/02/2018

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel signed, on 15th February , in Vienna, the Additional Protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano.

By the signing of this additional Protocol, established in 1997, which constitutes the main international tool for the control of nuclear energy, Algeria confirms, as Mr. Messahel pointed out at the signing ceremony, its commitment to the international regime of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, marked by the  accession of Algeria to the NPT in 1994, the signing in 1997 with the IAEA of the Comprehensive Safeguards Agreement & other international instruments such as the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material , the Convention on Nuclear Safety, and, more recently, in September 2017, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, in the conclusion of which Algeria had played a leading role.

 

Feb 23, 2018

Algeria-USA military Dialogue: 8th Session of the Joint Military Dialogue in Algiers. 12-14/02/2018.

Algerian and American military officials will meet in Algiers, for the 8th Session of the Joint Military Dialogue between Algeria and the United States of America.

The delegations of both countries will review the progress in the Algerian-American military cooperation and will examine new prospects for the enhancement of their future collaboration.

Feb 23, 2018

Foreign Minister Messahel holds talks with the Deputy Assistant of the US Secretary of Defense. 13/02/2018.

Foreign Minister Messahel holds talks with Mr Allan Patterson, the Deputy Assistant of the US Secretary of Defense, before the opening of the 8th session of the Military Dialogue between Algeria and USA:

  • military discussion ;
  • bilateral relations ;
  • Cooperation on security issues mainly fight against terrorism.
Feb 23, 2018

Two Ugandan petroleum technicians received by the Ambassador of Algeria in Uganda, before departure to Algeria for specialized training. 12/02/2018.

As part of the efforts to strengthen the Algeria-Uganda cooperation, two Ugandan petroleum technicians will benefit from a special training in the area of petroleum engineering in Algeria at the Algerian Petroleum Institute which specializes in Hydrocarbon exploitation and Oil instrumentation.

This training comes within the context of the implementation of the decision arrived at by the President of Uganda, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the President of Algeria, H.E Abdalaziz Boutelflika, in order to enhance the bilateral cooperation between the two countries in that domain. This decision was made during the state visit of H.E. the President of the Republic of Uganda in Algeria in October 2015.

Before their departure to Algeria, the two Ugandan petroleum technicians were received by the Ambassador of Algeria to Uganda, H.E Farid Boulahbel.

Feb 23, 2018

Amar Benaouda, key figure of the National Liberation War and member of the 22 historic group, passes away.

Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia on Thursday visited the home of the late Amar Benaouda in Annaba, a key figure of the National Liberation War and member of the 22 historic group, who died on Monday in Brussels (Belgium). He conveyed the condolences of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to the deceased family.

Amar Benaouda was a member of several organizations; such as the Movement for the Triumph of Democratic Freedoms, the Special Organization (OS), and the Group of 22 and the National Council of the Algerian Revolution.

It is worth mentioning that the « Group of 22 » is a grouping of 22 young heroes, who were determined to liberate Algeria. These young men were all members of the Special Organization.

In June 1954, they met in the villa of Elias Derriche (one of the militants) in Clos-Salembier (El Madania) to set the date of the outbreak of the Independence War of Algeria.

Feb 23, 2018

Communiqué: The Algerian Government decides to afford members of the national community abroad, access to public housing.

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Feb 23, 2018

Communiqué: The Algerian Government establishes big support facilities for business start-up by the Algerian youths abroad.

Feb 23, 2018

Security Council Secretary of the Russian Federation visits Algeria. 30-31/01/2018.

Nikolai Patrushev, Security Council Secretary of the Russian Federation, will pay a visit to Algeria on the 30th and 31st January 2018 leading a high powered delegation composed of high ranking officials representing different Russian Institutions.

Mikail Bogdanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be part of this delegation.

During his visit in Algiers, Patrushev  will be received by Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of foreign Affairs, with whom they will tackle certain bilateral questions written on the agenda of the two countries as part of the bilateral strategic dialogue.

The two men will evaluate the evolution of the strategic partnership between the two countries in the light of the exchanges of high level visits which took place these two past years between Algiers and Moscow.

Messahel will also tackle with Patrushev the issue of the struggle against terrorism and radicalization, the evolution of the situation in the Sahel region, in Libya, in the Middle East, as well as the efforts made towards the stabilization of the situation in Syria.

Patrushev will also be received during his stay in Algiers by other high ranking Algerian officials.

 

Feb 23, 2018

Algerian professor Malik Maaza received the African Union prize of scientific excellence: “Kwame Nkrumah 2017”.

Algerian professor Malik Maaza received on Sunday, in Addis Ababa, the African Union prize of scientific excellence: “Kwame Nkrumah 2017” awarded each year to researchers and African Scientists for their research work in various fields of technologies and human sciences.

Mr. Maaza was honored by the African Union and the UNESCO for his research works in nanotechnology in South Africa where he leads a research centre in Pretoria. The ceremony took place during the opening session of the 30th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union.

On this occasion, Mr. Maaza was also congratulated by the Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, who is representing the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the African Union Summit taking place in the Ethiopian capital.

Mr. Maaza who was  congratulated the new current African Union President, Paul Kagame, also received a cheque of U$D 100,000 as a token of appreciation for his efforts towards the promotion of science and research in Africa.

In a press statement, Mr. Maaza said that he felt honored by this distinction which motivates him to make more efforts to train other young researchers in Algeria and Africa.

Mr. Maaza studied in Algeria at the University of Oran, before going to France for further studies and working in other countries.

He said that he often stays in Algeria for training programs in favor of Algerian Universities and other research centers. In this respect, he welcomed the research policy carried out by Algeria, which he said, “encourages  university students to do research works.”

Feb 23, 2018

Foreign Minister Messahel takes attends the ministerial meeting of African Union ad hoc Committee on South Sudan. Addis Ababa, 26/01/2018.

On the sidelines of the works of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Executive Council of the African Union, Foreign Minister Messahel attended the ministerial meeting of African Union ad hoc Committee on South Sudan: support to IGAD mediation, call on parties to place the supreme interests of their country above any other consideration & to promote dialogue & reconciliation.