May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Dr Michael Ahimbisibwe participates at the 15th ministerial session of IEF – Algiers

Algiers, 26-28 sept. 2016.

At the invitation of the Algerian Ministry of Energy,Dr Michael Ahimbisibwe , Senior Energy Officer of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of the Republic of Uganda, participate to the 15th ministerial session of the International Energy  held in Algiers from 26 to 28 September 2016.
As a reminder, cooperation in the field of Energy between Algeria and Uganda was among the points on the agenda of the State visit of President MUSEVENI in Algeria in October 2015. On this occasion, President MUSEVENI had visited the refinery of Sidi Rezine in Algiers, which had been built in 1964, two years after the Independence of Algeria.

https://www.ief.org/events/ief15-ministerial

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May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Lamamra, Zuma underscore « need » for strengthening AU’s role within UN.

New York 21 September 2016.

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma underscored, on 21 September 2016,  in New York « the need » for strengthening the role, action and presence of the Organization within the United Nations.

« Lamamra and Zuma discussed elections in the AU and highlighted the need for strengthening the role, action and presence of the Organization within the UN ».

During this meeting held on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, both parties broached cooperation with other international and regional organizations.  

Both officials also discussed « the completion of the Western Sahara decolonization process and support to the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali ».

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Lamamra-McCully meeting: Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic, election of new UN Secretary General on agenda.

New York 21 September 2016.

The Western Sahara issue and the election of the new Secretary General of the United Nations are among the issues broached in a meeting held, on 21 September 2016, in New York, between the minister of State, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra and the president of the UN Security Council, Murray McCully.

The two parties broached, in a meeting on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, many issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council and the General Assembly, particularly Western Sahara and the election of the new Secretary General of the United Nations .

In addition, Lamamra congratulated McCully, who is also New Zealand’s minister of Foreign Affairs, for the “remarkable” role played by his country as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, recalling that this “is perfectly coherent with New Zealand’s principled positions since joining the UN organization.”

Furthermore, broaching the bilateral relations, the two parties expressed “the shared willingness and the determination to work for the strengthening of the economic and commercial cooperation ties between the two countries”.

 

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Deputy chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council Algeria’s position for reconciliation in Libya.

Algiers, 10 September 2016.  

 Deputy chairman of Libya’s Presidential Council Ahmed MAITIG hailed, in Algiers, Algeria’s consistent position for reconciliation in Libya.

In a statement to the press at the end of his discussions with Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader MESSAHEL, MAITIG said that the talks were « fruitful » and hailed Algeria’s role and its « consistent » position for reconciliation in Libya, as well as the role of President of the Republic Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA to that end.

Algeria’s position was clearly showed during the last meeting of the Arab League, he said, adding that « Algeria has adopted the same position as the African Union. »

MAITIG also underlined the excellent relations between Algeria and Libya, and called for the holding of such meetings to overcome the difficult situation in the region, adding that reconciliation « is the best means for the resolution of all crises. »

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

MESSAHEL at International Tokyo Conference on African Development Summit held in Nairobi.

Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel represented the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA at the 6th International Tokyo Conference on African Development Summit (TICAD VI) scheduled on 27 and 28 August, in Nairobi (Kenya).

This summit’s theme is “Advancing the agenda of Africa’s Sustainable development: TICAD, partnership for prosperity.”

In addition to the review of the progress made in the implementation of the « Yokohama Action Plan », adopted in the TIVAD V in 2013, the discussions will focus on themes of industrialization, health and social stability.

The Nairobi Summit takes place as Africa, under the double impetus of the NEPAD and the African Union’s 2063 Agenda strives to create the necessary conditions for its development thanks to a better cooperation with its various partners.

Furthermore, MESSAHEL also represented the President of the Republic at the 25th Summit of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) held on 26 August in the Kenyan capital.

On side lines of the conference, President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, received in audience Minister Messahel who was carrying a special message sent by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Visit to Uganda of experts of Algerian Police.

For the follow-up of the visit in Algiers of the Inspector General of Uganda Police and discussions with his Algerian counterpart, the General Major Abdelghani HAMEL, General of the National Security, and in an application to the memorandum of understanding signed on this occasion, a Algerian delegation of senior police officers stayed a week in Uganda to finalize plans of training Uganda Police.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Algeria selected to host the Regional Office (Africa) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) from January 2017.

It is Africa’s first office serving African countries, which for many years have advocated the opening of field offices in Africa as the only continent not to be represented on the external network of WIPO.

At the last WIPO General Assembly (August 2016) African Ambassadors Group in Geneva underlined that Africa did not have a WIPO representation on the continent, and called the PBC to recommend that Nigeria and Algeria be designated as two new WIPO external offices.

Six African countries (Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and Tunisia) were able to submit a nomination file in accordance with the conditions laid down by the United Nations.In the absence of consensus on the modalities for choosing two countries from among the six candidates, it was decided to vote by splitting the six countries into two distinct groups: North Africa (Algeria, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia), Sub- Saharan Africa (Kenya and Nigeria).

Following the vote held on 4th August 2016 in Geneva, Algeria was chosen, with a large majority, in the first round, to host the first external office.

Below the link to the Website of the National Office of Copyright and related Rights of Algeria:

http://www.onda.dz/

Jul 10, 2016 to Jul 18, 2016

Algerian participation at the 27th Summit of African Union

The Minister for Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League, Abdelkader MESSAHEL, underline in Kigali, the exceptional distinction of the African Union in Algeria is a “recognition for his performances” in promoting the role of women in development.

The AU, during a closing ceremony of the 27th Conference of Heads of State and Government, awarded Algeria a great price, “The Prize of Prizes” in recognition of the efforts of the President of Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, to promote the role of women in society. “Today is a grateful African performance that Algeria has managed in a short time, achieve achieve in promoting the role of women in the various sectors, whether in the political aspects , economic and social, “said Minister MESSAHEL in sidelines of the closing ceremony of the AU summit.

Algeria has also been the first prize regarding social development in recognition of the efforts made by President BOUTEFLIKA in promoting the rights of women and in the area of economic and social development. The other prize went to Rwanda to promote the rights of women and men in politics. South Africa has received, in turn, the Prize for the promotion of women’s rights in the economic field. Algeria has been so distinguished in the three categories (political, economic and social), because of its ranking among the first in the field. And it is for this reason that Algeria, in addition to the social development of the price, got exceptionally “Prize of Prizes” encompassing all three categories, he said. The awards were presented by the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

May 31, 2020 to May 31, 2020

Minister Lamamra holds discussions in Kigali with UN General Secretary Ban Ki-moon. 15/07/2016

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra held discussions, in Kigali (Rwanda) on July 15th 2016, with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

It was an opportunity for the two sides to discuss the forthcoming meeting on South Sudan, scheduled as part of the works of the 27th African Union Summit, which take place in the Rwandese capital on 17 and 18 July 2016.

Peace and security issues in Africa, especially Western Sahara conflict, were also at the centre of the discussions.

Lamamra and Ban Ki-moon also exchanged views on issues put on AU Summit’s agenda, as well as other international issues.

During the discussions, Ban Ki-moon asked Lamamra to convey warn greetings and gratitude to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, for his « continued support » during his two terms in office as UN General Secretary.