Mar 22, 2019

Minister Lamamra holds discussions with Rwandan Foreign Minister of Foreign Affairs in Oran-Algeria..

Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra held talks with his Rwandan counterpart Louise Mushikiwabo, on the sidelines of the 3rd High Level Seminar for Peace and Security in Africa, taking place in Oran – Algeria on 30 December 2015.

At the meeting, the ministers have lengthily discussed the role and the contribution of the African States, which are non-permanent members of Security, to the coordination and the promotion of the African positions about the crises and conflicts in the continent. In this regard, Lamamra stressed the need for a coordinated and concerted African approach enabling the African states to have a full participation in the management of African issues on the agenda of the Security Council.

Besides, the two ministers reviewed the state of peace and security at the regional, continental and international stages.

The Rwandan minister paid homage to the efforts of Algeria and President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for the International Mediation having resulted in the signing of Peace and Reconciliation Accord in Mali, following Algiers Process.

For his part, Lamamra welcomed the role played by Rwanda in the UN Security Council.

In view of the holding in Kigali of the 27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly in June/July 2016, the two ministers discussed the main points concerning AU peace and development.

In this context, Lamamra reiterated the support of Algeria for the organization of such a continental event.

At the bilateral level, the two ministers broached the application of the conclusions of President Kagame’s last visit to Algiers.

Mar 22, 2019

Inauguration of the Headquarters of AFRIPOL in Algiers. 13/12/2015.

The headquarters of the African Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL) has been inaugurated on 13th of December 2015 in Algiers by the minister of the Interior and Local Authorities, Nouredine BEDOUI, in the presence of police representatives of more than forty countries. The inauguration of AFRIPOL headquarters, in Ben Aknoun, Algiers, was also attended by the AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smail CHERGUI, the secretary general of the Arab interior Ministers council, Mohamed Benali Komane, the head of the General Directorate of National Police, Major General Abdelghani HAMEL, and Algiers’ wali (governor), Abdelakader ZOUKH.AFRIPOL headquarters, which stretches over an area of 1.4 hectare, is made up of 28 offices and two meeting halls.The inauguration of AFRIPOL took place on the sidelines of an African police chiefs meeting held the same day in Algiers, to ratify the rules governing the mechanism.AFRIPOL, to be operational in 2016, is expected to reach an overall view for a better police service in Africa, by boosting their organizational, technical and operational capacities. 

The ad hoc Committee on the establishment of the African Union Police Cooperation Mechanism – AFRIPOL was concluded its fourth meeting on 2nd June 2015 in Addis Ababa.  This meeting was attended by the Members of the ad hoc Committee, including the Co-Chairs, Algeria and Uganda, and the Chairpersons of the Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organizations, including the National Commissioner of the South African Police Services as the Chairperson of the Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) and the representative of the Chairpersons of the Eastern African Police Chiefs Committee (EAPCCO). The meeting was also attended by representative of International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) and staff of the AU Commission.
Mar 22, 2019

Algeria’s DG National Security takes part in the 84th General Assembly of Interpol in Kigali.

General Major Abdelghani HAMEL takes part in the 84th INTERPOL General Assembly held in Kigali – Rwanda 2-5 November 2015.
Discussions at the 2015 session in Kigali addressed some of most pressing cross-border challenges faced by police today. For example, counter-terrorism and foreign terrorist fighters, the organized criminal groups behind drug trafficking and people smuggling, and the different facets of cybercrime.
At this session, General Major HAMEL, reviewed the Algerian experience in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, drug trafficking, cybercrime and smuggling.
General Major, who spoke of the Algerian experience in reconciliation and the establishment of the rules of peace in society, thanks to the efforts and efforts of the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, reviewed the main thrusts of the initiative to create Afripol and the preparations for Algeria to house its headquarters, evoking the work of the first general assembly scheduled on 13 and 14 December 2015.
The establishment of an international computerized system for the control of persons at air border points, in a first step, which will be in 2016 at sea border points in a second stage, in collaboration with Air Transport and Maritime Transport are among the recommendations of the participants in this four-day session.
Through these new systems, Interpol wants to strengthen the mechanisms of control of people and goods between countries to stop smuggling, counterfeiting and the use of falsified or stolen travel documents.
Participants said that the aim of the policing bodies is to neutralize criminals through these sessions, adding that this remains dependent on the ability of law enforcement officials to make a real-time inquiry into the information available to them. Outside their borders. The digital age offers new opportunities for police forces.

Mar 22, 2019

Uganda open an Embassy in Algeria.

Since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries, the Government of Uganda has decided to open an Embassy in Algeria.

For its part, Algeria, has an Embassy in Kampala since 1979.

This decision was approved by the Government of Algeria on October 9th 2015, few days before the four-day state visit of President MUSEVENI to Algeria.

The new Ambassador of Uganda in Algeria, H.E. M. Moses Kiwe SEBUNYA, had also received his approval before this historical visit.


Mar 22, 2019

Algerian Khadidja Ladjel re-elected At UN Convention On Rights of All Migrant Workers. 30/06/2015.

Mrs Khadidja Ladjel has been re-elected on 30 June 2015 at the United Nations Convention on the Rights of all Migrant Workers and Members of their Families with 37 votes out of 46.

Membership

The Committee on Migrant Workers is currently composed of 14 independent experts (persons of high moral character, impartiality and recognized competence in the field covered by the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families).

Members are elected for a term of four years by States parties in accordance with article 72 of the Convention. Members serve in their personal capacity and may be re-elected if nominated.

Members are elected at meetings of States parties, in accordance with article 72  of the Convention.  For more information on the elections of the Committee on Migrant Workers, please refer to the link Meeting of States parties/Elections.

The CVs of the current members are available by clicking on the names of the members in the below table.

The composition of the Committee on Migrant Workers is now as follows:

Name of Member

Nationality

Term expires

Mr. José S. BRILLANTES
(Chairperson)
Philippines 31.12.2017
Ms Salome CASTELLANOS DELGADO Honduras 21.12.2017
Mr. Pablo CERIANI CERNADAS
(Vice-chairperson)
Argentina 31.12.2017
Ms Fatoumata Abdourhamane DICKO
(Vice-chairperson)
Mali 31.12.2017
Ms. Jasminka DZUMHUR
(Vice-chairperson)
Bosnia and Herzegovina 31.12.2019
Mr. Ahmed Hassan EL-BORAI Egypt 31.12.2019
Mr. Abdelhamid EL JAMRI
(Rapporteur)
Morocco 31.12.2019
Mr. Md. Shahidul HAQUE Bangladesh 31.12.2017
Mr. Prasad KARIYAWASAM Sri Lanka 31.12.2017
Ms Khedidja LADJEL Algeria 31.12.2019
Ms. Maria LANDAZURI DE MORA Ecuador 31.12.2019
Mr. Marco NUÑEZ-MELGAR MAGUIÑA Peru 31.12.2019
Mr. Ahmadou TALL Senegal 31.12.2017
Mr. Can ÜNVER Turkey 31.12.2019
Apr 19, 2015 to Apr 21, 2015

Three-days state visit of President Paul Kagame to Algeria

President Paul Kagame and his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, have agreed to cement bilateral cooperation and discussed how similar relations can be pushed across to attain socioeconomic development and security.

President Kagame was on a three-day visit to the West African nation where he also met with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, and speaker of Algerian parliament, Abdelkader Bensalah.

Kagame’s visit to Algeria was meant to review and re-energize the four decades bilateral relations between the two countries. Algeria and Rwanda are linked by good relations since the 1970s, especially in diplomacy, Kagame told journalists after a meeting with President Bouteflika.

For Bouteflika, Kagame’s visit was an opportunity for the two countries, which share longstanding friendship ties and cooperation, to exchange at the highest level views on issues of common interest, particularly regarding Africa.

Rwanda and Algeria share a long history of liberation struggles. When Rwanda got independence from Belgium in 1962, Algeria was ending an eight year-long war against French colony, which saw then French President Charles De Gaulle pronounce Algeria an independent country on July 3, 1962.

Kagame said that “The long history of liberation of Algeria informed many other countries, including ours.”
Kagame, who was accompanied by Foreign Affairs Minister, Louise Mushikiwabo and Defence Minister Gen. James Kabarebe, ended his tour of Alegeria with a visit to the Tipaza Archaeological Park. He also visited the Martyr’s Sanctuary and Mujahid Museum which preserves Algerian historical facts.

In a book he signed, Kagame wrote: “I am happy to learn about this important history of this great country ».

Mar 22, 2019

Algerian scholarships to Uganda (2015-2016).

The Republic of Uganda received forty (40 ) Scholarships from Algeria for undergraduate students to study in Algeria for Academic year 2015/2016 in various fields which include:
Dental Medicine (01),
Doctor of Pharmacy (01),
Science and Technology (08),
Mathematics and Computer Science (07),
Nature and life Sciences (03)
Science of Matter ( 08),
Economic Sciences and commercial management (04)
French Literature (02)
English Literature ( 02)
Italian Literature (01).
Mar 22, 2019

three-day visit of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, and AU’s Chairman, to Algeria.

The three-day visit 24-26 March 2015 of Zimbabwean President Robert MUGABE to Algeria at the invitation of President of the Republic Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA, was in line with the excellent political relations between the two countries.

The visit of Mugabe, also incumbent chairman of the African Union, underscored the excellent political relations marked by the convergence of views on all regional and international issues of common interest.

It was an opportunity for the two sides to identify means and ways to enhance and boost cooperation and exchanges between the two countries, which are united by exemplary brotherly relations and solidarity since the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980.

The presidents BOUTEFLIKA and MUGABE also discussed issues relating to peace, security, cooperation and integration in Africa.

Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader MESSAHEL, who was in Zimbabwe in February as part of a tour to a number of African countries, handed over a message from President BOUTEFLIKA to Mugabe. On this occasion, he underlined that Algerian and Zimbabwe agreed to hold the session of their joint commission during the second half of 2015.

The third session of Algeria-Zimbabwe Joint Commission, which took place in Harare in 2009 after that held in Algiers in 1990, was dubbed an « important event » in the enhancement and development of bilateral relations.

The session culminated in the finalization of several cooperation agreements in various areas, including those related to diplomatic consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries, scientific and technical cooperation, sport, cooperation between the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Zimbabwe’s National Chamber of Commerce.

The two countries also agreed to continue their negotiations on other draft agreements, especially in fields relating to trade, small and medium-sized enterprises, reciprocal protection of investments, non-double taxation, agriculture, health, culture, communication and media.

During this session, the two countries underlined the convergence of their views on regional and international issues of common interest and their « active role » in the promotion of peace, stability and good neighbourliness, as well as their positions regarding the right of peoples to decide their future, particularly in Western Sahara and Palestine.