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.

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.


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


Term expires

Philippines 31.12.2017
Ms Salome CASTELLANOS DELGADO Honduras 21.12.2017
Argentina 31.12.2017
Ms Fatoumata Abdourhamane DICKO
Mali 31.12.2017
Ms. Jasminka DZUMHUR
Bosnia and Herzegovina 31.12.2019
Mr. Ahmed Hassan EL-BORAI Egypt 31.12.2019
Mr. Abdelhamid EL JAMRI
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

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 ».

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).

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.


Foreign Minister Lamamra hands over message from President BOUTEFLIKA to South African counterpart.

PRETORIA, 19 March 2015.

President of South Africa Jacob ZUMA received  in Pretoria Minister of Foreign Affairs Ramtane LAMAMRA, who handed over to him a message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz BOUTEFLIKA.

The audience was an opportunity for the two sides to exchange views on the prospects for the development of the Algerian-South African strategic partnership in the light of the forthcoming decisions that will made during the 6th session of the High Joint Commission, which is due to be held in Algiers as part of President ZUMA’s state visit to Algeria.

LAMAMRA also discussed with the South African president the Western Sahara issue as well as the conflicts in South Sudan and Somalia.

President ZUMA expressed his high appreciation for Algeria’s effective mediation for peace and reconciliation in Mali as well as for its facilitation efforts for national reconciliation in Libya.

Hon. Jessica Alupo, Minister of Education of Uganda receives Ambassador of Algeria. 12/04/2016.

Hon. Jessica Alupo, Minister of Education, today received the Algerian Ambassador for a global overview on the state of the progress in terms of bilateral cooperation in the field of the education field.