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President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine.(APS, 15/04/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday received Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine Mohammad Mustafa, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The audience took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Boualem Boualem, and the permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Amar Bendjama.

Palestinian Prime Minister commends Algeria's permanent support for Palestinian cause

Prime Minister, Minister of foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Palestine, Mohammad Mustafa, on Sunday praised Algeria's permanent support for the Palestinian cause, its efforts for Palestine's full UN membership and its actions to rescue the population of the Gaza Strip that is subjected to a brutal Zionist aggression.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Mohammad Mustafa indicated that he had transmitted to the President of the Republic " "thanks the President of the State of Palestine, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, and the Palestinian people for Algeria's permanent support for the Palestinian cause."

He added that he had expressed his thanks to the President of the Republic "for the particular efforts made by Algeria, through its diplomacy and in its capacity as a member of the Security Council, in favor of the rights of the Palestinian people, in general, and of Palestine obtaining full membership of the UN", specifying that the President of the Republic "assured him of the continuation of this support until Palestine becomes a separate member whole and obtains its full independence".

The Palestinian Prime Minister also welcomed Algeria's support for "relief efforts in the Gaza Strip, in the grip of a devastating war led by the Zionist enemy."

"We expressed our thanks to the President for Algeria's support for attempts to achieve a ceasefire, but also for relief efforts. He assured that these efforts will be increased if conditions permit." , did he declare.

Mr. Mohammad Mustafa "hoped that relief operations would be facilitated so that humanitarian aid could be delivered in larger quantities and more quickly to the Gaza Strip in order to mitigate the impact of the inhumane situation suffered by the children of the Palestinian people and allow them to remain in their homeland.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus.(APS, 15/04/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sergueï Aleïnik, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

The audience took place in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Boualem Boualem.

Belarus intends to scale up ties with Algeria

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus, Sergueï Aleïnik said Sunday that he had handed over a message from the President of Belarus, Alexandre Loukachenko, to the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to give fresh impetus to bilateral relations.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Aleïnik specified that this meeting had made it possible to review bilateral relations and to discuss "questions relating to cooperation bilateral cooperation in several areas, notably industry, agriculture, food security and culture as well as ways and means of developing this cooperation in the future.

“It was agreed to hold the first meetings between Algeria and Belarus for the development of cooperation in the fields of Tourism and Education,” he revealed.

During this meeting, there was "an exchange of views on international issues of common interest", he added, emphasizing "the need to support the efforts of all international organizations, for a multipolar world.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives his Belarusian counterpart.(APS, 15/04/2024)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf received, Sunday in Algiers, his Belarusian counterpart, Sergei Aleïnik with whom he underlined the attachment of the leaders of the two countries to working towards strengthening of cooperation and partnership relations.

The welcome given on Sunday to Mr. Sergueï Aleïnik by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune "illustrates, in a clear and sincere manner, the attachment of the leaders of the two countries to the strengthening and strengthening of cooperative and of partnership, in addition to the consecration of important political consensuses linking the two countries and unifying their positions in this unstable and tense international situation on all plans and at all levels", specified Mr. Attaf at the end of his talks with his Belarusian counterpart .

Referring to the high guidelines of the President of the Republic, Mr. Attaf indicated that "consultations continued with the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs, within the framework of a working session with on the menu the examination of the ways and means of revitalization and exploitation of the promising prospects of bilateral cooperation in the political, security, economic and technical fields.

Thus, it was agreed to "take a series of measures generally aimed at injecting a new dynamic into bilateral relations, as we prepare to soon celebrate the 30th anniversary of their establishment", added the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

According to him, these are four (4) steps to take, namely "the activation of the institutional framework of bilateral relations by holding the first session of the Joint Commission for Economic, Commercial, Scientific and Technical Cooperation as quickly as possible. possible deadlines, in addition to the relaunch of the Algerian-Belarusian Business Council, and the scheduling of the next session of the political consultation mechanism between the foreign ministries of the two countries.

The agreement provides, adds Mr. Attaf, "the intensification of high-level bilateral visits on both sides to strengthen the momentum and pace of dialogue, consultation and coordination between the two countries, as well as the enrichment and updating of the legal arsenal which frames and organizes bilateral cooperation in order to enable the achievement of the common objectives that we want to effectively translate on the ground in accordance with an ambitious and targeted vision.

The two parties also agreed to promote economic cooperation between the two countries, through increasing the volume of trade, expanding the areas of partnership and investment to all mutually beneficial sectors, at their head the agricultural sector and related industries, particularly with regard to the production of meats, dairy products, agricultural and mining machinery, as well as heavy vehicles.

In addition to all of the above and as an extension of the rich discussions between Mr. Attaf and the Belarusian minister, the meeting allowed the two parties to consult on the various regional and international issues of common interest, and which continue to mobilize the efforts and diplomatic steps of the two countries.

In this context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs indicated that he had "extensively addressed the tense situation in the respective regions of the two countries", where the two parties affirmed "the convergence of their positions and their views concerning the need to ensure that the dialogue, and to adopt peaceful approaches in resolving various crises, as well as the importance of referring to international legality and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations (UN), in addition to the imperative of focusing on the multi-party path in the face of current challenges.

Concerning the continuation of the iniquitous Zionist aggression and heinous genocidal crimes against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, the two ministers stressed "the need to bring the occupying force to put an end to its aggression and allow the entry of humanitarian aid without restriction, without conditions and without any obstacle, in addition to the imperative of accelerating the settlement of the root of the conflict through the acceleration of the establishment of the independent State of Palestine and sovereign on the 1967 borders with Al-Quds as capital.

In this context, Mr. Attaf "highly" welcomed Belarus' honorable position regarding the Palestinian question and its permanent support for just causes in different regions of the world, as is the case for the question of decolonization in Western Sahara, including the conflict continues and whose people aspire to exercise their legal and legitimate right to self-determination, in accordance with the relevant decisions and resolutions of the United Nations.

For his part, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Aleinik expressed his country's readiness to consolidate opportunities for bilateral cooperation with Algeria in various economic, commercial, scientific, technical and technological fields.

Referring to the depth of the historical relations uniting the two countries, the Belarusian minister affirmed that Belarus and Algeria "share a history of lasting friendship (...), their mutual support and their preservation of a relationship built on mutual respect and trust that history retains", noting the support by the two countries for just causes and their joint work in favor of the continued strengthening of peace, stability, sustainable development and prosperity.

On the difficult international situation that the world is experiencing at the moment, Sergei Aleïnik called on the international community as a whole to take the essential measures, urgently, with a view to resolving all the crises, to the effect to strengthen the efforts made to achieve stability, while ensuring that the path of dialogue and peaceful, political and diplomatic solutions prevail, criticizing what he described as "misuse of human rights mechanisms by countries Western countries and unilateral measures.

Held in Algiers of the 2nd Session of Algerian-Russian political consultations.(APS, 15/04/2024)


ALGIERS - The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Lounès Magramane, co-chaired, Sunday in Algiers, with his Russian counterpart, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Special Representative of the President of the Federation of Russia for the Middle East and Africa, Mikhail Bogdanov, the second session of Algerian-Russian political consultations, indicates a press release from the Ministry.

“This meeting, which is part of the consultation and bilateral political dialogue, was an opportunity to discuss, with the Russian partner, bilateral cooperation as a whole, in accordance with the spirit of the Declaration of strategic and in-depth partnership signed in Moscow in June 2023", we read in the press release.

“During these political consultations, an in-depth examination of numerous regional and international issues of common interest was also carried out,” adds the same source.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs meeting of Council of Ministers .(APS, 08/04/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to a bill on Wakfs and presentations on several sectors, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to a bill on Waks, presentations on the progress of the renewable energy development program, the updating of the smartphone fleet and the Green Dam,” said the same source.

After the opening of the meeting by the President of the Republic and the reading of the agenda and following the presentation, by the Prime Minister, of the Government's activity report over the last two weeks, Mr. the President gave the following instructions and directives:

1- Concerning the draft law on wakfs:

- The President of the Republic instructed the Government to postpone the bill in order to deepen its study and enrich it according to new management rules for this important sector.

2- Concerning the progress report on the progress of digitalization:

- Mr. President noted with satisfaction the efforts made to increase the rate of data digitization in several sectors, calling for more interactivity and synergy between ministerial departments, particularly with regard to our economic policy.

– Mr. President urged greater efforts and efficiency in implementing the guidelines aimed at accelerating digitalization.

3- Concerning the progress of the renewable energy development program:

- The President of the Republic underlined the importance of the development of renewable energies, taking into account the mechanisms and technical means to achieve an energy transition studied in every detail which takes into account the superior interests of the State and the energies currently available .

4- Regarding the updating of the smartphone fleet:

- The President of the Republic ordered the development of specifications for the launch of mobile phone assembly and assembly projects in Algeria.

- encouraging investment in the smartphone sector through the integration of young specialized Algerian skills, with a view to developing their experiences and consolidating their expertise, within the framework of partnerships both with operators present on the market national than with foreigners.

5- Concerning the green dam:

- Mr. President ordered the development of specifications relating to the rehabilitation of the green dam.

- the creation of youth businesses in the field of reforestation, irrigation, maintenance and monitoring of exploitation.

- Mr. President ordered the inclusion of dune regions, sites affected by the phenomenon of advancing sand, in the generalization of green dam trees.

Finally, the Council of Ministers approved presidential Decrees.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, expresses the determination of Algeria and Kenya to consolidate their relations.(APS, 09/04/2024)


NAIROBI - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, expressed, Monday in Nairobi following a meeting with his Kenyan counterpart, Musalia Mudavadi, the determination of Algeria and Kenya to consolidate their relations through different mechanisms, emphasizing the imperative of strengthening the role of the African Union.

“The rich and very fruitful consultations that I have just had with my dear brother, Minister Musalia Mudavadi, were an opportunity to reaffirm our determination and our commitment to consolidate and further maintain the special and very promising relationship between our two countries and our two peoples", Mr. Attaf told the press, following a meeting with his Kenyan counterpart.

"We noted with great satisfaction the continued efforts made by both sides to achieve higher levels of cooperation and coordination," he said. “We also agreed to revitalize the institutional framework of our bilateral relations by activating the important mechanisms put in place for this purpose” both economically and politically, he said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also considered that it was essential to explore the enormous potential of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the areas of trade, agriculture, industry, education, training, energy, defense and security.

“For each of these areas, we either have ongoing cooperation programs (...) or promising projects that we both look forward to realizing and implementing in the near future,” he said. affirmed.

He wished to recall, however, that the visit he is making to Kenya comes "at a time when the world is experiencing profound and accelerated changes in a context of ever-increasing tensions, crises and conflicts which continue to involve "enormous challenges both at the international and regional level".

“Our satisfaction with the pace and content of our bilateral relations is accompanied by strong concern about the rapid deterioration of the regional and international environment,” he said, pointing out that the genocide perpetrated against the people Palestinian in Ghaza was on the agenda of his meeting with the head of Kenyan diplomacy, as were issues related to peace and security in East Africa and the Sahelo-Saharan regions.

Furthermore, the state of almost total paralysis that the Security Council is experiencing today "has proven once again the imperative need for us to seek and implement African solutions to African problems", he said. -he recalled.

“There is no doubt that this situation highlights the urgent and compelling imperative to empower our continental organization, the African Union, so that Africa can finally shape its destiny on its own. ", he continued.

“The international environment is far from being conducive to an era of global cooperation based on interdependence, understanding and trust,” he also lamented. This "unfavorable reality must strengthen our resolve, raise our common political will and strengthen our common determination to rise to the height of the ambitions and aspirations that the founding fathers placed, not only on the shoulders of their generation, but also on the shoulders of future African generations,” he maintained.

On another level, Mr. Attaf expressed Algeria's commitment to spare no effort, within the Security Council, to express and defend African concerns.

Emergency measures from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad for the care of the National Community abroad in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.(APS, 09/04/2024)


ALGIERS- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad took, Monday, a series of emergency measures aimed at improving the services of diplomatic and consular representations and addressing the concerns of the Algerian community in abroad, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who attaches particular interest to the Algerian Community abroad.

After the publication of several press articles concerning the start of the implementation of an appointment system for biometric passport applications, sparking a constructive debate within the Algerian community residing abroad, and in order to To avoid any confusion left by certain media statements, it should be recalled that as part of efforts to address the concerns of members of the Algerian community residing abroad and to improve the quality of consular services, and in accordance with instructions from the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune who attaches particular interest to our community, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad has taken emergency measures.

These measures provide for improving the services of diplomatic and consular representations and optimally addressing the concerns of the community. Instructions were given to this effect, for the establishment of an appointment system concerning various services, in particular the obtaining of biometric documents, while taking care of emergency cases (elderly, sick people, etc. .) without prior appointment.

In the same context, in order to respond to all requests for renewal of biometric passports, which experience a notable increase during the summer holidays, as well as the renewal of a large number of passports issued in 2014 and which expire this year, instructions were given to diplomatic and consular centers to extend weekly working hours and organize local offices to welcome Algerian nationals.

As part of these constant efforts to provide quality consular service, discussions are underway to take additional measures to reduce the crowds observed during this exceptional peak period, as in recent years.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives phone call from Palestinian President.(APS, 05/04/2024)


ALGIERS – The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received on Wednesday a phone call from his brother Mahmoud Abbas, President of the occupied State of Palestine who thanked Algeria, President, people and State, for its steadfast support of the Palestinian cause, especially the recent United Nations resolution, the Presidency of the Republic indicated in a statement.

The President of the Republic underscored “Algeria’s unwavering stance as well as the ongoing support for all international efforts aimed at bringing justice to the brotherly Palestinian people and enabling them to recover their legitimate rights,” the statement said.

The two Presidents have agreed that “the head of the Palestinian government and Minister of Foreign Affairs are to visit Algeria after Eid al-Fitr (the festival of breaking the fast),” the same source added.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives family members of Algerian citizens from Gaza.(APS, 05/04/2024)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf received Thursday, at the ministry’s headquarters, the members of the families of Algerian citizens coming from the strip of Gaza, in the occupied Palestinian territories, the ministry said in a statement.

This meeting made it possible to discuss "the efforts made by the Algerian authorities to overcome the obstacles and difficulties hindering the process of evacuation of Algerian nationals stranded in the Gaza Strip, since the start of the Israeli aggression, and this in coordination with the Egyptian authorities and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC),” the statement said.

In this context, Mr. Attaf affirmed that "the Algerian State will spare no effort to protect its citizens wherever they are, as it has always demonstrated, through the evacuation operations to Algeria that our country has carried out in recent years,” concludes the same source.

Algeria's ratification of the Ottawa Convention on the ban on anti-personnel mines is "a frank commitment to the values of the November 1st Revolution".(APS, 05/04/2024)


ALGIERS – The Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laid Rebiga affirmed, Thursday, that Algeria's ratification of the Ottawa Convention on the ban on anti-personnel mines, expresses a "sincere will, a frank commitment towards the values of the November 1 Revolution and an unshakeable faith in humanitarian duty which requires international cooperation to defend the values of human dignity.

During a conference organized by the National Mujahid Museum, as part of the celebration of the International Day for Mine Awareness and Mine Action Assistance, under the theme "Planting mines is a crime continued against Man and the environment", the minister indicated that Algeria which "experienced this tragedy and mobilized significant resources to clean up its lands, is among the States most aware of the importance and the value of awareness of their dangers".

And to emphasize that Algeria's ratification of the Ottawa Convention is intended to be "the expression of a sincere desire, a firm conscience, a frank commitment to the values of the November 1 Revolution and of an unshakeable faith in the sacred right to life and the humanitarian duty which requires international cooperation to defend human dignity.

The Minister also highlighted the role of the National People's Army (ANP) in cleaning up the land of mines, along the eastern and western borders", noting that the ANP "succeeded brilliantly and deserves to save the lives of innocents, remove millions of mines and rehabilitate thousands of hectares, so that the citizen can benefit through the establishment of agricultural and economic projects to become a source of development, progress and prosperity ".

According to studies and research carried out in this area, the French colonizer planted nearly 11 million mines along the Challe and Morice lines in the Eastern and Western border regions, causing 7,300 victims, including 2,470 victims after independence. while survivors of these mines suffer physical disabilities and psychological trauma.

Furthermore, the Minister noted the concomitance of the holding of the conference with the anniversary of the kidnapping of Cheikh Larbi Tébessi, one of the pioneers of the Reform Movement in Algeria, by a commando of the colonial army, on this day of the year 1957, to remind us that he "is among those who died in the National Liberation Revolution, like so many of our heroes and symbols of the caliber of Ahmed Bougara, Bounaâma Djillali, Hammou Boutlélis and Maurice Audin" .

He underlined, in this sense, the importance of "attachment to the file of national memory and to the duty of loyalty to the martyrs of the popular resistance and the Glorious revolution of liberation", specifying that "the new Algeria will not give up on this issue and will never be the subject of concessions, as stated by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, during the recent periodic interview with representatives of the national media.

On this occasion, Mr. Rebiga indicated that his sector produced a documentary, retracing the reformist and activist journey of the shahid, the scholar Cheikh Larbi Tébessi, by referring to documents, testimonies, even historical studies and research.

For his part, the President of the National Association of Mine Victims, Mohamed Djouadi, returned to the disastrous effects of mines having caused several innocent victims, affirming that "history will forever remember the crimes committed by the French colonizer" .

He also wanted to express his thanks to the President of the Republic for the creation of the "Edhakira" channel which sheds light on the course of the national struggle and the various crimes committed by colonial France against the Algerian people, welcoming , on occasion, the decision relating to the revaluation of the disability pension for the benefit of mine victims and their psychomedical care.

Mr. Rebiga also praised the role and efforts carried out by elements of the People's National Army (ANP), worthy heir of the ALN, in the demining of the affected areas.

Government meeting: Several sectors on agenda.(APS, 04/04/2024)


ALGIERS-Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui chaired Wednesday a government meeting devoted to several sectors, including the draft bill on civil status, as reported by the Prime Minister’s Office in a statement provided below.

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, this Wednesday, April 3, 2024, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of a preliminary draft law relating to civil status, which is part of the the application of the instructions of the President of the Republic, concerning the improvement of public service for the benefit of citizens and the national community abroad, in particular through the strengthening of the regulatory framework relating to the digitalization of the state civil.

And as part of monitoring the implementation of the overall digital transformation project decided by the President of the Republic, the Government heard a communication on the progress of the digitalization project in the education sector higher education and scientific research as well as the progress made in the field of development of management methods of university establishments, as well as the modernization of the management of university works making it possible to contribute to the improvement of the living conditions of students and the rationalization public spending in this area.

The Government also heard a communication on the financing situation of start-ups, which highlighted the qualitative evolution in the number of labeled start-ups and incubators. Also, the activity report of the Algerian Start-up Fund since its creation in 2020 was examined as well as the prospects for strengthening and developing the system of financing and supporting investments in the field of innovation”.

International Mine Awareness Day: Algeria committed to achieving the objectives of the Ottawa Convention.(APS, 03/04/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria will celebrate, on Thursday, the International Mine Awareness Day, in accordance with its commitment to achieving the humanitarian objectives of the Ottawa Convention relating to the ban on anti-personnel mines, based on its pioneering role and experience in the fight against antipersonnel mines dating back to the Liberation Revolution.

On this occasion, the Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laïd Rebiga, will chair a conference at the National Mujahid Museum, in commemoration of this Day under the theme "Mining: a continuing crime against man and the environment".

Following independence, Algeria set about clearing millions of mines planted by French colonization on its territory, through a national strategy mobilizing enormous material and human resources, to which the National People's Army (ANP) had actively contributed through the sanitation of mined borders and the elimination of explosive remains, alongside efforts to provide health and socio-psychological care to mine victims following a national policy, given the depth of the after-effects. psychological.

In this context, Algeria succeeded in definitively eliminating mines inherited from the colonial era, thanks to elements of the ANP who managed to clear mines and destroy nearly 9 million mines.

Algeria has continued to respect its international obligations by implementing the national program for the elimination and destruction of antipersonnel mines, which has made it possible to demine land and exploit it for agriculture and development. implementation of development projects in the service of the public interest and to make them a source of progress and development after having been deadly areas.

Algeria also engaged very early in the UNDP program relating to the Mine Ban Convention, ensuring all available resources and leveraging its pioneering experience in transforming minefields into minefields. life and hope, by effectively contributing to the reduction of humanitarian and economic threats caused by mines.

In recognition of its pioneering role and experience in the fight against anti-personnel mines, Algeria was elected in November 2023 to chair the Committee on Strengthening Cooperation and Assistance to the Mine Ban Convention. antipersonnel mines (CIMAP) for the year 2024 to contribute to the efforts of country parties to fully implement the provisions of the Convention and its action plans and put an end to the suffering and losses caused by antipersonnel mines.

Djamaa el Djazair works to embody Algeria’s religious, cultural diplomacy .(APS, 04/04/2024)


ALGIERS- "The rector of Djamaa el Djazair, Sheikh Mohamed Maamoun Al Kacimi Al Hoceini, affirmed on Monday in Algiers that " Djamaa el Djazair project works to embody Algeria's religious and cultural diplomacy with its noble objectives."

This statement was made at the wrap up of the Forum on the Islamic Cultural Thought, organized at the Cultural Center of Djamaa el Djazair, in the presence of Minister of Culture and Arts Soraya Mouloudji.

In this respect, Sheikh Maamoun Al Kacimi Al Hoceini underlined that "the decree governing the administration of Djamaa el Djazair provides for and mentions this religious and cultural diplomacy, which aims to strengthen the bonds of fraternity and cooperation between neighboring and African countries in particular, in implementation of the commitments of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune."

The strengthening of the bonds of fraternity and cooperation also aims "to achieve the interests of these peoples and contribute to the promotion of their material and moral life and situation," he added.

He noted that the mosque, through its structures like the Cultural Center, the Research Center for Religious Sciences and Dialogue of Civilizations, the Higher School of Islamic Sciences "Dar El Quran" and the library, "strives to realize these objectives."

For her part, Mouloudji underlined "the colossal efforts made by the President of the Republic to achieve development in Africa and contribute to the stability of its countries and the fight against violence and terrorism, hence the major interest given to the religious and cultural component of Africans, especially Sufism."

She underlined that it is also about taking a close interest in the Qadiriya, Tijaniya, Senusiya and Rahmaniya doctrines, praising the clairvoyance and perspicacity of Algerian diplomacy on the political, religious and cultural levels.

The 3rd Forum on Islamic Cultural Thought kicked off on 12 March on the occasion of the month of Ramadan, under the aegis of the Minister of Culture and Arts and in coordination with Djamaa el Djazair.

Spiritual intellectual and cultural issues were discussed during this Forum, focusing on “the civilizational values and the future challenges.”

Algeria vehemently condemns air attack on Iran's consulate in Damascus .(APS, 04/04/2024)


ALGIERS-Algeria has "vehemently" condemned the air attack targeting Iran’s Consulate in Damascus (Syria), according to a statement released Wednesday by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed strong condemnation for the attack on the Iranian Embassy, denouncing it as a criminal act that violates established international laws and conventions regarding the inviolability of diplomatic and consular missions. The statement emphasized that such actions pose a dangerous threat to the sovereignty of Syria, a sisterly republic.

Algeria extended its sincere condolences to the families of the victims and expressed sympathy for the injured, while also reaffirming its unwavering support for the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Arab Republic of Syria in the face of this blatant aggression. The country emphasized the need to address the situation promptly to prevent further escalation and mitigate the risk of insecurity and instability across the region.

The Algerian Government underscored its commitment to upholding the principles of international law and diplomatic immunity, emphasizing the importance of respecting the sanctity of diplomatic missions as enshrined in international conventions. The statement concluded by calling for a peaceful resolution to the conflict and urging all parties to engage in dialogue to de-escalate tensions and promote regional stability.

In execution of the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, repatriation from Cairo of 45 Palestinian children and 6 injured Algerians .(APS, 29/03/2024)


ALGIERS- Forty-five (45) Palestinian children and six (6) injured Algerians were repatriated Thursday evening from Cairo airport (Egypt), aboard two medically equipped planes of the Algerian air forces, for treatment. charge at the level of military hospitals and circles of the Army in Algeria, in execution of the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The initiative of the President of the Republic aims to take care of 450 injured Palestinian children to benefit from care, following injuries and trauma due to the barbaric Zionist bombings which targeted Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.

To this end, all means were mobilized for the success of this humanitarian operation, which will be followed by subsequent evacuation operations for the benefit of other categories of injured, in particular those who have had their limbs amputated, which clearly demonstrates of Algeria's unconditional support for the brotherly Palestinian people in this difficult ordeal they are going through.

Furthermore, Algeria continues its incessant efforts to take charge of the repatriation of Algerian nationals stranded in the Gaza Strip, despite the difficulties and obstacles encountered, and in cooperation with the Egyptian authorities, the Palestinian Red Crescent, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).

At the same time, Algeria, in a vast outpouring of solidarity, mobilized planes to deliver humanitarian aid to those stranded in the Gaza Strip to alleviate their suffering, knowing that the operation continues and will be monitored, informed next week, the sending of additional humanitarian aid.

Algeria, Russia seal MoU on peaceful use of nuclear energy.(APS, 28/03/2024)


ALGIERS-The Ministry of Energy and Mines and the Russian “Rosatom” nuclear energy company sealed Tuesday in Sochi (Russia) a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the peaceful use of nuclear energy, said the ministry in a statement.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Energy, the Memorandum was signed on the sidelines of the 13th edition of the International Forum “ATOMEXPO,” held in the resort city of Sochi, Russian Federation, on March 25 and 26, 2024.

The Memorandum includes a roadmap for joint cooperation activities between the two parties for the years 2024 and 2025. These activities encompass the use of nuclear applications in the healthcare sector, radiotherapy, research reactors, nuclear pharmaceutical preparations, and the training of scientific and technical personnel. Additionally, it involves the development of nuclear technologies and applications for peaceful purposes.

The Ministry specifies in its statement that this forum, held under the theme “Clean Energy: Creating the Future Together,” was opened by Mr. Alexei Likhachev, Director General of Rosatom, Mr. Rafael Moreno Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, and Ms. Sama Bilbao y León, Director General of the World Nuclear Association.

France: National Assembly passes resolution condemning Massacres of 17 October 1961 .(APS, 29/03/2024)


PARIS-France’s National Assembly approved Thursday a draft resolution that “condemns the blooding and deadly repression of Algerians committed under the authority of police prefect Maurice Papon on 17 October 1961 in Paris, during which hundreds of peaceful protesters were martyred, according to historians.

Sixty-seven deputies voted for and 11 against, from the ranks of the National Rally (far-right), it was specified.

The text "wishes", moreover, "the inclusion of a day of commemoration (of this) massacre" in the "agenda of national days and official ceremonies".

The writing of the text was the subject of “rewriting work down to the comma” with the presidential party and the Elysée to arrive at a version that suited the executive, says environmentalist MP Sabrina Sebaihi, to the origin of the text.

The fact of including a day of commemoration in the agenda of official days and ceremonies also gave rise to "a battle of several months and finally we reached an agreement", she says.

A former MP who participated in the work, Philippe Guillemard, confirms that the discussions were “numerous” and that the proposed resolution was “ciseled word by word”.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs meeting of Council of Ministers .(APS, 25/03/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to several sectors, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Sunday a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the examination of the complementary development programs of the provinces of Khenchela, Tissemsilt, Djelfa and Tindouf, the progress report on the general agricultural census and the program for connecting farms, industrial zones, and activity areas to electricity networks. Additionally, preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games were discussed,” said the source.

After the opening of the meeting of the Council of Ministers by the President of the Republic and the reading of the agenda and following the presentation of the Government's activity report over the last two weeks by the Prime Minister , Mr. President gave the following instructions and directives:

1- Concerning the progress report on the progress of the digitization operation:

- After the presentation, by the High Commissioner for Digitization, of her periodic report, which recorded notable progress in terms of interconnection between the different authorities and public administrations and the launch of the construction of a national data center (Data Center), the Council of Ministers approved a contract by direct negotiation between the High Commission for Digitalization and the Chinese company Huawei in view of its urgent nature.

2- Concerning the monitoring of the implementation of complementary development programs in the wilayas of Khenchela, Tissemsilt, Djelfa and Tindouf:

- The President of the Republic placed emphasis on the imperative consolidation of national cohesion, which is at the center of his priorities, through a strategy based on a balance in development capable of making up for the shortcomings recorded by the past in some regions compared to others.

- The President of the Republic has ordered major importance to be attached to the completion of development programs in these wilayas, which have been deprived of them for decades.

- Regarding the wilaya of Djelfa, the President of the Republic insisted on the importance of urban planning and the harmonization of the capital of the wilaya with urban expansion with a modern character.

- The President of the Republic welcomed the efforts of the Ministry of Health to equip the health infrastructure in the wilaya of Tindouf, in accordance with the commitment made during his last visit to the wilaya, which will make it possible to provide and ensure better health services for citizens.

- Mr. President ordered the increase in the rural housing quota for the wilaya of Tissemsilt from 3,000 to 15,000 units.

3- Concerning the implementation of the electrification program for agricultural operations, industrial zones and activity zones:

- The President of the Republic praised the efforts made by the Sonelgaz Company to achieve integrated development and remove the obstacles that burden the lives of citizens.

- Mr. President instructed the Minister of Energy to convey his personal congratulations and thanks, as well as all the consideration of the Council of Ministers to the workers, managers and executives of the Sonelgaz company which is aligned with the Sonatrach company in the field of investment and services, strengthening the national economy.

- The President of the Republic underlined the imperative to move further forward in the electrification of industrial zones and activity zones, specifying that these are basic infrastructures which support the national economy and boost development, guaranteeing national food and industrial security.

- Mr. President underlined the determination of the State to continue and promote development action, which is at the center of its priorities in view of its direct positive impact on the lives of citizens, ensuring that the State will not spare no effort to achieve this essential objective.

4- Regarding preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games (OG):

- Mr. President assured the national elite, all disciplines combined, that the State is ready to make all means available to them, as it has already done, for their participation in the 2024 Olympic Games, including taking in charge of internships abroad.

- The President of the Republic affirmed that the care of our national elite does not make a distinction between elite participating in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, who are responsible for hoisting the national flag in international sporting events.

5- Concerning the progress report on the general agricultural census

Mr. President urged the Government to attach great importance to the general census in the agricultural sector, in that it represents an essential mechanism for knowing national capacities and identifying needs in order to make the right decisions on the accurate scientific database.

Before the closing of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, presented an exhaustive presentation on international news, in particular the developments of the Palestinian question at the level of the Council of Ministers. security and the United Nations General Assembly. On this occasion, Mr. President praised the honorable performance of the Algerian diplomatic mission, headed by Algeria's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Amar Bendjama.

In conclusion, the President of the Republic instructed the Minister of Trade and Export Promotion to convey his thanks to the representatives of traders and to all partners, actors and economic operators for their efforts and commitments in favor of market stability.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune commends honorable performance of Algerian diplomatic mission to UN.(APS, 25/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune praised, in the meeting of the Council of Ministers he chaired on Sunday, the honorable performance of the Algerian diplomatic mission led by Algeria’s permanent representative to the United Nation, the Ambassador Amar Bendjama, the Council of Minister said in a statement.

"Before the closing of the Council of Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, presented an exhaustive presentation on international news, in particular the developments of the Palestinian question at the Council level. of Security and the General Assembly of the United Nations", we read in the press release.

On this occasion, "Mr. President praised the honorable performance of the Algerian diplomatic mission and at its head the permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Amar Bendjama", specifies the same source.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune decides to hold snap pesidential election on 7 September.(APS, 22/03/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune has decided to hold a snap presidential election on 7 September 2024, announced the Presidency of the Republic Thursday in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired today a meeting on the preparations for the forthcoming presidential election, in the presence of:

- The Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament),

- The Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament),

- The President of the Constitutional Court,

- The Prime Minister,

- The Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (PNA),

- The Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic,

- The Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning,

- The Chairman of the National Independent Authority for Elections.

“A snap presidential election has been scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 2024. The electorate will be summoned on June 8, 2024,” said the statement.

Algeria condemns in strongest terms terrorist attack in Russia .(APS, 23/03/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria has condemned in the strongest terms the cowardly and despicable terrorist attack that targeted the Federation of Russia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said Saturday in a statement.

“Amidst this tragic situation, Algeria assures the Russian Federation of its full and complete solidarity, extending its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and wishing speedy recovery to the injured,” said the statement.

“This terrorist attack reminds the international community of the persistence of terrorism scourge, and serves as a call to uphold its obligation of maintaining unwavering vigilance and capacity for collective action to deal with this threat that still wields devastating capabilities,” added the source.

For its part, “Algeria reaffirms its full willingness to resolutely and steadfastly contribute to the international community’s collective effort, embodying its commitment to eradicating this scourge,” concluded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad.

Associative network for Algerian-African dialogue, good-neighborliness officially launched.(APS, 24/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The official launch of the associative network for Algerian-African dialogue and good neighborliness was announced Saturday, in Algiers, which will serve as a multidisciplinary coordination mechanism, a space for deliberation, consultation and implementation of association development projects.

In his speech on this occasion, the President of the National Civil Society Observatory (ONSC), Noureddine Benbrahame, welcomed this move, underlining that the launch of this network is part of the Observatory’s program driven by its approach and strategic dimensions for the period 2024-2030, initiated by Algerian, national and provincial associations.

For his part, the Network’s president Ali Sahel pointed out that this new mechanism “is of a great importance, thanks to its strategy which enables a strong and effective presence of the civil society at the African and international levels as part of expansion and integration.”

A partnership and cooperation agreement was signed between ONSC and the Network, in order to strengthen the capacities of member associations of the Network and support the participatory dynamic between the public establishments and associations, through the exchange of expertise and implementation of projects promoting the Algerian-African dialogue.

Message of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on occasion of 62nd anniversary of Victory Day.(APS, 19/03/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent on Monday a message to mark the 62nd anniversary of Victory Day, which was translated into English by APS:

"In the name of Allah, Most Gracious and Most Merciful, peace be upon His Messenger,

My fellow citizens,

On 19 March, we celebrate Victory Day, a solemn national occasion on which we recall with pride the relentless struggle and immeasurable sacrifices of the Algerian people for freedom during the glorious War of Liberation, which resulted in independence and the recovery of national sovereignty, after the trials and tribulations endured by the people with patience and resilience.

This occasion, whose 62nd anniversary we are celebrating today, marks a turning point following a long course of national struggle as part of the National Movement and an armed struggle that lasted seven and a half years, during which the Algerian people paid a heavy price through legions of martyrs, a struggle that remains engraved in history as one of the greatest epics defending freedom and dignity in modern times.

The dawn of Algerian independence emerged from this historic event, after more than one hundred and thirty years of colonial domination, to shatter the illusion of "French Algeria" to which the colonizers clung, but who finally understood, and the world, that the brave revolutionaries who faced the machine of war and destruction and the scorched earth policy with the determination of valiant fighters, had sealed their fate: death as a martyr or victory.

As we celebrate, this 19 March, the anniversary of Victory Day to renew the commitment made to the valiant Shuhadas, we are more determined than ever to move forward, in the new Algeria, to achieve the objectives outlined by the perennial message of November, thus strengthening national sovereignty and the independence of national decision-making, by working tirelessly and vigorously to raise our national economy to levels of efficiency and competitiveness, but also by endeavouring to maintain the social character of the State through a continuous consolidation of the unprecedented gains achieved on a large scale with a view to ensuring a dignified life and preserving the dignity of citizens.

Fellow citizens,

We are celebrating this memorable anniversary in a regional and international context that calls for everyone to join forces to unite the ranks, strengthen the home front and priorities in accordance with a national strategic perspective, based on the need to fully assume our responsibilities in the face of the challenges facing our country. These include the concern to preserve the broad collective contribution to preserving the stability of the Algerian people in an environment marked by tensions that threaten peace and security in the region and in a world beset by complex conflicts, struggles and polarizations.

On this occasion, I would like to salute the citizens for their high national consciousness and I welcome the commendable efforts of those involved in the associative movement and civil society.

I would also like to pay tribute to the brave men and women of the People's National Army (ANP) who guard our borders, and to the security forces who ensure the peace and serenity of society, demonstrating the utmost vigilance in carrying out their noble missions.

I join them all in paying my respects to the memory of the martyrs of national duty and the martyrs of the glorious Liberation Revolution, and I express all my consideration and esteem to my Mujahidate sisters and Mujahidine brothers, renewing to them, on the occasion of this blessed month of Ramadhan, my best wishes. May God accept your fasting and your prayers.

Long live Algeria.

Glory and eternity to our valiant Shuhadas, and may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon you.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Leader of El Bina Movement.(APS, 19/03/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received on Monday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the Leader of El Bina Movement, Abdelkader Bengrina, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The President of the El Bina Movement underlines the importance of strengthening the domestic front in the face of different challenges

The President of the El Bina Movement, Mr. Abdelkader Bengrina, highlighted, Monday in Algiers, the importance of strengthening the domestic front in the face of various challenges, in particular the attempts of certain parties to destabilize the country.

In a statement to the press, at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Bengrina affirmed that the meeting was "positive and fruitful", and made it possible to raise several national and international issues, emphasizing in this regard, the need to "strengthen the domestic front in order to leave no gap to infiltrate the national scene and disperse the ranks".

After insisting on the need "for Algerians to become aware of the reality of the external dangers which have destroyed other States", the president of the El Bina movement warned against attempts to "disperse the national rank".

Mr. Bengrina also indicated that this meeting had made it possible to address "all the next deadlines and what they imply in terms of support for the stability of State institutions, in addition to the importance of taking the time to implement implementation of programs", stressing having also discussed with the President of the Republic, "the revision of the electoral code", as well as "support for purchasing power and other questions relating to appeasement measures", particularly in regarding electronic sites and the integration of doctorate holders.

And to add that the President of the Republic "is aware of their problem which is taken care of and has given his agreement for their integration in the near future".

Concerning the Palestinian cause, Mr. Bengrina reaffirmed "the support of the El Bina Movement for Algeria's diplomatic and political resistance within the Security Council and in the various international Forums."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune sets up High National Commission for Investment Appeals.(APS, 19/03/2024)


«President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, installed on Monday the High National Commission for Investment Appeals, chaired by Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem. This is a high-level body responsible for deciding appeals submitted by investors," said the sourrce.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic underlined "his particular interest in this vital area," praising "the efforts made by the Algerian Economic Renewal Council to boost investment, diversify national economy and reduce dependence on hydrocarbons."

The President of the Republic further welcomed "the results of the cooperation between the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion and the Algerian Economic Renewal Council, which has responded favourably to the initiative to lower the prices of consumer goods and products during the holy month of Ramadan," concluded the source.

Algeria strongly condemns plan to confiscate premises of its embassy in Morocco.(APS, 18/03/2024)


ALGIERS - Algeria strongly condemned on Sunday the plan to confiscate the premises of the Algerian Embassy in Morocco, stating that the Algerian Government "will respond to these provocations by all appropriate means."

"The Kingdom of Morocco has engaged in a new escalatory phase in its provocative behavior towards Algeria. These new provocations have recently manifested themselves through the project of confiscation of the premises of the State Embassy Algerian in Morocco", indicates a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.

Algeria considers that "there is an unspeakable violation of respect and the duty of protection with regard to the diplomatic representations of sovereign States which are protected by both international law and custom", adds the press release, noting in this regard meaning, that "the Moroccan project which contravenes civilized international practices seriously deviates from the obligations of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations which require it to respect and protect the Embassies on its territory whatever the circumstances" .

“Algeria condemns this spoliation operation characterized in the most energetic terms,” underlines the press release, affirming that “it also strongly denounces its illegality and incompatibility with the duties assumed by any Member State. of the international community with rigor and responsibility.

"The Algerian Government will respond to these provocations by all means it deems appropriate. Likewise, it will resort to all legal channels and means available, particularly within the framework of the United Nations to ensure respect for its interests,” concludes the press release.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune offers Ramadan greetings to Algerian people.(APS, 11/03/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Sunday evening sent a message to the Algerian people, in which he offered his greetings on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, translated by APS as follows:

“In the name of Allah, the Clement and Merciful, Peace upon our Prophet and Guide Mohammad and all his companions. My fellow citizens, the month of Ramadan will start tomorrow, bringing blessings and graces to our Arab-Muslim nation. May Almighty Allah

While we receive the month of mercy, the Algerian State spares no effort so that citizens enjoy the fruits of economic revival and stability, prompting us, as a duty of collective responsibility, to work together to strengthen the internal front, consolidate national cohesion, and cultivate patriotism and civic-mindedness.

On this happy occasion, we congratulate all Algerian men and women on the inauguration of Jamaa El-Djazair (The Great Mosque of Algiers), a world-class scientific building equipped with infrastructure commensurate with its noble mission, based on the values of moderation and justice.

This year, our hearts ache as we welcome Ramadan, mindful of our suffering brothers in occupied Palestine. We recall the international community to assume its responsibility in the face of this genocide, and to respect the sacredness of this month for the Muslim nation.

“I take this opportunity to extend my warm greetings to our community members abroad and wish them a blessed Ramadan, whether in the country or elsewhere.

Ramadan blessings upon everyone.

May Allah's peace and blessings surround you."

Government meeting: Several sectors examined.(APS, 14/03/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired Wednesday a meeting of the government to examine several sectors, as part of the follow-up and implementation of the instructions of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired, this Wednesday 13 March 2024, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of the draft executive decree setting the general rules of civil aviation, along with measures to bolster the regulations around commercial activities involving consumer goods, as well as the presentation of sectoral papers related to monitoring the implementation of the President of the Republic’s directives.

In this regard, the Government listened to a paper on the digitization of the sector of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, notably on the projects aimed at generalizing the digitization of public services and improving their quality to bring the administration closer to citizens.

The Government also reviewed the progress made in implementing the solidarity measures decided by the President of the Republic for farmers affected by the recent floods that hit hundreds of provinces.

The Government listened to a paper on the interim report related to the preparation of the general agricultural census, considered an essential step to update data on this sector and aid in the development of relevant public policies.

The Government also listened to a paper on reforming the mechanism for integrating first-time employment applicants, comprising a set of suggested measures aimed at fostering job opportunities within the economic sector for those registered as job seekers registered at the national employment agency.”

Tasked by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf to take part Friday in African Union Executive Council meeting.(APS, 14/03/2024)


ALGIERS-Tasked by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, will take part Friday, in Addis Ababa, in the extraordinary session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council, the ministry said Thursday in a statement.

"Instructed by the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, arrived Thursday evening in Addis Ababa, in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, to take part in extraordinary session of the AU Executive Council, scheduled for Friday March 15,” the statement said.

This Extraordinary Session will be held under the Presidency of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, with the participation of Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Continental Organization, the same source added.

"The work of the meeting will focus on the mechanisms for selection and election of members of the AU Commission, in anticipation of the important deadline scheduled for early next year, which will see the election of a new President of the Commission, a Vice-President, as well as six commissioners responsible for various major issues on the continental agenda", concludes the press release.

Algeria reiterates call to address crises leading to forced population displacement .(APS, 14/03/2024)


GENEVA-Algeria has once again expressed its concern over the increase in the number of people of concern to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), estimated at 63%, calling for the various crises leading to the forced displacement of populations to be addressed, especially under the persistence of conflicts and colonization in certain regions of the world.

This was highlighted during the Algerian delegation's address to the 89th meeting of the Standing Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, under the theme: "Regional activities and global programs in the Middle East region and of North Africa", delivered by Mr. Rachid Beladehane, head of the permanent mission of Algeria to the UN office in Geneva and international organizations.

Mr. Beladehane specified that the meeting was being held "in a very complex humanitarian context, characterized mainly by an unprecedented increase in sources of tension and conflict in the world, leading to a strong demand for aid to meet the needs of impacted categories. , which the various aid agencies have not been able to satisfy due to the lack of resources and means for years".

In this wake, he recalled that "the Middle East and North Africa are today among the regions most impacted by instability", adding that "the massacres committed by the occupier against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank are an edifying example.

The Algerian delegation took this opportunity to condemn the systematic genocide perpetrated in Palestine, appealing to the international community to exert all its pressure to force the occupier to respect the principles of international humanitarian law.

The diplomat reiterated Algeria's support for the UNHCR's action in favor of refugees and uprooted people, stressing that Algeria's participation in the second World Refugee Forum, which was held last December, " constitutes tangible proof of this resolute will.

Furthermore, by assuming three commitments in the areas of health, education and strengthening the legal framework, while defending the rights of refugees during its mandate as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, the Algeria reaffirms, once again, its determination to guarantee the necessary protection for this category.

Faithful to its historical values based on living together, kindness and welcoming others, Algeria has for years sheltered “thousands of refugees” and ensures that it provides them with assistance and takes care of them. them in accordance with the principles of international law,” he argued.

Mr. Bladhane added “that due to its position in the heart of North Africa and its common borders with seven countries, Algeria mobilizes significant resources to guarantee its security by fighting against all types of trafficking networks. human beings and drugs. In addition, it is resolutely committed to the development of border areas, particularly with the sister countries of Mali, Niger and Mauritania, by carrying out development projects aimed at alleviating the suffering of local populations facing poverty and the effects of climate change."

The same official affirmed that Algeria "is convinced that the economic development of the Sahel countries will make it possible to establish security throughout the region and reduce the flow of illegal migrants."

In this context, Mr. Bladehane referred to the situation of refugees from Western Sahara, affirming that Algeria welcomed the willingness of the UNHCR to mobilize the necessary financial support in application of the plan developed last year by the UN, in the aimed at meeting the needs of the 173,600 refugees in the Tindouf camps, estimated at $214 million during the period 2024-2025.

Mr. Bladehane recalled that this plan "came in response to the difficulties faced by Sahrawi refugees, in particular the acute shortage of food products due to the global economic crisis, despite the significant efforts made by Algeria for their assist".

The head of the Algerian delegation launched an appeal to donors to contribute to the implementation of this plan for the benefit of Africa's oldest refugees, while addressing his warm thanks to traditional donors for their constant support.

He also welcomed the initiative of the Brazilian Government which is part of the implementation of this plan, and aims to provide support to Sahrawi refugees in terms of hygiene and water sanitation.

Algeria expected to preserve position as EU’s major long-term natural gas supplier.(APS, 14/03/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria is expected to preserve its position as a major long-term natural gas supplier for the European market, according to a new annual report of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

“Algeria should maintain its status as a major supplier of natural gas to the European market, both through exports via gas pipelines and through liquefied natural gas (LNG), until 2050,” it is specified in the 8th edition of the “GECF Global Gas Outlook 2050” report, published Wednesday on its website.

In this context, the GECF recalled that Algeria is the main gas supplier to Southern Europe, ensuring around 70% of its exports to this market via gas pipelines and the remaining 30% in the form of LNG.

In 2022, Algeria exported 52 billion m3 of natural gas in total, through gas pipelines and in the form of LNG, according to the same source, ensuring that the majority of Algerian LNG shipments were directed to Europe.

In quantity, Algeria exported a total of 10 million tonnes of LNG, with around 9.2 million tonnes supplied to Europe, placing itself as the fourth largest LNG supplier to the European continent.

According to the GECF Annual Report (2023), the EU imports gas through pipelines from five countries, namely Algeria, Azerbaijan, Libya, Norway and Russia.

During 2022, total EU pipeline gas imports reached 203 billion cubic meters, marking a precipitous decline of 26% compared to 2021.

At the African level, the same report showed Algeria's place within the continent, placing itself at the head in terms of natural gas production, followed by Equatorial Guinea and Libya.

“Algeria has increased its supply of natural gas thanks to the development of mature fields and the acceleration of the exploitation of new discoveries made by Sonatrach,” we underline in this document.

Regarding Algerian natural gas production, it recorded a "notable" increase, according to the report mentioning that it went from 85 billion m3 in 2019 to 101 billion m3 in 2022, propelled mainly by the expansion from the field of Hassi R'Mel.

According to the GECF, Algerian natural gas production is expected to remain at a level of 100 billion m3 by 2030. In terms of efforts to increase production, the GECF reported new discoveries near the largest gas field of the country, namely Hassi R'Mel, which allows to add a quantity of 3.5 billion m3.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune gives official welcome to Iranian counterpart.(APS, 04/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, gave an official welcome on Sunday, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, to his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raisi.

The two Presidents listened to the national anthems of both countries and received a salute from detachments of the different forces of the Algerian People’s National Army (PNA) who paid them tribute.

Earlier, the Iranian President went to the Martyrs’ Memorial in Algiers where he paid tribute to the memory of the martyrs of the glorious National Liberation War.

The Iranian President is making an official visit to Algeria after having taken part in the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

Algeria, Iran: President Tebboune determined to enhance cooperation to level of political will

The president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Sunday expressed his determination to raise bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Iran to the level of the political will of the two countries.

In a joint press statement with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raïssi, at the end of the talks in the headquarters of the presidency of the Republic, the president of the Republic reiterates his determination to raise cooperation between Algeria and Iran to the level of the political will between the two countries, dubbing "historical" the bilateral relations.

Stressing the convergence of views between the two countries, the president of the Republic welcomed "the Iranian support for the election of Algeria to the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member."

He underlined Algeria's support and defence of just causes and the ongoing efforts for the restoration of international peace and security.

Regarding the situation in Palestine, the president of the Republic commended "the positions of the Iranian leadership that supports the Palestinian people and rejects the Zionist onslaught amid the shameful silence of some countries."

The President of the Republic said he discussed with President Ebrahim Raïssi the situation in the Sahel and the latest developments of Western Sahara issue.

Iranian President praises Algeria's efforts in support of Palestinian people

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ebrahim Raissi, hailed on Sunday Algeria's efforts, under the leadership of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to support the Palestinian people and promote peace in the region.

In a joint statement to the press with President of the Republic, following their talks at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, President Raissi praised the positions of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his actions at the level of the United Nations Security Council and the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in support of the Palestinian people, as well as his efforts to establish peace in the region.

Highlighting "the two countries' shared views on supporting oppressed peoples, particularly the Palestinians,'" the Iranian President deplored the relationship of certain Muslim countries with the Zionist entity, which, he said, "deliberately commits war crimes in the Ghaza Strip."

In this regard, President Ebrahim Raissi paid tribute to "the resistance of the Palestinian people in the face of the crimes of the Zionist entity."

The Iranian President further described bilateral relations as "deep-rooted," stressing the importance of "expanding economic relations by making use of young people in both countries."

President Ebrahim Raissi took the opportunity to commend the President of the Republic for the successful holding of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which was held on Saturday in Algiers.

President Tebboune chairs with Iranian counterpart signing ceremony of several cooperation Agreements.(APS, 04/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired Sunday, in Algiers, with his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raissi, the ceremony for the signing of agreements and memoranda of understanding (MoUs) covering many areas of cooperation between the two countries.

The signing ceremony took place at the headquarters of the presidency of the Republic following discussions between the two leaders.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, a sister country, Ebrahim Raïssi, is on an official visit to Algeria after taking part in the seventh Heads of State and Government Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

Algeria and Iran signed a Memorandum of understanding on cooperation in gas and oil.

A Memorandum of understanding was signed between the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Start-up and Microbusiness and the vice president of the Islamic Republic of Iran for Science, Technology and Knowledge Economy.

Another MoU was signed between the ministry of Tourism and Crafts and the Iranian ministry of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Crafts.

The two sides also signed a Memorandum of understanding between the

Ministry of Communication and the Iranian ministry of Culture and Islamic-Oriented cooperation in terms of information, and a MoU on cooperation in sports for the period between 2024 and 2025.

Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) : President of the Republic’s speech at closing of 7th Summit.(APS, 03/03/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune gave Saturday a speech at the closing of the works of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), the text of which is translated by APS:

“In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Beneficent,

Your Excellencies, Highnesses, Heads and members of delegations,

Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Distinguished guests,

As we wrap up the works of the 7th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), I would like to thank all the participants for honoring our invitation and effectively contributing to the works of the Summit.

My thanks also go to the Secretary-General and the GECF staff for their dedication during the Summit preparatory meetings and for their efforts leading up to its works.

The positive outcomes we have achieved today together, with the Algiers Declaration, would have been impossible without your dedication, your sincere contribution to enriching the Summit agenda and the assistance you provided me during its sessions.

This Declaration is a key step in meeting present and future challenges. It conveys our resolve to responsibly and sustainably expand gas use in a world marked by accelerated shifts.

We reiterated our commitment to bolstering our Forum’s standing as a platform for regional and international dialogue and cooperation, which today attracts new members. We also underscore the sovereign rights of member countries over their gas resources and our leading role in backing sustainable development and global energy security in line with the United Nations (UN) objectives.

Algeria, as a country hosting the headquarters of the Gas Research Institute (GRI) and in close collaboration with the GECF, is fully committed to cooperating with member countries to consolidate the standing of gas as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly resource.

At the dawn of a new era, renewed cooperation and dialogue can contribute to forging a collective vision enshrining the principles of risk and advantages sharing, and the importance of long-term gas contracts to ensure the sustainability of investments.

A vision that will safeguard the interests of producers and consumers as part of a sustainable process guaranteeing a balance between energy security, sustainable development and environmental protection, leading us towards a future that ensures the well-being of future generations.

I would like to thank you once again for your effective contribution to the success of this summit and wish you all every success.

I now officially announce the closing of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF).

May Allah's peace and blessings be with you.”

7th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit adopts Declaration of Algiers.(APS, 03/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) wrapped up Saturday, in Algiers, under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, with the adoption of the Declaration of Algiers, of which you find the text below:

We, the Heads of State and Government of Member Countries of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), upon the invitation of His Excellency Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, gathered in the historic city of Algiers on 2 March 2024 for the 7th GECF Summit, in the spirit of solidarity and cooperation,

Firstly, recalling:

The Declarations of the GECF Summits held in Doha (Qatar) in 2011, in Moscow (Russia) in 2013; in Tehran (Iran) in 2015, in Santa Cruz de la Sierra (Bolivia) in 2017 and in Doha (Qatar) in 2022.

Secondly, reaffirming:

1- The absolute and permanent sovereign rights of Member Countries over their natural gas resources;

2- Our commitment to the GECF objectives and our determination to strengthen the Forum’s role while emphasizing its contribution to global energy security, equity and sustainability;

3- Our endeavor to efficiently manage and encourage the utilization of the natural gas resources of Member Countries, aiming to promote sustainable development that benefits both producers and consumers;

4- The importance of cooperation and coordination among Member Countries for the development of research, innovation, knowledge and technology transfer related to natural gas, as well as for the sharing of best practices and promoting capacity building.

5- Our support for robust and meaningful dialogue among producers, consumers, and other relevant stakeholders, with a view to ensuring the security of both demand and supply, foster market stability, and advocate for open, transparent, unhindered and non-discriminatory natural gas markets.

Thirdly, acknowledging:

1- Fundamental role of natural gas in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, satisfying rising global energy needs, and securing universal access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

2- The contributions of eco-friendly natural gas in addressing climate change challenges, and its importance in achieving just, equitable, orderly, inclusive and sustainable energy transitions, while taking into account national circumstances, capabilities and priorities, and that economic growth, social progress and environmental protection are the three intertwined and mutually-supportive pillars of sustainable development;

3- The risks and challenges to the natural gas market derived from the geopolitical and economic situation, especially in terms of physical flows, market functioning, contractual arrangements, flow of sustainable investments and the integrity of critical natural gas infrastructure;

4- The paramount importance of security of natural gas demand, transparent non discriminatory legal and regulatory frameworks and predictable energy, trade, fiscal, and environmental policies in natural-gas-importing and -transit countries;

5- The need to adopt innovation-led practices and scientifically-guided research to enhance the significant role of natural gas in improving energy access and reducing energy poverty;

6- The important role of natural gas in the value chain of the petrochemical and chemical industry in general, with a wide range of key end markets to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the production of fertilizers to ensure global food security and eradicate hunger; and

7- The crucial need for security of demand and security of supply, and for open and transparent international collaboration to protect critical natural gas infrastructure and enhance its resilience to natural disasters, technical incidents and man-made threats, including, but not limited to, malicious use of information and communication technologies.

Fourthly, reiterating:

1- Our support for all countries in their relentless fight against energy poverty and in their endeavors to bring prosperity to their people, as well as in the exercise of their fundamental rights to develop their energy resources;

2- Our condemnation of all unilateral economic restrictions undertaken without the prior approval of the United Nations Security Council, and any extraterritorial application of any national measures, laws and regulations against GECF Member Countries that negatively impact the development and trade of natural gas and jeopardize the security of natural gas supply;

3- Our concern on the recurring volatility in natural gas demand that adversely affects global economic performance, and our determination to work with all parties to achieve balanced and reliable natural gas markets; and

4- The importance of medium and long-term natural gas contracts, equitable and stable natural gas prices, and sustained investments in natural gas for enhancing energy security and supporting the development of resilient energy systems.

Fifthly, expressing:

1- Our determination to strengthen our collaboration with a view to maintaining the reliability and resilience of natural gas systems, provide efficient and reliable natural gas supplies, and expand the use of natural gas for sustainable development and climate change mitigation and adaptation;

2- Our call for timely investment for market stability and unhindered flow of financial resources, access to technology, and knowledge transfer in a non discriminatory manner;

3- Our warm welcome on the signing of the Agreement on the GECF Gas Research Institute Headquarters, based in Algiers;

4- Our determination to promote innovative technologies for natural gas and related industries, through the Gas Research Institute, for the benefit of GECF Member Countries;

5- Our rejection of any use of climate change as justification to implement measures that hinder investments in natural gas projects and create any means of arbitrary discrimination or disguised restriction in direct contravention of international trade rules;

6- Our strong support for African countries in their aspirations and commendable endeavours to tackle energy poverty, address the challenges related to energy access and foster sustainable, equitable and inclusive socio-economic development while protecting the environment, in line with the United Nations 2030 Development Agenda and the African Union’s Agenda 2063;

7- Our rejection of any artificial interventions in natural gas markets, including attempts to alter the price discovery and risk management functions of markets, as well as the imposition of politically driven price caps, which can only aggravate market tightness and discourage investments required to satisfy growing global energy demand; and

8- Our disapproval of the unilateral implementation of unprecedented actions and measures, supposedly justified by ensuring the security of energy supply for some, at the expense of the natural gas market rules, and with the risk of accentuating imbalances to the detriment of people in vulnerable situations.

Resolve our common determination to:

1- Promote natural gas as an abundant, affordable, flexible and reliable energy source, and harness and develop more environmentally-friendly, efficient and sustainable natural gas technologies;

2- Advocate for the wider use of natural gas on domestic and international markets, especially as a strategic measure to tackle energy poverty and pursue the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes championing natural gas as a pivotal source of energy for a just, inclusive and prosperous future, ensuring that no one is left behind;

3-Contribute to the inclusion of natural gas as an environmentally sustainable natural resource in climate, investment and fiscal regulations, international banking and global trade;

4- Foster the increased use of natural gas in maritime and land transportation, and develop the necessary infrastructure to provide it efficiently and cost-effectively to all consumers;

5- Support the fundamental role of long-term natural gas contracts, as well as gas pricing based on oil/oil-products indexation, to ensure steady investments in the development of natural gas resources;

6- Strengthen the GECF's positioning by increasing its international visibility, attracting new members, encouraging partnerships, facilitating dialogue between producers and consumers, and broadening cooperation with relevant international organizations and entities;

7- Support the further development of the GECF’s expertise and mechanisms for joint undertakings, to harness the role of the GECF as a leading platform for dialogue and cooperation on natural gas matters;

8- Take advantage of the GECF’s Gas Research Institute (GRI) to expand cooperation in, among other things, natural gas technologies, scientifically-guided research, and innovation- led capacity-building; and

9- Stress the crucial importance of safeguarding natural gas critical infrastructure, including cross-border infrastructure, to ensure its reliability and resilience, as well as strengthening international cooperation in risk reduction, prevention and protection from natural disasters, technological mishaps and man-made threats, including deliberate attacks and malicious use of information and communication technologies, as appropriate.

The Heads of State and Government welcomed the accession of the Republic of Mozambique, the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and the Republic of Senegal to the Forum, reaffirming the GECF’s collective pursuit of fostering energy cooperation and dialogue.

The Heads of State and Government of the Member Countries of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum extend their appreciation to His Excellency Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, for his excellent leadership of the 7th GECF Summit, as well as to the Government and the people of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria for their warm hospitality and excellent arrangements.

The gas industry in Algeria by the figures.(APS, 03/03/2024)


ALGIERS - Algeria, which hosted the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) on Saturday, is classified, through Sonatrach, as one of the most important sources of supply in gas in the world, and particularly in Europe, thanks to its production and export capacities, consolidating its position as a “reliable” and “safe” supplier at the international level.

Here are the key data and figures of the gas industry in Algeria:

Reserves and deposits:

Algeria has proven hydrocarbon reserves, all products combined (oil, gas, condensate and liquefied petroleum gas), estimated at more than 4,300 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTEP) (i.e. more than 12 billion barrels) of which 55 % in natural gas.

Main fields and deposits in operation:

- Hassi R'mel field discovered in 1956 and put into production in 1961 is among the largest deposits, with a production capacity of 2,400 billion cubic meters (m3) of natural gas.

- Rhourde Nouss field (Illizi) whose first drilling was carried out in 1961

- Krechba deposit discovered in 1957 located in the northern part of the In Salah region. This deposit constitutes with those of Teg and Reg, and those of the In Salah region (Ahnet, Hassi Moumen, Garet el Befinat, Gour Mahmoud and the In Salah structure) a large gas complex.

- Hassi Berkine Sud field, discovered in January 1995, put into operation in 1998

- Field of Alrar, In Amenaz, Tinhert and Menzel Ledjmet Est in the wilaya of Illizi

- Hassi Bahamou and Hassi Mouina fields in the wilaya of Timimoun (new deposits)

- Reggane and Touat fields in the wilaya of Adrar (new deposits)

- Gas fields in Gassi Touil and Bir Berkine in the wilaya of Ouargla

Historical dates:

1963 - Creation of the National Company for the Transport and Marketing of Hydrocarbons (Sonatrach)

1964 - Commissioning of the first GL4Z natural gas liquefaction complex, called Camel (Algerian Liquefied Methane Company)

1969 - Launch of gas pipeline projects, refinery in Arzew, liquefaction complex in Skikda and fertilizer factory

1970 - Signature of the first LNG export contract in the USA of 10 billion m3 per year

1975 - Launch of the Hassi R'mel development plan providing for an extraction capacity of 100 billion m3/year

1983 - Inauguration of the first international gas pipeline Enrico Mattei (GEM) to Italy

2000 - Launch of a development program for the In-Salah deposits within the framework of the Sonatrach-BP association

2011 - Commissioning of the MedGaz gas pipeline linking Béni-Saf on the Algerian coast to Almeria in Spain.

Gas production (2023):

- Natural gas: 136 billion m3, compared to 132.7 billion m3 in 2022, including more than 50 billion m3 intended for export

- Liquefied natural gas (LNG): 22.5 billion cubic meter contracts delivered to the Arzew and Skikda LNG complexes

- LNG production: 13 million tonnes

- Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG): 9.4 million tonnes

- Condensate production: 8.3 million tonnes

Gas infrastructure and complexes:

- 03 oil ports (Arzew, Bejaia and Skikda) with a loading capacity of 1.3 million tonnes

- 04 Gas liquefaction complexes (03 complexes in Arzew and 01 complex in Skikda) with a total capacity of 55 million m3/year.

It is :

- GL1K from Skikda commissioned in 1972 with a capacity of 10 million m3 LNG/year

- GL1Z Béthioua (Arzew), commissioned in 1978 with a separation capacity of 17.56 million m3 LNG/year

- GL2Z Béthioua, commissioned in 1981 with a liquefaction capacity of 17.8 million m3 LNG/year

- GL3Z Béthioua, commissioned in 2014 with a separation capacity of 10.6 million M LNG/year

- Sonatrach also has two (02) LPG mixture treatment and separation plants to extract butane and propane gases with a total capacity of 10.4 million tonnes/year.

It is :

- GP1Z Arzew, commissioned in 1983, liquefaction capacity: 9 million tonnes/year

- GP2Z Arzew, commissioned in 1973, liquefaction capacity: 1.4 million tonnes/year

Distribution network and means of transport:

- A network of pipelines with a total length of 21,190 km, bringing together 43 pipelines equipped with 85 pumping and compression stations capable of transporting 406 million tonnes of oil equivalent per year, including 140 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

- 17 ships including LNG tankers, LPG ships and oil tankers

- Two intercontinental gas pipelines: the Trans-Mediterranean Pipeline "Enrico Mattei", connecting Algeria to Italy via Tunisia, commissioned in 1983, has a transport capacity of 33.15 billion m3/year

- Medgaz, connecting the town of Beni Saf to Almeria in Spain, transports gas via the Mediterranean, inaugurated in April 2011, with a capacity of 10 billion m3/year

Ranking:

Algeria ranked in 2023, through Sonatrach, among the top three natural gas suppliers in the European Union (EU) by exporting 34.9 billion cubic meters of natural gas through gas pipelines and 1st exporting country liquefied natural gas (LNG) in Africa.

-Sonatrach has acquired the status of a major player in the gas markets. In 2022, she was:

- Italy's leading supplier of natural gas

- 2nd supplier of natural gas to Spain

- Turkey's 2nd LNG supplier

- Greece's 2nd LNG supplier

Sonatrach is also a supplier of natural gas, LNG and LPG, particularly to the following countries:

- Portugal

- France

- United Kingdom

- China

- Slovenia.

Partnership and Agreements:

Sonatrach signed strategic agreements in 2023 and early 2024 to strengthen Algeria's role as a reliable supplier in the global gas market. These include:

- The Agreement signed with the British company Grain LNG over a period of 10 years aimed at extending the long-term storage and delivery capacities of Algerian liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the terminal of this British company, and this, from January 2029, of 125 GWh/d, equivalent to 3 million tonnes per year of LNG.

- Two strategic agreements with the Italian group ENI relating to the increase in gas supplies and the energy transition and decarbonization. These agreements consist of the expansion of gas transport capacity, the laying of a new gas pipeline to transport natural gas and alternatively hydrogen and blue and green ammonia, as well as the laying of a cable submarine electricity and the extension of the current natural gas liquefaction capacity.

- The medium-term gas supply contract signed with the German company VNG Handel & Vertrieb GmbH (VNG), based in Leipzig.

At Algeria's request: Security Council holds closed-door consultations on recent developments in northern Ghaza.(APS, 02/03/2024)


NEW YORK (United Nations) - At the request of Algeria, the UN Security Council held a closed consultation session to examine recent developments in Gaza, following the carnage committed by the army of Zionist occupation in the north of the territory, having left more than a hundred martyrs and hundreds of injured among civilians waiting for the delivery of humanitarian aid, in the face of the inability of the international community to put an end to the tyranny of the Zionist entity and to force it to respect international humanitarian law.

During this meeting, the representative of Algeria, Ambassador Amar Bendjama condemned in the strongest terms this barbaric act perpetrated by the soldiers of the Zionist entity against defenseless Palestinian civilians who were waiting for the arrival of the trucks of humanitarian aid at the Al-Nabulsi roundabout, in northern Ghaza, calling for an end to the impunity enjoyed by the Zionist occupier who must be held accountable.

He also insisted on "the need for the Council to fulfill its role, by calling for an immediate ceasefire and guaranteeing the delivery of humanitarian aid in sufficient quantities to avoid a humanitarian catastrophe."

The representative of Algeria also underlined "the urgent need to protect Palestinian civilians", adding that hundreds of martyred lives could have been saved today, if the draft resolution presented by the Algeria last week in the Security Council had been approved.

This urgent meeting comes after 146 days since the launch of the barbaric aggression against the Gaza Strip, leaving more than 30,000 martyrs, most of whom are women and children, while the number of injured has exceeded 70,000.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune grants official welcome to his Mozambican counterpart.(APS, 01/03/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, granted on Thursday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, an official welcome to his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi.

The two Presidents listened to the national anthems of the two countries and inspected detachments of the various forces of the People's National Army (ANP) who paid tribute to them.

Earlier, the President of Mozambique visited the Martyrs' Shrine in Algiers, where he laid a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative stele and observed a minute's silence in memory of the martyrs of the glorious War of National Liberation.

The two Presidents listened to the national anthems of the two countries and inspected detachments of the various forces of the People's National Army (ANP) who paid tribute to them.

Earlier, the President of Mozambique visited the Martyrs' Shrine in Algiers, where he laid a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative stele and observed a minute's silence in memory of the martyrs of the glorious War of National Liberation.

He also visited the National Museum of the Moudjahid, where he was given explanations on the different stages of Algeria's history, particularly that of the glorious War of National Liberation.

On Wednesday evening, the President of Mozambique began a friendly working visit to Algeria, at the invitation of the President of the Republic.

This visit, which is part of the strengthening the historic relations of fraternity and solidarity between Algeria and Mozambique, comes on the eve of President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi's participation in the work of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), to be held this week in Algiers.

Convergence of views between Algeria, Mozambique on several issues of common interest

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, emphasized on Thursday, in Algiers, the convergence of views between Algeria and Mozambique on several regional and international issues of common interest, especially the Palestinian and Sahrawi ones.

In a joint press statement with his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, who is on a friendship and working visit to Algeria, the President of the Republic said that “the two countries, non-permanent members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, have a total convergence of views and positions on all issues, particularly the Palestinian and Sahrawi ones.”

The President of the Republic noted having conducted an exchange of views with President Filipe Jacinto Nyusi on “several international and regional developments, chiefly the situation in the Sahel and Great Lakes region, as well as the dangerous developments in the Middle East and the daily massacres perpetrated by the Zionist occupation against the Palestinian civilians in the Gaza Strip.”

“We reiterate our absolute backing for the right of the brotherly Palestinian people to establish their independent State within the borders of 4 June 1967 with Al-Quds as its capital,” President Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared.

Regarding the issue of Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, the President of the Republic stressed “the imperative to reach a just and lasting solution guaranteeing the Sahrawi people their legitimate right to self-determination.”

The President of the Republic also underscored that the friendship and working visit of the President of the Republic of Mozambique to Algeria “mirrors the deeply-rooted ties of brotherhood and solidarity linking the two countries, and highlights our common attachment to inject the desired dynamic into the long-standing and privileged bilateral relations.”

He also noted that he had reviewed with his counterpart “the ways to bolster and broaden cooperation in several areas including energy, agriculture, tourism, industry, fisheries, as well as higher education, vocational training and military cooperation sectors,” emphasizing “the importance of export diversification, direct investment flows, promotion of trade exchanges, ongoing training assistance for students and executives, in addition to the modernization of national institutions and boosting their competitiveness to adapt to bilateral scientific and technological progress.”

The President of the Republic further reiterated Algeria’s “solidarity and support for the Republic of Mozambique in its fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” reaffirming “Algeria’s readiness to share its expertise in this area.”

President Tebboune wrapped up by indicating that he had agreed with his Mozambican counterpart “to reactivate the available cooperation mechanism to achieve the common objectives of the two countries, including holding the 6th session of the Joint Committee as soon as possible.”

Algeria, Mozambique sign several cooperation agreements.(APS, 01/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Thursday, with his counterpart of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, the signing ceremony of several bilateral cooperation agreements.

The cooperation agreements, signed at the Presidency of the Republic, are on plant protection, plant quarantine and animal health, in addition to the sector of energy and the mutual cancellation of the visa for holders of diplomatic or service passports.

A joint communiqué was also signed on the occasion of the working and friendship visit the Mozambican President is paying to Algeria.

Publication of a guide for journalists responsible for the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.(APS, 01/03/2024)


ALGIERS - A guide in Arabic and English is made available to accredited media representatives for coverage of the 7th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which is being held from February 29 to March 2 in Algiers, , with a view to making their task easier thanks to the wealth of information, guidance and organizational arrangements it contains.

The guide available on the websites www.gecf.org and https://algeria7thgecfsummit.dz includes information on the procedures for accreditation of the various representatives of the national and foreign media and the practical aspects of media coverage of the summit and meetings preparatory, in addition to the measures taken and services provided throughout their stay in Algeria.

The document highlights Algeria's commitment to providing all necessary services to accredited media delegations in order to guarantee them good working conditions.

It contains essential information for journalists, including a list of services available to them and how to obtain summit accreditation and badges.

The guide gives the contact details of the focal points to be contacted by media representatives, as well as details on the movements of journalists upon their arrival in Algeria, particularly between places of accommodation and the Abdelatif-Rahal International Conference Center (CIC), where the work of the Summit takes place.

The document also provides information on the media center, equipped with all logistical means and equipment, made available to journalists accredited in Algeria and members of official delegations.

The guide also presents the entertainment program planned in the capital during the Summit, including 160 artistic, tourist and sporting activities at 62 sites, including the Algiers Opera.

After Germany, Sonatrach Group considers extending activities in Central Europe.(APS, 01/03/2024)


ALGIERS- The natural gas sale agreement via Enrico Mattei pipeline, recently concluded between Sonatrach and the German company VNG, enables the national hydrocarbon company to consider extending its activities in Central Europe, affirmed the group’s CEO Rachid Hachichi.

“We see great potential to grow this cooperation even further, and to extend it in the future to include other areas of the energy value chain. It also enables us to consider extending our activities in Central Europe in the future, Mr. Hachichi stated in an interview with APS.

"The initial natural gas shipments, under this first deal of its kind with VNG, have already begun," he announced.

Sonatrach’s CEO explained that the deal with the German firm aligns with the national company's strategy to diversify its client portfolio and expand its positioning in European markets, emphasizing that the successful discussions between the two sides "reinforces Sonatrach's energy trade partnerships with Europe."

Underscoring the many assets the national energy group has "to maintain our position in the global gas market," Mr. Hachichi affirmed that this refers primarily to " our substantial natural gas reserves, which enables Sonatrach to ensure a steady and reliable supply to meet the demand."

In this regard, he recalled the country's extensive pipeline network spanning 21,190 km. This includes 43 pipelines equipped with 85 pumping and compression stations capable of transporting 406 million TEP per year, including 140 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

In addition to this vast infrastructure, there are liquefied natural gas (LNG) complexes with a capacity of 55 million cubic meters, as well as liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) separation facilities (with 10.4 million tons capacity), along with various other export-enabling installations. This diverse array of infrastructure facilitates maximal export profitability across both pipelines and LNG tankers.

Moreover, the quality of human resources and technical expertise has enabled the group to build proven know-how, particularly in exploration, production, transportation and processing. This has made it possible to optimize operations and maintain a level of quality that is known, recognized and compliant with international environmental, quality and safety standards, added Hachichi.

Government meeting: Several sectors on agenda.(APS, 29/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, chaired on Wednesday a Government meeting, devoted to the monitoring of the progress of the digitization operation of several sectors, draft executive decrees and a communication on the revival of the National Agency for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“The Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, chaired this Wednesday, 28 February 2024, a Government meeting devoted to the monitoring of the progress of the digitization operation of several sectors, especially that of Finance, while ensuring to respect the deadlines set in implementation of the instructions given by the President of the Republic concerning the digital transformation, calling to meet the challenges of digitization in a coordinated and integrated manner, emphasizing an effective coordination between the data of the sectors and ensuring the operational relation between the different data centers underway.”

The Government also continued the examination of the draft executive decree setting the modalities of budgetary control, in application of the provisions of law n 23-07 relating to the rules of public accounting and financial management, aiming at the enshrinement of the new approach of expenditure control and the rationalization of public finances.

The Government also examined a draft executive decree organizing the storage and distribution activities of petroleum products, in order to establish a new regulatory framework governing these activities and to promote the emergence of a competitive market of petroleum products and professionalize this key sector of our oil industry.

The Government also listened to a presentation on the revival of the National Agency for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship, aiming to promote the governance of this important mechanism in order to better adapt it to the economic requirements enshrined by the global reforms aimed at improving the business climate, to free the initiative and to support entrepreneurship, especially for the benefit of young project leaders.

Algiers hosts 11th session of Algeria-France political consultations .(APS, 29/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The 11th Session of Algeria-France political consultations was held on Tuesday in Algiers, under the co-chairmanship of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane, and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Anne-Marie Descotes, according to a Ministry press release.

The Session, held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, "was an opportunity to conduct an overall assessment of relations at the political level and multifaceted bilateral cooperation, including economic matters and the movement of people,” said the source.

"International and regional issues of common interest were also on the agenda, particularly the situation in the Sahel, Mali and the Middle East, especially the situation in Palestine and the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, as well as the Western Sahara issue,” said the source.

Algerian delegation takes part in World Youth Festival in Russia in March.(APS, 29/02/2024)


ALGIERS - An Algerian delegation will be taking part in the World Youth Festival, scheduled for 1-7 March in Sochi (Russia), under the slogan "The role of youth diplomacy in digital transformations."

During a meeting held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the province of Algiers in honour of the Algerian delegation taking part in this world event, the president of the People's Assembly of the province of Algiers (APW), Nadjiba Djilali, stressed "the support and interest given to these young people, in recognition of their efficiency and innovations," adding that this delegation comprised "the elite of Algerian youth."

"This participation is part of the strengthening of relations with friendly countries and to raise the national colours in the various international forums," she stressed, calling on the members of this delegation to "honour Algeria at this event."

For his part, the head of the delegation, Ishak Ibn Al-Qayim Kenouna, said that this Festival would be an opportunity for the Algerian delegation, comprising 126 young people from different provinces of the country, to learn about the cultures of the participating countries.

Sonelgaz Group : Exports worth 219 million euros in 2023.(APS, 29/02/2024)


ALGIERS - In 2023, the Sonelgaz group has achieved a record level of exports, estimated at more than 219 million euros, Group spokesman Khalil Hodna said on Wednesday.

This record figure was achieved thanks to the export of electricity and cutting-edge equipment 'Made in Algeria' at the level of the Group's specialized subsidiaries, but also thanks to professional training in gas and electricity provided at the benefiting many employees and workers from African countries.

These figures, according to Mr. Hodna, reflect "Sonelgaz's concern to establish exports as a true locomotive of economic growth, diversify sources of currency, contribute to increasing the rate of national integration and reduce the labor bill. import, emphasizing that the Group aims to increase the value of its exports and develop its presence on international markets through the strengthening of its productive capacities.

This approach takes place "in accordance with the instructions of the public authorities aimed at a gradual exit from dependence on hydrocarbons through the diversification of economic and commercial activities, as well as the valorization of the national product manufactured locally, and this to integrate a new economic model which is based on the creation of added value", concluded Mr. Hodna.

Anniversary of the creation of the General Union of Algerian Workers and nationalization of hydrocarbons: Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.(APS, 24/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune addressed, Saturday, a speech on the occasion of the celebration of the double anniversary of the creation of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) and the nationalization of hydrocarbons, read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, during the festivities marking this double anniversary in the wilaya of Timimoun. Here is the APS translation:

"In the name of Allah, the Clement, the Merciful, Gentlemen Ministers, Mr. Wali of Timimoun, Mr. President and CEO of the Sonatrach Group, Mr. Secretary General of the UGTA, Ladies and Gentlemen, State Executives , Ladies and Gentlemen, Media Representatives, Honorable audience, It is with immense pride that we celebrate today, as every year, the double anniversary of the creation of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) and the nationalization of hydrocarbons, an anniversary which carries high symbolism, in the history of our country and the sense of sacrifice, resistance and attachment of the Algerian people to self-determination and the recovery of their sovereignty over their wealth and their exploitation to shape the contours of its future and realize its legitimate aspirations for progress and development.

We are proud to celebrate this double anniversary, at a time when Algeria is experiencing profound change at all levels, and is moving forward with sure steps towards building a strong and diversified economy after the global reforms which have made it possible to establish a new system guaranteeing freedom of initiative, promoting investment and enshrining the principles of transparency and equality between economic operators.

Dear fellow citizens, The creation of the UGTA, on February 24, 1956, was a crucial stage in the history of the struggle of the Algerian people and their rallying to the objectives of the Glorious War of Liberation for the recovery of their freedom . It also highlighted the exceptional genius, the sagacity of the pioneers of the generation of the glorious War of Liberation and their ability to mobilize the masses for the triumph of the national cause.

The militancy and sacrifices of Algerian workers will remain throughout successive generations as a source of inspiration and an example of the contribution of the trade union school to the formation of the National Movement and its decisive role in the process of construction and promotion and development of national production.

Therefore, it is imperative for us to maintain unity in an unstable and constantly changing world, in order to face hostile attempts targeting the country and continue action to preserve the militancy and high nationalist sense of workers. and provide them with the best conditions to enable them to better fulfill their professional duties and improve their social conditions. This is a commitment to which I have given particular interest, in particular by continuing to emphasize the consecration of the social character of the State and the commitment to social justice.

To do this, the level and volume of social transfers were revised upwards and the tax system was reformed with a view to enshrining the principles of equity and justice through the expansion of exemptions and benefits. tax reductions for the benefit of people with low and medium incomes, and the gradual increase in salaries to maintain the purchasing power of more than 2,800,000 employees and contract workers, as well as the enhancement of retirement allowances and pensions and the completion integration of more than 500,000 beneficiaries of support systems for professional and social integration into permanent employment positions.

Based on our conviction as to the vital role of social partners, particularly trade union organizations, in the promotion of governance, we have paid particular attention to the establishment of a culture of dialogue, which is the best way to ensure a global and rational treatment of different concerns and aspirations and to achieve the collective ambition of achieving the highest levels of development and prosperity, the participation of trade union organizations in social dialogue at all levels being a democratic achievement and an essential basis for support growth and social stability.

In order to strengthen and support this dynamic by providing it with the appropriate framework, a profound reform of the law relating to the exercise of the right to organize has been initiated in the light of the achievements obtained under the 2020 Constitution, with regard to the promotion of fundamental freedoms, which made it possible to strengthen the guarantees for the exercise of the right to organize and put in place numerous measures and mechanisms aimed at guaranteeing the independence and impartiality of unions and protecting them against political and political tensions supporters.

On this occasion, I would like to pay tribute to the workers in all functions and professions, who carry out their missions with dedication in all sectors, and I urge all workers to continue collective adherence to the process of reforms for the construction of the new Algeria and the positive contribution to the completion of the projects launched as part of the approach aimed at diversifying the national economy, strengthening development efforts, achieving the social well-being of the citizen and strengthening the achievements made.

Dear fellow citizens, Let us remember, with pride and honor, these decisive moments of recovery of sovereignty over our national wealth, following the announcement, on February 24, 1971, of the historic decision nationalizing hydrocarbons.

In this regard, I would like to pay particular tribute to these men, at all levels, among engineers and technicians, who are committed, despite their small number, to taking up the challenge and winning the challenge of ensuring continuity hydrocarbon production and marketing operations. In a few years, they have succeeded, brilliantly and with great efficiency, in establishing themselves on the national and international economic scene, allowing Algeria to become a leading country in the field of hydrocarbons.

In order to realize our commitment (commitment 21) to encourage the production and export of energy by intensifying efforts in the production of fossil fuels, more than 140 exploration and development wells have been completed, making it possible to make more than 25 discoveries.

It is a happy coincidence to find ourselves, today, in Timimoun, the historic capital of Gourara, which occupies an important place in the global strategy, particularly in terms of consolidation of upstream oil for the production of natural gas, through the three major gas projects that it hosts in the southwest of the country, namely the development of the Hassi Ba Hamou, Hassi Tidjerane and Tinerkouk fields, with an estimated production capacity of 14 million of m3 per day.

Algeria will continue its efforts to increase its hydrocarbon production capacities, through an ambitious investment plan which will increase the primary production of hydrocarbons in Algeria, by around 2% annually, during the period ranging from 2023 to 2027, to reach approximately 209 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TOE) by 2027.

We will also continue investments in the discovery of new fields and the improvement of existing fields, in addition to intensifying efforts to accelerate the pace of implementation of the hydrocarbon valorization program, which aims to bring new dynamics to the field of petrochemicals.

Parallel to this, and with the same aim of ensuring the optimal exploitation of national wealth, we have launched a mega program for the valorization and development of the mining capacities of our country, through the three structuring projects of this sector, namely the exploitation of the Gara Djebilet iron mine, the integrated phosphate project in Bled El Hadba and the zinc-lead project of Oued Amizour, which, in addition to their contribution to the diversification of the national economy, will constitute a locomotive of development in the regions which shelter them, through the creation of jobs and the development of infrastructure, like the railway network.

We confidently aspire to consolidate the dynamics experienced by the sector, through the revision of the mining law planned soon, to adapt it to the new developments experienced by this activity and improve its attractiveness for investors, while preserving interests national.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Algeria is committed to meeting the challenges of sustainable development, through the establishment of a new energy strategy, based on the vision of development of its economy in the medium and long term, and accompanying the process of achieving a successful energy transition, through the launch of new projects in the field of renewable energies, and positioning as a main player in the production of electricity, from solar energy and integration of hydrogen, in addition to the efforts made to strengthen the preservation of environmental and natural systems, support for reforestation, the protection of biodiversity and the preservation of its natural resources, for a sustainable future.

This orientation highlights the potential of gas, able to contribute positively to the energy transition, being the best fuel, to meet increased demand and at the same time reduce atmospheric pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. , in addition to its availability and reasonable price, it is also the cleanest fossil fuel.

In this context, we are banking, with complete confidence, on the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), scheduled in Algiers from February 29 to March 2, to deepen the dialogue on place of gas in the energy transition process and the means to strengthen cooperation and partnership in favor of optimal exploitation of this resource.

Finally, I would like to pay tribute to the workers in the Energy and mining sector, and I highly value the constant efforts made by the Sonatrach and Sonelgaz groups in accomplishing their vital missions and preserving a privileged place, in light of the frenzied energy changes the world is experiencing.

Long live Algeria, Glory to our martyrs.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs official inauguration of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr.(APS, 26/02/2024)



ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune e, chaired on Sunday the official inauguration of Djamaâ El Djazaïr.

Djamaâ El-Djazaïr is a jewel of Islamic architecture and a religious, civilizational and scientific building that will contribute to preserving national religious referent and the constituent components of Algerian nation.

At the entrance to the mosque, the President of the Republic was welcomed by the rector of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr, Sheikh Mohamed Maâmoun Al Kacimi Al Hoceini, Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi, and Minister of Housing, National Planning and the City, Mohamed Tarek Belaribi.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic took a souvenir photo with Ulemas, Imams and Sheikhs from the Muslim world who were guests of Algeria.

The President of the Republic then followed, in the hall of honor of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr, a documentary on the different installations and structures of this civilizational and religious building.

The President of the Republic subsequently visited all the structures of the mosque, namely the Museum of Islamic Civilization, the Cultural Center with its conference room and library and the Higher School of Islamic Sciences "Dar El -Quran" with its study rooms and laboratories.

At the end of his visit, the President of the Republic performed the Dohr prayer with the delegation accompanying him, made up of senior state officials, members of the Government, Ulemas, Imams, Sheikhs of zaouïas and eminent intellectual and religious figures from the Muslim world.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, the Rector of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr welcomed the decision of the President of the Republic to officially inaugurate the mosque after the completion of the construction and development works of all its installations and structures, highlighting highlight the symbolism of the moment chosen for this inauguration, namely mid-chaâbane.

Built in the heart of the capital in the commune of Mohammadia according to seismic standards, Djamaâ El-Djazaïr has a large prayer room of 20,000 m2 that can accommodate up to 120,000 faithful.

It stands out for its octagonal columns erected in the large prayer hall and decorated with marble with dazzling white veins, its large mihrab and its 6 (six) kilometers of calligraphic writings.

The mosque has the largest minaret in the world, with a height of 265 meters, which has 43 floors served by panoramic elevators allowing you to observe the Bay of Algiers and its surroundings, 15 of which house a museum dedicated to history of Algeria and 10 others devoted to a research center and businesses.

Djamaâ El-Djazaïr is also home to the National Higher School of Islamic Sciences "Dar El Coran", with a capacity of 1,500 places, dedicated to Algerian and foreign post-graduation students in Islamic sciences and human sciences. The school has classrooms, a multimedia room, a conference room and a boarding facility.

Djamaâ El-Djazaïr also includes other buildings, including a cultural center with a library that can hold up to one (1) million books, in addition to a helicopter landing pad, a two-level parking lot with capacity for 4,000 vehicles in the basement of a large esplanade lined with numerous gardens and ponds.

In May 2022, the executive decrees and statutes relating to Djamaâ El-Djazaïr were published, including the executive decree creating its scientific council and establishing its organization and functioning, the one modifying the status and name of the National Agency for the implementation and management of Djamaâ El Djazaïr to become the Management Establishment of Djamaâ El Djazaïr, the one establishing the National Higher School of Islamic Sciences (Dar El Coran) and the one establishing the Center for Research in Religious Sciences and dialogue of civilizations, which is responsible for promoting the values of moderation, the middle ground, tolerance and living together and working to preserve the national religious referent and the safeguarding of religious heritage.

The Djamaâ El-Djazaïr Library is, for its part, responsible for creating a manuscript restoration laboratory and establishing relations of cooperation and exchange with similar cultural and scientific establishments on a national and international scale.

The Executive Decree creating the Museum of Islamic Civilization notes that the latter illustrates Islamic civilization in Algeria, in particular the historical stages which forged the national religious referent, the religious and cultural heritage and the authentic traditions of Algeria, its architecture and its Islamic arts, as well as the history of the writing and publication of the Holy Quran.

World-renowned religious figures hail Algeria's honorable positions in support of the Palestinian cause.(APS, 26/02/2024)


ALGIERS - Religious figures from the Muslim world welcomed, on Sunday, Algeria's sincere and honorable positions of support for the causes of the Muslim Nation, at the head of which the Palestinian cause.

In a statement to the press, on the sidelines of his participation in the official inauguration ceremony of Djamaâ El-Djazaïr, chaired by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the vice-president of the International Union of Muslim Ulemas , Issam Al-Bashir, wanted to thank Algeria for “its sincere and honorable positions with regard to the causes of the Muslim Nation, at their head the Palestinian cause”.

Algeria's position within the United Nations "reflects the aspirations of the Muslim Nation", he continued.

For his part, the Grand Mufti and President of the Religious Administration of Muslims of the Asian Region of the Russian Federation, Sheikh Nafigoulla Achirov, underlined that the "Muslims of Russia are proud of the efforts made by Algerian diplomacy in favor of the Palestinian cause and welcome Algeria's support for the oppressed Palestinian people.

“Algeria, a model and an eloquent example of struggle throughout its history, continues its struggle today through its support for the Palestinian people at the UN level,” he added.

The SG of the World Union of Muslim Ulemas, Ali Muhammad Al-Salabi welcomed "the support of Algeria and its President to all oppressed peoples throughout the world, led by the Palestinian people, victims of a genocide in full view of the whole world.

He called on Muslim countries to "follow the example of Algeria which interacts positively with everything that concerns the Arab-Muslim Nation and defends the interests and rights of peoples to live in peace."

Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the creation of the Mediator of the Republic Authority.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed, Tuesday, an address to the participants in the National Meeting organized at the National School of Administration (ENA) Moulay-Ahmed-Medeghri (Algiers), under the theme “Mediator of the Republic: an achievement in the service of the citizen”, read in his name by the Mediator of the Republic, Mr. Madjid Ammour, of which here is the APS translation:

“In the name of Allah, Clement and Merciful,

Prayer and peace to His Messenger,

I welcome your initiative to organize this meeting to deepen reflection and broaden dialogue and consultation on the public service that the administration and public structures must provide and improve.

The theme that you have chosen for your national meeting, on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the creation of the Mediator of the Republic, perfectly embodies the mission of your honorable institution, which summarizes the fundamental objective towards which the efforts of the State with its institutions and its authorities: to be at the service of the citizen.

Indeed, any effort and any approach participating in the building of a new Algeria based on healthy foundations must be at the service of the citizen, based on listening to citizens and responding to the aspirations of the Algerian people, who have been frustrated for years and lost confidence in institutions, the State and its symbols due to accumulated excesses.

Since the people honored us with their trust, our priority has been to launch, immediately, broad and in-depth reforms at the socio-economic level, but also to make a real break with harmful mentalities and practices, and this, in paying particular attention to the moralization of public life and the fight against corruption in all its forms, in accordance with our commitments, in particular those relating to the strengthening of good governance and the overall reform of Justice to guarantee its independence and ensure its modernization, build a free, honest and active civil society, lay the foundations of a rule of law and consolidate social achievements.

Thus, after having completed the constitutional, legislative and judicial reforms, we have resolutely prepared our country to meet the challenges of economic recovery and the promotion of social life in all its dimensions, particularly in terms of salaries, housing, health, education and employment. At the same time, we have completed emergency and inclusive programs aimed at putting an end to the gray areas and the manifestations of poverty and precariousness, which have enabled, thanks to God, thousands of families to escape. misery and suffering.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I have the firm conviction that the building of a modern State requires a modern public administration freed from inherited incompetence and dubious practices linked to bureaucratic procedures, and freed from the arbitrariness of managers and civil servants, an administration national public service which places citizen service at the heart of its priorities.

Modern administration will only be fully realized by improving the quality of public service through the promotion of performance, the release of initiative, and the strengthening of the sense of responsibility and professional duty. Once this objective is achieved, citizen confidence in the institutions and structures of the State will be established.

I am committed to ensuring that everyone, at all levels, in all positions and in all sectors, can work in this spirit with complete loyalty, and so that citizens, wherever they are, can feel real change. and become familiar with the administration and public structures in all regions of the country, far from any apprehension of seeing one's dignity compromised.

I take this opportunity to reaffirm that the dignity of the citizen is not a temporary slogan but a policy, a path and a method of working in the Algeria that we are building together.

Bringing the administration closer to the citizen is not an empty slogan either, but a reality reflected by measures and achievements on the ground. And the creation of wilayas and delegated wilayas is an illustration of the strong desire to achieve this objective effectively and as quickly as possible.

Listening to citizens, interacting with them, knowing and addressing their main concerns with diligence and efficiency are, along with the simplification of administrative procedures, all indicators of the collective contribution to the consecration of true citizenship. A noble approach in which the Authority of the Mediator of the Republic, placed under the supervision of the Presidency of the Republic, is fully involved.

With other consultative bodies such as the Superior Youth Council (CSJ) and the National Observatory of Civil Society (ONSC), the Mediator of the Republic now plays a leading role in the consecration of the culture of listening, the transmission of concerns, the lifting of reported bureaucratic obstacles and the submission of proposals formulated by the different sections of society to the parties concerned and to the public authorities for their monitoring and management.

While welcoming the work accomplished by the executives and actors of the cited bodies, I call for more efforts and initiatives to establish new and flexible relationships which make it possible to build bridges of cooperation and increase capacity to convince so that, within the framework of this interactive and open vision, the Body of

Mediator of the Republic and other national authorities, whose raison d'être, are truly at the service of the citizen.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

On this fourth anniversary of the creation of the Mediator of the Republic Authority, I would like to emphasize the importance of developing cooperation frameworks with this Authority in order to move to the stage of efficiency that the citizen calls for. of his wishes. This can only be achieved through coherent and integrated work aimed at going beyond the reception and processing of complaints and requests, towards proactive approaches which make it possible to assess the concerns and needs of citizens, through direct interaction with the different categories of society, periodic evaluation of performance and adherence to continuous efforts to improve the quality of public service.

With this in mind, the Government is called upon to work tirelessly to make administrative facilitation and simplification of procedures a tangible reality, through the creation of coordination channels with the Mediator of the Republic. The requests addressed to the Mediator of the Republic by citizens can constitute an important reference for the crystallization of methodologies making it possible to fight against dysfunctions, to curb negligence and failings and to preserve the interests of citizens.

In doing so, everyone must keep in mind that digitalization is inevitable and requires, as I have repeatedly emphasized, to reduce the time taken for its generalization in order to spare citizens the need to travel between different administrative services. .

Finally, it should be remembered that public administration is the interface which reflects the authority of the State and the interest it has in public affairs, and its officials and agents, whatever their grades and level. of the functions they occupy, are called upon to ensure that the rule of law prevails while taking full care to present public service as a right guaranteed to the citizen.

I remain confident in the ability of our executives and civil servants in the various administrations to strengthen the credibility and effectiveness of public structures, driven by a sincere desire, a moral sense and a professional conscience.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs working meeting on free zones.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired on Tuesday a working meeting devoted to free zones, notably that between Tindouf and brotherly country Mauritania, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, received on Tuesday Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Alibek Bakayev, who is on a visit to Algeria as part of the second Session of political consultations between the two countries, said the Ministry in a statement.

On this occasion, the two parties welcomed "the dynamics experienced by relations between Algeria and Kazakhstan, thanks to the decision of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, relating to the opening, in 2022, of an Algerian Embassy in Astana", welcoming "the desire of the Kazakh authorities to soon open an Embassy in Algeria", specifies the same source.

The meeting also allowed the two parties to examine ways to promote bilateral cooperation and expand its areas according to the means of the two countries, in particular through the exchange of high-level visits, the creation of a commission mixed and the enrichment of the bilateral legal framework, concludes the press release.

Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounes Magramane co-chairs with Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister 2nd Session of bilateral political consultations.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounes Magramane co-chaired Monday, in Algiers, with Alibek Bakayev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the second Session of the Algerian-Kazakh political consultations, the ministry said in a statement.

During this meeting, "the two parties reviewed the state of bilateral cooperation in all areas and reaffirmed their common desire to strengthen bilateral relations and expand the areas of cooperation, in particular through the updating and the enrichment of the legal framework governing them, in addition to the development of a schedule for exchange of visits,” notes the press release.

The two parties also agreed on "the importance of accelerating the establishment of a Joint Commission for economic, commercial, scientific and technical cooperation responsible for supervising bilateral relations in these areas and giving them a new dynamic." ".

International and regional issues of common interest, notably the question of Western Sahara and the situation in the Sahel region and in the occupied Palestinian territories, were also discussed during this meeting where a convergence of views in a number of positions of the two countries was noted, according to the same source.

Trade balance: Surplus of $10.42 billion until November 2023.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS - Algeria's trade balance recorded a surplus of USD 10.42 billion during the period January - November 2023, said Tuesday in Algiers, Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni.

During a hearing session before the Commission on Economic Affairs, Development, Industry, Trade and Planning of the National People's Assembly (APN), chaired by Guerrache Toufik, president of the Commission, in presence of the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Basma Azouar, Mr. Zitouni specified that the value of imports until November 2023 had reached 44.32 billion USD, while that of exports had recorded 54.75 billion USD during the same period.

"The surplus recorded reflects the policy of organization and rationalization of imports which made it possible to replace the latter with diversified national production, to promote exports and to eliminate the phenomenon of over-invoicing, within the framework of the implementation of orientations of the President of the Republic in relation to the promotion of the national production tool", explained the minister.

Non-hydrocarbon exports reached USD 5.07 billion until November 2023, according to Mr. Zitouni who specified that these were, for these data, the first figures which do not include exports from the tertiary sector.

The importation supervised by the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion relating to the sale in the state was, for its part, estimated at 10.1 billion USD during the same period, including 1.85 billion USD of importation of different types of vehicles, according to the report presented by the minister who underlined that the invoices subject to licenses granted during the year 2023 reached 11,246 licenses for the benefit of 7,254 importers.

Highlighting the Algerian approach to African cooperation in financial management.(APS, 21/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Finance, Laaziz Faid reaffirmed, Tuesday in Algiers, the Algerian approach to partnership and cooperation with African States in the field of financial and accounting management, with a view to developing online accounting professions with international developments and promote the role of specialists and professional organizations.

At the opening of the 4th African meeting on public finance management, Mr. Faid indicated that the generalization of good governance and effective financial management are the main pillars for accelerating the pace of sustainable development in the continent and its social progress, through the combination of efforts and the exchange of expertise within the framework of an African partnership where government decision-making centers will play a central role with the contribution of local and regional institutions as well as organizations specialized professionals.

"Algeria's ambitious vision in terms of continental cooperation in the field of accounting and financial management, enjoys a strategic character, through dialogue with professional accounting organizations in African countries", and this "to create and strengthen the relationships of these organizations with key decision-makers in the public sector,” said the Minister.

Welcoming the role of Algeria through accounting organizations and African initiatives in this area, Mr. Faid affirmed that Algeria is willing to “fulfill its commitments to encourage common efforts with its regional partners, in with a view to cooperating in the field of financial accounting and accounting standardization as part of the reform of public accounting and the modernization of the public finance management model by adopting efficiency, accountability and digitization".

The Minister indicated that Algeria aspires to "be a main actor in the next stages", stressing that the 4th African meeting on the management of public finance organized by the National Order of Chartered Accountants coincides with the realization by the Algeria's road map for public finance reform.

This roadmap materialized with the promulgation of Law No. 23-07 relating to the rules of public accounting and financial management and the establishment of a three-dimensional accounting framework which is based on a State accounting plan and public bodies, which draws its principles from the International Public Sector Accounting Standards "IPSAS", in parallel with the adoption of accounting rules and standards which allow the preparation of State financial statements, in a manner which reflects, in the future, the true picture of his assets and financial situation.

Highlighting the importance of the organic law relating to finance laws and which has entered into force since January 2023, in the sense that it represents "a qualitative leap in the development and implementation of the budget of the State on the basis of results and subject to control mechanisms, the Minister of Finance underlined in this same context that "countries which benefit from strong and transparent public financial administration systems are alone capable of providing a quality public service and more effective, in the context of social justice and financial comfort.

In the same context, Mr. Faid also emphasized the imperative of granting due interest to the legal, legislative and regulatory frameworks, by guaranteeing the ethics accompanying the profession, quality control and consolidation of digitalization in order to improve the performance of professionals in order to support the reform of public finance and this is what has been enshrined in Algeria, under the provisions of Law No. 10-01 relating to professions of chartered accountants, auditors and chartered accountants.

Mr. Faid also praised the efforts of the National Order of Accountants for having led the operation of Algeria's membership in the International Federation of Accountants "IFAC", with a view to making the rapprochement a reality. technical and develop the know-how of accounting professionals, adding that this body is fully aware of its great role in relaunching common cooperation and promoting expertise and knowledge with their counterparts in other countries.

For his part, Abdelkrim Bouhouche, President of the National Order of Chartered Accountants, highlighted the importance that this annual meeting has for professionals in auditing and accounting management and which aims to achieve the appropriate technical rapprochement with public finance stakeholders, indicating that the aim of this international meeting is to develop the role of practitioners and consolidate their expertise, through the exchange of experiences with a view to contributing to economic development.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS, 19/02/2024)


The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired, yesterday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers, devoted to presentations related to several sectors, indicated a press release from the Council of Ministers.

This meeting was devoted to presentations on the statutes and the compensation system of specific bodies of National Education, the progress report on the digitization strategy, the new mission of what was called "pilot farms", the strategy of the Hydraulics sector on drinking water and wastewater, and an inventory in anticipation of the 2024 hajj.

After presentation of the agenda of the meeting and the activity of the Government for the last two weeks, by the Prime Minister, and following the interventions of the Ministers, Abdelmadjid Tebboune gave a series of instructions and directives regarding the files processed.

Regarding the progress report on the digitalization strategy:

At the end of the presentation of the progress report on the progress of the digitization process, the President of the Republic instructed to accelerate, as much as possible, the pace of work until the total digitalization of all sectors. He directed ministers to accelerate the digitalization of data for each sector, in anticipation of the technical platform and domiciliation of data.

- To this end, He instructed the High Commissioner for Digitization to prepare a presentation to be presented, for approval, to the Council of Ministers, concerning the conclusion of a contract with the Huawei Company, to create a data storage center .

- It should be noted that Abdelmadjid Tebboune is committed to implementing the various projects that he promised to the Algerian people, in particular that of digitalization. “I am committed to carrying out a whole program for the citizens, it must be executed in one way or another,” he affirmed on numerous occasions, rejecting, at the same time, “all supporting documents to explain the delays in the completion of projects.

Concerning the new mission assigned to what was called “Pilot Farms”:

The President ordered the reconversion of pilot farms into state production units, specialized in three types: legumes, oilseeds and oilseed trees.

- The President of the Republic, in this context, welcomed the efforts made by the private sector in the agricultural sector, highlighting their contribution in terms of increasing and diversifying production and sense of initiative.

- He also stressed the importance of adopting new mentalities, as a sine qua non condition for bringing about a revolution in the agricultural sector.

- Define objectives precisely, while releasing initiatives for the benefit of young newly qualified people who aspire to success in this field, particularly encouraging them in the pulse sectors. - Encourage production units that have succeeded in developing agricultural activity and generalizing their model.

- He also ordered to move away, completely, from any politicization of the sector and to integrate it more into the technical, instead of administrative and bureaucratic management.

All these measures in fact result from the decisions of Mr. Tebboune, who instructed the Department of Agriculture to develop a new in-depth vision which would provide a global approach capable of highlighting the new role of these farms and the legal framework. having to govern them, and preserve their sustainability across all regions of the country, depending on the agricultural vocation of each region.

It is in this perspective that he ordered to “transform pilot farms into nurseries for animal and plant resources, in order to make them a locomotive for research and development of the agricultural sector, as part of the process of development of the national economy.

Third: Concerning the presentation on the Statutes and the compensation regime for specific national education bodies:

The President of the Republic ordered the postponement of the presentation and the in-depth study, in order to improve its content, taking into account the fact that the teacher is an educator, before being a civil servant.

- Define priorities, according to a modern vision, which places the qualitative training of future generations at the heart of concerns. - The President of the Republic has, moreover, instructed to examine more offers and proposals which serve the education sector, far from any calculations having no relation to the educational field.

Fourth: Concerning the state of play on the 2024 Hajj

The President of the Republic ordered the Minister of the Religious Affairs sector to carry out optimal preparation for the hajj. On this occasion, the President of the Republic decided that the transport of hajis residing in the South and the extreme South to the airports of departure towards the Holy Places, in the different wilayas, will be the responsibility of the State.

Fifth: Concerning the strategy of the hydraulic sector on drinking water and wastewater

The President of the Republic ordered the taking of exceptional measures for the wilaya of Bouira, consisting of the start of well drilling and groundwater prospecting operations, using cutting-edge techniques and equipment, for the first time since independence, in the Zbarbar region.

- He ordered to accelerate exploration operations for new sources of groundwater in the region of Guetrani in Béchar, so that they can be exploited next summer.

- The President also instructed the Minister of the sector to carefully monitor the progress of seawater desalination stations at the national level, welcoming the progress made on the plan. national level in terms of wastewater treatment rates.

As for the wilaya of Bouira, it has been experiencing a serious water crisis for several months, due to the significant drop in the volume of water at the dams. To mitigate the effects of the water deficit, an emergency program was launched, providing for the construction of several boreholes, with a view to confronting the crisis and meeting the growing needs of citizens.

The impact of all of these operations will contribute to improving the supply of drinking water for the benefit of a large population during this crucial period that the region is going through. The use of groundwater is an absolute necessity, while waiting for the first rains which could help fill the dams. The upcoming commissioning of seawater desalination stations in Boumerdès and Tizi Ouzou will alleviate citizens’ needs for this vital resource. At the national level, the various measures recommended by the President of the Republic plan to increase the rate of exploitation of desalinated water to 42%, to reach 60% by 2030, with production equivalent to 2 billion m3/year , part of a system of supplying 35 wilayas with portable water, after entering the 2nd phase of the program for the construction of large seawater desalination stations, through the inauguration of 6 new stations with a capacity of 300,000 m3 per day each.

At the end of the meeting, “the Council of Ministers approved individual decisions relating to appointments and termination of functions in senior positions and functions of the State”.

National Shaheed Day: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirms that valiant martyrs remain “path, example to follow”.(APS, 18/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed Saturday that the valiant Martyrs and Mujahedeen remain "the path and example to follow", underlining that their timeless message "protects the united and indivisible Algeria and instills an unwavering national cohesion in the Algerian people’s spirit.”

“With the celebration of national days immortalizing our glorious Liberation Revolution, we are overwhelmed with the feelings of pride to belong to Algeria. On this National Shaheed Day, we recalled with deference the sacrifices and throes endured by those who devoted themselves to write the nation’s glory in the country’s valleys and mountains,” said the President of the Republic in a message on the occasion of the National Shaheed Day (18 February).

“Our valiant martyrs and mujahedeen, whose heroic deeds elevated them to the highest ranks and who made Algeria’s glory, enabling our flag to flutter high and “Kassaman” to resound loudly, remain the path and example to follow and a source of pride. They are the only ones to inspire us on the path to follow and its benchmarks. Their timeless message protects the united and indivisible Algeria and instills an unwavering national cohesion in the Algerian people’s spirit,” added the President of the Republic.

“The National Shaheed Day is the opportunity for us to meditate on the grandiose historical challenge that the Algerian people took up with faith and patience, when its brave children decided to ignite the spark of November, which swept away the invaders and colonizers and gave birth to the beginnings of victory," he continued.

“We are celebrating this blessed day, at a time when the beginnings of the new Algeria are taking shape throughout this land, the legacy of the Martyrs whose sacrifices inspire us with the will and determination to continue heading towards the supreme objectives and noble national goals, the principles of which were laid down by our Martyrs at the cost of rivers of blood,” said the President of the Republic.

"We stay true to this very path as we collectively build the Algeria of today - honoring the blood shed and remaining loyal to the trust placed in us by the valiant Algerian people," he emphasized, ensuring that "no matter the milestones reached, accomplishments achieved, and gains secured through the overwhelming commitment of Algeria's sons and daughters to a multifaceted and comprehensive national revival, we remain cognizant of the formidable challenges we must still overcome together."

And this, "after having overcome, thanks to tireless efforts and constant attention, the red indicators on the economic level to achieve indicators that place the national economy on the path of efficiency and competitiveness, but also after having achieved, on the social level, unprecedented gains in upholding living standards and preserving the dignity of Algerian women and men," argued the President of the Republic.

African Union : Algeria fully committed to efforts for development of African solutions to African problems.(APS, 18/02/2024)


ADDIS ABABA (African Union)- Algeria, under the leadership of the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, reiterated Saturday, in Addis Ababa, its full commitment to carry on support for the collective efforts to develop and implement African solutions to the problems of Africa.

The commitment was stressed by the minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, in an address on the clause relating to the state of peace and security in Africa, which he started by stressing that the election of the Mauritanian president as chairman of the 37th session of the African Union (AU) "is a pride for our Maghreb region and the African continent in general," and that Algeria was fully supporting him.

The minister conveyed to the Mauritanian president, Mohamed Ould El-Ghazaouani, the warm congratulations of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his best wishes of success in the accomplishment of his noble mission.

Attaf said that in terms of the security and political landscape, the African continent was facing four major challenges.

The first, according to him, is decolonization, as the continent needs "a definitive decolonization" through "the eradication of the remnants of this phenomenon in Africa's last colony: Western Sahara, according to the principles agreed upon by our organization and the United Nations."

The second challenge is "to put an end to the serious escalation of unconstitutional change of governments, mainly in West Africa," Attaf added.

The third is "the fight against and prevention of terrorism, a phenomenon that has exacerbated over the last three years in our continent, especially in the Sahelo-Saharan region."

The fourth challenge, according to the Foreign Minister, is the need "to deal strictly and firmly with foreign interventions, which have known an alarming increase through various forms and different political, military and security means."

In the face of those challenges, Algeria, under the leadership of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, reiterates "its commitment to continue support for the collective efforts to develop African solutions to the problems of Africa, a commitment to be fulfilled through its capacity as a member of the UN Security Council."

Algeria "intends to defend our continent's priorities, our just causes as well as its legitimate and targeted aspirations, "with all sincerity and loyalty," Attaf stressed.

Algeria submits Security Council draft Resolution on immediate ceasefire in Gaza.(APS, 19/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria has put "into blue" the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) a draft Resolution on the situation in Palestine, mainly in the Gaza Strip, and which will be submitted to the vote of the Security Council on Tuesday.

The draft resolution calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, which has been the theatre of barbaric Zionist attacks since 7 October 2023.

It will be submitted to the vote of the UN Security Council on Tuesday (February 20th).

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs assessment meeting of Algerian Space Agency.(APS, 13/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired Monday an assessment meeting of the Algerian Space Agency to examine its situation and the ways to develop its activities, the presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

"Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the president of the Republic, has chaired today a meeting devoted to the assessment of the work of the Algerian Space Agency and to examine its current situation, its structural and financial aspects, and the ways to develop its activities," the statement said.

"A decision was taken to provide the Algerian Space Agency with the most sophisticated spatial technical tools, in tune with cutting-edge technology, and to mobilise financial and human resources trained in top level specialties, among the graduates of the higher education Institutes of mathematics and the National Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence, according to a proactive vision for 2040, and in collaboration with Algeria's strategic partners."

The meeting was attended by "the Prime Minister, the chief of staff of the People's National Army, the chief of staff of the presidency of the Republic, the minister of Finance, the minister of Post and Telecommunications, the advisor to the President of the Republic for Defence and Security Affairs, the Director General of the Algerian Space Agency and the head of the Geography and Remote Sensing Department of the People's National Army."

Government meeting discusses issues relating to various sectors.(APS, 13/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Nadir, Larbaoui chaired Monday a Government meeting in which many papers were presented on several sectors, the Prime Minister's office said.

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, this Monday, February 12, 2024, a meeting of the Government, devoted to the presentation of communications relating to the sectors of National Education and Religious Affairs and Wakfs, as well as to the monitoring the state of implementation of the provisions of the law relating to the exercise of the right to organize and the examination of the most efficient approaches to resolve the problem of absorption by the labor market of the flow of university graduates highly qualified people in the future.

And as part of the implementation of the directives of the President of the Republic relating to the completion of the promulgation of regulatory texts relating to investment, the Government examined a preliminary draft regulatory text setting the conditions for the transfer of shares or shares in the share capital of companies incorporated under Algerian law operating in one of the strategic sectors, in accordance with the provisions of article 52 of the supplementary finance law of 2020.

The Government also heard communications on the measures taken to ensure the continued implementation of the national policy in the field of the pharmaceutical industry and the availability of medicines at the level of public health establishments.

The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounès Magramane co-chairs first Session of Algeria-Turkey political consultations in Ankara .(APS, 13/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounès Magramane visited Monday Ankara (Turkey), where he co-chaired with his Turkish counterpart, Ahmet Yildiz, the first Session of the Algeria-Turkey political consultations at the level of the secretaries-generals of the ministries of Foreign Affairs, said the Ministry in a communiqué.

On this occasion, the two parties examined "the state of privileged relations between the two countries and the means of strengthening bilateral cooperation, within the framework of the implementation of the conclusions of the Joint Declaration of the 2nd meeting of the Council of high-level Algerian-Turkish cooperation, signed in Algeria in November 2023,” the press release specifies.

Mr. Magramane also exchanged views with his Turkish counterpart on several regional and international issues of common interest.

Algeria determined to remain leading supplier of natural gas in Mediterranean, Africa.(APS, 13/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria, via Sonatrach group, is determined to maintain its position as the leading provider of natural gas in the Mediterranean Basin and Africa,” the group’s central Director for New Resources Youcef Khanfar said on Monday.

Speaking on Algerian Radio, Mr. Khanfar specified that "Algeria is positioned as the largest supplier of natural gas in the Mediterranean basin and in Africa" and that it intends to "remain so throughout the "exploration of new deposits and improvement of production from deposits under development".

In this regard, he assured that the efforts made to improve the production of the fields had borne fruit, in particular with the increase of more than 4 billion m3 of gas during the year 2022.

“We want to move towards more than 10 billion m3 between 2024-2028 in improving the production of deposits under development,” he further indicated, while recalling that Sonatrach’s objective aimed to respond to the national demand increasing, according to him, by 3 to 5% per year and which should exceed 60 billion m3 from 2030.

“We must also work more to improve the gas supply in order to keep our export market,” he also mentioned while adding that, at the same time, projects are being carried out within the framework of the energy transition, in particular through the Sonelgaz program of 15,000 MW based on solar-photovoltaics.

The development of solar energy will save significant volumes of natural gas, he said, ensuring that "a single Gigawatt installed on the basis of solar energy is the equivalent of 400 million m3 of gas recovered each year ".

Regarding the exploration of new deposits, he reported more than 163 drillings carried out over the last five years, having made 80 discoveries with allocated reserves of around 75 to 110 million tonnes of oil equivalent (TEP). per year.

Assuring that exploration activity was still continuing on half of the national mining domain, the same official affirmed that Sonatrach was currently in negotiations with foreign companies for the signing of several hydrocarbon contracts by the end of the year 2024.

Regarding international exploration, the national hydrocarbon company, which is present in several countries in the Sahel region, focuses much more on Libya and Niger, where it had obtained concessions, has made namely Mr. Khanfar, specifying that Sonatrach had made “interesting” discoveries in these two countries and was considering continuing the exploration of new deposits.

Referring to gas production, he affirmed that "Algeria could reach 150 billion m3 of gross gas production by 2025, if all the fields in production today and those in development are well exploited."

In this context, he added that the average current global gas production is around 130 billion m3 per year.

“Our challenge is to maintain this average production beyond 2030. This production will allow us to meet the demand of the national market and keep our exports around 50 billion m3 to the historic market which is Europe and "go to other markets", he stressed.

Sonatrach Group, Norwegian Company Equinor sign MoU on GHG emission reduction.(APS, 13/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Sonatrach Group and the Norwegian Company Equinor signed Sunday a memorandum of understanding for the cooperation in the management and reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, as part of the activities jointly conducted in Algeria, said the group’s communiqué.

The implementation of this Memorandum of Understanding by the two parties aims in particular to initiate useful steps towards the reduction of GHG emissions, the search for low-carbon energy solutions and the energy transition.

Furthermore, this MoU provides for the continuation of joint studies with a view to identifying the possibilities of supporting CO2 capture, its use and storage on the In Salah and In Amenas sites, the press release adds.

As a reminder, the Norwegian company Equinor operates in partnership with Sonatrach on the In Amenas and In Salah gas fields.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of El-Moustakbal Front.(APS, 12/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Sunday at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic the President of El-Moustakbal Front, Fateh Boutbig, at the request of the latter.

At the end of the audience, Mr. Boutbig declared that he had listened attentively, during the meeting with Mr. President, to "the level of reforms that Algeria is experiencing today in the context of peace, security and serenity", adding that these reforms "have won the confidence of the Algerian people in the program of the President of the Republic and are taking shape day after day within the framework of the new Algeria".

After emphasizing the importance of these reforms, the President of the El Moustakbal Front "welcomed the achievements recorded today by Algeria, which is moving forward in the process of building a new Algeria, which glorifies the past to which we are attached and values the achievements of the present, while being turned towards the future.

He also said he was "proud of the immutable and honorable positions of the Algerian State with regard to international issues and the diplomatic dynamics that Algeria is experiencing, proof that it has succeeded in regaining its place internationally ".

Mr. Boutbig, thereby, emphasized "the importance of reforms, the preservation of stability and continuity in the service of the homeland and its higher interests for which the chouhada and the mujahideen have sacrificed", assuring that his party will provide "all its support to the reform process" while remaining "attached to the history of Algeria, its present and its future".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Head of Movement of Society for Peace.(APS, 12/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Sunday, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, the Leader of the Movement of Society for Peace, Abdelali Hassani Cherif, at the request of the latter, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

In a statement following the audience granted to him by the president of the Republic, the leader of the Movement of Society for Peace thanked President Tebboune for receiving him, underlining that the meeting was part of the process of " closer consultation and permanent communication for the preservation and protection of Algeria in the light of "the challenges of the day."

The meeting, according to Hassani, focused on "several socio-economic issues" and others relating to the international situation, especially the Palestinian cause.

He added that he discussed with the president "the different approaches adopted by Algeria through its important diplomatic actions, as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives letters of credence from three new Ambassadors.(APS, 12/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Sunday, the letters of credence from the new Ambassadors of Mexico, Italy and Serbia to Algeria, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received today the letters of credence from the following Ambassadors:

- - His Excellency José Ignacio Madrazo Bolivar, in his capacity as Ambassador of the United Mexican States,

- His Excellency Alberto Cutillo, in his capacity as Ambassador of the Italian Republic,

- Her Excellency Ana Petkovic, in her capacity as Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia,” the statement said.

“The ceremony was attended by the Chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf,” the same source said.

60th anniversary of Algeria-Mexico diplomatic ties, opportunity to foster cooperation

The new Ambassador of the United Mexican States to Algeria, José Ignacio Madrazo Bolivar affirmed that the celebration by Algeria and his country of the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations provided an opportunity to foster the relations of cooperation and friendship.

At the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. José Ignacio declared: "it is with great pride and immense joy that I present my letters of credence in as Ambassador of the United Mexican States to the Democratic and People's Republic of Algeria, under the presidency of His Excellency, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune".

After recalling the importance of bilateral relations, the two parties, he continued, highlighted "the common positions of the two countries vis-à-vis the most important international issues, in addition to the importance that Mexico represents for 'Algeria".

In this regard, Mr. José Ignacio indicated that the celebration by Algeria and Mexico of the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic relations, "offers us the opportunity to further consolidate the ties of cooperation and friendship and to promote them to better levels.

In this sense, the Mexican Ambassador reported "many projects that will be implemented as part of the celebration of this important anniversary."

The new Italian Ambassador welcomes the fraternal relations between Italy and Algeria

The new Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Algeria, Mr. Alberto Cutillo, welcomed the fraternal relations between his country and Algeria, affirming that he will work to consolidate them.

In a statement to the press following the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Cutillo indicated "having handed over the letters of credence, signed by the Italian President, Mr. Sergio Mattarella, to the President of the Algerian Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune".

“It is an honor for me to be appointed Ambassador of Italy to this wonderful country and to the brotherly Algerian people. I assume the responsibility of moving forward to consolidate fraternal relations between the two countries and to do my best to achieve this goal,” he stressed.

Serbia determined to promote its partnership and cooperation relations with Algeria

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in Algiers, Ms. Ana Petkovic, affirmed on Sunday that Serbia was determined to promote its relations of partnership and cooperation with Algeria and to strengthen political dialogue between the two countries.

"I had the honor of presenting, today, to the President of the Republic, my letters of credence signed by the Serbian President, Mr. Aleksandar Vucic, accrediting me as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic democratic and popular Algeria", declared Ms. Petkovic after handing over her credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune,

“It is for me a great honor and immense pride to represent the Republic of Serbia to Algeria. Our two countries share 62 years of diplomatic relations, established during the glorious War of Liberation and marked with the seal of friendship ", added the new Serbian ambassador, after thanking the President of the Republic "for this exceptional meeting and the welcome" which was reserved for him.

Ms. Petkovic affirmed that Serbia "is determined to consolidate its partnership and cooperation relations with Algeria and to strengthen political dialogue between the two countries", stressing that she will endeavor, during her diplomatic mission in Algeria, to “promote fraternal relations between the two countries and the Algerian and Serbian people and work to achieve a common vision for the future”.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune embodies strategic choice of speeding up economic transformation .(APS, 11/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui, said Saturday in Algiers that the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had embodied the strategic choice of speeding up the economic transformation of the country.

Chairing the the graduation ceremony of the 52nd class of the National School of Administration, named after the late Mujaheed (freedom fighter)

Colonel Youcef Khatib, alias Si Hassan, the prime minister said the graduation of the class came "at a time when the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has embodied the strategic choice of speeding up the economic transformation," counting on the talents of Algeria's children and its human capital "that we have to strengthen and further develop to achieve socio-economic and human progress."

The Prime Minister called on the new graduates of the National School of Administration to "continue to show perseverance and excellence in their duties, to be model public servants imbued with values of integrity and dedication."

The premier stressed the need to "understand that the world has become a global village, where international players are competing fiercely for interests and influence."

"We must be aware of the evolution of professions, in their practice and their equipment, due to the requirements of the digital era."

Larbaoui said "the administrations must be more open and more efficient," calling for the "improvement of the administration-citizen relationship with the constant concern of meeting (citizens') aspirations."

Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui receives Turkey’s Ambassador to Algeria.(APS, 12/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui received Sunday in Algiers the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Algeria, Muhammet Mucahit Kucukyilmaz, according to a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office.

During the audience, which took place at the Government Palace, the two parties "welcomed the privileged relations between the two brotherly countries and reviewed the aspects of bilateral cooperation under the implementation of the outcomes of the 2nd session of the High-Level Cooperation Council between the two countries, held in Algiers in November 2023, under the chairmanship of the leaders of the two countries. The two countries seek to move forward in the implementation of the strategic vision of bilateral relations, defined by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his brother, the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan,” said the source.

The two officials expressed "their shared willingness to further bolster cooperation between the two countries in various fields, and to complete the cooperation and partnership projects and activities on the bilateral cooperation agenda,” said the source.

They also noted "with satisfaction the convergence of views on issues of common interest, particularly the Palestinian cause", condemning "the brutal aggression, genocide and forced displacement suffered by the brotherly Palestinian people at the hands of the Israeli occupation,” said the source.

Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui receives Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria.(APS, 12/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, received on Sunday at the Government Palace (Algiers), Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Algeria, Tran Quoc Khanh, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office.

The talks focused on "the historic relations of friendship and solidarity between Algeria and Vietnam," the same source said.

The two parties further discussed "the progress made in implementing the results of the Joint Commission held in October 2023, particularly in the economic, investment, social and cultural fields."

In addition, the two parties expressed "their shared willingness to promote cooperation between the two countries to higher levels and broader perspectives," the source concluded.

Algeria, Russia hold 1st Session of political consultations.(APS, 10/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The first session of the Algerian-Russian political consultations was held Friday in Moscow, Russia, and co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane, and his counterpart, the Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Bogdanov, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

This meeting is part of the activation of the provisions of the Declaration of deepened strategic partnership signed in Moscow during the State visit of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to Russia last June, the statement said.

This session will enable “examining ways and means to bolster and boost bilateral cooperation in different fields, in addition to exchanging views on regional and international issues of common interest,” the same source added.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune takes over Presidency of the African Peer Review Mechanism Forum.(APS, 08/02/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, took on Wednesday the presidency of the Forum of Heads of State and Government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).

During a meeting held by videoconference, the President of the Republic took over the rotating presidency of the APRM Forum from the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic delivered a speech in which he highlighted the values, principles and objectives of this African mechanism, which represents a forum for dialogue and exchange of views, ideas and analyses to find solutions to the challenges facing the continent's countries.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune : Algeria will work to enable the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) to contribute effectively to African action.(APS, 08/02/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said on Wednesday that Algeria will work "with responsibility and commitment," during its rotating presidency of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), to enable the latter to contribute effectively to African action with a view to achieving peace and stability and complete the process of decolonization in Africa.

During a meeting held by videoconference, the President of the Republic, who took over the rotating presidency of the Forum of Heads of State and Government of the Mechanism, said in a speech that this meeting was taking place less than two months after the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the creation of the Mechanism and that "it is our duty on this occasion to pay tribute to the founders of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)."

Algeria played a leading role, alongside South Africa, Senegal and Nigeria, in the development and implementation of the NEPAD initiative, from which the APRM emerged."

Algeria "has always believed in the values, principles and objectives of this African Mechanism, and continues to have faith in its ability to work to anchor them in the political, economic and social structure of our continent," the President of the Republic said, adding that this Mechanism "will remain unique in terms of action by regional organisations, in that it paves the way for dialogue and exchange of views, ideas and analyses, and constiutes a safe space in which we can consult and help each other to find solutions to the challenges facing our States, our regions and our continent in general."

"I am convinced that this mechanism, created in Africa and for Africa, will help us to find effective solutions to our shared challenges and to share best practice, experience and expertise in the field of good governance at both regional and continental level," said the President of the Republic.

"Given this noble role, I accept with pride, pleasure and determination the leadership of the African Peer Review Mechanism for the next two years, in the belief that I will be able to count on the support and assistance of my predecessors and my fellow Chairpersons of the Member States," he added.

"Obviously, I am delighted to be working and coordinating with my brothers Julius Maada Bio and Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda, a brotherly country, as part of the Troika, with a view to fulfilling the ambitions and aspirations of our States and our peoples in terms of security, prosperity and stability, away from economic and political crises, particularly those caused by unconstitutional changes of government," said the President.

Menwhile, he promised to "extend, with strength and commitment, the achievements and gains made."

The President further stressed that "Algeria, one of the founding States of the Peer Review Mechanism, is convinced of the need to broaden the mechanism's mandate and missions to include the review and assessment of African Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a view to achieving the objectives of development and good governance" in Africa.

Accordingly, "during its rotating Presidency, Algeria will work alongside its peers, with a high sense of responsibility, abnegation and commitment, to enable the African Peer Review Mechanism to effectively contribute to African continental action, launched by the founding fathers of the OAU/AU, in order to achieve peace, stability and prosperity and to conclude the decolonization process on our beloved African continent," stressed the president.

In this regard, he expressed his aspiration, within the framework of collective action, to "pursue all renewal operations aimed at promoting the positive transformation of our mechanisms across the continent to make them a means of strengthening unity, self-determination, freedom, progress and collective well-being of all African children."

The issues and topics discussed today at the Summit "clearly reflect continuity alongside change for the better, as evidenced by the Country Evaluation reports, which must be taken into consideration, as well as the Targeted Evaluations discussed during this session," he added.

"The launch and presentation of today's reports truly confirm that the African Mechanism continues to play a role in strengthening good governance, in all its aspects, while remaining firmly committed to the principles of African unity," said the President of the Republic, adding that "the presentation of these reports reinforces the Mechanism" and "demonstrates its capacity and that of its members to adapt to emerging situations and increase their resilience in the face of multidimensional challenges."

The President of the Republic took the opportunity to commend the Country Review exercise, which, he said, "occupies a special place in the missions and activities of the African Peer Review Mechanism, and stands apart from other equally important institutional initiatives on our continent," calling on the brothers and sisters of the Mechanism's Member States to take part in this exercise.

"Our common priority for the coming years will undoubtedly be to strengthen the reforms we have implemented, so that the influence of the African Peer Review Mechanism by 2030 is lasting and irreversible," he said after referring to the achievements made in this matter.

"During my term at the head of this continental mechanism, I will spare no effort, with your help and support, to make our Forum an open and collaborative space, working in a spirit of fellowship, friendship and fraternity, so that our brothers and fellows from other countries can join us to contribute together, in a framework where loyalty, honesty and reflection reign, to the promotion of good governance in our countries and throughout Africa, to which we aspire," added President Tebboune.

"Algeria is committed to chairing the Forum so that the African Mechanism can make the expected contribution to African continental action for peace, stability and prosperity and to completing the decolonisation process initiated by the founding fathers of the OAU/African Union," he added.

In conclusion, the President of the Republic expressed his thanks and gratitude to all those who had contributed to the holding and success of this continental meeting.

66th anniversary of the Sakiet Sidi Youssef massacres: A heinous genocide against humanity.(APS, 08/02/2024)


ALGIERS - Participants in a historic conference, organized on the occasion of the commemoration of the 66th anniversary of the massacres of Sakiet Sidi Youssef, affirmed, Wednesday in Algiers, that these massacres, considered as a crime of heinous genocide committed by French colonization against humanity, illustrate the depth of the relations of brotherhood and solidarity between the Algerian and Tunisian people.

Speaking at this Conference organized by the “Memory Forum” of the daily El-Moudjahid, in coordination with the “Mechaal Chahid” Association, the Secretary General of the Consultative Council of the Arab Maghreb Union, Said Mokadem, underlined that the crimes of genocide against humanity taking place today in Ghaza are similar to those committed in Algeria during 132 years of colonization, qualifying the massacres of Sakiet Sidi Youssef of February 8, 1958, as one of the massacres perpetrated by French colonization with premeditation against innocent civilians.

Mr. Mokadem stressed that these massacres "testify to the depth of historical relations between the two brotherly peoples of Algeria and Tunisia, anchored in the heroic history of the two countries."

"These massacres occurred as a violent reaction to the successive defeats suffered by the French army against the National Liberation Army (ALN), especially since the village served as a rear base for the Algerians, which the French had discovered, thus deciding to target it with air raids and incendiary bombs which caused numerous victims and caused the total destruction of the village,” he added.

At the end of his speech, Mr. Mokadem affirmed that this aggression "strengthened the cohesion of the Algerian and Tunisian people, as evidenced by the privileged relations which unite the two countries, deeply convinced that their common destiny rests on solidarity and unit".

For his part, the mujahid and member of the Council of the Nation, Mr. Youcef Messar, as representative of the President of the Council of the Nation, the mujahid Salah Goudjil, considered that the massacres of Sakiet Sidi Youssef is a painful and dear at the same time to the hearts of Algerians and an opportunity to remember the cowardly raid committed by the French colonial army on this small village.

After welcoming such meetings which resurrect the national memory which represents, he said, "the lantern of the people", Mr. Messar indicated that the French intelligence services "kept the Algerians and Tunisians under their eye, because being aware of their common collaboration and it is for this reason that the colonial army decided to carry out this air raid".

For Mr. Messar, these massacres reinforced "the idea of building the Arab Maghreb Union, on the basis of common history and common destiny", calling on today's young people to "be the worthy successors and to preserve this dear Fatherland".

For her part, the Tunisian diplomat, Ms Raoudha Ben Mansour affirmed that this anniversary "testifies to the common history between the two brother countries and peoples who share many common denominators", evoking "this heroic epic during which our ancestors gave their pure souls in sacrifice for Tunisia and Algeria.

Considering that this meeting "was an opportunity to bow to the memory of the chouhada and to be inspired by their sacrifices and their noble values of self-sacrifice and self-sacrifice, the Tunisian diplomat affirmed that Sakiet Sidi Youssef " will remain the capital of the Algerian-Tunisian fraternity and a citadel of struggle and resistance in eternal dignity and fraternity.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives the Secretary General of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries.(APS, 08/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, received, Wednesday at the headquarters of the Ministry, the Secretary General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), Mr. Mohamed Hamel, who is visiting Algeria as part of the ongoing preparations for the holding of the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries, scheduled for Algiers from February 29 to March 2, indicates a press release from the Ministry .

Welcome message from President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) website.(APS, 07/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The website dedicated to the 7th session of the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), launched on Tuesday, carried a welcome message from the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, translated by APS:

“I am pleased to extend warm fraternal greetings to Your Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellencies. I am honored to welcome you to Algeria for the 7th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) on March 2nd, 2024

On this occasion, I also wish to express my sincere appreciation to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, for his successful leadership at the previous Summit and his skillful management of its proceedings.

My gratitude extends to the GECF Secretary General and all those who have dedicated their efforts to preparing this important summit.

The Algiers session takes place amidst a growing focus on natural gas as a crucial energy source for economic and social development and its potential as a clean and environmentally friendly energy source. This makes us, as we meet in the capital Algiers, look forward to deepening our discussions and collaborations to affirm natural gas’ role as an essential resource for energy transitions, address technology challenges, encourage investment in exploration and development of natural gas fields, and foster mutually beneficial partnerships between producing and consuming countries alike.

Algeria is keen to surround this event with all the conditions necessary for success. On this occasion, while firmly adhering to the values of cooperation and solidarity within the framework of our forum, it considers that the preservation of this precious resource and the utilization of its advantages is a shared responsibility that requires a mutual understanding of balancing interests and sharing benefits.

I welcome Your Majesties, Highnesses, and Excellencies as esteemed guests.

Peace be upon you, and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.”

Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF): 7th Summit website officially launched in Algiers.(APS, 07/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Ministers of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, Minister of Post and Telecommunications, Karim Bibi Triki, and of Minister of Communication, Mohamed Laagab, chaired on Tuesday the official launch ceremony of the website dedicated to the 7th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), scheduled to take place in Algeria from 29 February to 02 March.

The ceremony to launch the algeria7thgecfsummit.dz website took place at the Abdelatif Rahal International Conference Centre in the presence of Adviser to the President of the Republic responsible for the Directorate General of Communication, Kamel Sidi Said, and Secretary General of the GECF, Mohamed Hamal.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane receives the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Algeria.(APS, 07/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Lounes Magramane received Tuesday, at the ministry’s headquarters, Paolo Caputo, the Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Algeria, the ministry said in a press release.

The meeting made it possible to review "the root causes of the migratory phenomenon in the region and the means to be mobilized to deal with it", indicated the same source.

"The state of existing cooperation in matters of migration management with this international organization was also discussed, including with regard to training and capacity building of the various stakeholders in this important issue for Algeria and the countries of the region,” the same source said.

UN Peacebuilding Commission: Algeria underlines priorities as new member.(APS, 07/02/2024)


NEW YORK-As a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Algeria has joined the UN Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) for a one-year term.

The three African members within the Security Council have only one seat on this important consultative body, our country was chosen to represent the African continent.

The Algerian delegation expressed, during the first plenary meeting of this body for the year 2024, its commitment to work constructively in the work of the Peacebuilding Commission. She highlighted the importance of the principles of national ownership and inclusiveness in peacebuilding processes.

The Algerian delegation also outlined Algeria's main priorities during its mandate, including the improvement of the Commission's working methods, the strengthening of the United Nations-African Union Partnership for the consolidation of peace and the promotion of women's participation in peacebuilding processes.

On this last point, the Algerian delegation highlighted the adoption by Algeria in 2023 of its National Action Plan for women, peace and security, following resolution 1325 (2000) of the Security Council. UN security.

The Peacebuilding Commission is an intergovernmental advisory body supporting peace efforts in conflict-affected countries. It reports to both the General Assembly and the UN Security Council. It is made up of 31 member states, including 7 from the Security Council, including permanent members.

Host of festivities to celebrate 70th anniversary of Liberation War outbreak .(APS, 07/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The Ministry of Mujahideen and Rights’ Holders has drawn up a rich program of festivities for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious National Liberation War, which features several activities highlighting the glorious past, shining present and promising future of Algeria, said the ministry in a communiqué.

During the meeting held Monday with central executives to assess the activity of the Directorate of the Directorate of Historical and Cultural Heritage for the year 2023, and discuss the 2024 program, the Minister of Mujahideen and Rights’ Holders, Laid Rebiga said in a speech that “the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the 1st November Revolution will an opportunity to highlight the glorious past, shining present and promising future of Algeria.”

The minister stressed the need to “focus on the program drawn up under the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the glorious Liberation War, including the thrusts approved by the National Preparatory Committee for the Celebration of National Holidays.” In this regard, he called to "prepare well the artistic show planned for the official ceremony to be organized by the ministry on this occasion while highlighting Algeria's civilization and achievements throughout history".

He also called for "the organization of national and international scientific and historical activities in line with the objectives of the sector's program.”

Rebiga also stressed the need to launch "competitions for children and young people in all provinces, supervised by teachers from the scientific councils of the Mujahid museums", as well as "a competition for journalists specializing in history, in coordination with the Ministry of Communication, to reward the best journalistic and media works documenting our National Memory.”

In this connection, he assured that the pace of digitization of testimonies will be accelerated and the audiovisual documentation process will be strengthened.

During the meeting, emphasis was also placed on "the follow-up of projects for the development of Shouhada (martyrs) cemeteries and commemorative and historical monuments, registered within the framework of investment or complementary programs approved by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, for the provinces of Khenchela, Tissemsilt and Djelfa.”

In this respect, Rebiga gave instructions to "follow up the completion of the Mujahid museums in the provinces of El-Bayadh, Boumerdes and Tissemsilt, in compliance with museum standards.”

The Minister also insisted on the timely implementation of all proposed programs, to achieve the sector's goals in terms of preserving the National Memory and reinforcing our components and our historical referent, under the Government's Action Plan and in line with the President of the Republic's Program".”

International Show of Fisheries, Aquaculture: 174 exhibitors in Algiers .(APS, 07/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The ninth International Show of Fisheries and Aquaculture (SIPA 2024) is to be held on February 8-11 with the participation of 174 Algerian and foreign exhibitors, the minister of Fisheries and Fish Production, Ahmed Badani said.

At a press conference for the presentation of the ninth edition, Badani said 174 exhibitors, including 157 Algerians, had been registered in the SIPA 2024 against 102 exhibitors in the eighth, held four years ago.

The foreign participants represent 16 African, Arab, European and Latin American countries, while exhibitors from 10 nations only took part in the previous edition, according to the minister.

The economic event will be held at the Mohamed-Benahmed Convention Centre of Oran (432-km west of Algiers), under the theme "For Sustainable Food Security.

The show will be held under the high patronage of the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, with the participation of several banks, insurance companies, research centres, national research departments, in addition to national and international Organisations and bodies, such as the Algerian Agency for Investment Promotion (AAPI), the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), OuestMed Initiative and the European Union Blue Economy.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS, 05/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the follow-up of the Progress Report on the progress of the digitization process, the statutes and the compensation plan of the Imam and a presentation on the pilot farms, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers of which here is the APS translation:

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense chaired, today, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the follow-up of the Progress Report on the progress of the digitalization process, the statutes and the compensation plan of the Imam and a presentation on the pilot farms.

After presentation of the agenda and a presentation on government activity for the last two weeks presented by the Prime Minister and following the interventions of the Ministers, the President gave the following instructions and directives: Regarding the Progress Report on the Progress of the Digitization Process:

- After presentation of the first progress report by the High Commissioner for Digitization, the President of the Republic ordered the acceleration of the pace of work to begin the second phase of the project and then submit said report for presentation to the next meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Regarding the presentation on the pilot farms:

- The President of the Republic ordered the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to change the concept of pilot farms, starting with their name and ending with their overall agricultural and economic vocation.

- Mr. President ordered the integration of pilot farms into the national production process, particularly large-scale farms, with a view to filling the deficit, particularly in the pulse sector.

Concerning the statutes and the compensation regime of the Imam:

- The Council of Ministers approved the compensation plan for the Imam.

General guidelines:

- The President of the Republic instructed the Minister of Energy to convey his thanks and encouragement to the executives and workers of the Sonelgaz company, for their efforts which have reflected positively on the agricultural and production sector national, as a whole.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers approved Decrees and Decisions relating to appointments and termination of functions in senior positions in the State.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune installs the members of the Commission for Prevention and Control of Cancer.(APS, 05/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, proceeded, Sunday, to the installation of members of the National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Cancer, created by virtue of a presidential decree, in addition to another decree establishing its component consisting of (06) members, indicates a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, today established the National Commission for the Prevention and Control of Cancer, created by virtue of a presidential decree, in addition to another decree which sets its component consisting of the following six (06) members:

Pr. Adda Bounedjar, President of the Commission.

Pr. Ouahiba Ouahioune, member.

Pr. Fatiha Gachi, member.

Prof. Mohamed Oukal, member.

Pr. Khadidja Boudaoud, member.

Prof. Nabil Yafor, member.

In addition to the imperative of providing care for cancer patients with social security insurance, the President of the Republic has ordered the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security to ensure full and immediate care for cancer patients. not benefiting from social insurance, without having to carry out any administrative measures beforehand.

With the aim of lightening the burden on patients' families, Mr. President also ordered to take care of patients as soon as they arrive at the clinics, with all therapeutic measures taken by various means and to ensure the availability of medical equipment, such as laboratory reagents and medicines, to overcome all bureaucratic procedures.

Mr. President also ordered the training of radiologists, with a view to early detection of cancer in specialized institutes and using all training potential, including military health resources, with the creation of a system executive for administrative and financial management, control and the fight against cancer, the National Commission being a consultative body.

The installation took place in the presence of the Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministers of Health, Industry and Pharmaceutical Production and Labor, Employment and Social Security, as well as as well as the President of the National Health Security Agency and the Director General of the National Social Insurance Fund for Salaried Workers (CNAS)".

The Chief of Staff of the National People's Army, Army General Saïd Chanegriha attends the opening of the 2nd World Defense Show in Riyadh.(APS, 05/02/2024)


ALGIERS - The Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), Army General Saïd Chanegriha, began, Sunday, as representative of the President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, his visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, taking part in the opening ceremony of the second edition of the World Defense Show, indicates a press release from the Ministry of Defense National (DND).

"As representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, General of the Army Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the ANP, began his official visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by taking part, this Sunday, February 4, 2024, in the opening ceremony of the second edition of the World Defense Show, which is being held in the capital Riyadh from 4 to February 8, 2024", specifies the same source.

"At the end of the official opening ceremony of the Show, supervised by His Highness, Prince Khaled Ben Salmane, Minister of Defense and Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) , Mr. General of the Army visited with the delegation accompanying him the various pavilions of the show, where he notably inquired, during this first day, about the stands reserved for the Saudi Society of Military Industries (SAMI) which exhibits various modern equipment and weapons systems, such as armored vehicles, and followed with great interest the detailed explanations and presentations presented by the representatives of this company,” notes the same source.

"This international event in which 66 companies specializing in the defense and arms industries are participating, coming to exhibit the most modern equipment and the latest generation military technical solutions, will allow the Algerian military delegation to learn closely about the latest innovations relating to the military industry,” the press release added.

Representing President of the Republic, Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui in Congo to partake in African Union High-Level Committee Meeting on Libya.(APS, 05/02/2024)


ALGIERS-Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui is to travel to the Republic of Congo on Sunday, as representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to partake in the African Union (AU) High-Level Committee Meeting on Libya, scheduled for Monday in Brazzaville, according to a press release from the Prime Minister's Office.

"Representing the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, is going, Sunday February 4, 2024 to the Republic of Congo, to participate in the Meeting of the High Level Committee of the African Union on Libya, scheduled to take place in the capital Brazzaville on February 5," the statement read.

Tourism: Algeria participates in "BIT Milano" .(APS, 05/02/2024)


ALGIERS-Algeria is taking part in the "BIT Milano" International Tourism Fair, organized on 4-6 February in Milan (Italy), said Sunday a press release from the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts.

The BIT "is an important meeting which aims to bring together all the players in the tourism sector" and constitutes "a space which brings together investors in the tourism field and professionals to build business relationships", specifies the same source.

In this regard, "and with a view to promoting the tourist image of Algeria and allowing Algerian tourist operators to carry out their advertising and marketing communication activities, a space of 93 m2 has been reserved for the Algerian pavilion designed in order to highlight the tourist, cultural and architectural diversity of the Algerian destination,” adds the press release.

Through this event, the Algerian tourism sector aims to "highlight Algeria's tourism assets and to intensify contacts with the foreign tourism operators present and the media covering this event, in order to provide them with all the information capable of promoting the tourist image of Algeria", underlines the same source.

To this end, “advertising leaflets in Italian and English will be distributed, and 3D virtual tours of certain tourist sites will be on the menu”.

Algerian participation in the BIT comes within the framework of "the implementation of sector policy in the field of tourism promotion in accordance with the recommendations of the Tourist Development Master Plan (SDAT) 2030, aiming to promote and include destination Algeria among the tourist destinations marketed on international markets, adopting the effective mechanisms in force in the world, like international fairs and exhibitions specialized in tourism and travel, being the main spaces for inquiring new offers in marketing, promotion and communication", concludes the press release.

Government meeting discusses issues relating to various sectors .(APS, 01/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui chaired Wednesday a Government meeting devoted to a number of papers relating to various sectors, the Prime Minister's office said in a statement.

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired today, January 31, 2024, a Government meeting devoted to the examination of a number of sectoral communications related to preparations for the holy month of Ramadan, particularly with regard to the implementation of national solidarity measures, the supply and regulation of the market and the availability of widely consumed products, as well as the rational management of water resources, hygiene conditions and the proper functioning of various public services .

The Government also heard a communication on the national strategy for fuel production and storage within the framework of energy security which aims to ensure the optimal exploitation and development of refining capacities and to respond proactively to growing demand. on this product, in addition to the diversification of exports, in accordance with the directives of the President of the Republic given during the Council of Ministers held on January 7.

Furthermore, the Government heard a communication on the national strategy to face climate challenges in its different dimensions relating to adaptation to climate change and the mitigation of its repercussions.

Finally, the Government endorsed a draft executive decree relating to the implementation of projects which are part of the implementation of the national seawater desalination program, decided by the President of the Republic in terms of water security.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives President of National Assembly of Madagascar.(APS, 01/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf received Tuesday, at the ministry’s headquarters, the President of National Assembly of the Republic of Madagascar, Christine Razanamahasoa, who is on an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) Brahim Boughali, the Ministry said in a statement.

On this occasion, the two parties "discussed the privileged historical relations between Algeria and Madagascar, as well as the means of strengthening and expanding bilateral cooperation to different mutually beneficial areas", specifies the press release.

After welcoming the role of parliamentary diplomacy in strengthening relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, the two parties insisted on the development and modernization of the legal framework as well as the activation of the various cooperation mechanisms and intensifying efforts to take advantage of the promising opportunities offered by the creation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), concludes the source.

Algeria, Tunisia ink roadmap to develop border regions .(APS, 01/02/2024)


ALGIERS-The 1st Bilateral Commission for the Promotion and Development of Algeria-Tunisia border regions wrapped up on Tuesday evening in Algiers, with the signing of a roadmap covering several practical mechanisms for the development of border regions.

The road map crowning the work of this two-day session was signed by the Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and Regional Planning, Brahim Merad and his Tunisian counterpart, Kamel Feki, in the presence of walis of border wilayas of the two countries and representatives of the sectors concerned with the development of the border regions.

On this occasion, Mr. Merad declared that this roadmap contained "realistic and real projects", adding that it will be a question at the next session of the Commission "to evaluate the rate of execution" of these projects. .

The walis of the Algerian border wilayas "will remain in permanent contact with their counterparts in the Tunisian border wilayas with the aim of implementing these ambitious projects", he assured.

The work of this Session also made it possible to discuss "the various questions linked to the improvement of the living conditions of citizens in these regions and to the guarantee of their development and economic recovery, in application of the will common of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Tunisian counterpart, Mr. Kaïs Saïed", continued the Minister.

“We perceived a convergence of views and a mutual awareness of common challenges and the strong desire to benefit from experiences and expertise, even to promote these regions to adapt to development” with “the setting of a new milestone of bilateral cooperation and its promotion at more practical and concrete levels for our citizens, with a view to living up to the historic relations between Algeria and Tunisia."

For his part, Mr. Feki called on all stakeholders "to work to bring about the recommendations of this session for the promotion of the border wilayas of the two countries on the socio-economic and cultural levels."

Sonatrach signs deal with Grain LNG to strengthen liquefied natural gas supply of UK.(APS, 01/02/2024)


ALGIERS- Sonatrach signed on Wednesday a ten-year agreement with Grain LNG to extend the long-term storage and redelivery capacity of Algerian gas Company Sonatrach at the Grain LNG terminal, as from January 2029.

According to a press release from Sonatrach, the Agreement concerns an import capacity of 125 GWh/d, equivalent to 3 million tonnes per year of LNG.

This is the first Agreement resulting from the competitive auction process initiated by Grain LNG, launched in September 2023, specifies Sonatrach stressing that “the fruitfulness of this auction process guarantees the future of the largest LNG import terminal in Europe for the next decade.

The Grain LNG terminal, located on the Isle of Grain (East London), is currently being expanded to store and deliver the necessary quantities of gas to meet up to 33% of demand. in gas from the United Kingdom, according to the press release.

This infrastructure has recently seen a significant increase in LNG imports thanks to Europe's diversification of its supplies of this resource.

“Today marks another major milestone in ensuring the UK’s energy security,” said National Grid Ventures president Katie Jackson, quoted in the press release.

She said "LNG imports play a vital role in ensuring the UK can have the gas it needs, when it needs it, by providing a flexible and reliable supply of gas to heat homes and to support the growth of renewable energy production.

“This Agreement ensures that the Grain terminal can continue to have a diversified base of suppliers in the Atlantic basin. I am delighted that Sonatrach has demonstrated, once again, a long-term commitment to our world-class site, which British consumers rely on and I look forward to continuing our working relationship with Sonatrach in the coming years,” she said.

For his part, the Vice President of Marketing of the national company, Mayouf Belgacem, declared: “We hope that LNG will continue to play an essential role in the preservation of economic activities and the security of energy supply in the world. "By entering into this agreement, we are expressing our desire to strengthen our position as a long-term partner of Grain LNG and a substantial contributor to the security of gas supplies in the UK."

“Moreover, this Agreement offers Sonatrach assured access to the largest LNG import terminal in Europe, which contributes to strengthening its long-term marketing strategy, in terms of diversification of its LNG markets,” added the responsible at Sonatrach, cited in the same press release.

Pharmaceutical Industry: 10th Maghreb Pharma Expo on Feb 5-7 in Algiers.(APS, 01/02/2024)


ALGIERS- The 10th pharmaceutical industry trade show Maghreb Pharma Expo will be held on February 5-7 at the Exhibition Palace of Algiers, organizers said Wednesday, underlining that they expect more than 4000 professional visitors, invited to discover the latest advances in the field."

Organized in partnership with the National Agency for Pharmaceutical Products (ANPP), the Biotechnology Research Center (CRBT), the National Union of Pharmacy Operators (UNOP), the National Center for Pharmacovigilance and Materiovigilance (CVPM), as well as several other organizations and laboratories in the field, the Show will bring together more than 250 exhibitors representing 20 countries including Germany, Italy, China, India, Spain, Egypt and Tunisia, indicated, during a press conference, Ms. Feriel Bechiri, head of the company organizing the event “Easyfairs Algeria”.

She added that the 2024 edition of ''Maghreb Pharm'' aims to contribute to boosting the national production of medicines by allowing pharmaceutical manufacturers who will visit the Show to meet hundreds of suppliers of pharmaceutical equipment and technology, among the exhibitors.

The speaker also noted that this event will offer professionals in the sector "an immense offer of pharmaceutical inputs", through the latest equipment in terms of production lines, conditioning and packaging, air treatment systems. and biotechnology reactors and will help meet the growing local demand for laboratory, control and production equipment.

The Show will also represent an opportunity for professionals in the pharmaceutical industry to expand their networks, enter into partnerships and optimize their commercial activities.

At the same time, conferences and symposia led by experts in the field will be held throughout the three days of the event, and will focus in particular on the regulatory framework and the evolution of food supplements, oncological production in Algeria and also the cosmetic industry.

Algeria insists on the immediate application of the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to protect the Palestinian people.(APS, 01/02/2024)


NEW YORK (United Nations) - Algeria affirmed, Wednesday, during the Security Council meeting on the precautionary measures decided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people, the importance accountability to protect future generations from these atrocities currently being committed in Gaza, calling for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

At the start of his speech, the permanent representative of Algeria to the United Nations in New York Ammar Bendjamaa cited the declaration of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, contained in his message on the occasion of the commemoration of December 11, 1960, where he specified that "history will remember the names of all those responsible for the genocide in Gaza, written in bloody letters on the list of war criminals and enemies of life and Humanity".

Ambassador Bendjamaa expressed his thanks to the French presidency of the Council for the speed of response to Algeria's request for the holding of this meeting as the Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people reaches its fifth month.

Mr. Bendjamaa stressed that "the historic decision of the ICJ confirms that the era of impunity is over forever", adding that "the United Nations and the international community are committed to not letting any criminal escape punishment , and the Israeli occupation must not be the exception or deviate from this rule.

Also, he stressed that the precautionary measures required by the ICJ must be applied to protect the Palestinian people against the genocide they are suffering, affirming that the Zionist entity, occupying power, "must immediately comply with the measures decided by the ICJ ".

“The duty of the international community is to guarantee compliance with these measures by the occupier,” he maintained, adding that “it is imperative to put an end to the bloodbath and genocide perpetrated against the Palestinians.”

Still concerning the precautionary measures decided by the ICJ, Mr. Bendjamaa affirmed that these "can only be implemented by a ceasefire and an immediate cessation of attacks", calling on "any person who opposes it to question oneself and to challenge one's conscience and one's humanity.

“Justice has delivered its verdict, all those who believe in a World Order based on law must act for the implementation of the precautionary measures decided by the ICJ,” underlined the representative of Algeria.

And to add that the ICJ ordered the Zionist entity to "guarantee, immediately, that its forces do not commit any act of assassination against the Palestinians and to take, imperatively, immediate and effective measures capable of "ensure the essential services and humanitarian aid needed by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip."

The representative of Algeria called, in his speech, on the Security Council to take, immediately and without delay, all the necessary measures to make the voice of justice heard loud and clear and guarantee the application of the decisions of the ICJ.

“Unnatural atrocities are being committed in Ghaza,” lamented the Algerian diplomat, stressing that the rejection of a ceasefire is synonymous with “the acceptance of the death of 250 people including 100 children per day, only 10 children are amputated of their limbs every day without anesthesia, that 170 children are born every day on the side of the road and in front of hospitals, due to the absence of care, that 90% of Ghazaouis sleep in the street, without shelter and without food and that 10,000 people with cancer die at any time due to lack of chemotherapy treatment.

“This is a humanitarian catastrophe which is occurring before our eyes and a real genocide, nothing can justify all this barbarity against the Palestinian people,” insisted the representative of Algeria to the Nations United.

The Security Council met today at the request of Algeria, following the instructions issued by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the Algerian mission following the decision of the ICJ, requesting the holding of an urgent meeting of the Security Council regarding the provisional measures decided by this Court, following the referral filed by South Africa in The Hague against the Zionist entity for the crimes of genocide committed against the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune supervises Algerian Military Football Cup final ceremony .(APS, 31/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune supervised the ceremony for the final of the 51st edition of the Algerian Military Football Cup, at the Military Sports Team Training Center in Ben Aknoun "Boudjriou Messaoud" (Algiers), according to a press release from the Ministry of National Defense.

"Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, supervised on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, the ceremony of the final of the 51st Algerian Military Football Cup at the Military Sports Team Training Center in Ben Aknoun Boudjriou Messaoud (1st Military Region), where he was received by Army General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, and Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui", adds the same source.

At the beginning and after the welcoming ceremony, the President of the Republic listened to the national anthem and received the honours paid by the various formations of the Forces of the National People's Army, before saluting the host delegation, namely the Army General, the Commander of the Republican Guard, the Secretary General of the Ministry of National Defense, the Commanders of the Forces and the National Gendarmerie, the Commander of the 1st Military Region, the Head of the Employment-Preparation Department of the National People's Army (PNA) Staff and the Head of the Military Sports Service.

At the VIP lounge of the Military Sports Team Training Center, "President Tebboune heard a comprehensive presentation on military sports by the General, Head of the Military Sports Service of the Employment-Preparation Department of the General Staff of the People's National Army, followed by the screening of a documentary film, produced by the Directorate of Information and Communication of the General Staff of the People's National Army, on the Military Sports Team Training Center Centre and the results achieved by brilliant military athletes during this sporting season. On this occasion, the President of the Republic congratulated the national military and civilian sports teams, wishing them more victories and positive results that honour our national emblem.”

"At the end of the ceremony, the President of the Republic, accompanied by the Army General, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, joined the official tribune of the centre’s stadium, where he kicked off the final, which brought together teams from the Land Forces Command and the 1st Military Region, in the presence of the Prime Minister, members of the Government and advisors to the Presidency of the Republic, as well as the Directors and Heads of Central Services of the Ministry of National Defense and the General Staff of the People's National Army, and many guests,” said the source.

The first half of the final saw the two teams playing on an almost equal footing until the referee announced that half-time had ended in a draw. The second half was no different, with the game also ending in a draw, leading to a penalty shoot-out in which the 1st Military Region team scored five goals to the Land Forces Command team's four, offering the 51st Algerian Military Cup title to the 1st Military Region team.

At the end of the match, "the President of the Republic handed medals to the two finalist teams and awarded the Algerian Military Cup to the winning team".

On the sidelines of the final, "the President of the Republic honoured a group of military athletes and sports teams who have distinguished themselves this season in various sports at national and international levels, with very positive results reflecting the great potential and high professional level achieved by military sports teams. At the end of the ceremony, the President of the Republic took a souvenir photo with the honoured athletes and signed the Golden Book of the Military Sports Team Training Center,” said the source.

Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui receives Tunisia’s Interior Minister.(APS, 31/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui received Tuesday at the Government Palace the Minister of Interior of the Republic of Tunisia, Kamel Feki, who is on a working visit to Algeria, within the framework of the 1st session of the Bilateral Commission for the Development and Promotion of the Algeria-Tunisia Border Regions, says a press release from the Prime Minister's Office.

"During this audience, the two sides expressed their satisfaction with the depth of the ties of brotherhood and solidarity that unite the two peoples and brotherly countries, in line with the common will that drives the leaders of the two countries, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his brother, the President of the Republic of Tunisia, Kais Saied. They also welcomed the convergence of political views on regional and international issues,” said the source.

The two parties "reviewed the outcomes of the 1st session of this bilateral mechanism, affirming their shared commitment to their implementation and to promoting the level of bilateral cooperation, particularly in the Algeria-Tunisia border regions, to establish an active and permanent partnership between the two countries, in addition to strengthening bilateral security cooperation in the best interests of both, and in line with the shared vision of the leaders of the two countries,” said the source.

The audience took place in the presence of the Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Brahim Merad, said the source.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf : Algeria seeks to forge partnerships to enhance energy security, transition in region.(APS, 30/01/2024)


ROME-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf stressed Monday at the Italy-Africa Summit in Rome Algeria's efforts to forge tangible partnerships to strengthen energy security and transition in Africa and the Euro-Mediterranean region.

The Foreign Minister of Algeria, Ahmad Attaf, renewed his country's commitment to contribute as a reliable partner to the promotion of energy security and transition in Africa and the Eurasian region. This was reported by the Algerian Foreign Ministry on Facebook, according to which Attaf made these statements during his speech yesterday in Rome at the Summit "Italy-Africa. A bridge for common growth". In his speech, the head of Algerian diplomacy stated that Algiers aims to build concrete partnerships around three main axes: first, to support efforts for the construction of the trans-Saharan gas pipeline (TSGP, which will connect Nigeria-Niger-Algeria) ; second, develop large-scale infrastructure to connect the national electricity grid to neighboring countries; third, supporting the energy transition ofAlgeria, in particular regarding the development of green hydrogen production.

Specifically, Algeria's first priority is to support efforts to build the TSGP gas pipeline, which, if built, could help diversify the continent's energy sources and create jobs. With a length of 4.128 kilometres, of which 1.037 kilometers in Nigerian territory, 841 kilometers in Niger and 2.310 kilometers in Algeria, the gas pipeline Tsgp will connect Nigeria's gas fields (from Wari on the Niger River) to the Algerian border, to connect to the Algerian grid and sell Nigerian gas production, particularly to European markets. The TSGP is expected to transport 30 billion cubic meters of natural gas per year. According to what we read in the note from the Algerian ministry, the project will contribute to "strengthening Italy's position as an energy hub and platform for the promotion of European energy security, as well as supporting economic and social development in the Sahel and Mediterranean areas" .

The second priority mentioned by Attaf includes supporting efforts to develop large-scale infrastructure to connect the national electricity grid to neighboring African and Mediterranean countries. In particular, we read in the note, Algeria has a surplus of 10 thousand megawatts of electricity per day and aims to increase its production capacity, adding 15 thousand megawatts of electricity produced through renewable sources by 2030. The third and final Algiers' priority, as stated by the Algerian minister during the event in Rome, is to pursue the energy transition, in particular regarding the development of green hydrogen production, and to strengthen its participation as a main player in key European projects, with the South2 Corridor project tops the list (which effectively involves the creation of a southern gas and hydrogen corridor in the EU).

Finally, Minister Attaf stated that undertaking the energy transition does not mean abandoning natural gas. For this reason, as host country next March of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF), Algeria "will work to contribute to the achievement of qualitative results that support the development of the natural gas industry in the world and satisfy the expectations, interests and priorities of producers and consumers of this energy good", concluded the Minister.

Resolution of crises in the Sahel region: Algeria, a pivotal and strategic country.(APS, 31/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Russian experts estimated, Tuesday in Algiers, that Algeria was a pivotal and strategic country in Africa, in terms of mediation for the settlement of crises in the continent, particularly in the Sahel region.

The experts spoke during a round table under the theme: "Issues of international security in North Africa", organized by the National Institute for Global Strategy Studies (INESG), on the occasion of the visit of a delegation from the Russian Primakov Center for International Cooperation in Algeria.

On this occasion, the expert on foreign relations of the Middle East and North Africa at the Primakov Center, Nikolai Sergov affirmed that Russia, "in the context of current international changes, aspires to a multipolar international system, based on the principle of equality and justice, by involving the Arab world, in particular the countries of North Africa which have numerous human and material resources, which makes them a key partner for development.

In the shadow of threats, particularly security threats, weighing on the continent, the Russian expert declared that his country "seeks to cooperate with the countries of the region to find new approaches that go beyond the traditional framework, with the aim of develop global relations, by broadening its partnerships to include the economic and development aspect, in order to guarantee the stability of the region, particularly in the area of food security.

Mr. Sergov stressed that "Algeria, as a central and strategic country in Africa, can play a vital role in the region, particularly in the Sahel, as a mediator to find solutions and resolve crises."

The expert believes that Russia and Algeria "have many potentialities and qualifications to strengthen cooperation and strategic partnership in several areas, such as economy, trade, politics and education", adding that " "Algeria has a realistic understanding of events and could constitute a good platform for cooperation and partnership. In addition, it plays a key role in the international market, being a very important partner in many forms of economic and energy cooperation."

For his part, the director of the Center for Arab and Islamic Studies and scientific deputy director at the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mr. Vasily Kuznetsov, discussed the security and economic challenges in Africa, notably in the North, with the challenges that the region faces such as climate change and the problem of drought, in addition to the component of society itself and the change in the social fabric.

The Russian expert highlighted "Algeria's strength, particularly in terms of mediation and crisis resolution, which has proven its effectiveness in the Sahel region in particular."

Russia's support for the struggle of the Sahrawi people, within the framework of international legality, reaffirmed

Regarding the Western Sahara conflict, Mr. Vasily Kuznetsov stressed that his country "has always supported the struggle of peoples against colonialism, and from this principle it also supports the struggle of the Sahrawi people within the framework of international legality and under under the auspices of the United Nations.

In this regard, Russian experts affirmed that Moscow "supports Algeria's position regarding the settlement of the Western Sahara conflict", reaffirming "its rejection of unilateral measures already expressed previously, by condemning the position of the former American president , Donald Trump vis-à-vis Western Sahara".

Calling for the adoption of a realistic vision based on the UN Charters on this subject, Mr. Vasily Kuznetsov emphasized the imperative to see "Morocco change its position vis-à-vis the conflict", with a view to to allow the Sahrawi people to access their right to self-determination.

Also, he expressed concern about the degree of development of Morocco's relations with the Zionist entity, in view of what is happening in Palestine and Gaza.

Referring to the latest developments in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories due to the incessant Zionist attacks perpetrated since October 7 against the Palestinian people, he affirmed that the current reality of the conflict has proven that the Palestinian Movement "Hamas", was part of “the Palestinian reality”.

“Russia is working today to support the Palestinian authorities,” he added, welcoming Algeria’s steps aimed at bringing the Palestinians together, in particular through the signing by the Palestinian factions of the “Declaration of Algiers" sanctioning "the Conference for the unification of Palestinian ranks" held in October 2022.

8th Algerian-Chinese Joint Commission for economic, trade and technical cooperation opens.(APS, 31/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Minister of Housing, National Planning and the City Mohamed Tarek Belaribi and Chinese Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao co-chaired on Tuesday in Beijing the 8th Algerian-Chinese Joint Commission for Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation.

The work of this session was an opportunity to review the efforts made to “promote historic bilateral relations, propelled in particular by the state visit carried out, in July 2023, by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune in China whose conclusions were very fruitful for both parties,” notes the press release.

In this context, the two parties evaluated the record of cooperation in different areas between the two friendly countries and examined new perspectives to promote these relations and encourage initiatives based on direct and common investment, through the consecration of the principle " win-win.”

Mr. Belaribi called, in a speech on the occasion, the two parties to "combine the necessary efforts to realize these conclusions, so as to ensure greater success and sustainability of the friendly and traditional relations of solidarity and cooperation between Algiers and Beijing, who are working together to realize important projects in the future."

Also, the minister said he was satisfied with "the willingness of the two parties to consolidate the bilateral legal framework through the ratification of new legal documents which will certainly boost bilateral relations, by opening up broader prospects for cooperation."

The two parties also welcomed the "fruitful conclusions of this session", especially since "the different axes outlined reflect their common desire to realize projects in the best interests of the two friendly countries and peoples", according to the press release which recalled that the bilateral cooperation mentioned covered many vital areas such as agriculture, energy, industry, health, renewable energies, telecommunications, basic infrastructure and tertiary sector.

This session was crowned by the signing of a report capable of constituting "a milestone of bilateral cooperation in the years to come and an important document to realize the aspirations of the two countries", according to the ministry.

Note that the work of the 8th Algerian-Chinese Joint Commission for Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Algeria and China.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune grants special interest to border regions .(APS, 30/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National planning Brahim Merad affirmed Monday, in Algiers, that the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune grants a special interest to border regions, through programs aimed to develop them and improve their inhabitants’ living conditions.

In an address at the opening of the 1st Session of the Bilateral Committee on the Promotion and Development of the Algerian-Tunisian Border Regions, that he co-chaired with his Tunisian counterpart Kamel Feki, Merad said that the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune grants a special interest to these regions, making sure to implement diversified programs to develop them and to improve their inhabitants’ living conditions in order to reduce the disparities and correct the shortcomings that have been recorded.”

In this perspective and in implementation of “the guidelines contained in the National Land Development Plan (SNAT), the government develops studies and programs related to the development of border regions in a concerted framework extended to the different partners and players at the central and local levels.”

While underlining the deep bilateral relations which “date back to the common heroic history of the two brotherly peoples,” Merad stressed the necessity of “developing these regions, given their importance in the mobility of the individuals and trading, so that to enable the two countries to adapt to the development challenges.”

He added that the bilateral committee, created in October 2023, has a strategic character for both countries, as it constitutes “an efficient framework for the creation of partnership opportunities and appropriate exploitation of these regions’ potentialities.”

This initiative builds on the fruitful cooperation between Algeria and Tunisia at all levels, in implementation of the shared willingness of the two countries’ leaders, the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Tunisian brother Kais Saied, as well as their tireless efforts to promote the bilateral cooperation, notably after the last visit paid by the President Tebboune to Tunisia in December 2021,” underlined Merad.

Algeria-Tunisia: 1st Session of bilateral commission for development of border regions kicks off.(APS, 30/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Works of the 1st session of the bilateral commission for the promotion and development of the Algerian-Tunisian border regions began on Monday in Algiers, with the aim of defining a common approach to the development of these regions.

The opening of the work of this two-day session was co-chaired by the Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and Regional Planning, Brahim Merad, and his Tunisian counterpart, Kamel Feki, with the participation of the walis of border wilayas of the two countries and the director general of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development (AACISD), Abed Halouz, and representatives of the sectors concerned with the development of the border regions.

According to the Ministry of the Interior, the development of the Algerian-Tunisian border regions is “a strategic objective”, capable of strengthening economic development and relaunching vital projects in these regions, in materializing the results of the visit of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to Tunisia in December 2021, crowned by the “Carthage Declaration”.

This Session will discuss several areas, including ways to promote and develop trade between the border wilayas of the two countries, to improve their attractiveness to strengthen the role of border crossings in development, and to establish a common strategy to combat major risks.

The Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) , Mr. Salah Goudjil receives President of National Assembly of Madagascar.(APS, 30/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament), Mr. Salah Goudjil received Monday, at the Upper House’s headquarters, the President of National Assembly of Madagascar, Christine Razanamahasoa, with whom he examined prospects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged views on many issues, the Upper House said in a statement.

The meeting "was an opportunity to discuss the state and prospects of the expected cooperation between Algeria and Madagascar, but also to exchange views on a number of questions of common interest, in particular the situation in Africa and the major challenges to be faced by African States and people in a context of accelerated international changes", underlines the press release.

Welcoming, on this occasion, bilateral relations, Mr. Goudjil affirmed that the two countries shared "a colonial past marked by similar historical stages such as the massacres of May 8, 1945 which left 45,000 martyrs in Algeria, followed by "other massacres in Madagascar committed by the French occupiers between 1947 and 1949, the results of which show nearly 100,000 victims".

He also called for "strengthening cooperation and coordination between the two parties, following the same path as the first leaders of the African continent who highlighted the importance of the community of African destiny, the convergence of their interests and of the coordination of positions including anti-colonialism, the protection of the wealth of African peoples as well as the strengthening of solidarity to achieve their aspirations for peace, stability, development and freedom.

The President of the Council of the Nation, in this context, emphasized "the importance of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)", calling for "exploiting this area with a view to strengthening African economic integrity and increase inter-African trade.

Mr. Goudjil expressed "his thanks to the Republic of Madagascar for its support for Algeria's candidacy for the UN Security Council for the period 2024-2025", underlining "Algeria's determination under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to work, from this UN platform, to defend the just causes of the African continent, at the head of which is the consecration of the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and independence while pursuing its inalienable and unconditional support for the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent State with El Quds as its capital", adding that "Algeria also pleads, to put an end to the genocide against Ghaza, through scrupulous monitoring, at the level of the Council of UN security, decisions recently rendered by the ICJ.

For her part, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Madagascar, who said she was satisfied with her first visit to Algeria, did not fail to express "her pride in the privileged relations between the two countries as well as her consideration for the history and position of Algeria in addition to its primordial role in the establishment of peace, security, freedom and development in Africa and in the world.

In this regard, she stressed that Algeria was "a model to follow in terms of management of its internal and economic affairs, support for the right of oppressed peoples to self-determination, economic development and the consecration of democratic practice. ", calling for more "rification and the promotion of cooperation between the two countries."

The two sides agreed "to make more efforts to develop inter-parliamentary relations in order to promote relations between the Governments of the two countries for the benefit of the two peoples."

Italy-Africa Summit: The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf pleads for investment in the infrastructure sector.(APS, 30/01/2024)


ROME - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed called, Monday during the work of the Italy-Africa Summit held in Rome, for investment in the infrastructure sector, particularly in vital areas, such as energy, transport and telecommunications, highlighting the mobilization of the efforts of Algeria and the African continent with a view to carrying out structuring projects with a regional and complementary dimension.

In a speech delivered during his participation in the 1st debate session on cooperation, economic development and infrastructure, Mr. Attaf conveyed to the participants the greetings of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune who, "highly welcomes the holding this summit" and underlines "the need for the combination and intensification of efforts, in order to achieve the promising prospects offered by the Italian-African partnership".

After emphasizing one of the main obstacles facing Africa in the development of its infrastructure, namely the problem of financing, the minister who is participating in the Summit as representative of the President of the Republic, underlined that "the African Union's estimates indicate that between 130 and 170 billion USD/year are missing to be able to provide quality infrastructure services on the continent, hence the importance of investments in the infrastructure sector , particularly in vital areas such as energy, transport and telecommunications, while working to provide them with an integrated vision to maximize the expected benefits.

"This orientation rightly reflects the essence of the policy adopted by Algeria since its independence, through the mobilization of its efforts and those of brotherly African countries, for the implementation of numerous structuring projects of regional and complementary", he continued, highlighting in particular five projects, the first being "the Trans-Saharan Road project linking six African countries and aiming to open up the sister countries of the Sahel, in particular with the prospect of making an economic corridor par excellence", as well as the "road project linking the town of Tinndouf in Algeria and that of Zouerate in Mauritania, which will serve as a link between the Maghreb and West Africa".

As for the second and third projects, these are the “Trans-Saharan fiber optic backbone linking Algeria and Nigeria and aimed at developing the regional digital economy in the Sahel region” and the “Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline project which transports gas from Nigeria to Europe via Algeria and Niger.

The fifth and final project consists of “the development of the rail transport network throughout the national territory”, he indicated, stressing that this project “was initiated by Algeria, particularly towards the southern wilayas” , adding that “it can extend to neighboring countries according to the same perspective of integration of the trans-Saharan route”.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs insisted on the major importance of the question of cooperation, economic development and infrastructure both for African countries and for their international partners, noting that this subject was "closely linked to other themes at "agenda of the work of this summit, such as food security and the challenges linked to security and illegal immigration".

“The vulnerability of infrastructure in Africa causes an annual decline of 2% in economic growth rates, also reducing productivity by no less than 40%,” said Mr. Attaf, stressing that “most studies demonstrate the close link between the lack of foreign investment and the fragility of infrastructure in Africa, such as the road network which is only 25% paved.

These data, continues Mr. Attaf, "negatively impact the total activation of the ZLECAF and hinder the opportunities for integration and prosperity that this mechanism offers inside and outside the continent, within the framework of the cooperation with international partners.

At the end of his speech, Mr. Attaf reiterated his "thanks to the organizers for having judiciously chosen this important theme and for having included it on the agenda of the Italy-Africa Summit", expressing the hope of seeing these debates succeed to “its introduction as a main priority of the Afro-Italian partnership”.

Algeria, reliable energy supplier for Europe.(APS, 30/01/2024)


LAGHOUAT-The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab said Sunday evening in Hassi R'mel (province of Laghouat) that Algeria was a reliable energy supplier for Europe.

During a working and inspection visit to this province, the Minister pointed out that "Algeria is a reliable energy supplier for Europe, and remains its most important partner". It's nothing new," he said, "that Algeria is one of Europe's leading energy suppliers, particularly gas.”

Arkab stated that "the Hassi R'mel field is a source of pride, being the largest gas field in Africa and the 4th largest in the world.”

He emphasized that "the completion of the Boosting III project with its 2nd station in 2026 will raise the gas exploitation rate from 65% to 96%,” he said, praising the role played by Sonelgaz in relaunching the project with Algerian expertise.

“Algeria is taking firm steps towards achieving energy security. We have full control over the management of the boosting plants. Essential spare parts are manufactured locally, which is an indication of success,” he continued.

He affirmed that his department continued to support Sonelgaz and Sonatrach.

Mr. Arkab also affirmed that Algeria is fully prepared to host the 7th Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), underlining the importance of this event at this time to highlight the role of gas in the energy transition, as a clean energy that contributes to the development of renewable energy.

The Minister began his visit by inspecting gas production stations 1 and 2 at Hassi R'mel, where he was briefed on their condition before inspecting the Boosting station.

He also heard a presentation on the second phase of the project.

The Minister of Energy and Mines wrapped up his visit with the inauguration of Sonatrach's medical center in Hassi R'mel.

Climate change: Algeria submits reports to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).(APS, 30/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria has submitted three reports on the climate change to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy said Sunday in a statement.

Thus, the Ministry "has just concretized Algeria's international commitments on climate change, by submitting to the UNFCCC, Algeria's three reports on climate change", affirmed the same source.

These are "the Third National Communication (TNC) on climate change", "the first Biennial Updated Report (BUR1)" as well as "the National Inventory Report (NIR) of greenhouse gases for the period ranging from 1990 to 2020 which constitutes an annex to BUR1. These three reports are published on the website of the Secretariat of the UN body and are also visible on the website of the ministry, specifies the press release.

“After more than four years of work, Algeria finalized and transmitted to the United Nations its reports on climate change, drawn up in accordance with the guidelines of the conference of the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change ( UNFCCC)", underlined the Minister of the Environment and Renewable Energy and President of the National Climate Committee, Fazia Dahlab, in the preface to these documents.

These reports "reflect Algeria's commitments to the objectives of the UNFCCC, in particular its articles 4 and 12", she indicated, estimating that these three documents "testify to our determination to actively contribute to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to the harmful effects of climate change in all sectors of our country.

Ms. Dahlab underlines that these reports "attest to the transparency of Algeria's activities against climate change with the international community" and above all testify to "its commitment to the fight against climate change and its contribution to conservation efforts. of our planet for future generations.

The minister noted that "this long-term work was successful thanks to the commitments and efforts made by all sectors which contributed to the development of these reports which benefited from the support of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP Algiers ), the German Cooperation Agency (GIZ) and the UNFCCC Secretariat.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune reserves solemn welcome to President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan.(APS, 29/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune reserved a solemn welcome to the President of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abderrahmane, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic.

The two Presidents listened to the two countries' national anthems before reviewing the formations of the forces of the People's National Army (PNA), which paid tribute to them.

The President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan arrived in Algiers on Sunday for a two-day official visit.

He was welcomed upon his arrival at Houari Boumediene International Airport by the Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, in his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune holds talks with President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune , held Sunday one-on-one talks with the President of the Transitional Sovereign Council of the Republic of Sudan, brotherly country, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abderrahmane, who is on a two-day official visit to Algeria.

The talks, which were held at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, were extended to the delegations of the two countries.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune voices Algeria's support for Sudan against forces of evil

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Sunday reiterated Algeria's support for Sudan to overcome the current difficult situation and face the forces of evil targeting it.

In a joint statement to the media, with the chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan Abderrahmane, following the discussions they had held at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, President Tebboune said Algeria "stands with Sudan in overcoming the current difficult situation and facing the forces of evil targeting it, praising "the secular relations" between the two sister countries.

In this respect, President Tebboune welcomed the position of Sudan, "which supports Algeria as a UN Security Council member," stressing "the convergence of views between the two countries about several regional and international issues."

The chairman of the Transitional Sovereignty Council of the Republic of Sudan said his country was facing a "conspiracy with the involvement of regional and international parties," expressing satisfaction that "Algeria is present at any debate or negotiation at both Arab and regional levels."

Algeria "has always supported Sudan" and the Algerian people "are known for their nationalism and defence of just causes," General Al-Burhan said, underlining "the convergence of views with Algeria on many topical issues."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune : Algeria adopts clear, constant approach to African integration.(APS, 29/01/2024)


ABURI (GHANA)-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed that the approach adopted by Algeria to African integration was clear and constant, based on a multidimensional and inclusive approach.

Speaking before the participants in the 2nd Africa Prosperity Dialogues in Aburi (Ghana), read on his behalf Saturday by the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament), Brahim Boughali, President Tebboune affirmed that “Algeria’s African integration step was clear, constant and based on an inclusive multidimensional approach underpinned by the triptych: security, peace and development.”

“This approach takes into consideration the real causes of the threats the continent faces, and attests to the sovereignty of countries and rejects interference in their internal affairs, whatever the pretext,” he said.

The President of the Republic affirmed that “Algeria has adopted and implemented several strategies aimed at boosting socioeconomic development in Africa through investments in various fields,” he said, recalling that “Algeria, through the Algerian Agency on International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, created in 2020 to contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.”

In this regard, President Tebboune referred to several joint vital projects with the continent, including the Trans-Saharan gas pipeline that transports gas to Nigeria and Europe through Algeria and Niger, the large El Hamdania Port and the mega project of the Trans-Saharan Optical Fiber Backbone linking Algeria to Nigeria.

“Algeria also works for the launch of important economic projects, like the supply of Africa with electricity and the enhancement of transport network to African countries, the recent opening of a shipping line to Senegal, the Algeria-Mauritania highway and the Trans-Saharan road linking Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Nigeria, direct airlines to several African capitals, and the opening of Algerian bank branches in several African countries,” recalled the Head of State.

The President of the Republic also recalled several laws and legislations enacted in this context, including Law No.15-22, promulgated on July 20, 2022, which sets out the rules governing free trade zones, and through which Algeria has sought to encourage and facilitate trade across border crossings, not forgetting Algeria's signing, in March 2018, of the Agreement on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the three protocols on trade in goods, trade in services and dispute settlement, as well as the law ratifying the agreement establishing the African free trade zone.

In addition to the economic aspect, President Tebboune stressed that Algeria "is committed to supporting coordination and cooperation with African countries at all levels, to establish security and preserve peace and stability, through its key role in the fight against terrorism, violent extremism and organized crime, as well as its presence and support for the African security cooperation bodies.”

He recalled that Algeria hosted the African Center for Studies and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT), which aims to lead and coordinate counter-terrorism efforts in various regions of Africa, and the African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL), as well as its efforts to train Imams in various African countries to combat violent extremism and propagate moderate Islam, in addition to its participation in the Joint Operational Staff Committee as part of cooperation with countries in the Sahel region.”

The President of the Republic finished his address by stressing that Algeria, "which has fought for the independence of the African continent and its emancipation from all forms of dependence and exploitation, always affirms its support for just causes in the world, foremost among which are the Palestinian and Sahrawi issues and believes in a politically stable, pioneering and prosperous Africa in economic and development terms.”

On instructions of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algeria calls for Security Council meeting on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) decision.(APS, 28/01/2024)


NEW-YORK (United Nations) - Algeria has called for an emergency UN Security Council meeting to be held next Wednesday to endorse the decision of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) concerning the provisional measures imposed on the Zionist occupation over its attacks on the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, in implementation of the instructions given by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

As soon as it received these instructions, the Algerian diplomatic delegation in New York began intensive consultations in preparation for the Security Council meeting on the ICJ decision.

A restricted meeting was held by the Algerian delegation, in the presence of Algeria's permanent representative to the United Nations, as well as representatives of Palestine and South Africa.

Following this meeting, Algeria's permanent representative to the United Nations, Amar Bendjama, took part in an emergency meeting of the Arab Group in New York, devoted to examining the necessary practical measures to be taken following the ICJ decision.

During this meeting, Ambassador Bendjama informed his counterparts in the Arab Group of Algeria's decision to hold a meeting of the Security Council on this issue next Wednesday.

In this regard, the Arab ambassadors expressed their appreciation of Algeria's unceasing efforts to defend the Palestinian cause, particularly within the Security Council, and expressed their full support for Algeria's suggestion to hold this meeting.

It was also decided to submit a draft resolution to the Security Council following developments in The Hague.

The Algerian diplomat is pursuing his consultations with numerous State representatives, in particular those who are members of the Security Council, in order to ensure an effective meeting, which will be the first stone of a series of subsequent measures aimed at bringing an end to the practices of the Zionist occupier, which wrongly believes itself to be untouchable and impregnable.

On Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ordered the Zionist occupier to prevent acts of genocide against the Palestinians and to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.

The decision was issued during a meeting held by the ICJ in The Hague (Netherlands), concerning South Africa's request to take provisional measures as part of the case brought against the occupying entity for "acts of genocide."

Italy-Africa Summit: The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf in Rome to represent President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune .(APS, 29/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf arrived Sunday in Rome (Italy) to represent the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the Italy-Africa Summit scheduled for Monday, according to a Ministry press release.

The work of the Summit will be marked by "the debate of several questions relating to common challenges between Africa and Europe, such as climate change, food security and energy security", adds the press release.

It is also planned to launch a new cooperation plan between African countries and Italy, called the "Mattei Plan for Africa", which provides for "a program of investments and partnerships, mainly linked to the transport sector.» energy", adds the press release.

Algeria's participation in this Summit "aims to affirm the need to place the needs and aspirations of African countries at the center of the concerns of the Africa-Italy partnership, in addition to proposing concrete projects likely to support socio-economic development Sahelo-Saharan and Euro-Mediterranean areas", it was specified.

In his intervention during the session on energy security, Mr. Attaf should present the vision of Algeria and its efforts as a reliable partner contributing in a concrete and effective manner to the treatment of the challenges and problems posed in this context, concludes the communicated.

Government meeting: Market supplies, Imams' compensation scheme and vehicle roadworthiness tests on agenda.(APS, 27/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The supply of basic products to the market, the revision of imams' special status and allowances, and the introduction of roadworthiness tests for motor vehicles were the main topics of Saturday's government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office, the full text of which is given below:

"Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, chaired on January 27, 2024, a government meeting devoted to presenting sectoral communications relating to the follow-up of the implementation of the instructions given by the President of the Republic regarding the measures and provisions taken to supply and control the market.

The Government also listened to a communication on the revision and enrichment of the content of the Imams' special status and compensation scheme, following the example of the statutes and compensation schemes for bodies in the fields of national education, higher education and health, ordered by the President of the Republic at the Council of Ministers meeting on 24 December 2023, which are due to be decided during the month of February.

The Government has also examined a number of draft executive texts relating to the organisation of technical inspections of motor vehicles with a view to reducing road accidents, as well as procedures relating to the customs clearance of fishing vessels less than five years old for use on the high seas."

Liquefied natural gas: Algeria, first exporter in Africa.(APS, 29/01/2024)


ALGIERS- In 2023, Algeria recorded excellent performance in terms of the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), thus bolstering its standing as a “reliable supplier” and Africa’s largest exporter of LNG, surpassing Nigeria, with the highest export growth rate in the Arab world, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) said in a report published on Sunday.

Referring to the quarterly evolution of LNG and hydrogen and the state of the industry in 2023, OPAEP said in its report published on its electronic site that "Algeria's LNG exports have experienced an excellent performance last year due to the remarkable growth rate achieved unlike that of 2022. Algeria was able to market its product at a time when EU countries are seeking to diversify sources of supply.

Algeria exported a total of 13 million tonnes of LNG in 2023, the highest figure since 2010, compared to 10.2 million tonnes exported in 2022, i.e. "an annual growth rate of 26.1%, the highest rate higher on the Arab scale in 2023,” OPAEP said in its report.

Algeria occupied, last year, "the first place in Africa as the largest exporter of LNG for the first time since 2010, thus overtaking Nigeria which has held this place for more than a decade", reads -we still in the document.

"Turkey occupies first place on the list of countries importing liquefied gas from Algeria, with more than 4.3 million tonnes imported, a figure which exceeds the commitments agreed between the two parties set at 3.2 million tonnes per year. year, which reaffirms Algeria's place as a reliable supplier for the Turkish market", we read in the same press release.

The list of major importers of Algerian LNG also includes France which occupies second place with 3.2 million tonnes, Italy in third place with a total of 1.8 million tonnes, Spain in fourth place. with a total of 1.4 million tonnes, as well as China with a total of 0.4 million tonnes, adds the organization of Arab oil exporting countries.

The report indicates that Algeria "is among the countries enjoying strategic relations with its European collaborators, as well as a great credibility which extends for decades in terms of supply of liquefied natural gas and gas by pipeline, thanks to what it has in terms of export infrastructure, liquefaction stations in Skikda and Arzew (Oran), or pipelines connecting it to the European market such as Italy and Spain.

11th "Emploitic Connect" Employment Fair: Over 2,500 jobs offered.(APS, 28/01/2024)


ALGIERS - More than 2,500 job vacancies are on offer in a range of occupations and levels of education at the 11th edition of the "Emploitic Connect" job fair, which opened in Algiers on Saturday.

Organized by the "Emploitic" agency, the fair, which is being held on 27 and 28 January at Algiers' Mohamed-Boudiaf Olympic Complex, under the patronage of the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Start-ups and Micro-enterprises, is intended to provide a forum for communication between companies and jobseekers.

Bringing together nearly 100 exhibitors from public and private companies and multinationals, operating mainly in the fields of finance, banking, insurance, industry and pharmaceuticals, the event is expected to welcome 20,000 visitors, with a daily average of 10,000 visitors, according to the organizers.

In addition to the job and training opportunities offered to jobseekers in various specialities, employers will also be providing all the necessary explanations to jobseekers.

The Fair also features a "technology area" with 20 exhibitors, representing start-ups and training schools, to display the main developments in the field of employment, particularly with regard to future professions, such as artificial intelligence.

Companies taking part in the event have received a large number of job applications, particularly from young people who have just graduated from universities and specialized training institutes, most of whom are hoping to secure their first job, APS reported.

The fair is also an opportunity for a number of experienced candidates looking for a new professional experience to enhance their skills.

On the sidelines of the Fair, workshops and conferences are being organized, led by human resources specialists, with the aim of guiding jobseekers and informing them of new developments in the field of employment and entrepreneurship, particularly with regard to the auto-entrepreneur programme.

El-Oued: More than 15 countries at the 3rd International Women's Monodrama Festival.(APS, 29/01/2024)


EL-OUED - Des troupes théâtrales représentant 17 pays animent depuis samedi soir à El Oued la 3ème édition du Festival international du monodrame féminin, dédiée cette année à la Palestine.

Les troupes participantes auront à animer, quatre jours durant à la maison de la Culture Mohamed Lamine Lamoudi d’El-Oued, seize pièces théâtrales retenues parmi 70 spectacles initialement proposés par une trentaine de pays arabes et étrangers, en sus de celui de la République arabe sahraouie et démocratique (RASD), invité d’honneur de cette version, a indiqué le commissaire du Festival, Nabil Messai Ahmed.

L’Algérie sera représentée à ce festival par deux œuvres traitant du quotidien du citoyen, dont le premier intitulé "SDF" de l’Association "Boudarga" et "Hawa (Eve) de la Coopérative de la renaissance Menailiya, a expliqué M. Messai.

Le programme de cette manifestation culturelle prévoit également des ateliers de formation des amateurs du monodrame féminin et ayant trait à la mise en scène, au théâtre de rue, à l’écriture dramaturgique, au comédien, à la formation et l’actorat, ainsi qu'à l’expression corporelle, en plus de l’animation, par des dramaturges de pays arabes, de communications et des spectacles de théâtre de rue.

Cette 3ème édition du Festival international du monodrame féminin est dédiée à la Palestine et à la comédienne algérienne Fatima Hlilou, ont indiqué les organisateurs.

Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui receives Ambassador of Sultanate of Oman to Algeria.(APS, 26/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, received on Thursday in Algiers Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Algeria, Saif Bin Nasser Bin Rashid Al-Badai, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office.

On this occasion, the two parties "expressed their satisfaction with the depth of the exceptional relations uniting Algeria and the Sultanate of Oman as well as the attachment of the leaders of the two countries to their strengthening in all areas", affirming " the importance of intensifying bilateral cooperation, particularly in the field of investment and energy, as well as in the sector of higher education and scientific research,” specifies the document.

Algeria donates fertilizers to Kenya.(APS, 26/01/2024)


NAIROBI - Algeria's Ambassador to Kenya, Mahi Boumediene, delivered on Thursday, on behalf of the Algerian government, a donation of fertilizers that the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had decided to send to Kenya, as part of the traditional solidarity between the two countries.

The Kenyan Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Mithika Linturi, received this donation, in his capacity as representative of the Kenyan Government, from the Algerian Ambassador during an official ceremony held at the port of Mombasa, where the fertilizers granted were unloaded.

Mr. Mithika Linturi expressed, on this occasion, "the heartfelt thanks" of the Kenyan government and people to Algeria and the President of the Republic, "for this very precious donation of fertilizers which Kenya needs in order to make succeed in his agricultural campaign.

He highlighted this solidarity initiative by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, which “further consolidates the historic relations of fraternity and cooperation between the two countries”.

He underlined the interest of Kenyan President William Ruto in working together with his brother the President of the Republic, with a view to making bilateral relations an axis of economic integration.

Ambassador Mahi Boumediene, for his part, conveyed “the warm greetings of the President of the Republic to his brother President William Ruto as well as his personal attachment to the development of relations between the two countries”.

He also highlighted the symbolic and diplomatic charge of this gift of fertilizer, which demonstrates Algeria's fraternal solidarity with African countries in these times of political and economic uncertainty.

The diplomat also expressed "Algeria's satisfaction with the political relations between the two countries and the promising prospects of their economic relations."

We are working to make Algeria a tourist destination par excellence in the Mediterranean basin.(APS, 26/01/2024)


TIZI-OUZOU - The Ministry of Tourism and Crafts is working to make Algeria "a tourist destination par excellence in the Mediterranean basin", said Thursday in Tizi-Ouzou, the Minister of the sector, Mokhtar Didouche.

On a working visit to the wilaya where he inaugurated the El Arz hotel at the Tala Guilef health resort and laid the first stone for development work in the Tizi-Oujaâboub tourist expansion zone, in the daïra of Boghni, the Minister recalled that his department is working to develop different tourism products to promote the Algerian destination.

Noting in this regard the importance of these two projects which will strengthen the hotel portfolio and contribute to developing and promoting mountain tourism in Tizi-Ouzou, he noted that other tourist products will be developed.

“We have developed a strategy which is essentially based on the promotion of the Algerian destination and the encouragement of investment.

This policy will allow Algeria to be a tourist destination par excellence in the Mediterranean basin,” he stressed.

"The national policy for the development of the tourism sector is based on the exploitation of all means and national products. This includes seaside tourism with its ancillary activities, the Saharan and the Méhari, the mountain and the activities which accompanies it, the thermal bath, among others,” he explained.

Mr. Didouche specified that all these products "must be exploited and developed" so that tourism finds its place in the Mediterranean basin and Algeria becomes a privileged destination.

Observing that the development of the tourism sector is based on certain dynamics including the quality of service which is essentially based on training, he noted that his sector "has also developed" this aspect.

In addition to the open schools and institutes, namely the higher school of tourism which trains management executives, and the two national hotel and tourism institutes of Boussaâda and Tizi-Ouzou which train technical staff, conventions were signed with the ministries of vocational training and higher education inherent to the opening, at their levels, of sectors linked to tourism in all its segments, he said.

“The issue of training is well taken care of to give a plus and further develop the tourism sector,” he assured.

Sugar industry: Algerian sugar refiner Tafadis signs MoU with US Reasol.(APS, 26/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Algerian sugar refiner Tafadis, a subsidiary of the Madar Group, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the American company Reasol, aimed at jointly developing an integrated sugar industry project, the state-owned group said in a press release on Thursday.

The document was initialed, Wednesday evening in Algiers, by representatives of the two Companies, on the sidelines of a meeting between the Madar group and an American business delegation which has been visiting Algeria since January 21, organized by the Algerian-American Business Council (USABC), to explore investment opportunities.

“This Memorandum will lay the foundations for a strategic partnership between Tafadis and Reasol, a Texan firm renowned in the agri-food sector,” according to Madar’s press release.

The objective is to jointly develop an integrated project ranging from "large-scale" cultivation of sugar beet to its industrial processing, in order to produce "a 100% Algerian white sugar meeting the best international standards", explains the same source. Through this “strategic” partnership, Tafadis aims to conquer new export markets and penetrate the American market in particular, it is emphasized.

Concerning the meeting between Madar and the American business delegation, the public group underlined in its press release the importance of the exchanges, "fruitful on the prospects of cooperation and partnership between the two parties".

“We are delighted to have been able to discuss with this high-level delegation from the United States. This rich exchange confirms the strong existing potential in terms of investment and joint projects between our companies in many strategic sectors,” declared the CEO of Madar, Amara Charaf-Eddine quoted in the press release.

For their part, American businessmen expressed their interest in the Algerian market and their desire to study the terms of new industrial and technological partnerships with the Madar group, making it possible to strengthen economic cooperation between Algeria and the United States, according to the press release.

Founded by the Madar Group in 2022 with an initial capital of 10 billion dinars, Tafadis is active in the field of refining, production and marketing of sugar (white, red and liquid).

The Company, equipped with an “ultramodern” refinery, has a mixed production capacity of 2,000 tonnes per day.

As for the Reasol Company, it mainly operates in the oil and gas industry, offering specialized solutions and products for the global energy and infrastructure markets.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs meeting of Council of Ministers .(APS, 25/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, Wednesday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to presentations inherent to several sectors, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers. Ministers of which here is the APS translation:

"Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense chaired, today, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to presentations on the statutes and compensation schemes in the education sector higher, monitoring the progress of the oilseed crushing project (Kotama) in Jijel, and the progress of the Plowing-seeding campaign for the 2023-2024 season.

After the opening of the meeting by the President of the Republic and the presentation of the agenda and government activity for the last two weeks, and following the interventions of the Ministers, Mr. President of the Republic gave the following instructions and directives:

First of all:

- The Council of Ministers approved the presentation by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research on the statuses and compensation schemes of civil servants belonging to specific bodies in this sector.

Secondly:

Regarding the presentation given by the Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production on the progress rate of the oilseed crushing project (Kotama) in Jijel:

- The President of the Republic affirmed that this project for which the State has made great efforts, will enter the effective production phase next June, which will constitute significant added value for national production capacities and supply of the oil market.

- Mr. President gave instructions to coordinate among all government sectors and develop a coherent vision for the exploitation of oilseed residues in fodder production, giving priority to the National Food Board livestock (ONAB) and private cooperatives in the wilaya of Jijel.

- Establishment of pilot farms for the cultivation of oilseeds, in order to control the entire production chain, from farm to consumer, as part of the food security strategy.

Concerning the agricultural component of the said project, the President of the Republic ordered the Minister in charge of the sector to:

- Develop a new vision on pilot farms that is in line with the country's direction towards modernization, aiming to create integration and complementarity between Agriculture, Industry and all sectors of Government.

- All these procedures go towards guaranteeing food security by relying on national capacities, with a view to reducing imports and limiting the abusive use of foreign currencies.

Thirdly:

Regarding the presentation by the Minister of Agriculture on monitoring the progress of the Plowing-semailles campaign for the 2023-2024 season:

- The President of the Republic emphasized the imperative of supporting professionals in the agricultural sector, through the introduction of cutting-edge techniques and changing mentalities, capable of generating wealth in this strategic area on which the State relies as part of the development of the national economy.

- Need to increase the yield of cereal production per hectare, to encourage farmers through the valorization of the advantages granted by the State and to generalize the use of scientific means.

- Encourage agricultural investment in the South, where all the necessary conditions and potential are met, while accelerating the regularization of cases pending for years, under the land development file, by issuing certificates to the beneficiaries of ownership, in accordance with land reclamation legislation.

General guidelines:

- Mr. President praised the efforts made by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Minister of the Knowledge Economy, Start-ups and Micro-enterprises, as part of the combination of their efforts in terms of high coordination between the two sectors and for the economic dynamics created.

Finally, the Council of Ministers approved a direct contract for the expansion of the port of Annaba and the construction of a railway at the ore quay, given the urgent nature of the project.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers approved Decrees on appointments to senior state positions.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf received by UN Secretary-General.(APS, 25/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, was received, at the end of his mission in New York, by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, who asked him to convey his greetings to the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the ministry said Wednesday in a statement.

On this occasion, Mr. Attaf reaffirmed to the UN SG "Algeria's consideration and support for its efforts and steps aimed at putting an end to the barbaric aggression and the human tragedy experienced by our Palestinian brothers in the Gaza Strip under siege,” the statement added.

The meeting made it possible to "review the developments in the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, the latest developments in the crises in Libya and in the Sahelo-Saharan region, in addition to the question of Western Sahara", according to the same source.

For his part, Antonio Guterres praised the "positive role" that Algeria plays in its regional environment and "its contribution as a non-permanent member of the Security Council to finding peaceful solutions to these crises which shake security and stability at regional and international levels. He also instructed Mr. Ahmed Attaf to convey his greetings and consideration to the President of the Republic, expressing "his wish to meet him again", specifies the document.

On the other hand, Mr. Attaf had bilateral talks with the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, focusing mainly on "the cooperative relations between Algeria and this international organization, as well as as on the deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the various conflict zones and hotbeds of tension, particularly in the occupied Palestinian territories and in the Sahelo-Saharan region", concludes the press release.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf holds talks with counterparts in New York.(APS, 25/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, held several bilateral meetings with his counterparts of France, Turkey, Austria, Switzerland, the British Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the United Nations (UN) under his mission in New York, tasked by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Wednesday the Ministry in a statement.

Mr. Ahmed Attaf reiterated to his French counterpart, Stéphane Séjourné, "his congratulations on his appointment as France’s top diplomat.”

The two parties then "reviewed several issues relating to Algeria-France relations, including agreed bilateral events and optimal ways of preparing them.”

With his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan, Attaf exchanged views on several regional and international issues of common interest, including the latest developments in the situation in Palestine and in the Sahel-Sahara region, according to the same source.

Attaf's talks with his Austrian counterpart, Alexander Schallenberg, provided an opportunity to discuss "the prospects for strengthening bilateral relations and intensifying political consultations on issues at the heart of the two countries' regional and international concerns,” said the source.

The FM also held talks with his Swiss counterpart, Ignazio Cassis, on "cooperation and coordination between the two countries during their mandates as non-permanent members of the Security Council, particularly the future steps that Algeria intends to take on the Palestinian question.”

Attaf's talks with the British Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Lord Ahmad Tariq, focused on "coordination between the two countries within the Security Council to serve the goals of peace and security,” and provided an opportunity to "review the latest developments on the Palestinian scene and the situation prevailing in the Sahel-Sahara region.”

International Customs Day: Algerian Customs reviews their achievements and prospects.(APS, 25/01/2024)


ALGIERS - International Customs Day, celebrated on January 26 each year, constitutes an opportunity for the General Directorate of Customs (DGD) to review the achievements made in recent years, being an organ that plays a leading role in protection of the national economy, particularly in terms of improving services, digitizing management, and its promising prospects.

During the ceremony celebrating this Day, scheduled for Thursday, and based on the achievements made by Algerian Customs in particular in 2023, the strategy that the DGD intends to implement within the framework of Algeria's economic and commercial policy will be, among other things , highlighting.

The DGD will celebrate this occasion, placed by the World Customs Organization (WCO) under the slogan "For a customs mobilizing its historical and new partners around clear objectives", through a meeting focused on the role played by this body, being one of the mechanisms for protecting the national economy, but also on the importance given to it by the public authorities, headed by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

This importance is reflected in the consecration of several programs aimed at modernizing Customs and supporting them to fully accomplish their missions, such as the project to digitize the structures of the Directorate as part of the digital transformation strategy aimed at strengthen governance and improve services offered to citizens, economic operators and various administrations.

The celebration of this day, established by the World Customs Organization (WCO) created in 1956, will be an opportunity to review the achievements accomplished by the DGD in terms of tax collection and settlement of disputes, and to take stock operational efforts to combat fraud, smuggling, among other qualitative operations carried out throughout the national territory.

It will also be a question of highlighting the future aspirations of Algerian Customs, particularly after the launch of a new IT system at the level of the Customs Administration, as well as the prospects for updating the legislative and regulatory system, and this as part of the adaptation to the new digital system launched by management with the overall revision of the statuses of the members of this body currently underway.

The efforts made to support the socio-professional aspect of the customs agent will also be highlighted.

During the celebration of this Day, attention will be focused this year on the capacity of customs administrations throughout the world to strengthen their relationships and ensure coordination with the different authorities and sectors interacting in the accomplishment of their missions, notably those active in the supervision of foreign trade and taxes, through coordination with security partners.

To this end, the DGD plans to strengthen the partnership with its usual partners by opening up perspectives to potential partners, as part of an innovative vision, given the frantic evolution of the missions of this body at the national and international levels, in the wake of the development of the national and global economic environment for greater efficiency in the accomplishment of their missions.

As part of the modernization, the General Directorate acquired, two months ago, a new headquarters of the National Center for Transmissions and the Customs Information System (CNTSID) whose mission is the centralized management of the new Customs information system and at the level of customs services throughout the national territory.

This system will enable the digitalization of the customs body, the reduction of costs and the processing time of goods at ports and border points, the simplification of customs procedures, the security of data on international trade, in addition to the fight against fraud, overbilling and the dematerialization of procedures.

Equipped with a modern communications infrastructure, the center which is at the heart of the DGD's development policy ensures the connection, via the Alcom Sat satellite, between customs services including those established in landlocked regions such as the mobile brigades.

Major interest is given to the human resources of this body through promotion and support through training. Last year saw the promotion of 656 customs agents to which are added 1,778 affiliates undergoing training at schools under the DGD.

Finance Act 2024 includes several exemptions to revitalize finance, support businesses.(APS, 25/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The tax exemptions introduced by the Finance Act 2024 aim to revitalize the national economy, particularly the financial sector, and support businesses, Amel Abdellatif, Director General of Taxes, said Wednesday.

"Several exemptions from the total income tax (IRG) and the corporate income tax (IBS) have been introduced to revitalize the financial market through the extension of several stock market exemptions for 5 years,” emphasized Abdellatif at an information day on the Finance Act 2024.

Speaking at the event, which was organized by the Association of Banks and Financial Institutions (ABEF), the same official said: “These measures aimed to encourage recourse to the financial market to revitalize all financial product operations, including those linked to the stock market and Islamic finance.”

Abdellatif also mentioned the new measures to encourage household savings through an IRG exemption on savings products for housing.

In addition, the flagship measure of interest to economic operators concerns the abolition of the business activity tax (TAP): from January 1, turnover is exempt from TAP.

"Companies used to consider TAP as a tax burden that undermines their financing capacity,” stated the same official.

As for compliance, Abdellatif referred to the introduction of penalties for failure to file payroll statements. Companies that fail to file a salary statement will be subject to a penalty of 5% of their total payroll.

Penalties will also be imposed on companies that fail to file their single flat-rate tax (IFU) and exempt sales declarations.

Concerning tax pressure, the same official affirmed that several provisions have been inserted in the finance acts since 2020 and until 2024 to take into consideration all the concerns of economic operators and citizens to lighten the tax burden.

"Compared to other countries, we consider that there is no tax burden," she said.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf meets in New York his counterparts among UNSC members and non-members.(APS, 24/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, at the United Nations headquarters on Tuesday, held several bilateral meetings with his counterparts among the members and non-members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia and Lebanon, as part of his main mission in New York, as he is assigned by the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to take part in the Security Council high-level debate of on the Palestinian issue, the Ministry said in a statement.

"As part of the mission he is carrying out in New York, charged by the President of the Republic to take part in the high-level debate session of the Security Council on the Palestinian question, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf held, Tuesday at the UN headquarters, several bilateral meetings with his counterparts among the representatives of member and non-member States to the Security Council, in particular, Russia, the 'Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia and Lebanon'.

In this context, his discussions with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, focused on the relations of cooperation and partnership uniting the two countries, as well as the ways and means of strengthening their coordination within the Security Council, particularly in which relates to the questions which are at the heart of their concerns, at their head the Palestinian question and the situation in the Sahelo-Saharan region, indicates the press release.

During his meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Ms. Retno Marsudi, Mr. Attaf spoke of the need to intensify diplomatic, political and legal pressure for a ceasefire in Gaza and to put an end to the immunity from which the colonialist Zionist occupier benefits, and this through the intensification of procedures and efforts towards the Security Council and the various international judicial bodies.

Furthermore, the meeting between Mr. Attaf and the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amirabdollahian, made it possible to examine ways to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the run-up to the official visit by Iranian President Ebrahim Raissi, in Algeria.

The two parties also discussed the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories and the repercussions of the Zionist aggression against Gaza on the security and stability of the entire region, adds the same source.

On the other hand, the meetings with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Kingdom of Jordan, Ayman Safadi, were an opportunity to review the positive dynamics that mark bilateral relations in view of the common vision leaders of the two countries aimed at strengthening cooperation and raising it to a higher level.

“The two Ministers agreed to continue coordination with a view to supporting the brotherly Palestinian people and working with the various international actors to put an end to the unjust aggression of which they are victims,” we read in the communicated.

The head of Algerian diplomacy also met his Malaysian counterpart, Mr. Mohamad Hassan, with whom he reviewed the state of Algerian-Malaysian relations and the means to strengthen them in accordance with the aspirations of the people and leaders of the two countries. . The two sides discussed the developments in the Palestinian cause and the suffering of the Palestinian people, and agreed to continue coordination in line with the principled positions of the two countries in their constant support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights.

In conclusion, Mr. Attaf and his Lebanese counterpart, Mr. Abdallah Bouhabib, discussed the exceptional relations uniting the two countries and the ways and means of promoting bilateral cooperation in many areas, emphasizing in this regard the need to strengthen traditions. consultation and coordination between the two countries, particularly on issues concerning the Arab region in the Security Council, including in particular the need to intensify efforts and initiatives with a view to a ceasefire in Ghaza and avoid a regional conflict that threatens regional and international peace and security, adds the source.

Security Council: Algeria urges for new approach to peace, fair and inclusive solution to Palestinian cause.(APS, 24/01/2024)


NEW YORK (United Nations)-Algeria called Tuesday, in New York, for adopting a new approach aimed at reviving the option of peace and coming to a “fair and inclusive” solution to the Palestinian cause, stressing the need to firmly respond to the Zionist calls that openly reject the two-State solution, supported by the international community as a fair and definitive solution to the conflict in the Middle East.

This statement was made during the address of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf before the Security Council meeting to examine the situation in Palestine, particularly in the Gaza Strip, victim of an iniquitous Zionist aggression.

At the start of his speech, Mr. Attaf transmitted a message of recognition and gratitude from the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the Secretary General (SG) of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres and to all UN organs, for "the efforts they have continued to make to alleviate the tragedies that befall Gaza, heal its wounds and stop the outpouring of blood".

This is a message of support and recognition, adds Mr. Attaf who takes part in the meeting, charged by the President of the Republic, "for the incessant efforts made, despite criticism and attempts to undermine their credibility and authority, through acts of provocation and blackmail emanating from an occupation which believes itself to be invincible and impregnable (...).”

“We are called, in these decisive hours, to counter the illusions on which the colonialist Israeli occupier feeds to strengthen its security by destroying the Palestinian national project,” maintained the minister.

“We must also thwart campaigns of confiscation and annexation of Palestinian land, and the establishment and expansion of Israeli settlements, in an attempt to prevent the establishment of an independent and sovereign State of Palestine.” .

Mr. Attaf also stressed that "it is equally imperative to repress the impetuosity of the occupier and his illusions regarding the resuscitation of the 'Greater Israel' project on the ashes and rubble of the Palestinian national project."

Based on all these considerations, Algeria reaffirmed through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, its historic demand to hold an international conference for peace, under the aegis of the United Nations, where it will be agreed to put an end to the conflict. Arab-Israeli definitively, in accordance with the resolutions of International Legality, and to implement the two-State solution "under the rigorous surveillance, close monitoring and sure guarantee" of the international community.

“What is happening today in Gaza calls upon us more than ever about the imperative to accelerate the treatment of the essence of this conflict, through the renewal and activation of our collective commitment in favor of the two-state solution, supported by the international community as a just, viable and definitive settlement,” said Mr. Attaf.

In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs called on the UN and the Security Council to "respond firmly to the Israeli voices which loudly proclaim their rejection of this solution and to the positions which ignore the international consensus and denigrate Legality international”.

Referring to the commitments and obligations imposed by the current situation towards Ghaza, Mr. Attaf affirmed that "the major priority is the ceasefire, the delays in its implementation of which are criticized day by day, just as the refutable pretexts put forward to justify these delays.

Impose on the occupier respect for international legal safeguards

"There can be no more supreme objectives than that of putting an end to aggression, extermination, deportation, famine, destruction and desecration", so that "the provisions of the "post-war" take on their full meaning and so that "diplomatic efforts to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict are more effective and efficient", said Mr. Attaf.

Faced with the continuation of the aggressions and the "blocking" of the prospects of getting the enemy occupier to put an end to them, the minister estimated that "the international community faces three major challenges: the first consists of imposing respect for the resolutions and laws decided in its name and demonstrate intransigence in the face of flagrant violations of its decisions, with a view to guaranteeing peaceful, civilizational and civilized living together among its members.

For the second challenge, it is a question of "not admitting that one of the members arrogates to itself the right to place itself above all and benefits from tailor-made treatment, rich in exemptions, selections, privileges and undue and inadmissible immunity", he added.

The third challenge consists, for its part, of “subjecting the colonialist Israeli occupation to international legal safeguards and putting an end, with rigor and firmness, to what is commonly called (impunity and lack of accountability)”.

In this sense, Algeria “highly” welcomes the beginnings of deviations from these privileged treatments, which we see through “noble, courageous and audacious” initiatives aimed at bringing the occupier to assume its responsibilities. , affirmed Mr. Attaf who recalled President Tebboune's initiative to mobilize legal experts and international legal organizations with a view to prosecuting the Zionist entity before international authorities, to put an end to decades of impunity and of non-accountability enjoyed by this entity, as well as South Africa's initiative to take legal action against the occupier before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for genocide against Gaza.

The Minister also recalled the initiative of Chile and Mexico to refer the matter to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the multifaceted crimes committed by the Zionist aggressor against the Gaza Strip, stressing that " these initiatives are worthy of support and encouragement, because they constitute judicious steps on the path of reason.”

"Algeria, which urges these international judicial bodies to fully discharge their legal responsibilities and obligations, underlines the imperative to fulfill the political and security responsibilities incumbent on the Security Council, in its capacity as the first guarantor and guardian of international peace and security", he continued, reiterating Algeria's call for granting the State of Palestine full membership in the United Nations. , "a request supported by the Non-Aligned Movement on the occasion of their last Summit, as an urgent measure capable of consecrating the essential foundations of the two-State solution and as an essential step in preserving the legal foundations of the building of the independent and sovereign State of Palestine on the borders of 1967, with Al-Quds as its capital.

"At present, we can no longer turn back. The Palestinian cause will no longer be relegated indefinitely, just as the international effort must no longer be limited to dealing with the after-effects of the War and ignore the real causes", underlined the minister.

“It is unforgivable for us to leave the objective of peace and security in the Middle East at the mercy of the Israeli occupier, and allow him to dispose of it as he pleases, to make it a business, use it to bribe whoever he wants and to use and abuse it to put pressure on whoever he wants,” he concluded.

Gender eqaulity: Algeria has made significant progress.(APS, 24/01/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Constitutional Court, Omar Belhadj, said on Tuesday in Algiers that Algeria had made "significant progress" in terms of gender equality at all levels, as well as in terms of women's economic empowerment and political participation.

In a speech read on his behalf by Fatiha Ben Abbou, a member of the Constitutional Court, at a meeting on "the constitutional achievements of Algerian women," organized by the Ministry of National Solidarity, the Family and the Status of Women, Belhadj said that "Algeria has made significant progress in terms of equality between women and men at all levels, and in terms of women's economic empowerment and participation in society."

"The 2020 constitutional reform took account of these objectives, through the State's commitment to work to promote women's political rights, gender equity in the labour market, women's access to positions of responsibility in public bodies, administrations and institutions, and the protection of women against all forms of violence in all places and circumstances."

"The President of the Republic, faithful to his commitments to the Algerian people, has, since his election, launched a series of profound and comprehensive reforms to build the new Algeria to which we all aspire," said the same official.

The 2020 Constitution "enshrined fundamental rights and broadened the area of freedoms as never before, in addition to enshrining Algeria's commitment to its international commitments, particularly with regard to human rights and fundamental freedoms," he added.

University of Oran 2: The Journal “Translation and languages” indexed in the global database “Scopus”.(APS, 24/01/2024)


ORAN - The journal "Translation and languages" published at the University of Oran 2 "Mohamed Benahmed" has been indexed in the global database "Scopus", we learned from this higher education establishment.

After this new "Scopus" classification, published at the end of December, a big step has been taken, thus integrating the global reference database dedicated to scientific journals with a level of excellence and whose classification criteria are considered difficult, indicated to the APS Dr Ouhmiche Ghania, editor-in-chief of this journal.

This journal is the first at the national level in the field of human and social sciences, literature and languages to have achieved this classification and the third at the national level after the indexing of two technical journals, thus demonstrating the level of performance and quality of work achieved by this journal, the publication of which was launched in 2002.

The magazine's classification was made in several global databases, such as "To watch", "Demonition" and "Win R", according to teacher Ouhmiche.

This journal, dealing with the human sciences, was indexed by the "European Index for the Humanities" (ERIH) + ERIH for the year 2023, as well as the ARCIF ranking.

This is a new ranking for the impact factor and reference citations of Arab scientific journals (ARCIF) for the year 2023, also classified "B", which qualified it to be classified in the category Q1, highest in the fields of literature and translation.

For his part, the rector of the University of Oran 2, Professor Ahmed Chaalal, considered that this ranking constitutes an important step in promoting scientific research in the social and human sciences, and contributes to increasing the visibility of the university, expressing great gratitude to the staff who manage and publish this journal.

Currently, according to the same manager, a lot of work is underway to improve the visibility of the university "by participating more in our journals in international classifications, by urging and encouraging researchers and teachers to publish in journals classified at the level international".

The University of Oran 2 "Mohamed Benahmed" has 29 scientific journals, including 16 from the laboratories, 2 journals affiliated with the rectorate of the university and 11 journals published by the faculties, reported the same official, adding that some of them do not appear regularly, while others have practically ceased to appear, which requires, according to him, a reorganization of the management of these scientific products.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Saudi Arabia’s Interior Minister .(APS, 23/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, High Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, announced the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

President of the Republic holds extended meeting with delegation accompanying Saudi Interior Minister

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune held Tuesday in Algiers an extended meeting with the delegation accompanying the Minister of Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, His Highness, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.

The Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem and the Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Brahim Merad attended the meeting.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Speaker of the Mauritanian National Assembly.(APS, 23/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday in Algiers the Speaker of the Mauritanian National Assembly, Mohamed Bamba Meguett.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience, Mr. Meguett indicated that "this friendly meeting was an opportunity to convey to President Tebboune the greetings of his brother, the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Cheikh El Ghazaouani, as well as his wishes of happiness and prosperity for the President, the people and the Algerian Government.

“President Tebboune welcomed the bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Mauritania, as well as the progress made recently in terms of major projects,” underlined the President of the Mauritanian National Assembly, adding that the President of the Republic was “instructed to convey his greetings and wishes for prosperity and progress to President El Ghazaouani and the Mauritanian people.”

The audience, it will be recalled, took place in the presence of the President of the National People's Assembly (APN), Brahim Boughali, and the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem.

Tasked by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad to New York to participate in the Security Council meeting on the Palestinian question .(APS, 22/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Tasked by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf arrived, Monday in New York, to take part in a high-level meeting level of the Security Council on the Palestinian question, said a press release from the Ministry.

«Tasked by the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf arrived Monday evening in New York to take part on Tuesday January 23 in a high-level meeting of the Security Council on the Palestinian question,” the statement read.

This meeting, in which Algeria participates as the only Arab member of the Security Council, is part of the efforts and steps aimed at exerting more pressure to achieve a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, put an end to the aggression of the Zionist entity and lift the blockade imposed by the latter on relief and humanitarian aid efforts, adds the same source.

“On the sidelines of his participation in the work of this meeting, the Minister will have bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the member countries of the Security Council and a number of representatives of brotherly Arab countries,” concludes the press release.

Iran’s FM receives Algeria-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group.(APS, 23/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hossein Amir Abdollahian received members of the Algeria-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group in Tehran on Monday, according to a press release from the People's National Assembly (Lower House).

During this meeting which took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tehran, Mr. Abdollahian expressed the hope of seeing "parliamentary diplomacy continue to play its pivotal role in strengthening relations between the two countries", specifies the press release.

After expressing "his satisfaction with the dynamics marking bilateral relations", the head of Iranian diplomacy praised "the important role of the President of the APN, Brahim Boughali, and the Parliament in supporting the Palestinian cause just", recalling "Iran's inalienable position vis-à-vis this cause".

For his part, the President of the Algeria-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group, Moussa Kherfi, presented his condolences following the terrorist attack that struck the city of Kerman, reiterating "Algeria's solidarity with the Iranian people in this tragedy".

Referring to bilateral relations between the two countries, Mr. Kherfi welcomed "the positive trend which has recently marked these relations", citing, in this sense, "the discussions between the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his Iranian counterpart , Ebrahim Raïssi, on the sidelines of the work of the 78th General Assembly of the UN".

Recalling, in this regard, that "Iran is a brother country", the same official said that "Algeria is ready on the political and legal levels to develop and strengthen its relations in the best interests of the two countries and peoples. He also noted "a strong desire to promote cooperation at the highest levels, particularly in the areas of agriculture, health and energy."

Referring to the Palestinian question, he affirmed that it was "a central cause for Algeria which paid a heavy price for its freedom, namely, 45,000 martyrs in the events of May 8, 1945 and a million and half of shahid in the Glorious war of national liberation", adding that "victory will undoubtedly be ally of the Palestinian people".

He further reaffirmed that "Algeria, Government and people, supports the Palestinian people", adding that "the deputies and officials of the APN did not hesitate to make donations in support of their brothers in Occupied Palestine.

The meeting was sanctioned by the signing of the President of the Algeria-Iran Parliamentary Friendship Group, Mr. Kherfi of the golden register of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, welcoming, at the same time, "the level of relations between the two countries".

G77+China Summit: Full commitment to “Algiers Charter” principles.(APS, 22/01/2024)


KAMPALA-The heads of State and Government of the G77+China member countries attending the 3rd South Summit in Uganda have reaffirmed their total commitment to the principles of the "Algiers Charter,” which 60 years ago laid the foundations for integration, unity, complementarity, cooperation and solidarity between the countries of the South.

The final communiqué of the Summit held on January 21 and 22 in Kampala and placed under the theme "Leave no one behind", with the participation of the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, as representative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, highlighted the “total commitment” of the members of the G77+China to the principles of this coalition and the defense and promotion of their common interests within the framework of concrete international cooperation for development.

The final document recalled the first ministerial meeting of the group, held in Algiers in October 1964 and sanctioned by the adoption of "the Charter of Algiers", knowing that the 3rd Summit of the South having coincided with the 60th anniversary of the creation of G77+China

This Charter established "the principles of unity, complementarity, cooperation and solidarity between the countries of the South, and strengthened their determination to achieve economic and social development individually or collectively", specifies the final communiqué.

On this occasion, the assembled leaders expressed their conviction about the need to “chart a new course” for the group, particularly in an international context, characterized by multidimensional crises and new challenges.

The G77+ China adopted several proposals and opinions announced by the President of the Republic in his speech addressed to the participants in the Kampala meeting, including the call "to strengthen the interests of the countries of the South and their common capacity for negotiation within of the United Nations system.

Furthermore, the group also welcomed "the Algiers Declaration" concerning the development of startups, adopted during the African Startup Conference held in Algiers in December 2023, especially since Algeria proposed, during of the work of the Kampala Summit, the creation of a center of excellence for promoting the successful experiences of innovative startups in the countries of the South.

In the same context, the G77 +China sent direct and strong messages to developed countries, calling on them to "take primary responsibility for financing development", emphasizing that this is an "imperative to address imbalances current development trends and meet the challenges of the 21st century.

He also stressed that cooperation between countries of the South "does not replace North-South cooperation, but complements it."

The final communiqué of the 3rd South Summit insisted on the importance of "providing sufficient means for the implementation of the sustainable development plan for 2030", calling on developed countries to "engage in a new phase of international cooperation through a strengthened and expanded global partnership for development.

He thus insisted on the importance of cooperation between the countries of the South being one of the forms of "solidarity between peoples and nations", affirming that this cooperation and its agenda "must be defined by the countries of the South" .

Evoking the economic, social and environmental impact of climate change, desertification and land degradation in Africa, the final communiqué called for supporting the implementation of initiatives aimed at strengthening the adaptive capacity of agriculture in Africa.

The final communiqué also addressed the issue of global trade, calling for a "multilateral, open, transparent, inclusive and non-discriminatory global trading system, where development will be the first priority, in addition to trade liberalization." The group finally called for "facilitating" the accession of developing countries to the World Trade Organization, urging members of this organization to undertake the "necessary reforms" to this end.

Permanent and principled support for the right of the Palestinian people and colonized peoples to self-determination

On the other hand, the G77 + China stressed the need to respect the right of peoples living under colonial or foreign occupation and any other form of foreign domination, to self-determination, considering that "there can be no development sustainable without peace, or peace without sustainable development.

The group also "reiterated its permanent and principled support" for the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the realization of their legitimate national aspirations, including freedom, peace and dignity in their independent Palestinian state with El Quds. as capital, in accordance with the relevant United Nations resolutions.

In the same wake, the G77+China denounced “the systematic and flagrant violations” of international law committed by the Zionist entity, calling “to comply with international law and demand accountability”.

The group also deplored "the terrible humanitarian catastrophe, the conditions and the disastrous economic and social situation", which the Palestinian people are suffering, including "the extreme poverty, the number of deaths and the unprecedented destruction".

In this regard, he called for "trying the perpetrators of these violations", urging the Security Council to "make serious efforts to execute its decisions in order to put an end to the impunity enjoyed by the Zionist entity and contribute to achieving a just and peaceful settlement of the Palestinian question.”

Algeria/USA: American investors show their interest in investing in several sectors in Algeria.(APS, 23/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Several American investors expressed, Monday in Algiers, their interest in investing in several sectors in Algeria, notably renewable energies, agriculture, industry and technology, particularly after learning of the business climate in Algeria, especially in terms of the facilitations and tax advantages contained in the new Investment Law.

American investors spoke during a working meeting between the Algerian Investment Promotion Agency (AAPI) and a delegation of American businessmen, chaired by the Director General of the Agency, Omar Rekkache, the chairman of the Board of Directors of the Algerian-American Business Council (USABC), David Wilhelm, as well as by the president of this Council, Ismail Chikhoune.

Mr. Wilhelm indicated in his speech that the delegation accompanying him (representing 26 companies) came to Algeria "because we are convinced of the investment opportunities offered there."

According to him, the American delegation "is impressed" by the changes that Algeria has experienced in recent years, with the aim of improving the business climate, stressing that this has allowed them to "make progress" towards the conclusion of agreements for the realization of projects in Algeria in the future.

For Mr. Wilhelm, “after the improvement of the business climate in Algeria, our turn has come to transfer technology, knowledge and capital to Algeria and work to stay there, through fruitful investments and winning cooperation. -winner".

For his part, Mr. Chikhoune indicated, in a statement to the press, that "for the first time", investment funds in the United States of America (USA) show an interest in investing in Algeria, noting that this comes thanks to the advantages contained in the new investment law.

"In order to examine investment opportunities, several American businessmen versed in the field of Agriculture will travel to Algeria in February, while a delegation of Algerian economic operators will head to the United States after the month of Ramadhan,” he maintained.

Mr. Rekkache, for his part, highlighted "the remarkable progress" experienced by the business climate in Algeria in recent years, through the consolidation of the stability of the legislative system linked to investment, the simplification procedures and strengthening transparency in exchanges.

Hoping to see projects that benefit the different parties, Mr. Rekkache affirmed to the American delegation the availability, in Algeria, of all the conditions favoring successful investments, in addition to the support and accompaniment of the AAPI.

In a statement to the APS, he reviewed the number of American investments declared until 2023, namely 11 projects of which 10 have been realized, distributed between 9 Algerian-American partnership projects and 2 projects within the framework of multinationals.

Also, the meeting was an opportunity for AAPI executives to discuss with the American delegation, to which they provided explanations on the investment incentive system, the role of the Agency in support for investors and the conditions for granting economic land falling within the private domain of the State intended for the realization of investment projects.

Launch of Algiers International Award of Holy Qur'an Recitation competition.(APS, 22/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs Youcef Belmehdi launched on Sunday, at the headquarters of his ministry in Algiers, the 19th Algiers International Award of Holy Quran Recitation, organized under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The qualifiers, which take place by videoconference, from January 21 to 23, are supervised by a jury including two members from the State of Palestine and the Russian Federation.

In a statement, the Minister affirmed that at the end of the qualifiers, "twenty (20) reciters will be selected for the final which will take place in person. The winners will be rewarded on the 27th of Rajab, coinciding with the blessed night of Isra and the Miraj (night journey)".

On this occasion, Mr. Belmehdi praised Algeria's efforts in the service of the Palestinian cause, recalling that "Algeria has always occupied the first places in international competitions for reciting the Holy Quran", adding: he said, “thanks to the efforts of those responsible for Koranic education”.

Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune during the plenary Session of the 3rd Southern Summit in Kampala (Uganda).(APS, 22/01/2024)


KAMPALA - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed, on Sunday in Kampala (Uganda), an address to participants in the plenary Session of the 3rd Southern Summit, read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui , of which here is the APS translation:

"In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful,

Mister President,

Excellencies,

Gentlemen Heads of State and Government

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased, on this happy occasion, to convey to Your Excellency, President Yoweri Museveni, the best regards of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune and all his consideration, as well as to the people and the Government of Uganda , for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to us. We would also like to express to your Excellency our deep gratitude for having assured, with merit, the presidency of the 3rd Southern Summit which is being held on this hospitable African land, as well as for having brought together all the conditions capable of ensuring this. Success.

I would also like to congratulate my brother, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cuba, Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, for the remarkable efforts of his country and his constant commitment throughout his presidency of the G77 +China. last year.

Our Summit, which is being held 19 years after the second Doha Summit, is of extreme importance, being a renewed opportunity to highlight the spirit of unity, solidarity, complementarity and cooperation to realize our common aspirations for a better future which would leave no one behind, this is the slogan for which the Ugandan presidency opted for this historic meeting.

This meeting offers us, as we approach the celebration in June of the sixtieth anniversary of the creation of our group, the opportunity to glimpse the vast prospects for cooperation between our countries, capable of contributing to strengthening the axial role of our Forum and its influence on the formulation of international discourse and the establishment of multilateral legal bases and rules, within the framework of a common vision taking into account the requirements of sustainable development and security, in their broadest sense.

Our Summit is being held in a changing and convoluted international context, marked by divisions, increased polarization and challenges resulting from a succession of shocks having impacted the countries of the South, causing an exacerbation of crises and a widening of the gap between these countries. and those of the North.

Globalization is in decline, and interconnectedness is no longer the dominant feature of international cooperation, and this is what we saw in the disproportionate response to the severe impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which hit economies of many emerging countries, as well as the tangible effects of climate change.

In addition, the complex global geopolitical situation has also posed challenges to our countries in terms of food and energy security, challenges which have, in turn, fueled conflicts and accentuated poverty and disparities. particularly in low-growth countries, with growing global inflation and unsustainable debt levels for certain countries, hence the imperative for closer coordination and common action within the framework of the G77+China, by virtue of its natural action, namely multilateralism, and out of concern to preserve the strength of its negotiating capacity within international organizations, while preserving the interests of the countries of the South, particularly with regard to equality in terms of sovereignty, the primacy of consensual solutions within the framework of multilateralism, development, empowerment and specific and preferential treatment on the economic level.

It is equally important for us to launch targeted initiatives and move forward with a well-crafted sustainable development plan for 2030, particularly within the framework of South-South cooperation, the cornerstone of achieving our aspirations. communities. In support of this approach, Algeria has included South-South cooperation as a priority axis under its national development approach, through the launch of numerous initiatives with a complementary dimension, on the national and multilateral levels, in addition to the consecration of several cooperation projects aimed at supporting potential in different areas.

Among the large-scale structuring projects, there are the Trans-Saharan Fiber Optic Backbone, the Trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline and the Trans-Saharan Road, all initiatives capable of contributing to the deepening of African complementarity and the development of inter-African trade.

Mister President,

The governance dysfunctions of the current World Order based on the dominance of rich countries over the political, economic and financial decision-making mechanisms have impoverished the countries of the South which continue to suffer from marginalization, dependence and inability to narrow the development gap.

This inequitable Order with disparate mechanisms calls for an urgent global reform of the global economic and financial system to give it greater fairness, representativeness and balance.

Algeria has continually advocated for this reform since the 70s of the last century, as part of a far-sighted and ambitious vision, aimed at establishing the rules of a new international economic system which enshrines, effectively, the principle of economic independence of emerging countries, as an essential complement to their political independence, and as a balanced framework not only in terms of advantages, but also in terms of shared responsibilities and burdens.

Reforming the United Nations system to make it more representative and able to respond to the aspirations and priorities of countries in the South would make its action more effective, strengthen multilateralism and make it possible to better meet the development challenges that arise. pose to us today.

The reform of multilateral financial institutions, in order to reflect the growing role of countries of the South, is now an imperative to optimize development financing mechanisms and mitigate the impact of financial shocks on emerging economies.

The issue of financing development remains a major concern for the countries of the South which experience difficulty in mobilizing the financial resources necessary for development, due to low financial flows, a situation all the more exacerbated by external debt and unfair conditions. imposed by donors, that a reflection on the establishment of effective mechanisms is necessary to reduce the burden of debts, or even cancel or restructure them and suspend debt services, particularly for the least developed countries .

At a time when the contribution of emerging countries to international trade and investments remains relatively low, compared to their potential, South-South cooperation is of extreme importance for strengthening the flow of trade and investments and the development of economic integration mechanisms. .

It is appropriate, in this respect, to emphasize that the rise and fluctuation in the prices of basic products on international markets require us today, more than ever, to adopt a new approach based on the intensification of trade and access to mechanisms and frameworks that have proven their effectiveness in the countries of the South, through the promotion of investment in infrastructure projects, improvement of financing, technological transition and competitiveness, in addition to improving the international investment environment following the foundations of sustainable development and the principles of transparency, equity and flexibility.

Mister President,

Furthermore, the digital transition offers opportunities and poses major challenges for countries in the South, which requires developing a common cooperation framework capable of contributing to reducing the digital divide and popularizing the use of digital technologies information and communication, in the service of the objectives of sustainable development and at best the strengthening of the sovereignty and cyber security of our countries.

Algeria has embarked on a thoughtful approach to get in tune with the digital revolution, through the creation of the High Commission for Digitization, the supreme body responsible for supervising, organizing and managing projects. strategic in the field of digital transition.

In this regard, I would not fail to welcome the promising steps taken by Africa in terms of electronic commerce as part of the continent's development efforts, in particular the ongoing efforts to manage the two evaluation operations of the first plan ten-year plan and development of the future plan for the implementation of African Agenda 2063, the conclusions of which must be adopted at the next African summit in February 2024.

These two operations address e-commerce and other aspects related to information and communication technologies, within the framework of a number of priority areas of work and related strategic objectives, in particular the quality of basic services, regional integration and infrastructure, including the creation of a unified and secure digital market.

Sciences, technologies and innovation are fertile ground for South-South cooperation, one of the catalysts for economic growth and sustainable development, hence the imperative to promote their contribution to the achievement of development objectives, through policies favoring the development of skills and the promotion of scientific and technological research and innovation.

In this context, it is imperative to give priority to solutions making it possible to remove technological obstacles and monopolies, as well as unfair practices limiting the access of countries in the South to these modern and essential tools for their development.

Small and medium-sized businesses, as well as startups, constitute vectors of economic development, capable of creating employment and boosting innovation, hence the need for our countries to strengthen dialogue, cooperation and exchange of experiences in this area. An objective for which Algeria has made efforts as part of the implementation of the conclusions of the 2nd African Startup Forum, held last December, which are on the way to preparing the development of an African framework capable of develop this type of business, in coordination with the organs of the African Union and in perfect harmony with the objectives and principles of Agenda 2063.

Algeria aspires to launch a similar initiative in the South, by proposing the creation of a center of excellence in terms of detecting and promoting the +success stories+ of innovative startups, establishing communication bridges and exchange of experiences and initiatives between the different countries of our common area.

Given the devastating repercussions of climate change on many emerging countries, it is now necessary to adopt a common approach to find solutions and means capable of confronting this phenomenon, in particular through the mobilization of the necessary resources with a view to a smooth energy transition capable of strengthening resilience in the face of the resulting challenges. An approach which must take into account the requirements of sustainable development and the historical responsibility of developed economies vis-à-vis the climate crisis. The consecration of climate justice through the implementation of commitments, particularly with regard to questions of adaptation, loss and damage, remains a sine qua non condition for equitably achieving this expected transition.

As such, my country attaches a vital interest to a serious fight against the negative effects of climate change and against disasters, in particular through its initiative to create a continental civil force, to deal with natural disasters. , guarantee effective and instantaneous care and provide the necessary support to African countries impacted by these disasters.

My country, which is preparing, at the beginning of March, to host the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of gas exporting countries, is determined to make this meeting a decisive turning point for the Forum, with a view to strengthening human rights sovereign countries over their resources, consolidate the place of natural gas in the current and future energy mix and renew the commitment of Member States to optimize the efficiency and environmental performance of the natural gas industry, which will enable a transition equitable, inclusive and realistic towards a low-carbon economy.

Mister President,

There is no doubt that what is happening in the occupied Palestinian territories, in particular the flagrant violations of International Humanitarian Law and the deprivation of the Palestinian people of their most basic rights, will stain the history of the Humanity and underlines the close correlation between the right to development and the right of peoples to self-determination, in accordance with the principles of international law and the resolutions of International Legality, principles that the Group of Southern countries has, at all times, defended.

I would like, here, to express Algeria's total and unconditional support for the Palestinian people for the establishment of their independent State with Al-Quds as its capital.

In the same context, my country reiterates its support for the efforts of the Secretary General of the United Nations and his Personal Envoy for a just settlement of the question of Western Sahara, through the organization of a free and regular referendum which guarantees to the people Sahrawi exercise of its inalienable right to self-determination.

In conclusion, I would like to reaffirm my country's deep commitment to the principles and objectives on which our group was founded and our full availability to continue the work, capable of promoting cooperation and partnership between the States of the South , so as to achieve prosperity for our people and development for our world.

Thank you for your kind attention.”

Speech by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on the occasion of the 19th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit.(APS, 20/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed a speech to the participants in the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (MNA), held on January 19 and 20, 2024 in Kampala (Uganda), read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, in his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic during the work of this Summit. Here is the APS translation:

“In the name of Allah, Clement and Merciful,

Mr. President of the MNA,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like, first of all, to thank the Republic of Uganda, Government and people, for the warm welcome and generous hospitality extended to us since our arrival in this friendly country, and to particularly congratulate my brother Yoweri Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda who will chair our movement for the next three years, wishing him all the success and success in this noble mission, while emphasizing Algeria's full support for Uganda , brother country, during this crucial period.

I would also like, on this occasion, to express my deep gratitude to Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, for his distinguished Chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement over the past four years, despite the difficulties and unprecedented challenges imposed by the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Mister President,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The holding of our Summit in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, as an important station in the journey of the Non-Aligned Movement, takes place in a changing and ambiguous international and regional context, marked by successive threats and complications leading to international mutations. multidimensional and multi-level, which will impact, in one way or another and to varying degrees, the security and stability of States and the future of the collective security system inherited from the Second World War.

A context which has resurfaced on the international scene a greater polarization of certain international powers to the detriment of others, and has accentuated the centers of tension, which have reached the highest levels of threat to international peace and security and to the values of all Humanity.

This situation requires us today, more than ever, to renew our commitment to the founding principles of the Non-Aligned Movement, notably Justice, respect for international commitments, the sovereignty of States and their territorial integrity, but also non-interference in their internal affairs, the protection of mutual interests and the strengthening of multilateralism in order to achieve the objectives outlined by the founding fathers of the Movement, which fit with the spirit of the Charter of Nations United Nations and the Bandung Principles, and with the Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

These are the same principles that are being renewed today given the return of the option of resorting to force as an alternative to diplomatic efforts for the settlement of international conflicts, and the decay of the collective security system including the UN is the fundamental pillar, against the backdrop of its structural incapacity to put an end, or at least to slow down the policies of fait accompli and the attempts to impose the interest of the strongest, by addressing the questions which are at the heart of our concerns by the logic of selectivity and the policy of double standards.

The barbarity of the continuous attacks perpetuated by the Zionist machine of destruction on the occupied land of Palestine, and the brutality of the inhumane practices of the soldiers of the occupation against the defenseless Palestinians, women, children and infants, particularly in the Gaza Strip, in full view of the whole world, are an edifying example of the failure of the international community to impose rules and restrictions on all without exception, with Israel ignoring the resolutions of international legality and refusing to comply with the resolutions of the Security Council and to submit to the option of Peace, with complete impunity.

Faced with this tragic situation, we must all proclaim, loud and clear, that the time of impunity is over, and commit to intensifying our collective efforts in order to make the voice of justice heard, to make law and principle prevail. of equality and establish the primacy of recourse to binding legal safeguards which must be placed above all other considerations, in accordance with international legality and UN Resolutions, which must be respected by all.

In this regard, Algeria salutes the inalienable attachment of the countries of the Non-Aligned Movement to support the just Palestinian cause, the settlement of which is linked to the realization of the principle of the right of peoples to self-determination, and their unshakeable conviction of the need to put an end to all forms of occupation and colonization, as set out in the final document of this Summit.

With the same determination and consistency, the journey of the Non-Aligned Movement, rich in numerous forms of solidarity with oppressed and colonized peoples and which is reflected in its positions of support for just causes, requires it today to support the right to self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, whose territories and wealth have been plundered in flagrant violation of international law and who are also victims of attempts to alienate their just cause and their aspirations for the organization of a free and fair referendum, in accordance with international legality and relevant UN resolutions, for the purpose of depriving him of his intangible and imprescriptible legitimate rights.

Mr. President,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The theme of our Summit to “deepen bonds of cooperation for shared global prosperity” is a noble goal in these times of increased individualism and neglect of obligations and responsibilities on the part of some international parties, in addition to polarization and the growing division which results in particular in the primacy of the interests of the strongest at the expense of the rights of the weakest.

This is a reality which leads us to emphasize the need to combine the efforts of the member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement and to define our responsibilities as a United Bloc to meet these challenges and achieve our common objectives, an enterprise which could only be achieved through the consolidation of our unity and our strategic positioning, as an actor acting and contributing effectively to the construction of a World Order with a participatory and non-exclusive logic, fixing, in all transparency and fairness, responsibilities and duties, an Order capable of imposing on all respect for its laws and rules, and which is characterized by justice and equality.

On the African level, we are firmly convinced of the existence of a correlation between security and development, particularly in the context of the increasing severity of political and security crises and the broadening of their scope, the spread terrorism and organized crime, the exacerbation of tensions and conflicts and the reappearance of unconstitutional changes of governments, especially in the Sahel region.

This situation will not prevent us from fulfilling our duty towards our continent, to achieve the expected development objectives and the obstacles will not prevent us from making efforts to supervise our collective action, correct and redress the historical injustice committed on the continent. against the African continent, at the level of the component of the UN Security Council. On the contrary, we will work tirelessly to raise the horizon of our ambition towards a translation on the ground of our continental integration project and to establish Africa as an international actor in the process of achieving the agenda of the African Union 2063+, convinced of the Movement's support for these efforts.

In the same context, Algeria is intensifying its cooperation with its international partners to mitigate the impact of the international energy crisis, through the continued strengthening of its role as a reliable and credible supplier. And with this in mind, Algeria will host, at the beginning of March, the 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), which it would like to establish as a decisive turning point capable of strengthening dialogue and consultation between member countries, on the one hand, and between exporters and importers on the other hand, to support and develop the natural gas industry and support the fully sovereign rights of member countries in terms of planning, development and exploitation of their natural gas resources. This Summit will also be an opportunity to affirm the position of natural gas as a clean energy for the present and the future, contributing to supporting economic development, social progress and environmental preservation.

Mister President,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Algeria, which has occupied, since the beginning of January and for a period of two consecutive years, a seat as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council, is committed to defending, from the rostrum of the Security Council, the values and principles of the Non-Aligned Movement, the relevance and effectiveness of which have always been proven.

In this framework, Algeria will work, based on its history, its constant values and its ambitious future vision, to strengthen multilateral international action, as an immutable principle of its foreign policy, and to ensure peaceful settlements prevail. conflicts on confrontation, while addressing the root causes of conflicts instead of seeking to contain them, which had complicated and delayed the process of their resolution.

Algeria also undertakes to be faithful to the principles of our Movement and the objectives of the UN Charter which constitute the basis of Algeria's positions vis-à-vis the various regional and international developments and the source of its efforts and initiatives aimed at spreading peace and stability.

Algeria will combine its efforts with those of other member states of the Non-Aligned Movement with a view to building bridges of dialogue and understanding between the different parties and defining the necessary consensus within the Security Council on issues of interest. the Movement, the objective being to make UN efforts aimed at preventing the outbreak of conflicts more effective, and to support the role of international organizations and active international and regional groups, including the Non-Aligned Movement.

We hope to see coordination, cooperation and solidarity strengthened between the member states of the Non-Aligned Movement because we are convinced that this summit is able to bring our ranks together, consolidate our place and make our voice heard in order to respond to the aspirations of our peoples and to live up to our harmonious bloc, thus contributing to the design of the contours of a new World Order which preserves human values and enshrines the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter.

Congratulations to the Republic of Uganda for the successful organization of this Summit. Good luck to you at the head of the Non-Aligned Movement in the upcoming events and demonstrations.

Thank you for your attention".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Speaker .(APS, 22/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday the Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly, Kim Jin-Pyo, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea: “Algeria is a strategic partner for our country”

The President of the National Assembly (Parliament) of the Republic of Korea, Kim Jin-Pyo affirmed, Sunday, that Algeria was a strategic partner for his country, stressing that the established bilateral cooperation had been expanded to encompass different areas .

In a statement following an audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Kim Jin-Pyo expressed his joy at being in Algeria which, he affirmed, is “our strategic partner in the African continent”.

“This visit is of great importance, being the first official visit that a President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea has made to Algeria for 13 years,” he maintained, stressing having exchanged with the President of the Republic "views on issues of common interest, including the strengthening of bilateral relations on an international scale."

Recalling that the establishment of diplomatic relations between Algeria and South Korea dates back to 1990, the Korean official affirmed that the two countries had since strengthened "their friendly relations in different areas, proof of which is the enlargement of bilateral cooperation to now encompass international issues, through their missions as non-permanent members within the Security Council of the United Nations (UN) since January.

Regarding commercial cooperation, Mr. Kim Jin-Pyo said that Algeria was "Korea's third largest trading partner in Africa", especially since the volume of this cooperation has reached its highest levels. levels".

On this occasion, the Korean official returned to "the remarkable results achieved by Algeria in the field of construction", highlighting the importance of the Algerian-Korean partnership, particularly in terms of the development of the manufacturing industry. He also indicated that he had invited President Tebboune to take part in the Korea-Africa Summit scheduled, for the first time, in South Korea in June 2024.

Mr. Kim Jin-Pyo also expressed his thanks and gratitude to President Tebboune for "the successful visit" he is making to Algeria.

Algeria, Mauritania sign parliamentary cooperation framework Protocol .(APS, 22/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) and the Mauritanian National Assembly signed Saturday, in Algiers, a parliamentary cooperation framework protocol, the Lower House said in a statement.

The Protocol was signed by the President of the APN, Mr. Brahim Boughali, and the President of the National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mr. Mohamed Bamba Meguet, following the talks they had at the headquarters of the Parliamentary Institution.

This Protocol aims to "strengthen parliamentary cooperation between the two countries, through the exchange of visits, coordination of positions and training", in addition to "the creation of a large Parliamentary Commission which will meet annually", according to the same source.

Mauritania is "the second country in the Arab Maghreb with which the APN signs a Parliamentary Cooperation Protocol, after Tunisia, a brother country", notes the press release.

As a reminder, the President of the Mauritanian National Assembly is making a four-day visit to Algeria.

Algeria-Mauritania: Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP), Mauritanian Hydrocarbons Company (SMH) sign Agreement in Nouakchott (Mauritania) .(APS, 22/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP) under the Sonatrach Group has signed a framework agreement with the Mauritanian Hydrocarbons Company (SMH) on training and expertise development, according to a Group press release on Sunday.

Signed last Thursday, this Agreement crowns the "in-depth" discussions between Sonatrach's IAP and the Mauritanian Company, notes the same source.

This Agreement aims to establish a partnership in the field of training, in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding signed on June 7, 2022, between Sonatrach and SMH, the press release added.

In this context, numerous areas of partnership have been defined, in particular relating to the development of technical and professional knowledge for the benefit of engineers and employees of the Mauritanian Company, pending the launch of training during the first quarter of the current year. , concludes the press release.

Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui arrives, in Kampala, to partake in of Non-Aligned Movement, G-77+China Summits.(APS, 18/01/2024)


KAMPALA- Prime Ministe, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui arrived Thursday in Kampala (Uganda) to take part, in his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in the works of the 19 Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and the 3rd Summit of the Group of 77+China, scheduled from 19 to 23 January.

The 19th NAM Summit will be held under the theme “Deepening Cooperation for Shared Global Prosperity.”

Charged by the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, participated, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the ministerial meeting of the MNA.

Mr. Attaf held bilateral meetings with many of his counterparts, with whom he discussed relations between Algeria and these friendly countries, in addition to international and regional issues of common interest.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf: Reviving role of Non-Aligned Movement countries’ small group to end Zionist aggression in Gaza.(APS, 18/01/2024)


KAMPALA- Algeria called to revive the role of the small group of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) countries, represented in the Security Council, and to mandate it to take effective initiatives, with a view to ending the Zionist aggression on the Gaza Strip and lifting the blockade imposed on it.

In a speech at a meeting of the Palestine Committee of the NAM held in Kampala (Uganda), the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, insisted on the need to reactivate the role of this group by mandating it to “take concrete initiatives to bring the Council to assume its responsibilities and put an end to Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip”.

The Minister stressed that "what is new today for our Palestinian brothers is not the nature of the crimes committed against them, because the latter will remain an inherent characteristic of the Israeli occupation as part of a constant policy from which the occupier has never departed over the last seven (7) decades", but it is "the barbaric and unprecedented escalation of the occupier's aggressions, which our brothers are suffering in this war genocidal attack which is in its 4th month with a terrible toll in terms of deaths, destruction and displacement of populations in the besieged Gaza Strip.

What is new, too, added Mr. Attaf, is "the threat which is now real, of the extension of the conflict and the outbreak of a regional war which will affect the entire region, after the military escalation against brother country Yemen, and facing the risk of flaring up the situation in neighboring regions which are experiencing increased tensions.

It is also, according to the Minister, the stubbornness of the Zionist occupier who refuses to do justice to the Palestinian people by ignoring the imperative to deal with the cause of this unjust conflict and this barbaric aggression suffered by the Palestinians. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

"Even more serious is that the views, efforts and discussions, in the wake of the aggression inflicted on the Palestinian people and which transformed the Gaza Strip from a collective open-air prison to a mass grave, are focused on post-war, when the logic is to give absolute priority to the ceasefire and stopping the aggression," he continued.

In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs welcomed the "constant" and "historic" position of the MNA and its permanent solidarity with the Palestinian people, calling for "to reinforce this position with a serious diplomatic reaction commensurate with the seriousness of the situation in Gaza and the West Bank.

"Algeria therefore calls for relaunching and activating the role of the restricted group of NAM countries, represented in the Security Council, by delegating it to take effective initiatives aimed at leading the Council to assume its responsibilities to put an end to the aggressions Israeli forces against the Gaza Strip, lift the imposed blockade, put an end to the forced displacement of Palestinian populations and remove all obstacles that hinder humanitarian aid,” he added.

In the same context, the Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed that any arrangement relating to the post-war period is doomed to failure if it does not respect four imperatives, namely "stopping the war in Gaza, cease it global and lasting fire", "judge the Zionist occupier for its crimes against the Palestinian people and put a definitive end to the privilege of impunity which it enjoys".

In this regard, the Minister welcomed the complaint filed by South Africa before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) while calling for similar action to refer the matter to the ICC.

The Minister also underlined "the imperative to involve the Palestinians in any approach or initiative concerning their future, whether in the Gaza Strip, in the West Bank or in El-Quds, in addition to the need to accelerate the establishment of 'a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders, with El-Quds as its capital, because the future of the Gaza Strip can only be determined by addressing the root of the conflict and allowing the Palestinian people to exercise their legitimate rights within the framework of its independent and sovereign State.

Mr. Attaf affirmed that what is happening today in Gaza goes far beyond the framework of the Palestinian cause and puts a strain on the system of international relations as a whole, highlighting the "contradictions" of international powers and their "double discourse " concerning cases of appropriation of others' lands by force, and on the demand for accountability from those responsible for flagrant violations of human rights, enshrined in the various international charters.

Cereals: More than 2.6 million hectares of agricultural land plowed during the season.(APS, 18/01/2024)


ALGIERS - More than 2.6 million hectares of agricultural land dedicated to cereal growing were plowed during the 2023/2024 season, said Thursday in Algiers the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Youcef Cherfa who spoke said optimistic despite the low rainfall.

The Minister, who spoke during a plenary session at the Council of the Nation devoted to oral questions, under the chairmanship of Mr. Salah Goudjil, President of the Council, in the presence of the Minister of Relations with Parliament Basma Azouar, indicated that more 2.6 million hectares of agricultural land had been plowed to date, including 2.217 million hectares cultivated, or 74% of the objective set by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, namely the cultivation of 3 million hectares of land dedicated to cereal growing, said Mr. Cherfa.

The plowing-sowing campaign will continue until the expected level is reached, underlined the minister, saying he is optimistic about the success of this operation, thanks to the rainfall recorded recently as well as the support measures for farmers decided by the 'State.

The Minister was responding to a question from Senator Mohamed Rebah (FLN) on the sector's strategy for combating drought and the mechanisms put in place by the sector to compensate farmers affected by this phenomenon.

In this context, Mr. Cherfa affirmed that the last season 2022-2023 had recorded a rainfall deficit of almost 90%, which affected the majority of wilayas in the north of the country, particularly during the months of March and April which constitute the germination period of crops depending on rainfall.

This situation was at the origin of the damage recorded in agricultural production, with the census of 95,347 farmers affected across 34 wilayas, and 84,771 expert assessments of the damage, according to the minister.

To deal with this situation, urgent measures and procedures have been taken, in collaboration with the sectors concerned (Hydraulics, Finance, Interior and Local Authorities), and the involvement of representatives of the profession, for the management of compensation for affected farmers, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, given during the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on October 1, 2023.

In this regard, Mr. Cherfa recalled that cereal producers in the northern wilayas were compensated, through the supply of agricultural inputs (fertilizers and seeds), "free of charge", by the Algerian Interprofessional Office of cereals (OAIC).

Out of a total of 3.5 million quintals of stored seeds, 3.16 million quintals were distributed, including 2.114 million distributed free of charge for the benefit of 114,776 affected farmers, according to the report presented by the minister.

As for fertilizers, out of a total of 1,870 million quintals of fertilizers, 856,000 were distributed and more than 545,000 benefited 17,695 farmers free of charge.

In addition, the payment of royalties due under the agricultural concession was postponed over a 36-month schedule, without condition of early payment of 10% of these rights, in addition to the postponement, for three years, of payment deadlines for agricultural credits "R'fig".

In addition to the payment of interest by the State, the latter provides financial support to cereal producers, granting them a credit of 20,000 DA per hectare, without interest, repayable over a period of three years.

53,000 farms connected to the electricity network

To the question of Senator Ali Abdelkader (FLN) on the connection of agricultural farms to the electricity network, the minister affirmed that a total of 52,741 agricultural farms were connected to the electricity network nationally, including 31,725 within the framework of the national farm connection program for the year 2020.

The connection, he continued, extends over a distance of more than 18,346 km, stressing that the budgetary envelope dedicated to this operation exceeded 71 billion DA.

“The number of farms in which connection work is in progress has reached 10,069 farms extending over 8,017 km with a budget of more than 32 billion DA,” said Mr. Cherfa, explaining that the connection to the electricity network continued until all of these farms were connected.

In response to the question from senator, Hassan Bouchri (Front El-Moustakbel) on the shortage of hydraulic resources in the Abadla plain (the wilaya of Bechar) which has caused the degradation of thousands of fruit trees and palm trees, the Minister indicated that the conclusions sanctioning the meetings held with a view to rehabilitating this space, in particular with the local authorities and the parties concerned, underline the imperative to accelerate the supply of irrigation water through the drilling of wells. a depth of 230 or even 300 meters in the Menounet region, as a solution initially.

The interministerial commission, established in 2022, responsible for examining the situation of irrigation resources in this plain is currently working to find suitable solutions for supplying this space through the drilling of wells or even large transfers, with the aim of meeting the various needs in this area, preserving and expanding agricultural areas.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Congo’s FM .(APS, 18/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Wednesday in Algiers the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francophonie and Congolese abroad of the Republic of Congo, Jean-Claude Gakosso,” said the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience, Mr. Gakosso indicated that he had come carrying a message from the Congolese President, Mr. Denis Sassou Nguesso, to President Tebboune whom he invited to take part in the summit of heads of state of member countries of the African Union High Level Committee on Libya, scheduled for Brazzaville.

"The Libyan issue is complex. The Algerians are in the best position to know it. Algeria is a central power in the region with one of the longest borders with this country," added the Congolese minister whose country presides the committee.

The African Union has always worked for national reconciliation in Libya and to bring all parties around the same table to reach consensus. “Independently, the Libyans have decided to hold a reconciliation conference on April 28, 2024,” he noted, specifying that “this committee will meet in Brazzaville on February 5.”

The head of Congolese diplomacy indicated that he had also discussed bilateral issues with the President of the Republic and from this point of view, he said "there are good prospects for the development of cooperation between Algeria and Congo-Brazzaville in the gas sector.

“Algeria has great experience in gas and Congo is taking its first steps in the sector,” he noted, expressing his wish to see “the national companies of the two countries Sonatrach and SNPC working hand in hand. hand in this sector to assert the sovereignty of our African countries in terms of energy management.

“The Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane attended the audience,” said the source.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Italy’s Ambassador to Algeria.(APS, 18/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Wednesday Italy’s Ambassador to Algeria, Giovanni Pugliese, who paid him a farewell visit at the end of his mission in Algeria, according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.

The Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem attended the audience.

Italian Ambassador highlights depth of bilateral relations with Algeria

Italian Ambassador to Algeria, Giovanni Pugliese, stressed on Wednesday in Algiers the depth of the exceptional bilateral relations between his country and Algeria.

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the end of his mission in Algeria, Mr. Pugliese indicated that he had taken stock of the years he spent in Algeria as Ambassador, considering that this assessment was “positive” and that, during this period, “relations were strengthened”.

The Italian diplomat affirmed that "the two friendly and brotherly countries have very strong common interests and very significant potential" and "get along very well on important regional issues, such as the Sahel, Libya and Tunisia."

He said he was "very happy to have spent this very intense period during which we obtained many results at all levels", expressing his "gratitude to the Algerians, to the President of the Republic and to all the authorities of the country ".

Government meeting: Several sectors examined.(APS, 18/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired on Wednesday a meeting of the government in which several sectors were examined, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

“The Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired this Wednesday 17 January 2024, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of a number of files, amongst which the promotion of the public finance governance which is part of the implementation of the provisions of the law on public accounting and financial management rules, aimed to enshrine a new expenditure control approach.

The Government also listened to a communication on the setting up of seven new administrative districts that the President of the Republic decided to create on 28 December 2023, and which comes within the framework of the continuation of the implementation of his commitments related to the reform of the territorial organization and of the functioning of the local administration in line with the citizens’ aspirations in terms of bringing the administration closer to the citizens.

The Government examined the measures and provisions that have been taken to supply the population with drinking water, in implementation of the instructions of the President of the Republic.

The Government enquired about the latest phases of the execution of Oued El Harrach development and cleanup project, whose works will be completed in March 2024.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf stresses Algeria’s commitment to giving new impetus to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).(APS, 18/01/2024)


KAMPALA-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf underscored on Wednesday from Kampala (Uganda) Algeria’s commitment to giving a new impetus to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the current international climate and working as a non-permanent Security Council member to preserve the interests of this Movement.

In a speech given at the preparatory ministerial meeting for the 19th Non-Aligned Movement Summit, Attaf said “this Summit is another precious opportunity for Algeria to give a new impetus to the active, effective and influential role of our movement in the current international climate with its set of multifaceted challenges and threats.”

Reiterating Algeria’s commitment to NAM’s goals and initiatives, the minister said: “I wish to see the values, principles and ideals underpinning the Non-Aligned Movement further enhanced as they are more necessary than ever in the current international climate.”

An impetus “that we want for the international general benefit, and we hope that it helps defuse growing tensions and reduce the level of polarization worldwide,” he said.

“We also want that such new impetus heralds a balanced and just international order, which guarantees security, stability and prosperity for all, in addition to ending the long sidelining of developing countries and meeting their needs and aspirations,” while cementing “traditions of cooperation, mutual aid and solidarity between us” and bolstering “our collective commitment to defend just causes to end occupation, achieve definitive decolonization and enshrine the rights of oppressed people worldwide,” Attaf said.

The Minister underscored Algeria’s commitment to contribute in this direction “seriously and responsibly” and to “work as a non-permanent Security Council member to preserve the interests of our movement while furthering its objectives and initiatives.”

Mr. added that Algeria expects the upcoming summit to take a “strong and firm” position on the Palestinian cause, “which is going through a stage that may be described as the most dangerous and most critical in its history.”

“The Palestinian cause is in need of more support from the Non-Aligned Movement, which, given its moral weight, political influence, constant and honorable positions, can contribute to increasing the diplomatic pressure to end the fatal Zionist machine in the Gaza Strip, hold those responsible to account and speed up the establishment of an independent and sovereign Palestinian State as a radical and definitive solution to the conflict as a whole,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

Concerning South Africa’s lawsuit against the Zionist entity at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for genocide in Gaza, Attaf said “this initiative should be hailed and receive our full support as it is on the right track.”

Regarding decolonization in Western Sahara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs commended “the Non-Aligned Movement’s consistent and genuine position backing the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council and General Assembly”.

Mr. Attaf also discussed the call by the Algerian delegation for “the activation of the Non-Aligned Movement's positions in favor of UN reform and the rehabilitation of multilateralism” and the “strengthening of its role to protect international relations from the fallout of polarization that harms everyone’s interests, and from power politics that undermine international peace and security.”

“We remain convinced that humanity has a future only through fruitful cooperation, mutual respect and equitable interdependence, under the aegis of this inclusive United Nations organization and with respect for the rules and laws of the international law, particularly all the values and principles of the United Nations Charter,” the Foreign Minister wrapped up.

Sonatrach Group: Around twenty invention patents filed since 2019.(APS, 18/01/2024)


ORAN - The Central Research and Development Department of the Sonatrach Group has filed, since 2019, around twenty invention patents, said Wednesday in Oran, the CEO of the same Group, Rachid Hachichi.

Mr. Hachichi, who chaired the opening ceremony of a two-day workshop organized by Sonatrach on research and development, underlined the importance of industrializing these solutions and deploying them in the field.

“Some results of this research have been published, which is able to impact production,” he stressed.

These invention patents mainly concern devices and semi-pilots which respond to industrial issues upstream in the oil transport chain, gas and water treatment, and the deployment of solutions concerning environmental protection, a - it is specified in the presentation of the activities of the Central Research and Development Department of this same group.

The research projects submitted for patenting enabled the creation of 6 prototypes that the CEO of the Sonatrach group called for "to be produced in quantity" to encourage research and the company's researchers.

Invention patents result from work generated internally or in collaboration with universities, it was clarified.

This workshop was an opportunity to honor a Sonatrach agent appearing in the top 2% of the best contributors in research and development in the world, in this case the engineer Menad Nait Amar, who holds several international awards and publications in prestigious specialist journals.

Considering this young researcher, trained by the Algerian university, as "a source of pride for Sonatrach and the country", Mr. Hachichi estimated that the Algerian researcher is capable of innovating and bringing added value.

The CEO of the Sonatrach group continues, on Wednesday, his visit to the various Sonatrach units in the Arzew industrial zone, as well as to the El Mactaa seawater desalination station.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Vice Premier of State Council of People's Republic of China .(APS, 17/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Tuesday received Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Liu Guozhong, the presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The audience took place in the presence of the Chief of staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, the Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City, Mohamed Tarek Belaribi, and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounès Magramane, according to the statement.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Mauritania's Foreign Minister .(APS, 17/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Tuesday the Mauritanian Foreign Minister Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug, the presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The audience was attended by the chief of staff of the presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, and the secretary general of the ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounès Magramane.

Depth of Algerian-Mauritanian historical relations underlined

Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug underlined Tuesday the depth of the long-standing relations, established on “blood and history” ties between Algeria and Mauritania.

In a statement to the press following the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Merzoug specified that this meeting "made it possible to salute the centuries-old bilateral relations, established on the basis of blood ties and history between the two brother peoples.

The Mauritanian Minister indicated that he had "conveyed the greetings of his brother, President Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ghazouani" to President Tebboune who instructed him to also convey "his greetings to his brothers, the Mauritanian President."

Mr. Merzoug added that the President of the Republic assured him of "the determination of the Algerian people and Government to advance bilateral cooperation relations between the two brotherly countries."

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf in Uganda to participate in the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) ministerial meeting.(APS, 17/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Tasked by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, arrived on Tuesday afternoon in Kampala, Uganda, to participate in the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, the ministry said in a statement.

This meeting takes place as part of preparations for the 19th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, scheduled for Friday and Saturday under the theme "Deepening cooperation for shared global prosperity", specifies the press release.

Mr. Ahmed Attaf will also participate in the meeting of the MNA Committee on Palestine and will have bilateral meetings with several of his counterparts, on the sidelines of the work of these ministerial meetings, the document concludes.

11th edition of "Emploitic Connect" job fair on 27-28 January in Algiers .(APS, 17/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The 11th edition of the "Emploitic Connect" job fair will be held on January 27 and 28 at Mohamed Boudiaf Complex (Coupole) in Algiers, where some 100 employer organizations are expected to take part, the event's organizers said in a press release on Tuesday.

Placed under the patronage of the Ministry of the Knowledge Economy and Startups, this 11th edition brings together more than a hundred employer organizations and will offer more than 2,500 job opportunities to candidates, in different professions and levels of experience. requested, according to the employment agency Emploitic, organizer of the event.

This Fair, organized in partnership with numerous companies from different sectors, will welcome more than 20,000 job seekers, whether young graduates or experienced, added the same source, specifying that it takes place "in a context focused on economic recovery, where companies have a growing need to recruit in order to carry out their future projects.

The main objective of this fair "is to promote employment, talents and businesses in Algeria", underlined the press release, assuring that companies from various sectors, including startups and innovative companies, will participate to strengthen their workforce and thus increase their productivity.

On the sidelines of the Show, conferences and workshops will be organized to support job seekers and promote the various players and organizations in the job market.

Access to the Fair is free for job seekers, upon registration via the link: connect.emploitic.com and will also be adapted to people with disabilities to increase their chance of securing the best job opportunities, we also specified from the same source.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of “Sawt Eshaab” Party .(APS, 16/01/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Monday, in Algiers, the President of “Sawt Eshaab” Party, Lamine Osmani, at his request, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

Sawt Echaâb Party: importance of youth participation in political life

The President of the Sawt Echaâb party, Lamine Osmani, underlined, Monday, the importance of the participation of young people in political life as part of the interest shown by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in this category

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him, at his request, by the President of the Republic, Mr. Osmani indicated that this meeting had focused on "the question of the participation of young people in political life to protect the homeland", welcoming "the determination of President Tebboune to continue this approach by the consecration of a new culture by entrusting responsibilities to young people".

In the same vein, the President of Sawt Echaâb underlined the necessary support of the entire political class for this approach, believing that "in the current international context, the country must preserve its national cohesion so that our loyalty to Algeria continues." .

Mr. Osmani also praised "Algeria's honorable position in favor of the Palestinian cause, based on its anchored Novembrist doctrine."

Regarding the social issue, the president of the party said he perceived in the President of the Republic "a strong desire to strengthen the purchasing power of citizens", citing as proof the recent measures taken in this direction.

First International Sport, Health and Nutrition Fair opens in Oran.(APS, 16/01/2024)


ORAN- The 1st International Sport, Health and Nutrition Fair kicked off Monday in Oran with the participation of at least 40 exhibitors, including five foreign ones representing notably Germany, Spain and Egypt.

Organized by the “Oufouk” Company, specializing in supporting investors and organizing professional events, this show, which will continue until January 18 at the Mohamed-Benahmed Convention Center, aims to “encourage the practice sports in a healthy environment,” the representative of the organizing company, Bennabi Chahrazed, told APS.

"We have noticed that several young people are using food supplements that are harmful to the body and health. Others are using high-risk products in order to lose weight. This event, in which sports professionals, nutritionists and doctors, is a boon for visitors to benefit from the advice provided by these specialists,” she said.

Distinguished guests are expected at this meeting, like the Egyptian Mamdouh Hassan Elssbiay, better known by the famous nickname "Big Ramy", the first Arab world champion in bodybuilding, and the French coach specializing in physical condition, Didier Reiss.

The latter, in addition to other professionals from the world of sport, will host conferences on the sidelines of this show and will provide valuable advice to practitioners, Ms. Bennabi further underlined.

At the exhibition stands, there is also the exhibition and sale of sports materials and equipment, as well as the presentation of courses in the preparation of sanitary meals, the same source points out.

The Show saw, during its first day, a large influx of specialists and sports enthusiasts, especially since the occasion is a good one to purchase, among other things, equipment, sporting articles and food supplements. certified at prices deemed attractive, taking advantage of reductions offered by certain participating companies.

Beginning of the reading of Sahih El-Bukhari and the Mouwatta of Imam Malik through the mosques.(APS, 16/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi announced, Monday in Algiers, the start of reading the works of Islamic jurisprudence Sahih El-Boukhari and Al-Mouwatta by Imam Malik, through the different mosques of the country.

Chairing the opening of a scientific conference in Dar El-Imam under the theme "Reading of Sahih El-Boukhari and Al-Mouwatta of Imam Malik during the month of Rajab: an Algerian tradition, a blessed rite", Mr. Belmehdi indicated that this practice to which Algerians have become accustomed is "a good tradition which must be consecrated to preserve the Sunnah and the hadits of the Prophet (QLSSL) from any attempt at falsification."

He urged, on this occasion, the imams to “pray at each reading circle for the populations of Ghaza who are suffering martyrdom following barbaric Zionist attacks.”

The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Waqfs organizes, each year, at the beginning of the month of Rajab, through all the mosques of the country, the reading of these works of Fiqh, this having to be closed on the night of the 27th day of Ramadhan ( Leilat El Qadr).

Lower House offers Algerian Red Crescent large quantities of aid for Palestinian people.(APS, 16/01/2024)


BLIDA-The People’s National Assembly (Lower House) offered Monday in Blida the Algerian Red Crescent (CRA) large quantities of humanitarian aid, including infant milk and medical beds, for the benefit of the Palestinian people, said the Lower House Speaker, Brahim Boughali.

In a statement to the press, on the sidelines of the delivery of aid to the Algerian Red Crescent, at its central depot in Blida, in the presence of its President, Ibtissem Hamlaoui, Presidents of parliamentary groups and deputies, Mr. Boughali specified that "the session held at the APN on October 31 in support of the Palestinian cause gave rise to a series of decisions, in particular the defense of the Palestinian cause in international forums and the sending of material aid to alleviate the suffering of our brothers in the Gaza Strip.”

This aid, he continued, is made up of large quantities of infant milk estimated at 30,000 units and medical beds, stressing that the APN was in contact with the authorities aware of the needs of the Palestinian people, in particular the Ghazaouis.

This humanitarian aid is "the fruit of donations and contributions from deputies and staff of the APN", he added, stressing that this first convoy of aid will be followed by others in the future to "mitigate the sufferings of our brothers in Palestine whose needs are growing".

For her part, the President of the CRA welcomed the strong outpouring of solidarity from the Algerian people and state institutions towards the Palestinian people, specifying that the warehouses of this humanitarian organization "contain nearly 1,000 tons of aid intended for the people Palestinian".

Affirming that these warehouses remained open to receive all aid intended for the Palestinian people, the same official said that 105 tons of aid, including foodstuffs, blankets and medicine, had been sent since the start of the aggression against Gaza.

Amazigh New Year: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune sends wishes to Algerian people .(APS, 12/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has sent his best wishes to the Algerian people on the occasion of the Amazigh New Year.

"On the occasion of the Amazigh New Year, I wish all Algerian men and women, inside the country and abroad, to be filled with blessings. Glory and dignity to Algeria. Asseggas Ameggaz (Happy New Year),” wrote the President of the Republic on his official account.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives credentials from three Ambassadors to Algeria .(APS, 15/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday the letters of credentials from the new Ambassadors of Pakistan, Syria and Nicaragua to Algeria, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday the letters of credentials from the following Ambassadors:

- His excellency, Mister Khalid Hussain Gudaro, as Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan,

- His excellency, Mister Maher Annan Baddour, as Ambassador of the Syrian Arab Republic.

- His excellency, Mister Carlos Eduardo Diaz Moreira, as Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua,” said the source.

The ceremony was attended by the Director of Cabinet at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf.

Pakistan’s new Ambassador hails privileged relations between Algeria, his country

The new Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Algeria, Khalid Hussain Gudaro, has commended the “privileged and close” relations binding the two countries for over sixty years in different fields.

Mr. Gudaro affirmed that the two countries “have maintained good relations for more than sixty years”, recalling that his country was one of the first to have recognized the independence of Algeria and established diplomatic relations with it.

Algeria and Pakistan “work jointly in all areas to establish close relations and cooperate in international forums, including the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) », added the Pakistani Ambassador.

He also affirmed that Pakistan “will continue its cooperation with Algeria in all areas, including trade”, showing its desire to “work further to consolidate these privileged relations”.

Algeria, Syria share strong willingness to boost bilateral ties

Syria's new Ambassador to Algeria, Maher Annan Baddour underlined on Sunday his country's strong willingness to boost its relations with Algeria.

Mr. Baddour said "he had the honor of meeting the President of the Republic", from whom he listened to a "detailed explanation of his vision concerning the development of relations between Algeria and Syria, which vision, he - he said, agrees with that of President Bashar El-Assad, who attaches great interest to bilateral relations with Algeria.

On this occasion, the Syrian diplomat expressed the wish to succeed, together with the Algerian ambassador in Damascus, Mr. Kamel Bouchama, in “raising relations between the two brotherly countries to higher levels”, in accordance with the guidelines of Presidents Tebboune and El-Assad.

Mr. Carlos Eduardo Diaz Moreira, new Ambassador of Nicaragua:

“Respect for international law is our common denominator”

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Nicaragua to Algeria, Carlos Eduardo Diaz Moreira, affirmed that his country shares with Algeria “the high values linked to the defense of national sovereignty and respect for international law”. Mr. Moreira indicated that this meeting had made it possible to discuss “the reactivation of the Joint Commission between Algeria and Nicaragua in the best interests of the two countries and peoples, concerning questions relating to education, culture , economy and finance, as well as the high values relating to the defense of national sovereignty shared by the two countries. “We are perfectly aware of the high values that characterize the two countries, in particular those linked to respect for international law and the unity of our two peoples,” he maintained, stressing that he had transmitted “the fraternal greetings of President Daniel Ortega and from his Vice-President Mrs. Rosario Murillo to President Tebboune.

Algeria calls on Security Council to reject forced displacement of Palestinians.(APS, 13/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Algeria called on Friday, through its permanent representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador Amar Bendjama, the international community, in particular the Security Council, to reject with "one voice" the displacement of Palestinians.

At the meeting convened by Algeria, Ambassador Bendjama recalled the statements made by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who stressed that " the situation in Gaza will remain a shameful mark on the conscience of humanity," saying that "no one in this room should remain silent in the face of these plans. Silence equals complicity."

"The situation in Gaza concerns us because what is happening there is inconceivable, yet we must not forget what is happening on the West Bank and in El-Quds," he added.

"Is it not enough to have killed more than 23,000 people, including more than 10,000 children, and injured more than 60,000 others? Is it not enough to have destroyed more than 60% of the buildings in Gaza and for all the inhabitants of Gaza to suffer from famine? Will the international community accept the fact that more than 2 million people are suffering from hunger and disease?," he wondered.

"The plan to force displacement on all Palestinian land through bombing, colonization and annexation is doomed to failure," said Ambassador Bendjama.

"Our position must be clear. We must reject the forced displacement of Palestinians. Everyone must understand that the Palestinians have no other place than their land," he said.

Any forced displacement is a flagrant violation of international law, in particular Article 49 of the 4th Geneva Convention," he added.

He also brought to the attention of Council members the savage bombardment in Gaza, the destruction of infrastructure and the targeting of everything that symbolizes life, with the aim of rendering the region uninhabitable and killing any hope the Palestinians might have of returning to their homes, he said.

In conclusion, Ambassador Bendjama reiterated Algeria's call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, while reaffirming its constant support for the brotherly Palestinian people until the establishment of their independent State with El-Quds as its capital.

US and UK attacks against Yemen: Algeria "deeply concerned," expresses "its regret".(APS, 13/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Algeria has expressed its "deep concern and regret" following the US and British attacks targeting several towns in the Republic of Yemen, a sister country, saying that this dangerous escalation " is likely to undermine the efforts made by the United Nations and the countries of the region to solve the conflict in Yemen," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad on Friday in a statement.

"Algeria expresses its deep concern and regret at the American and British attacks targeting several towns in the Republic of Yemen, a sister country, and affirms that this dangerous escalation is likely to undermine the efforts being made by the United Nations and the region's countries to bring about a solution to the conflict in Yemen," the source said.

Algeria "reaffirms that the question of maritime security in the Red Sea cannot be resolved by ignoring the clearly visible correlation between the Houthi attacks on merchant shipping and the massacres perpetrated by the Zionist occupation in the Gaza Strip over the past 3 months, a shameless provocation against the feelings of all Arabs and Muslims throughout the world, due to the random strikes on defenceless civilians," according to the same source.

"Algeria reiterates its position calling for the cessation of military interventions, in view of their catastrophic consequences for world peace and the high price paid by innocent civilians, added the source.

It also calls on all parties to end this dangerous and disproportionate military escalation, and to focus on the true causes of the crisis," the source concluded.

The Sonatrach Group/the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC): Signature of an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties.(APS, 15/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Sonatrach Group and the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) signed on Sunday in Tripoli an amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2022 between the two parties, indicates a press release from the Group.

The amendment was signed by the CEO of Sonatrach, Rachid Hachichi and the president of the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC), Farhat Omar Bengdara, on the sidelines of Sonatrach's participation in the 2nd edition of the Libyan summit on energy and economy, held on January 13 and 14 in Tripoli.

This amendment aims to enrich the areas of cooperation between the two parties through the integration of new activities consisting of the exploration and development of conventional and unconventional resources, specifies the press release.

The amendment also concerns the development of oil and gas exploration at the level of unexploited marginal fields, in particular via secondary and tertiary recovery techniques for exhausted deposits, as well as the development of activities linked to the energy transition, renewables, and the exchange of expertise.

Furthermore, "SIPEX" (Sonatrach subsidiary) and NOC signed on this occasion two amendments extending the exploration deadlines in the two contractual perimeters 95/96 and 65 located in the Ghadamès basin in Libya.

The Libyan summit on energy and the economy was an opportunity to discuss the challenges and the future of the energy sector in Africa and to work towards evaluating the enormous potential of renewable energies, particularly energy solar in the African continent, adds the same source.

This energy event saw the participation of major international oil companies, including Sonatrach.

On this occasion, the NOC invited all foreign companies to take advantage of investment opportunities in Libya.

During this event, Mr. Hachichi participated in a debate on "energy", addressing in his speech the challenges imposed by future energy needs, in particular natural gas, being a fundamental transition energy, in addition to the adoption renewable energies which make it possible to achieve socio-economic gains and contribute to reducing the carbon footprint, concludes the press release.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs High Security Council meeting .(APS, 11/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Wednesday a meeting of the High Security Council, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defense, chaired on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, a meeting of the High Security Council on the general situation in the country and the security situation in neighbouring countries and the Sahel region. In this regard, the High Security Council regrets at the hostile actions taken against Algeria by a brotherly Arab country.”

Government Meeting: Several sectors examined.(APS, 11/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired on Wednesday a government meeting during which several sectors were examined, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister's Office, of which here is the full text:

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui chaired, this Wednesday, January 10, 2024, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of a number of files relating to the sectors of industry, agriculture, hydraulics and railway development.

In this regard, the Government heard a communication on the progress of the project to build the oilseed crushing complex, in Jijel, which must be received at the end of the first half of 2024, in accordance with the directives of the President of the Republic relating to the acceleration of the realization of this important project which should contribute significantly to meeting the needs of the national market.

In addition, the Government heard a communication on the monitoring of the 2023-2024 plowing-sowing campaign which is taking place in good conditions thanks to the aid and support measures in favor of farmers, decided by the President of the Republic. during the Council of Ministers on October 1, 2023.

The Government also heard a presentation on a project developed by a research team from the University of Sidi Bel Abbes relating to the treatment of wastewater using the ozone technique for their reuse in agricultural irrigation in the meantime carrying out the necessary economic and environmental studies.

Security Council: Algeria, locomotive of reform train .(APS, 11/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria, a non-permanent member of the Security Council, has unfailing credibility, which should enable it to play a leading role in promoting reform and democratization of this UN body, with the aim of strengthening regional and international peace, security and stability, Arab diplomats and political leaders said on Wednesday.

In a statement to APS, Mr. Azzam Al-Ahmed, member of the Central Committee of the Palestinian Movement "Fatah", affirmed that Algeria rightly deserves this membership not only to represent the Arabs, but also to be the voice of the African Continent and the Non-Aligned, victims of historical injustice in terms of representation and settlement of regional conflicts.

For Mr. Azzam, "Algeria is highly qualified to play this great role, particularly in the context of the international situation and the wars raging throughout the world, more particularly the devastating war waged by the Zionist entity in the territories Palestinians, in Gaza and the West Bank, where crimes of immeasurable barbarity are carried out on a daily basis against Palestinian civilians, in full view of the international community.

The Palestinian official expressed his "optimism" about Algeria's ability to make Palestine's voice heard loud and clear in the Security Council, a mission that the country's senior authorities have committed to assuming, their head President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, or via the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Palestinian question, a central cause, being listed at the top of Algeria's priorities during its mandate in the Security Council.

The opportunity was for Mr. Azzam to pay tribute to Algeria under the leadership of President Tebboune and to the Algerian people, stressing that "the Palestinians remember by heart the famous quote of the late President Houari Boumediène who never ceased to affirm that + Algeria will always support Palestine, whether it is right or wrong."

“The sacrifices made by the Algerian people for their independence were also made in support of the Arab peoples,” he said, specifying that the Palestinian people will continue the struggle until the end of the occupation and the construction of the independent State of Palestine, with Al-Quds as its capital.

For his part, the representative of the Polisario Front in Switzerland and to the United Nations and international organizations in Geneva, Oubi Bouchraya Bachir affirmed that "despite the significant shortcomings recorded, particularly with regard to the balance of powers and the "In the absence of equitable geographical distribution within the Security Council, Algeria enjoys the moral authority and credibility qualifying it to play a key role capable of reforming and democratizing this UN body."

Mr. Oubi Bouchraya stressed that Algeria "will also work to make the voice of Africa heard, which aspires to play a leading role, while pleading forcefully in favor of the United Nations Charter and its spirit, notably resolution 1514 on the granting of independence to colonial countries and peoples, particularly in Palestine and Western Sahara.

For his part, the representative of the Polisario Front to the UN and Coordinator with MINURSO, Sidi Mohammed Amar, affirmed that "Algeria continues to make, by assuming these missions, its valuable contribution to UN action, recalling Algeria's three previous mandates in the Security Council (1968-1969, 1988-1989 and 2004-2005).

The diplomat also recalled the “central role” of Algeria after its independence in the fight against colonialism and support for people fighting for their freedom and independence in Africa and elsewhere, as well as its pioneering role within the Movement. Non-Aligned Movements (NAMs) to restructure international affairs in the service of peace, international security and global development, on the basis of balance and equality.

He praised, in this sense, the role of Algeria which “exercises diplomacy aimed at spreading peace in its neighborhood and elsewhere, and works in close coordination with the United Nations and regional organizations, in particular the African Union ( AU)", affirming that this membership constituted "a significant added value" for the work of the Security Council concerning the respect and application of the decisions issued regarding the questions included on the agenda of the organs relating to the UN.

The Polisario representative said he was convinced that "Algeria will certainly make a great contribution to the ongoing debates on the reform of the United Nations and specifically of the Security Council", Algeria having always defended the legitimate right of Africa to obtain two permanent seats within the UN body and to increase its representativeness in the category of non-permanent seats, from three to five seats, in accordance with the "Ezulwini Consensus" and the "Sirte Declaration ".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Head of the European Union Delegation to Algeria.(APS, 10/01/2024)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Tuesday Head of the European Union Delegation to Algeria, Thomas Eckert, according to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic.

The meeting took place in the presence of Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, according to the same source.

Algeria-EU: Importance of strengthening cooperation in all areas underlined

ALGIERS- Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Algeria, Thomas Eckert, stressed on Tuesday in Algiers the importance of strengthening relations between Algeria and the EU, and the need to discuss additional avenues for new projects covering all areas of cooperation between the two parties.

“Algeria and the EU have significant potential for a deeper relationship in the future,” he declared after the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

He indicated, in this regard, having agreed with President Tebboune on "the need to examine additional avenues for new projects in all areas" between Algeria and the EU.

The same official noted, in this context, having had "a very rich exchange with the President of the Republic on all subjects of common interest" and having agreed with him on the importance of "strengthening relations in all areas: commercial, societal, security and political".

Oil and gas industry: Algeria firmly committed to reducing environmental impact .(APS, 10/01/2024)


ALGIERS-Algeria is firmly committed to reducing the impact of the oil and gas industry on the climate and the environment by implementing concrete initiatives and engaging in global partnerships to combat greenhouse gas emissions, said Medjelled Miloud, Director General of Foresight at the Ministry of Energy and Mines, on Tuesday.

In a statement to the APS, the official returned to the ambitions and decarbonization projects that Algeria has set itself, via the national company Sonatrach in particular, in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 7 % to 22% by 2030 and to reduce the overall volume of gas flared to less than 1% by the same year.

To achieve this, he argued, Sonatrach has adopted a "voluntary approach" to reduce its emissions and is working, in this sense, to "finalize the +Baseline+ of its emissions, as a reference for emission sources of the different installations and the accounting of the volumes and quantities emitted.

From the same perspective, it has also joined initiatives such as “Zero routine flaring by 2030” and “Aiming for Zero Methane” to reduce methane emissions linked to its operations.

Reducing methane emissions constitutes an effective and cost-effective option to combat climate change, underlined Mr. Medjelled, adding that the recovery and valorization of CH4 provides an energy source with proven economic value.

The other major axis in this strategy is natural sequestration, with an investment of nearly a billion dollars in a reforestation project of 520,000 hectares over a period of 10 years, he continued, recalling that this project would allow carbon storage while promoting socio-economic development and job creation.

Furthermore, Algeria has embarked on the path of renewable energies in order to provide sustainable solutions to environmental challenges and the problem of preserving energy resources of fossil origin.

Thus, an ambitious program for the development of renewable energies has been launched to install a power of 15,000 MW by 2035, of which 3,000 MW have already been launched, the DGP further reminded the Ministry.

In the same context, he recalled the development of the Hydrogen sector on an industrial scale (40 TWh) by 2040-2050, in addition to prospecting other sources of renewable energy, geothermal energy in particular.

The reduction of gas flaring, the recovery of fugitive methane emissions, the rationalization of gas and electricity consumption are other measures that have been taken, and which will not only reduce the impact of the industry gas on the environment but also allow Algeria to have additional volumes of natural gas, according to the same official.

Hydrocarbons: 194 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) produced, 97 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) exported in 2023 .(APS, 10/01/2024)


ALGIERS-Algeria achieved primary hydrocarbon production of 194 million tonnes of oil equivalent (MTOE) in 2023, with an increase in natural gas production following the start-up of new fields, while exports reached 97 MTOE (+3.5% compared to 2022), an official at the Ministry of Energy and Mines told APS on Tuesday.

“Primary production of hydrocarbons experienced an average increase of almost 1% over the period 2019-2023, to stand at 194 MTEP at the end of 2023,” declared Mr. Medjelled Miloud, Director General of Foresight at the ministry. .

Natural gas “represents on average two thirds of this production, increasing from 127 billion m3 in 2019 to more than 136 billion m3 at the end of 2023, an average annual increase of 2% over the period, thanks to the start of production new deposits,” he detailed.

Hydrocarbon exports reached nearly 97 MTEP in 2023, compared to 93.5 MTEP in 2022, an increase of 3.5%, he added, specifying that natural gas represented more than 50% of volumes. exported.

For the medium term, primary production of hydrocarbons "will experience an average increase of 1.3% to reach 207 MTEP in 2028", according to the same official.

The increase in production results, he explains, essentially from the contribution of new projects which compensate for the drop in the profiles of the deposits in operation. New contributions over the period 2024-2028 “are estimated at nearly 22.5 MTEP”. -- Natural gas: production should reach 146.7 billion m3 in 2028 --

Regarding natural gas production, it will increase annually by 1.4% to reach 146.7 billion m3 in 2028, he further specified.

At the origin of this growth, the commissioning of new deposits over the period 2024-2028, with an additional contribution of 16.3 billion m3, as well as the boosting of Hassi R'Mel and the development of Touat. which will allow the maintenance of an overall production plateau of more than 130 billion m3 per year over the period,” he said.

And with a view to ensuring the security of its supplies and increasing production, particularly gas, the sector has recommended several measures, underlined Mr. Medjelled.

He notably cited, in this regard, the promotion of the national mining sector (attractiveness of FDI and simplification of procedures and business climate), the strengthening of efforts in the field of Exploration & Production, the finalization of projects in the process of being development, increasing the rate of oil and gas recovery as well as diversifying the energy mix.

Oran: 10th International Fishing, Aquaculture Show from 8 to 11 February.(APS, 10/01/2024)


ORAN- The 10th International Fishing and Aquaculture Show (SIPA) will be held at Oran’s Convention Center from 8 to 11 February, with aim of promotion investment in fishing and aquaculture, the sector’s local director Menouar Meghni Sandid said on Monday.

Organized by the Algerian Chamber of Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAPA), this new edition must register the participation of economic operators from the four corners of the country, state institutions in the sector, as well as foreigners interested in partnerships in the field, said the same manager.

Several countries will be present at this economic event, notably Portugal, France, Norway, Turkey and Spain, said Mr. Meghni Sandid, adding that Italy will be present in force, with several economic operators.

The Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (OADA) will also be present at this 10th edition of SIPA, with a program of conferences on training in the fishing and aquaculture sector, which will be presented from February 9 to 11 at the Technological Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (ITPA) in Oran.

A rich program of workshops is planned alongside the exhibition, covering various themes, such as social security for fishing professionals, training in the fishing and aquaculture sector and, in particular, opportunities investment in this area.

Particular attention will be paid to the theme of investment, with interventions on the facilitations contained in the new investment law, as well as the motivations provided by the 2024 finance law, explains the same official.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS, 08/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the draft Law on Public/Private partnership and presentations concerning several sectors, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers of which here is the APS translation:

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense chaired, today, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the draft Law on Public/Private partnership and presentations on the project to build a new oil refinery in Hassi Messaoud and the launch of the system relating to self-entrepreneurship.

After the opening of the meeting by the President of the Republic and the presentation of the agenda and government activity for the last two weeks, and following the interventions of the Ministers, Mr. President of the Republic gave the following instructions and directives:

Concerning the bill on Public/Private partnership:

- The President of the Republic ordered the postponement of the bill for deepening and enrichment.

Regarding the presentation on the project to build a new oil refinery in Hassi Messaoud:

- The President of the Republic underlined the economic importance of the project, calling for acceleration of completion to begin exploitation as part of strengthening national production of gasoline and diesel, while moving towards their export.

- Mr. President affirmed that Algeria had turned the page, over the last four years, on the era of importing all types of gasoline, including kerosene, with the Energy sector having to maintain this trend, welcoming the efforts made in this regard.

Regarding the presentation on the measures taken to control the availability of consumer products:

- Mr. President insisted on the extreme importance of continuous market control, in that the State attaches importance to regulation to know the availability rates of widely consumed products, following a proactive vision to fight against speculators by the force of the Law.

- The President of the Republic instructed the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development to attach great importance to the health control of imported products, through the creation of analysis laboratories at ports and airports , able to ensure compliance with health standards when importing meat and food products.

Concerning the relaunch of the system relating to self-entrepreneurship:

- Mr. President welcomed the State's direction towards the creation of more spaces that generate employment and wealth, qualifying self-entrepreneurship as added value for young project leaders and skills innovative.

- The President of the Republic also stressed the need to ensure that there is no entanglement between the professions of entrepreneurship and certain liberal craft professions, so that the latter are not impacted. This regime aims to regulate a wide range of activities including business, consulting and training services, with self-employed entrepreneurs having to be subject to a preferential tax regime, under the 2024 finance law.

- The status of self-entrepreneur will allow young people to benefit from an exemption from the obligation to register in the trade register as a simplified administrative measure for the creation and management of their activities. They will only have to record their accounts in a digitized and certified register.

- The new regime ensures social coverage and security for beneficiaries of self-employed status.

- The self-entrepreneurship system must be the subject of a media campaign with a view to popularizing it and making its advantages known, in order to attract young people and projects at the same time.

General guidelines:

- Mr. President ordered the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research to examine the situation of Palestinian students in Algeria for their immediate care, after the interruption of contacts between these students and their relatives in the territories occupied Palestinians.

- The President of the Republic also ordered the Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production to supervise the operation to recover industrial land around the "El Hadjar" complex in Annaba, and its orientation towards the investment, in the form of a transferable concession after finalization of the implementation of the investment project according to the specifications. This decision aims to strengthen transparency in the processing of requests for access to economic land.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers approved individual decrees on the appointment and termination of functions in senior state positions.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf expresses deep regret over US State Department statement on religious freedom in Algeria.(APS, 07/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, expressed his deep regret over the erroneous and inaccurate information about Algeria in the latest statement by the US Department of State on the freedom of religion, the Ministry said in a statement.

In a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Algerian Foreign Minister, Ahmed Attaf expressed profound regret and contested the false and inaccurate information contained in the recent statement from the U.S. Department of State regarding religious freedom in Algeria.

During the conversation, Minister Attaf conveyed to Secretary Blinken that the said statement overlooked Algeria’s efforts to uphold the principle of freedom of belief and religious practice. He emphasized that this principle is clearly and unambiguously guaranteed by the Algerian Constitution.

Minister Ahmed Attaf further discussed the ongoing dialogue between Algeria and the USA on this matter. He highlighted Algeria’s repeated expressions of willingness to engage with the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. The aim is to shed light on the facts and demonstrate Algeria’s genuine commitment to safeguarding the principle of religious freedom in accordance with its international obligations.

Need to promote inclusion of rural women in national economy.(APS, 06/01/2024)


ALGIERS - Speaking from the province of Illizi, Minister of National Solidarity, the Family and the Status of Women, Kaouter Krikou, stressed the need to promote the inclusion of rural women in national economy through the creation of productive micro-enterprises, according to a Ministry statement issued on Friday.

During her working and inspection visit on Thursday to the province of Illizi, where she visited an arts and crafts exhibition, Krikou said that her ministerial department was "working, through the local solidarity units spread throughout the country's provinces, to raise awareness among rural women and housewives of the importance of their involvement in economic life through the creation of productive, income-generating micro-enterprises."

Referring to the important role of the various civil society associations in achieving this objective, Krikou said that her department "will continue to work with the National Civil Society Observatory (ONSC) to provide a framework for associations active in this field at national level, and to encourage them to support State institutions in raising awareness among rural women of the importance of their contribution to the development of the local economy and, hence, national economy."

The Minister also visited the psycho-educational centre for mentally disabled children, where she stressed "the need for coordination between the various sectors, such as youth and sport, culture and vocational training, in order to provide effective support for this category."

Celebration of Arab Literacy Day in Beni Abbes.(APS, 08/01/2024)


ALGIERS-The National Office for Literacy and Adult Education (ONAEA) will celebrate on Monday, in Beni Abbes, the Arab Literacy Day, coinciding with 8 January of each year, The ONAEA said in a statement on Saturday.

The celebration of this Day will kick off from the wilaya of Beni Abbes, under the supervision of the Ministry of National Education, and will include ONAEA annexes across the country, according to the same source which specifies that Algeria "continues the positive actions of the national literacy strategy, implemented on the ground with partners, including ministerial departments, civil society and national and local associations".

In this regard, the office underlined that the combined efforts made it possible to reduce the illiteracy rate to 7.40% with the registration and re-registration of 281,534 students during this year.

Since the launch of the national literacy strategy, the number of registrations has reached 5,310,038, in addition to the integration of 748 learners in distance education in 2023, 218 learners in vocational training, the registration of 896 learners in Tamazight literacy classes in 14 wilayas, 800 learners in national solidarity centers in 19 wilayas, and 511 blind learners in literacy classes with the Braille technique in 14 wilayas.

Concerning the introduction of information and communication technologies in the teaching and learning processes, all literacy manuals, all levels combined, have been digitized in the form of applications in two versions: one without internet and the other online via the ONAEA website “www.onaea.dz”.

The office intends to "activate alternative methods in the processes of literacy and adult education in its various forms and its new principles thanks to the material and moral support of the Algerian State as part of the action aimed to realize the commitment of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, for a new Algeria without illiteracy".

Algeria expresses its strong condemnation of the double terrorist attack perpetrated in southern Iran.(APS, 05/01/2024)


ALGIERS- Algeria expressed its strong condemnation of the double terrorist attack perpetrated in the province of Kerman, in the south of Iran, and which left dozens of dead and injured, affirming its full solidarity with the government and the Iranian people, said Thursday a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad.

“Algeria expresses its strong condemnation and indignation of the double terrorist attack which occurred in the province of Kerman, in the south of Iran, and which left dozens of dead and injured among defenseless civilians,” we read in the press release.

Faced with this painful tragedy, adds the same source, "Algeria affirms its full solidarity with the government and people of the Islamic Republic of Iran and expresses its condolences to the families of the victims and its wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured."

Visit of Sierra Leone’s President to Algeria: Joint Communiqué.(APS, 05/01/2024)


ALGIERS- The official visit paid by the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio, to Algeria culminated in the signing of a joint communiqué.

“Joint communiqué on the occasion of the visit of His Excellency Julius Maada Bio, the President of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria:

1. In response to the invitation of His Excellency Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, His Excellency M. Julius Maada BIO, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone, paid an official visit to Algeria, from 2 to 4 January 2024.

2. This visit allowed both Heads of State to exchange views on a wide range of subjects of common interest, within the spirit of consultation and cooperation and shared political will to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood and solidarity existing between the peoples of Algeria ,and Sierra Leone

3. During this visit, H.E.Mr Julius Maada Bio held a series of talks with H.E.M. Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Besides, he laid wreath at the Martyrs' sanctuary and visited the Museum of Algeria National resistance to the colonial rule.

4. During the talks, which took place in an atmosphere of trust and mutual understanding, both Presidents availed themselves of this opportunity to inform each other about political situation in their respective countries, especially with regard to projects of reform and development programs, initiated by the two countries in order to meet the legitimate expectations and needs of their peoples.

5. They reviewed the state of cooperation between their two brotherly countries in the political, diplomatic, security, military, economic, social and cultural fields and discussed ways and means of further strengthening them in the interest of the two brotherly peoples. They also, dealt with African and international issues.

6. Regarding the general situation in Sierra Leone, President Bio presented the evolution of the socio-political and security situation in the country which is characterized by the improvement of socio-economic stability, especially through the implementation of the National Medium-Term Development Plan (NMTDP2019-2023).

7. President Bio expressed his deep appreciation for the contribution of Algeria, in coordinating with the Togolese Presidency of the ECOWAS, for the restoration of peace and the consolidation of the national reconciliation in Sierra Leone, following the painful internal crisis in the country, between March 1991 and January 2002.

8. With regard to bilateral issues, both Heads of State, after reviewing the state of bilateral relations, reaffirmed their willingness to make every effort to further strengthen the cooperation between Algeria and Sierra Leone and diversify it to take advantage of the existing potentialities and opportunities in both countries.

9. At the economic level, the two Heads of State agreed on the significance of deepening economic and trade relations, exchange of expertise, skills development and exploitation of opportunities offered by the economies of both countries in various sectors of common interest.

10. In the area of military and security cooperation, both Presidents expressed their willingness to consolidate it in order to meet common security challenges and address multifaceted threats to regional security.

11. While expressing satisfaction at the perspective of signing Agreements and bilateral cooperation Memoranda, the two Heads of State instructed their Ministers in charge of Foreign Affairs to start, as soon as possible, preparations for the reactivation of bilateral cooperation mechanisms, especially the Joint Commission and political consultations processes.

12. At the regional, continental and international levels, the two heads of State welcomed the convergence of positions and analysis of both countries on key regional and international issues of common interest, while reaffirming their support to the principles of the United Nations Charter and the Constitutive Act of the African Union.

13. Both Presidents agreed to reinforce dialogue and coordination between the two countries, especially within the UN Security Council and the African Union, within the framework of the A3 (Algeria, Sierra Leon and Mozambique), in order to defend the interests of Africa and its common positions.

14. Concerning the preservation of peace and stability at regional level, President Bio commended the effectiveness of the diplomatic actions, initiated and implemented by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in favor of peace, security, stability and development at regional and continental levels. He particularly welcomed the efforts of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune in seeking African political solutions to crisis in the Sahel region and the total rejection of foreign and extra-continental interventions, including military ones.

15. The two Presidents reaffirmed their commitment to working together to promote peace, security and stability in the Sahel region, with President Bio as one of the two ECOWAS region representatives, along with the Togolese Republic President, to engage the CNSP, on behalf of ECOWAS.

16. The two Heads of State also reiterated their call for a peaceful transition in the African countries experiencing constitutional crisis. Furthermore, they called all parties to take more concerted actions among member States of various African regional organizations to achieve a convergence of action in order to reach a positive and constructive outcome for ongoing democratic processes in these countries. In this context, President Abdelmadjid Tebboune reiterated his engagement to work for peace, security and good governance in Africa, during his future mandate as President of the Forum of Heads of State of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) of the African Union, as of February 2024.

17. Addressing the central role of the African Union at the continental level, both Heads of State reaffirmed their commitment to the objectives of the African Union and to combine their efforts for the promotion of peace, security, stability and development in the continent, as set out in the African Union's Agenda 2063. They reiterated their full support for the efforts of the continental Organization in seeking African solutions to African problems.

18. Considering the situation in the Continent, Presidents Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Julius Maada Bio welcomed the progress made in implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) aiming at integrating African markets and effectively contributing in the economic transformation of Africa.

19. While welcoming the role of the African Union in the settlement of conflicts in Africa, they expressed their concern regarding the persistence of hotbeds of tension and conflicts in some regions of the continent, which negatively impact the process of development and economic integration.

20. Both Heads of State reiterated their strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. They agreed to further combine their efforts in their regions in order to eradicate this scourge and its connections, including radicalization and violent extremism, transnational organized crime, drug smuggling and human trafficking networks which continue to undermine efforts of stability and development of African countries. They stressed the need for close and regular collaboration among the concerned countries.

21. Regarding the issue of Western Sahara, both Heads of State stressed the need of the parties to the conflict to resume negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations Secretary Council, in order to reach a just and lasting political solution which results in the self-determination of the people of Western Sahara, in accordance with the relevant resolutions of the Security Council and the objectives and principles of the United Nations Charter and the Constitutive Act of the African Union. They reaffirmed their support to the efforts of the UN Secretary General and his Personal Envoy aimed at reaching a just and lasting political settlement for this conflict.

22. Moreover, the two Presidents reaffirmed their firm support of the Palestinian people's inalienable right to self-determination and to a just and lasting solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ensuring the legitimate right of the Palestinian people to establish an independent State on the basis of 1967 borders, with El-Qods as capital, as part of the two States solution. Within this framework, they emphasized that the settlement of the Palestinian question remains the cornerstone of lasting peace and security in the Middle East.

23. At the multilateral level, President Tebboune commended the efforts of President Bio as the Chair of the African Union Committee of Heads of State and Government on the reform of the United Nations Security Council (C10). Both Presidents reiterated their commitment to the Ezulwini Consensus and the Syrte Declaration for a larger and active participation of African countries in the processes of decision making in this Organization.

24. Both Heads of State welcomed the quality of their talks, as well as the positive results achieved during this official visit, which demonstrates the joint strong commitment to further strengthen the existing ties of cooperation, in order to diversify and consolidate them.

25. As part of their shared commitment to further strengthen the relations of brotherhood, solidarity and cooperation between Algeria and Sierra Leone, the two Presidents instructed the Ministers in charge of Foreign Affairs to prepare for the opening of Embassies in Freetown and Algiers, in the nearest future.

26. His Excellency Mr Julius Maada Bio, expressed his deep gratitude to His Excellency Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Government and the Algerian people for the warm and fraternal welcome extended to him and for the excellent facilities offered to him and delegation during their stay in Algeria.

27. His Excellency Mr Julius Maada Bio extended an invitation to His Excellency Mr Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE to carry out a State visit in Sierra Leone, as soon as possible, at a date to be mutually agreed, through the diplomatic channel.

Government Meeting: Several sectors examined.(APS, 04/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, Wednesday, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of preliminary draft laws and the presentation of presentations relating to several sectors, indicates a press release from the Services of the Prime Minister, of which here is the full text:

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, this Wednesday, January 3, 2024, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of the preliminary draft law relating to the municipality in application of the directives of the President of the Republic aimed at implementing the constitutional principles of decentralization, participatory democracy and good governance at the local level.

The Government has also examined the preliminary draft law relating to public-private partnership aimed at implementing a renewed approach to contractual relations between the two sectors with a view to ensuring the improvement and strengthening of public services.

Also, and in application of the directives of the President of the Republic relating to the strengthening of trade with neighboring countries to the South and the promotion of non-hydrocarbon exports, the Government examined the regulatory framework relating to the creation and operation of free trade zones.

The Government also examined the most effective means to ensure the supply of widely consumed basic products, particularly in the southern regions, through the development of a system of compensation for transport costs to these regions.

Finally, the Government reviewed the preventive measures taken to protect people and property against the risks of forest fires as well as the preservation and safeguarding of forest heritage, in application of the directives of the President of the Republic in this matter.

Security Council: Algeria calls for “no escalation of tension” in Red Sea.(APS, 05/01/2024)


NEW YORK (United Nations)-Algeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN), Amar Bendjama warned against “the emergence of a regional conflict with uncontrollable consequences” in the Red Sea and called “to avoid any measure that could aggravate the tension in Yemen and undermine the great efforts made the UN special envoy to the region.”

In Algeria's first statement as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, during a briefing on recent developments in the Red Sea, Mr. Bendjama stressed that "the current regional context is marked by risks of escalation" and that "it is essential to avoid the emergence of a regional conflict with uncontrollable consequences".

The Algerian diplomat also called to "avoid taking any measures likely to aggravate the tension in Yemen itself and to undermine the great efforts made by the UN special envoy, who received the support of local parties and regional".

After underlining Algeria's commitment to maintaining international peace and security, Mr. Bendjama declared that "coastal states are primarily responsible for maritime security in the Red Sea", warning that "everything collective effort which does not count on the active participation of these States is doomed to failure.

He estimated that these developments in the Red Sea "have major consequences for the economic and maritime security of the region", adding that "the Red Sea constitutes a critical corridor for global trade and is responsible for approximately 15% of maritime activities worldwide, and protects maritime navigation in the region.

Furthermore, Algeria's permanent representative to the UN mentioned the creation of the Council of Gulf and African States on the coast of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden as a "framework in the service of security and economic interests in this strategic maritime region"

To this end, he called for “remedying the root causes of obstacles to maritime freedom in order to achieve a global response.”

For fourth time in history, Algeria begins its term at UN Security Council.(APS, 03/01/2024)


NEW YORK (United Nations) - Algeria began on Tuesday, for the fourth time in its history, its term as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2024-2025.

As an inaugural ceremony, the permanent representatives of the five incoming countries to the Security Council proceeded to place the national flags of their respective countries within the famous "Media Stakeout Area" - the place dedicated to statements to the press - in front of the entrance to the Security Council Chamber.

At this official ceremony, the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Amar Bendjama reaffirmed "the unwavering commitment of Algerian diplomacy, on the instructions of the President of the Republic Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to actively contribute promoting the values of peace and the virtues of dialogue in order to overcome differences and strengthen international cooperation.

Ambassador Bendjama also stressed that, during his mandate, "Algeria will be the voice of oppressed peoples and under colonial domination to realize their right to self-determination, and will work to strengthen multilateralism, defend the rules and principles of international law, in particular the principle of the peaceful settlement of conflicts in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

The Representative of Algeria deplored the proliferation of threats to international peace and security which reached their climax with the vile war crimes, committed for almost three months, against the defenseless Palestinian people.

He indicated that "the Palestinian question will be the absolute priority of our country in the Security Council and that Algeria will work to put an end to the genocide of which the Palestinian people are victims just as it will demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire and commitment to a peaceful settlement process. “The time has come to give the Palestinian people the legitimate rights to establish their independent state with Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital,” he insisted.

Thus, for the fourth time in its history, Algeria will sit on the Security Council until December 31, 2025. A renewed opportunity to build on its glorious heritage, to reaffirm the guiding principles of its diplomacy and to share its vision , his experience and his constructive approach on all issues on the Security Council's agenda.

Our country begins its mandate in a turbulent global geopolitical context whose security issues require, more than ever, integrated, coherent and coordinated international action whose primary objective would be to establish a just and lasting international peace. In this context, the Security Council, guarantor of the maintenance of international peace and security under the UN Charter, is called upon to play a determining role which is based on the values of multilateralism and the rules and principles of international law.

UN Security Council: Algeria's role in unifying the voice of Africa highlighted.(APS, 03/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The start of Algeria's mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council was widely highlighted by the headlines of the national press, published Wednesday, which emphasized the role that intends to use Algerian diplomacy to work towards the unification of Africa's voice before this UN body, the strengthening of peaceful settlements and the consolidation of peace and security.

Thus, the daily "El-Moudjahid" indicated in its article published on the front page that Algeria's mandate will be devoted to the concretization of the firm commitment, repeatedly displayed, by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to carry the voice of Africa in this central organ of the UN.

The daily also returned to the declaration of the Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Amar Bendjama before the Security Council who notably reaffirmed that "the Palestinian question will be the absolute priority of our country at the Council of security and that Algeria will work to put an end to the genocide of which the Palestinian people are victims, just as it will demand an immediate and permanent ceasefire and commitment to a peaceful settlement process.

In its article published under the title, "UN Security Council: Algeria begins its mandate as a non-permanent member", the daily "Le Soir d'Algérie" listed Algeria's other priorities, among which "the strengthening of peaceful settlements, the consolidation of partnerships, support for the role of regional organizations, the promotion of the place of women and youth in peace processes, and the strengthening of the effectiveness of the international fight against terrorism".

For its part, the daily "El Watan" reported that during its mandate, Algeria will also advocate for the reform of the Security Council, a process considered essential to establish a more representative, fair and balanced international system.

"Le daily d'Oran" for its part stressed that, "faced with current and future challenges, Algeria will work for the aspirations of the Arab peoples and the stability of the region, issues that the President of the Republic has defended during the Arab Summit in Algiers, held in November 2022.

In the Arabic-speaking press, the newspaper "Echaab" underlined in its front page under the title, "Algeria... voice of truth and actor of peace", that concerning the African Union (AU) , "Algeria will work to activate the request for an increase in the number of non-permanent seats of the continent's countries within this body, by increasing it from 3 to 5, in accordance with the recommendations of the + Ezulwini Consensus + and the + Sirte Declaration+".

The newspaper also indicates that, "Algeria will contribute to the unification of the voice of Africa for better advocacy in favor of the priority issues of the continent and its legitimate aspirations" as already underlined by the President of the Republic on numerous occasions, such as the meeting of the AU Committee of 10, responsible for the reform of the Security Council, held last February in Addis Ababa.

Under the title, "3 files in Algeria's portfolio at the Security Council", the article in the daily "Echourouk" highlighted Algeria's priorities as a non-permanent member of the Security Council. 'UN.

In this regard, the newspaper cited the message sent by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to the Secretary General of the UN, Mr. Antonio Guterres, following the election of Algeria as a non-member. -permanent to the Security Council, in which he stressed that this election for the period 2024-2025, "gives our country a special responsibility to participate in the decision-making process aimed at strengthening international peace and security."

The Arabic-speaking daily also recalls that the President of the Republic had affirmed that Algeria will be granted a new opportunity, "to reaffirm the principles and ideals of its foreign policy, and share its vision concerning the issues listed on the agenda of the international day of the Security Council, referring to its precious historical legacy".

The daily "El Khabar", for its part, emphasized in its article published under the title "Algeria takes its seat on the Security Council... an opportunity to contribute to international decision-making" on the role that Algeria can play during its mandate by contributing to international decision-making.

The newspaper notably returned to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic, in which it underlined that the election of Algeria, on June 6, to the main organ of the United Nations, constituted, "a renewed opportunity for our country to reaffirm its principles and values and to share its vision on the issues on the Council's agenda in the field of international peace and security."

Fairs and Exhibitions: Algeria Exhibitions unveils its program for 2024.(APS, 03/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Algeria Exhibitions Company (subsidiary of the Safex group), in charge of the organization and management of events taking place at the Palais des Expositions (Pins maritimes) in Algiers, unveiled, on its website, the program of fairs and exhibitions that it should organize during the year 2024.

This program provides for more than 54 events in different specialized and general economic fields, compared to 35 in 2023.

In January, only one event is planned: the International Exhibition of the Beverage and Liquid Food Industry "BEVALG" (from 23 to 27).

Next February, eleven exhibitions are on the menu, namely: the international hygiene solutions exhibition "Alger Hygiène" (from 1 to 4), the pharmaceutical technology exhibition "Maghreb Pharma" (from 5 to 7), the " Hadj Expo" (from 6 to 10), as well as the Electricity and Renewable Energy Show "SEER" (from 12 to 15).

The month of February will also see the holding of the “Clinica” medical tourism fair (from 13 to 15), the furniture, fittings and decoration fair “Mobilia El Djazair” (from 13 to 17), the International Furniture Fair household appliances "SIEM" (from 15 to 19), the international food and packaging exhibition "Agro Pack" (from 20 to 23), and again the international pharmacy exhibition in Algeria "SIPHAL", the Algerian real estate fair "DZ Immo" and the international cosmetics fair "COSMETICA" which will take place, all three, from February 21 to 24.

For March, the organization of six events is planned, namely the "Eve" Women's Show (from 2 to 8), the International Automotive After-sales Show "Equip Auto" (from 4 to 7) , the International Exhibition of Printing and Packaging Technologies "Printpack" (from 4th to 6th), the "LOGISTICAL" Exhibition (from 4th to 7th) and the International Exhibition "Fer et Acier" (from 5th to 7th ).

And as the month of March will coincide with the holy month of Ramadhan, Algeria Exhibitions has planned the organization of the “Ramadhan at the Palace” event.

In April, the Exhibition Center will host three events: the "Djazagro" agri-food production trade fair (from 22 to 25), the Arab and international SME Conference and Exhibition "SMEX Algeria", as well as the Elevator Show. “Lift Expo” which will take place from the 22nd to the 24th.

In May, there will be the International Exhibition of Building, Construction Materials and Public Works "Batimatec" (from 5 to 9), the International Exhibition of Measurement, Instrumentation, Accreditation and Quality " Mesur Expo" (from 20 to 23), the "SIPSA-Filaha" exhibition (from 21 to 24), the dentistry exhibition "DENTEX" (from 22 to 25), as well as the international investment and medical tourism “Clinvest” (from May 30 to June 1).

For June, seven trade fairs will be held: the Marriage and Birth Fair (from 1 to 7), the "IDEA" Business Fair (from June 2 to 4), the "Chimco Plast" Fair and the International Trade Fair quality “QualiDays”, all scheduled from June 2 to 4.

The international exhibition "TexStyle Expo" (from 10 to 12), the international exhibition of water and environmental equipment, technologies and services "SIEE-Pollutec" (from 2 to 5), as well as the Fair International of Algiers "FIA" (from 24 to 29) are also scheduled for June.

After a break in July and August, September will see the organization of the “LEMSID” Back to School Fair (from 3 to 14), the International Traditional Crafts Fair “SIAT 2024” (from 16 to 23) , the Education and Knowledge Technologies Exhibition "Edutec" (from 18 to 21) and the International Exhibition of Facades, Windows and Doors "SIFFP" (from 22 to 25).

In October, ten exhibitions are on the program: the International Exhibition of equipment and services for the hotel, catering and community industries "HORECA" (from 1 to 4), the Algeria Subcontracting Exhibition "ALGEST" and the Exhibition of development, renovation and decoration "Renov Deco", scheduled both from October 2 to 5, in addition to the E-commerce and online services show "ECSEL" (from 2 to 6), the "Algeria Textile" show " (from 6 to 8), as well as the international exhibition of fitted kitchens and bathrooms "Cuisine Bain Expo" (from 13 to 15).

October will also see the organization of the international professional industry exhibition "Alger Industries" (from 14 to 17), the logistics exhibition "LOGISTICAL" (from 15 to 17), the international laboratory and imaging exhibition medical "IMLAB" (from 23 to 26) and the Algiers International Book Fair "SILA" (from October 13 to November 9).

Three events are planned for the month of November, namely the International Exhibition of Ventilation, Electricity, Heating and Air Conditioning "SIVECC" (from 18 to 21), the International Exhibition of Public Works "SITP" (from 19 to 23) and the International exhibition of wood, carpentry, equipment and technologies "Algeria WoodTech" (from 23 to 26).

In December, Algeria Exhibitions plans to organize the International Safety, Security, Fire and Emergencies Exhibition in North Africa "SECURA" and the Industrial Maintenance Exhibition "Sinaa" (from 3 to 5), as well as the Fair of Algerian production "FPA" and the Exhibition of Banking, Insurance and Financial Products "Expo Finances".

New year 2024: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune offers best wishes to Algerian people.(APS, 01/01/2024)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune offered Sunday evening his best wishes to the Algerian people on the advent of the new year 2024, underlining that Algeria “has made great strides to achieve development in different sectors.”

“We are today bidding farewell to the year 2023 which was rich in achievements and during which our beloved country has made great strides to achieve development in different fields,” said President Tebboune.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic called on the Algerians to “continue the efforts, everyone at his level, to raise our country to higher ranks, so that the year 2024 will be full of achievements that will pave the way for our country to position itself among the developed countries.”

President Tebboune wished a good year and offered his best wishes for health and well-being to all the Algerian people and the members of the national community abroad.

The 2024 Finance Law published in the Official Journal.(APS, 01/01/2024)


ALGIERS - The Finance Law for the 2024 financial year, signed on December 24 by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, was published in the Official Journal (JO) No. 86.

The Law, adopted on December 14 by the Council of the Nation and on December 5 by the National People's Assembly (APN), provides for a battery of legislative measures intended in particular to preserve the purchasing power of the citizen, to support to investments and the national economy, as well as the simplification and digitalization of tax procedures.

The state budget, within the framework of this law, provides for a historic increase in expenditure to 15,275.28 billion DA in 2024, while revenues should stand at 9,105.3 billion DA.

7th International Holy Quran Qualifying Session kicks off in Algiers.(APS, 31/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmahdi, kicked off the 7th International Holy Quran Recitation Qualifying Session and the 1st International Jury Qualifying Session in Algiers on Saturday.

In a speech on this occasion, Mr. Belmahdi specified that the organization of the qualification session of candidates for the international competitions for recitation of the Holy Quran aimed to "represent Algeria in the best possible way in these competitions, without forgetting to promote the level of Algerian jury members in international events concerning the Holy Quran".

“Algeria, which has given particular interest to Koranic education, now occupies, thanks to its candidates, the first places in various international competitions,” he indicated.

In this regard, the minister underlined the need to "mobilize all the necessary means to enable the best results to be obtained in these events", welcoming "the reputation which the members of the Algerian jury now enjoy, thanks to their various participations in the competitions international".

Note that the 7th Qualifying Session for candidates for international competitions for recitation of the Holy Quran saw the participation of 52 candidates, including the winners of the first three places in national competitions, such as the Algiers Prize for recitation of the Holy Quran , the national competition to encourage young reciters, the National Week of the Holy Quran, the competition for reciters of Algiers and the program “Taj El-Qoraane” (crown of the Holy Quran).

The themes of the qualifying session which will take place until January 4 will focus on general sessions relating to the behavioral and spiritual aspects that each candidate should possess, in addition to a theme dedicated to the psychological aspect of the candidates.

Furthermore, 18 candidates will take part in the 1st qualifying session for jury members, with the organization, on the sidelines of these two Sessions, of a workshop devoted to the regulation and unification of standards of judgment and appreciation on a national scale.

Government meeting on measures to ensure availability of commodities in markets .(APS, 28/12/2023)


ALGIERS-Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui chaired a لovernment meeting on Wednesday to examine the measures taken by the sectors concerned to ensure the availability of basic products in markets and price stability in order to protect citizens' purchasing power, according to a press release issued by the Prime Minister's Office, translated by APS:

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, Wednesday, December 27, 2023, a meeting of the Government devoted, in accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to the examination of the measures taken by the sectors concerned to ensure the availability of basic products in the markets and the stability of prices with a view to protecting the purchasing power of citizens, following a participatory economic approach formulated with the various representatives of the professional organizations concerned.

The Government also examined proposals relating to the improvement and rationalization of university works with a view to improving the residence conditions of students, promoting the various services and rationalizing the efforts of the State in favor of this important category of society, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic.

Emphasis was also placed on the need to accelerate and extend the free installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all homes to prevent domestic accidents, the cause of several deaths, an operation which Mr. the President of the Republic ordered the launch during the meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 24, 2023.

The Government finally reviewed the efforts made and the measures taken to prevent the proliferation of foot and mouth disease.

Charged by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui on a working visit Thursday to Tindouf .(APS, 27/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Charged by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, on Thursday, accompanied by a ministerial delegation, makes a working visit to the wilaya of Tindouf, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister's services .

During this visit, adds the press release, "the Prime Minister will meet representatives of civil society to announce the complementary program decided by the President of the Republic during the Council of Ministers held on December 24, 2023 and which is in addition to the development program from which the wilaya has benefited.

"The Prime Minister will also have to inquire about the progress of the work on the railway line, an important project which will link the town of Tindouf to that of Béchar, up to the Gara Djebilet mine, and which constitutes one of the foundations of the complementary vision of the President of the Republic", concludes the press release from the Prime Minister's services.

Conference to mark 45th anniversary of President Houari Boumediene's death.(APS, 28/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The National Institute for Global Strategic Studies (INESG) held on Wednesday in Algiers a conference to mark the 45th anniversary of the death of President Houari Boumediene, with the participation of university lecturers, specialists, members of the People's National Assembly (APN) and representatives of various security bodies.

During this conference, the Director General of INESG, Abdelaziz Medjahed, highlighted the rich activist career of the late President Houari Boumediène, specifying that "the personality of the late President and his noted presence in international forums allowed him to "impose respect for its principles at the national and international levels, particularly in view of its unshakeable positions vis-à-vis oppressed peoples and their struggle for liberation," he added.

For his part, Colonel Mustapha Merah of the Directorate of Information and Communication at the General Staff of the National People's Army (ANP), paid tribute, in his speech, to the qualities of the late president whom he described him as "a man loyal to Algeria", reviewing the main stages of his career as an activist and commander in the National Liberation Army (ALN) and the striking traits of his personality which have given him allowed him to occupy several positions, notably at the head of the General Staff of the ALN which later formed the core of the ANP, following independence.

He also reviewed man's interest in military training and his role in the creation of military schools, like the School of Revolution Cadets (Cadets of the Nation, currently).

Colonel Merah stressed that the commemoration of the death of former President Boumediene "allows us to make the link between the rich history of this exceptional personality and the new Algeria which is moving forward on the same path adopted by the late President Boumediene, with a view to building a new, strong and sovereign Algeria in all areas.

He recalled, in this context, "the historic operation carried out by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, concerning the recovery of the skulls of the chouhada of the national resistance in July 2020, like what had been done before. said the late president Houari Boumediene who had recovered the remains of the founder of the Algerian state, Emir Abdelkader in 1966.

This meeting was marked by conferences on the Algerian development strategy in the era of the late President Houari Boumediene, his approach to international relations and his call for a new international order, as well as his role in promoting different sectors. , like Education and culture.

2023: Green economic and financial indicators, banking reform in perspective.(APS, 28/12/2023)


ALGIERS - For the third consecutive year, Algeria continues to show significant progress in terms of economic and financial indicators due to the structural reforms carried out by the public authorities in the sectors of the real economy, investment and even that of banks which will, in 2024, be subject to a “profound reform” as part of this economic momentum.

Algeria's economic and financial performance was propelled, in 2023, by an avalanche of texts and laws enshrining unprecedented reforms, led by the monetary and banking law as well as the law on economic land which follows the new investment law, which will allow the acceleration of the investment dynamic in addition to the launch of thousands of projects at the local and national level, after long years of inertia imposed by deliberate bureaucratic constraints.

While remaining on the same positive momentum of 2022 which was marked by the post-Covid-19 recovery, the year 2023 was also characterized by the continued strengthening of growth indicators, thus allowing the Algeria to forecast growth of 4.2% at the end of the year, according to estimates contained in the report of the presentation of the 2024 finance law.

According to the same forecasts, the trade balance will record a surplus of 14.4 billion USD, against 11.3 billion USD forecast in the 2022 amending finance law, while the foreign exchange reserve should reach 73 billion USD at the end of the current year (the equivalent of 17.8 months of imports), compared to 61 billion USD at the end of 2022.

What makes this year remarkable is, undoubtedly, the mobilization of a budget which, in fact, is the largest in the history of independent Algeria with a total expenditure of around 13,800 billion DA under the law of finance. This Budget will make it possible to continue efforts aimed at maintaining a better level of social transfers but also to support the purchasing power of citizens through the revision of the salary index scale, the increase in the unemployment pension, and the strengthening of the investment program for inclusive growth.

Thus, particular interest was given to the banking sector, given its fundamental role in supporting economic operators, producers and exporters.

And to specify that this interest granted to the banking sector, being the backbone of all development dynamics, materialized, in 2023, through the creation of the National Housing Bank, one of the President's commitments. of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, alongside the acceleration of the banking modernization program and the development of financial inclusion, having made it possible to ensure a wide range of alternative financing mechanisms, including Islamic finance which now records high and unprecedented rates since the launch, in 2020, of its new legal system both in terms of project financing and for deposits.

Statistics show that the share of deposits, within the framework of Islamic finance compared to total bank deposits, quadrupled in 2023 compared to the figures recorded in recent years, with a total revenue recovered exceeding 800 billion DA , while Takaful insurance, launched in 2021, recorded growth of nearly 77% during the first half of 2023, with a turnover exceeding 90 billion DA at the end of September.

Establishment of Algerian banks abroad and opening of the capital of two public banks via the stock market

The efforts made in the banking sector during the current year have enabled the opening, for the first time in the history of Algeria, of the first national banking agencies abroad. These are the Algerian Union Bank (AUB) in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott, and the Algerian bank of Senegal (ABS) in Dakar, an approach which is part of efforts to promote and support national investments in Africa in addition to trade with other countries on the continent.

This dynamic will continue soon with the opening of branches of the External Bank of Algeria (BEA) in large French cities where the Algerian community is mainly concentrated.

As part of the continuation of the approach to modernization of the banking sector, the year 2023 should be crowned by the partial opening of the capital of the National Savings and Provident Fund "CNEP-Banque" and the Banque de local development (BDL), up to 30% for each.

And to recall that the State, through the President of the Republic, had announced the opening of the way to the creation of private banks.

This important project aims, among other things, to revitalize the Algerian Stock Exchange, develop banking management, and strengthen transparency and governance methods taking into account modern management methods, especially since this operation tends to involve the private sector in the management of these financial establishments and to create a climate of competition which benefits bank customers and the national economy in general.

This project comes in anticipation of the launch of an ambitious project to reform the banking system over the next year. The President of the Republic had emphasized the imperative of "placing the reform of the banking system within the framework of a new global and integrated approach capturing funds circulating outside the banking circuit, in order to make the year 2024, that of profound banking reform".

This reform will inevitably give new impetus to the financial sector, which is preparing for profound changes in the near future, in particular with the upcoming new departure of the Algerian Stock Exchange through the creation of new mechanisms to facilitate financing operations. companies and projects and simplify the conditions for IPOs. This dynamic will also be boosted by the issuance of Islamic Sukuk which will serve as additional and alternative financing tools, in addition to the relaunch of the bond financing method.

Speech by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the state of the Nation before the two Houses of Parliament.(APS, 226/12/2023)


ALGIERS-The extraordinary session of the two Houses of Parliament at the Palace of Nations (Algiers), during which the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, delivered a speech to the Nation, wrapped up on Monday afternoon.

President of the Republic: "My presence before people’s representatives establishes commendable tradition"

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, affirmed that his speech delivered on Monday before the two Houses of Parliament instituted a laudable tradition for assessing the achievements accomplished under the implementation of the noble goals for which the Algerian people came out in February 2019 to demand change.

President Tebboune: I work to uphold rights of all Algerians, ‎

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Monday that he was working to uphold the rights of all Algerians throughout the country.

In an address to the nation, made before the members of the two houses of Parliament at the Palace of the Nation, Algiers, the president of the Republic said that he was working so that every Algerian citizen can fully enjoy his rights.

President Tebboune also stressed the interest he has always attached to grey areas. "I have never abandoned grey areas since I was a low-grade official."

On the issue of accountability in relation to the officials who fail in fulfilling their duties, the president said he had "reluctantly taken decisions recently dismissing failing local officials."

The President of the Republic devoted part of his address to the young, underlining that he had a "blind trust in our young and the Higher Council of Youth."

President Tebboune said he was proud to be among the representatives of the people, who form the Algerian Parliament, describing it "the first milestone of New Algeria."

"You represent the first Parliament not corrupted by money."

"We establish today a praiseworthy tradition as the country's leader makes an annual address to the people before the representatives of the two houses of Parliament," President Tebboune said, adding that he "established the constructive dialogue as a tool to manage public affairs."

Mentioning the period before 2019, President Tebboune said that "governance deteriorated, corruption spread and the political life changed," but thanks to the people's cohesion with their army "plots to destabilize Algeria have been foiled."

The President of the Republic stressed "the attempts of the Issaba (gang) to create a food and banknote shortage, using every desperate means to undermine Algeria.

With regard to his 54 election commitments, President Tebboune said "for the first time, a presidential candidate expresses his commitments," noting that they were not mere words.

He also mentioned the various challenges encountered during the implementation of his programme, mainly the Covid-19 pandemics "that we successfully managed, and in which the People's National Army played a considerable role."

In this respect, the president thanked the "white army," commending the sacrifices made by the medical body during the health crisis.

The President of the Republic underlined the achievements made in the promotion of the constitutional justice and the different legislative reforms."

Concerning the members of the national community abroad, President Tebboune said they were "at the core" of his interests, assuring that "all doors are open to them."

Reform results are very reassuring

President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune said on Monday in Algiers that the results of the reforms introduced over the last few years "were very reassuring."

President Tebboune highlights achievements in political reforms, bolstering of State’s social character

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, highlighted the achievements made in the last four years in political reforms, upholding rights and bolstering the social character of the State, in his speech given Monday at the Palace of Nations, in Algiers, to the Nation before both Houses of the Parliament.

Algeria is about to join emerging economies thanks to achievements in industry, food security policy

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed Monday that Algeria is about to join the emerging economies thanks to the State’s current economic approach and the achievements in the pharmaceutical production, automotive industry and food security, stressing in this regard the necessity of freeing Algeria from hydrocarbon revenues.

More than $30 billion in embezzled funds, assets recovered

President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced on Monday in Algiers the recovery of more than $30 billion in embezzled funds, including sums of money, real estate and industrial units.

In his speech to the nation during the extraordinary session of the two chambers of parliament at the Palace of Nations in Algiers, the President of the Republic said that "the ongoing fight against all forms of corruption and the recovery of funds embezzled from the people during the reign of the Issaba (gang) has enabled the recovery of more than $30 billion comprising real estate, industrial units and sums of money."

"Work is continuing to recover the funds embezzled abroad," said President Tebboune, stressing that "a number of European countries have expressed their willingness to give back the embezzled funds to the people."

President of the Republic reiterates Algeria's support for Palestinian, Sahrawi causes

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune reiterated Algeria's support for the Palestinian and Sahrawi causes on Monday in Algiers, affirming that "our country will continue to vigorously defend the principles of its Liberation Revolution and will never abandon vulnerable States.”

Finance Law 2024: Series of measures to strengthen purchasing power, boost investment.(APS, 25/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The 2024 Finance Law, signed on Sunday by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, includes a series of legislative measures aimed particularly at purchasing power, supporting investment and simplifying and digitising tax procedures.

The Law therefore proposes a temporary exemption from VAT, at the wholesale and retail production and marketing stages, until December 31, 2024 for broiler chickens, turkeys, eggs for consumption, fresh fruit and vegetables, produced locally. and pulses and rice, produced locally or imported.

It includes, as part of the measures aimed at consolidating purchasing power, the institution of a flat-rate solidarity allowance for social categories without income, in particular, heads of families, families, individuals, people aged over 60s and people with specific needs.

The text also proposes the opening of a special allocation account (n302-154) entitled "Alimony Fund", through which the State will pay alimony awarded to beneficiaries and the Ministry of Justice will collect these are on the debtors.

In the field of housing, the law proposes a reduction of 10%, calculated on the basis of the remaining rent to be paid, granted to beneficiaries of AADL housing, having honored the payment of 25% of the price of housing and wishing to settle, in advance , the remainder of this price.

The text introduces payment by the Treasury of interest during the deferral period and the improvement of the interest rate on loans granted by public banks, up to 100%, as part of the realization of the additional tranche of 50,000 rental-purchase housing units, for the year 2024.

In addition, an extension until December 31, 2025, instead of July 31, 2023, of the deadline granted to occupants of public rental housing (social housing), wishing to acquire their housing, to submit their acquisition requests, has been established.

The finance law also establishes the provision to the National Housing Bank (BNH), instead of the National Housing Fund (CNL), of the financing of public rental housing programs, roads and networks. various primary and secondary ones, as well as frontal aid and State contributions for access to housing.

The text also proposes to introduce the possibility given to the National Real Estate Promotion Company (ENPI) to market unsold public promotional housing (LPP) over the counter, subject to reimbursement of indirect aid from the State.

Removal of TAP

As for the component relating to support for investment, the text removes the tax on professional activity (TAP) in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, with the possibility, for structuring investment projects, financed by a loan from the Treasury, to benefit from specific financing conditions.

He also introduced the reopening of the special allocation account entitled "Special Fund for the Promotion of Exports" (FSPE), in order to encourage non-hydrocarbon exports, in accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic.

Several tax advantages have also been introduced with the aim of encouraging economic activities, such as the VAT exemption for reinsurance operations and Retakaful, the exemption from the single flat-rate tax (IFU), turnover generated from raw milk collection and sale activities, and the extension of the application of the reduced VAT rate of 9%.

Regarding measures in favor of entrepreneurship and startups, the law proposes a downward revision of the IFU tax rate from 5 to 0.5%, applicable to activities carried out under self-employed status. -entrepreneur.

The text renews, for a period of five years, from January 1, 2024, the exemption from imports on company profits (IBS) and imports on global income (IRG), products and capital gains from the sale of Treasury bonds, securities and similar obligations, listed on a stock exchange or traded on an organized market, with a minimum maturity of five years, as well as registration fees, transactions relating to transferable securities listed on a stock exchange or traded on an organized market.

In the context of digitalization, a series of measures which concern the customs declaration, in particular the obligation imposed on the declarant to subscribe the declaration electronically, on the basis of digital documents and to carry out the electronic signature of the declaration, in accordance with the legislation in force, has also been introduced.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS, 25/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to presentations relating to several sectors, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers. Ministers of which here is the APS translation:

"Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense chaired, today, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to presentations inherent to the complementary program intended for the wilaya of Tindouf, to the statutes and compensation schemes for bodies in the national education sector, university hospital researchers, teacher-researchers and permanent researchers, medical and paramedical bodies and imams, in addition to monitoring the state of advancement of the digitalization of services in the areas of State, taxes and Customs.

After the opening of the proceedings by the President of the Republic and the presentation of the agenda, followed by the Prime Minister's presentation on government activity over the last two weeks and the interventions of the Ministers, Mr. the President of the Republic gave the following instructions and directives:

Concerning the complementary program intended for the wilaya of Tindouf:

After approval by the Council of Ministers of the complementary program proposed for the benefit of the wilaya of Tindouf, which includes 18 operations concerning 7 sectors (hydraulics, health, town planning and urban improvement, environment, housing and youth), for a total financial envelope of 29.5 billion DA, and which is added to the program currently being implemented, the President of the Republic ordered the immediate launch of an in-depth study in anticipation of the creation of a free trade zone contributing to the diversification of economic activities and the creation of dynamics in the region, particularly along the borders between Algeria and Mauritania.

Concerning the progress of the digitalization of State, tax and Customs services:

- The President of the Republic welcomed the progress made in the digitalization of the Finance sector, calling for the continuation and intensification of efforts in coordination with the High Commission for Digitalization.

- The President of the Republic also underlined the imperative to generalize digitalization to all government sectors, in a unified manner under the supervision of the High Commission for Digitalization.

- President Tebboune ordered the presentation of progress reports to monitor progress made, accelerating the finalization of all phases, given their importance in the development of all government action.

Concerning the statuses and compensation schemes of the bodies in the national education sector, the university hospital researcher, the teacher-researcher and the permanent researcher, the medical and paramedical bodies and the imam:

- The President of the Republic ordered to revise, enrich and clarify, in more depth, the contents of these statutes which must be decided from the month of February, with retroactive effect of salaries and bonuses from January 2024.

- Mr. President reaffirmed his commitment to these professional categories, in recognition of all the efforts they have made in the difficult circumstances that our country has gone through, and who are always faithful to their determination, hence the need to improve their situations through these statuses.

- The President of the Republic affirmed that the professions in the sectors of Education, Health, Higher Education and Imam are not simple professions, but rather professions which govern society and which have noble dimensions, hence the need to bring real added value to these professions in these statutes, particularly with regard to the social aspect.

Before the adjournment of the session, the Council approved Decrees on appointments and termination of functions in higher positions and functions of the State.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune signs the 2024 Finance Law.(APS, 25/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, signed, Sunday in Algiers, the 2024 Finance Law, according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.

The Law, adopted on December 14 by the Council of the Nation, and on December 5 by the APN, provides for a battery of legislative measures intended in particular to preserve the purchasing power of the citizen, essentially through various tax provisions, support for investments and the national economy, as well as the simplification and digitalization of tax procedures.

The text expects economic growth of 4.2% in 2024, driven by all sectors of activity, with growth in the hydrocarbon sector of almost 1%, boosted mainly by gas exports.

The fiscal reference price of a barrel of crude oil is maintained at $60 over the period 2024-2026, while the market price of a barrel is maintained at $70 over the same period.

The Law provides for a sharp increase in budgetary expenditure, to 15,275.3 billion DA in 2024, while budgetary revenue should stand at 9,105.3 billion DA.

The signing took place at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, in the presence of senior state officials, according to the press release.

Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the opening of the work of the National Civil Society Forum.(APS, 24/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed, Saturday, an address to participants in the work of the National Civil Society Forum "Dialogue, citizenship and development", organized at the Palais des Nations, Club des Pins (Algiers ), read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui. Here is the APS translation:

"Mr. President of the National Observatory of Civil Society,

Ladies and gentlemen members of the National Observatory of Civil Society,

Ladies and Gentlemen Presidents of national bodies,

Representatives of civil society,

Honorable audience,

I would like, first of all, to express my great pride in addressing you at the opening of this important Forum, placed under the slogan "Dialogue, citizenship and development", and our satisfaction with the notable dynamic and quality that civil society is experiencing in our country, as part of the process enshrined in the 2020 Constitution.

The continuous and intense activity of the National Observatory of Civil Society and other actors and the conferences organized in different wilayas of the country, including today's forum, truly embody our strategic vision aiming, for the first time in history of Algeria, to devote civil society as an active partner, capable of assuming its responsibilities and participating in the renaissance project that we carry, with a view to strengthening the institutional fabric to evaluate public action in the service of the citizen, convinced that we are of the prestigious place and vital role of civil society in the promotion of citizenship values and the strengthening of volunteering in the service of the general interest in all areas to achieve the objectives of national development.

In this context, I can only reaffirm that the new Algeria, which has made civil society and youth the fundamental pillar of its construction, will continue to move resolutely forward towards the moralization of public life and the consecration of a participatory approach at the central and local levels in everything that concerns the treatment of the daily concerns of citizens and the satisfaction of their aspirations.

Ladies and gentlemen,

In recognition of the capacity of civil society, all actors and categories combined, to meet the political, socio-economic and cultural challenges of the country, we have given particular interest to the promotion and enhancement of the role of civil society as a impassable rampart, important lever and interactive framework for public debate on collective issues and challenges, but also as an essential part of the development equation through its role of solidarity, awareness-raising and control.

Based on this conviction, we ensured that civil society was able to contribute to the creation of several important national bodies, such as the Independent National Authority for Elections, the High Authority for Transparency, Prevention and Combating against corruption and the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council, taking into account the responsibility incumbent on these bodies and the need for them to rely on the experiences available to civil society actors, of all tendencies, and to refer to their opinions and visions with regard to their direct contact with the associative movement.

Added to this is our constant commitment to establishing a new approach in the way in which public authorities deal with the daily concerns of citizens through the adoption of the principles of participatory democracy and the consecration of dialogue with the various actors during the development and implementation of public policies, particularly at the local level, which is essentially based on daily and permanent interaction between the different public services and citizens.

We have also always ensured, during our working and inspection visits to the wilayas of the country, to organize direct meetings with notables and the different categories of civil society in order to dialogue with them, listen to their concerns and to answer their questions.

Ladies and gentlemen,

These different approaches made it possible to establish a new dynamic which resulted in positive and continuous interaction between civil society and public authorities.

The surge of solidarity from the different components of civil society in the difficult times that the country has gone through due to the global health crisis or certain natural crises, is an eloquent example of the sense of sacrifice, self-sacrifice, commitment and solidarity. This momentum, which deserves to be welcomed, confirms the relevance of our bet on civil society to strengthen resilience and build a complementary model between the forces of civil society and public authorities.

I will not fail, on this occasion, to also salute the dynamic which has accompanied the various initiatives launched by the National Observatory of Civil Society, in particular those relating to the creation of regular spaces for dialogue through the organization of Forums of civil society for dialogue, citizenship and local development in all the wilayas of the country, as well as the extent of consultation via the platform created for this purpose.

This dynamic made it possible to launch a constructive debate on the foundations and practices of participatory democracy, to examine the means to meet the challenges inherent in the contribution of civil society to socio-economic development and to find the best formulas to respond to its aspirations, particularly with regard to capacity building, training and financing. These dialogues also made it possible to identify the various concerns expressed and to define the priorities to be addressed.

It is also appropriate to highly welcome the approach of the National Observatory of Civil Society to promote and facilitate the participation of children of the national community abroad in the national development effort. To honor our commitments in this regard, we take great care during our official visits to different countries, and it is a tradition that we have established, to hold meetings with members of the national community abroad, as as an integral part of the national societal fabric, not only to take charge of their concerns and inquire about their ambitions and hopes, but also to effectively associate them, in recognition of their central role, in the process of global development initiated by the Algeria and the development of national policies.

Ladies and gentlemen,

To maintain and strengthen this dynamic, we call on the actors of society to greater support for approaches aimed at establishing civil society as a force for effective and active proposals, by promoting the participatory option and working side by side with the authorities. public, in accordance with the requirements of the Constitution. We also urge the representatives of civil society in the various national bodies to actively contribute to the activities of these bodies and to transmit the proposals and concerns of the different sectors they represent to enrich public debate and dialogue, ensure the maturation of policies. public authorities and support their implementation efforts, and strengthen the capacity of public authorities to evaluate and revise them if necessary.

The Government is, for its part, called upon to redouble its efforts to strengthen the place and contribution of civil society, both at the local and national level, as part of its permanent support.

To this end, it should be noted that the process of rationalizing and unifying efforts in light of the diversity of areas covered by the activities of civil society, confirms the importance of working towards the development of cooperation frameworks between the National Observatory of Civil Society and other consultative bodies and civil society organizations with a view to moving to a new stage of coordinated and integrated action, which will strengthen the collective capacity to meet the challenges and will greatly contribute to ensure better consideration of the concerns of several civil society actors, develop its capacities and expand its influence.

The importance that we attach to civil society and its role has led us to give it a regional and Arab character, emphasizing, during the holding of the Arab Summit on November 1 and 2, 2022 in Algiers, the need to expand the participation of the components of civil society and relaunching their role in the system of joint Arab action, as part of a series of initiatives aimed at giving Arab civil society an active role according to a participatory approach with the different official institutions of Arab countries.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I would like to express my deep gratitude to all our child associative actors in different fields for their appreciable efforts in the service of consecrating the ideals of solidarity and mutual aid, the dissemination of noble national values and the safeguarding of our civilizational identity and our cultural foundations.

I wish the work of your Forum success and success in consolidating the strategic vision of the National Observatory of Civil Society, being fully confident that it will emerge with recommendations and constructive proposals that will contribute to the enrichment of important reform projects that we are working to complete.

I will conclude by reaffirming that "civil society is our first ally in consolidating the foundations of the State and the Government's partner in national efforts aimed at achieving global sustainable development in all its dimensions."

Glory and eternity to our valiant martyrs,

Thank you for your kind attention.”

The Director General of Consular Affairs and the National Community Abroad receives representatives of families from the National Community established in Ghaza.(APS, 25/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The Director General of Consular Affairs and the National Community Abroad received, Sunday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in his capacity as head of the crisis unit set up at the Ministry, representatives of families of the National Community established in Gaza, indicates a press release from the Ministry.

"In his capacity as head of the crisis unit set up at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Director General of Consular Affairs and the National Community Abroad received, today at the headquarters of the Ministry, representatives families of the National Community established in Ghaza, who raised their concerns and questions about the evacuation operation of their loved ones stranded in Ghaza, expressing their concern about the conditions and risks arising from the barbaric attacks of the occupying forces Zionists,” the statement read.

During this meeting, the Director General of Consular Affairs and the National Community Abroad assured that all the necessary measures and arrangements had been taken to carry out the evacuation operation in the best conditions, in accordance with on the instructions of the high authorities of our country who attach extreme importance to monitoring the situation of our community in Gaza, according to the same source.

The people received were reassured, adds the same source, that the situation of our community in Ghaza is closely monitored, adding that the necessary measures and arrangements have been taken at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in coordination with the embassy of Algeria in Cairo, in order to launch the evacuation operation as soon as the necessary passes are obtained via the Rafah Terminal by the Egyptian authorities.

National hydrocarbon Group Sonatrach celebrates 60th anniversary of its creation.(APS, 22/12/2023)


ALGIERS- National hydrocarbon Group Sonatrach celebrated Thursday evening in Algiers the 60th anniversary of its creation, being a major event in the history of the oil industry in Algeria, Sonatrach said in a statement.

The ceremony took place at the International Convention Centre, attended by a number of ministers, officials of State institutions, diplomats, national media leaders, in addition to representatives of public and private companies, the statement said.

The event, held "in a convivial atmosphere," was an opportunity to recollect the creation of the oldest economic company in Algeria after independence."

In this respect, the chief executive officer (CEO) of Sonatrach, Rachid Hachichi, expressed "the group's continued commitment to its national and social obligations, throughout its 60 years of existence, as a public company in the service of the country's sustainable development."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives the Secretary General of the National Democratic Rally (RND).(APS, 21/12/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Wednesday, in Algiers, the Secretary General of the National Democratic Rally (RND), Mustapha Yahi, at the latter’s request, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The bold approach of the President of the Republic in support of social policy praised

The Secretary General of the National Democratic Rally (RND), Mustapha Yahi welcomed, on Wednesday, the bold approach of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in support of the social policy of the State.

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, the SG of the RND welcomed "the bold approach of President Tebboune which is beginning to bear fruit on the social aspect, particularly with regard to the "improvement of citizens' purchasing power in the context of the global economic crisis".

Mr. Yahi also affirmed that "this meeting made it possible to listen to the directions of the President of the Republic on several national and international issues and on issues relating to foreign policy."

“We welcomed the honorable positions of Algeria under the leadership of Mr. President, particularly with regard to the Palestinian cause,” he said, adding that “Algeria always takes the side of those who love of freedom throughout the world and for the resistance in Gaza".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs.(APS, 21/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Wednesday, in Algiers, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The audience was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, and the Acting Chief of Staff of the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, the statement said.

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister for strengthening of economic cooperation

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, stressed Wednesday the necessity of strengthening the economic cooperation between Algeria and her country, notably in trading and energy.

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to her by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Ms. Marsudi highlighted the need to work towards "strengthening economic cooperation" between Algeria and Indonesia, particularly with regard to trade and energy cooperation, "which will raise the level of our bilateral relations."

The Indonesian Minister insisted on the imperative "to raise bilateral relations uniting the two countries, particularly in the economic field, especially as these relations are already very strong in the political aspect."

On the other hand, Ms. Marsudi indicated that she had "discussed at length" with President Tebboune, concerning "the actions to be taken at the bilateral level with a view to defending just and humanitarian causes, in particular the Palestinian cause."

Government meeting devoted to local authorities, currency and water security.(APS, 21/12/2023)


ALGIERS-The Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired Wednesday a Government meeting devoted to the sectors of local authorities, currency and banking, in addition to water security, the Prime Minister’s office said in a statement.

"The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, this Wednesday, December 20, 2023, a meeting of the Government devoted to the examination of the preliminary draft Laws relating to the Commune and the Wilaya as well as a preliminary draft Law amending the monetary and banking law.

The draft texts relating to local authorities are part of the implementation of the commitments of the President of the Republic aimed at strengthening participatory democracy and the economic role of local authorities in the development and diversification of the national economy, as well as the reform of the tax and financial system for the benefit of local authorities with the aim of allocating them resources enabling them to strengthen their economic and social role.

The Government has examined, in application of the Program of the President of the Republic relating to water security, a draft Executive Decree declaring the operation relating to the execution of downstream connection works of the desalination station to be of public utility. of sea water from Bejaïa with a view to strengthening the drinking water supply".

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, Chinese counterpart welcome “privileged” level of cooperation relations.(APS, 21/12/2023)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, and China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, welcomed the “privileged” level of cooperation relations between the two countries, expressing their determination to move forward to intensify the coordination and consultations on issues of common interest, the ministry said Wednesday in a statement.

On the occasion of the celebration of the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Algeria and China, on December 20, 2023, the two ministers exchanged greeting messages in which they "welcomed the privileged level of relations of cooperation, solidarity and partnership between the two friendly countries in various fields, particularly in light of the state visit carried out, in July 2023, by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the People's Republic of China." , specifies the press release.

This visit “opened up promising prospects for cooperation with a view to strengthening the global strategic partnership between Algeria and China,” adds the same source.

On this important occasion in the history of the two countries, the two ministers expressed their "determination to move forward to intensify coordination and consultation between the two parties on regional and international issues of common interest, as much as Algeria is preparing, at the beginning of 2024, to occupy a seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council,” the press release concludes.

Industry: Algerian Chemical Specialties Holding (ACS) signs an Agreement with a Senegalese Group to distribute its products in West Africa.(APS, 21/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The Holding Algerian Chemical Specialties (ACS) signed, Wednesday in Algiers, a partnership agreement with the Senegalese group “Procurment Management Consulting Engineerig” (PMCE) with a view to marketing its products in Senegal and its neighboring countries.

The Agreement was signed by the CEO of ACS, Samir Yahiaoui and the CEO of the Senegalese group, Babacar Dieye, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, the President of the National Union of Entrepreneurs Public (UNEP), Charaf-Eddine Amara, as well as the Ambassador of Senegal to Algeria, Serigne Dieye.

Under this Agreement, the PMCE Group will distribute the products of the ACS Holding branches, such as glass, abrasive materials, rubber, plastic, medical equipment, personal hygiene products, paint and varnish to Senegal, and in several neighboring countries, such as Côte d'Ivoire, Mauritania, Mali and Benin, according to explanations provided during the signing ceremony.

The Agreement also provides for the creation of production units for certain products such as paint and detergents in Senegal, by the end of 2024, in partnership with one of the branches of the Ggroupe (PMCE).

In his speech on this occasion, Mr. Yahiaoui underlined the importance of this Agreement which will allow the various products of ACS branches to access African markets, which will strengthen Algeria's non-hydrocarbon imports next year.

He added that the signing comes following the strong demand recorded for the national company's products during permanent exhibitions organized in Senegal and Mauritania, which opened the way to potential partnerships for regular marketing. .

For his part, Mr. Dieye indicated that this convention intervenes within the framework of the promotion of cooperation relations between Algeria and Senegal and the strengthening of bilateral trade, adding that "the Convention does not only concern the implementation "place of mechanisms for the establishment of profitable commercial relations with the Algerian side, as much as it tends to bring added value".

The President of UNEP considered that this partnership constituted a good model for Algerian companies in general and public companies in particular, affirming the export capacities of the public sector and its ability to invest in international markets and create international added value. .

The said Convention reflects the desire of national companies to affirm the role of Algeria in Africa, in addition to consecrating its African belonging, he continued, recalling the opening of two Algerian banks in Mauritania and Senegal, likely to facilitate trade with the two countries and encourage national operators to go there.

The Ambassador of Senegal in Algiers, for his part, underlined the need to intensify this type of partnership to achieve economic complementarity between Algeria and Senegal, in application of the guidelines of the leaders of the two countries.

Oran: International Congress on "the Arabic language - challenges and perspectives in a changing world".(APS, 19/12/2023)


ORAN- The theme "The Arabic language - challenges and perspectives in a changing world" was at the center of the work of an international Congress, organized Monday in Oran on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of the Arabic Language.

During this meeting which recorded a strong participation of a host of researchers in various specialties of the Arabic language from Algeria and Arab and foreign countries, the efforts of the High Council of the Arabic Language (HCLA), an organization under the Presidency of the Republic, in the field of digitalization in various areas in order to follow the evolution of technologies in the world, were highlighted.

In this context, Professor Souad Besnassi of HCLA and president of the Oran Academy for Scientific Studies and Cultural Interaction, initiator of this meeting, underlined that "the High Council of the Arabic Language has made great efforts in the field of digitization of everything related to the Arabic language and which requires valorization to make it known to researchers, students and others interested in the field of scientific research.

These efforts have resulted in the digitization of ancient Algerian manuscripts, in coordination with researchers in the field of IT and specialists in modern technologies, as well as encyclopedias, glossaries and others and everything needed by public administrations. , further indicated Dr Besnassi, who moderated a communication entitled “HCLA efforts in terms of digitalization – reality and perspectives”.

The strategy of the High Council of the Arabic Language is to work to generalize the digital use of all the projects carried out so that they are accessible and available to those who are interested in them and who need them, since more than 36 guides were digitized with a view to advancing the Arabic language and developing a historical encyclopedia of 76 volumes and other achievements to enrich Algerian and Arab libraries and make them available to researchers, according to the same researcher.

The Congress, whose work took place through the videoconferencing technique, included a series of communications dealing with different issues of the Arabic language such as "sciences and their relationship with the Arabic language", "the importance of the use of audiovisual messages in the Arabic language", "the impact of literature and culture in the development of the Arabic language" and "the interactivity of Arabic language teaching", among others. Two workshops were reserved for doctoral students to present their contributions in various areas of the Arabic language.

The work of this congress, which closes the current Arabic language week launched from December 2 to 17, was punctuated by recommendations relating in particular to the holding of this event every year to deal with issues of the Arabic language, the mechanisms of its use, means of its development, investment in techniques and partnerships to develop the Arabic language.

This international event was organized by the HCLA with the automatic processing laboratory of the Arabic language of the “Abou Bekr Belkaid” University of Tlemcen, the Imam El Houari Foundation of Oran and the scientific and cultural heritage laboratory of Tamanrasset, also in close collaboration with the Universal Academy of Iraq, the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of the University of Lebanon and the Libyan International Organization for Arabic Language Sciences.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Imam of Tariqa Kountiya of Mali.(APS, 20/12/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday the Imam of Tariqa Kountiya of the Republic of Mali, Mahmoud Dicko, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The meeting took place in the presence of the Acting Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, the Director General of Documentation and External Security, Major General Djebbar M'henna and the Advisor to the President of the Republic, in charge of Religious Affairs, zaouias and Koranic Schools, Mohamed Hassouni, adds the press release.

Imam of Tariqa Kountiya welcomes Algeria’s support to Mali in all circumstances

The Imam of Tariqa Kountiya of the Republic of Mali, Mahmoud Dicko, welcomed Tuesday Algeria’s support to the State of Mali in all circumstances and during all the crises it underwent.

Speaking at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Mr. Dicko affirmed that Algeria and Mali "are more than neighbors, they are a whole indivisible".

After thanking Algeria "for its support to Mali during all the stages and crises it has gone through", the imam of the Kountiya Brotherhood expressed the wish to see his country "overcome the difficulties it is going through and to see reconciliation and living together in peace between the peoples of the Sahel region come to fruition.”

On this occasion, Mr. Dicko said he was "proud" to find himself in Algeria, "the country of martyrs and freedom-loving men", as well as of his meeting with the President of the Republic to whom he presented his thanks. for the warm welcome and hospitality" with which he was surrounded.

Regarding the Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip, the imam of the Kountiya Brotherhood declared: "I pray to God Almighty to assist the entire Muslim nation, especially our brothers in Ghaza."

The audience took place in the presence of the Acting Chief of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, the Director General of Documentation and External Security, Major General Djebbar M'henna and the Advisor to the President of the Republic, in charge of Religious Affairs, Zaouïas and Koranic Schools, Mohamed Hassouni.

Anniversary of the swearing-in by the President of the Republic: A certificate of the important achievements made.(APS, 20/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the National People's Assembly (APN), Mr. Brahim Boughali affirmed, Tuesday, that the 4th anniversary of the swearing-in by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune "is intended to be an attestation of the important acquired within the framework of a program of which most of the axes and commitments had been completed.

"We are celebrating, today, the 4th anniversary of the swearing-in by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, an anniversary which is intended to be a certification of the important achievements made under an ambitious project planned by a program including most of the areas and commitments have been completed,” Mr. Boughali wrote on his official account on social networks.

“Congratulations to the new Algeria for its President and for the promising future that awaits him,” concluded Mr. Boughali.

Establishment of a State of the Nation Address.(APS,18/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, completes his four years at the head of the country. Undeniably, his presidency is unique, completely different from those of his predecessors. He imposed his style.

One element that is unanimous is President Tebboune's communication.

His spontaneity and naturalness have seduced millions of Algerians. He broke all the codes. With a clever mix of ethics, morality, simplicity, determination and leadership, he succeeded in bringing Algerians together around his project of building a new Algeria.

President Tebboune, who moved the lines, decided to establish an annual address that he will deliver before the two houses of Parliament meeting in Congress.

From now on, from the end of 2023, the President of the Republic will comply with this institutional exercise which will be called "state of the Nation address".

This speech, which will be delivered annually before the elected representatives of the people, will be an opportunity for the President of the Republic to review the achievements of the year which is ending. At the same time taking stock of the past year, this speech will be an opportunity to take stock of the political, economic, social situation as well as the country's foreign policy, and also to discuss the prospects for the 'Next year.

Exceptionally, for this first, the speech that President Tebboune will deliver at the end of 2023, has a special character.

He will take stock of the past four years.

New Algeria continues achieving diplomatic successes in 2023.(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS- Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, has continued in 2023 to score diplomatic successes, among which its brilliant election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, an achievement that confirms the strong return of the Algerian diplomacy worldwide.

Algeria has never deviated from its doctrinal line which consists of putting at the service of countries still under the colonial yoke and just causes, its experience, its know-how and its means to restore peace and stability, and their enable them to gain independence. .

Concerning occupied Palestine, Algeria has remained faithful to its unchanging position of support for the Palestinian cause, included among the priorities of its diplomacy, and continues to condemn the continuation of the barbaric Zionist aggression launched on October 7 in Gaza against the shameful international pressures. silence.

The same goes for the question of occupied Western Sahara. Algeria has always reiterated its unconditional support for the Sahrawi cause and people, a position that President Tebboune has reaffirmed on numerous occasions, in 2023, declaring: “We will not abandon Western Sahara, whatever it may be.” the price.

As for Mali, Algeria, which plays the role of leader in international mediation, continues to call for the acceleration of the implementation of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation, resulting from the Algiers process

Very recently, moreover, she called on all Malian parties to renew their commitment to the said agreement, which remains the "suitable framework" for resolving the crisis in this country and preserving its sovereignty.

During the year which is coming to an end, Algeria recorded new achievements on the diplomatic level, notably its election, at the end of September in Vienna, unanimously by the 67th general conference of the International Energy Agency Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as a member of the agency's Board of Governors for the period 2023-2025.

In addition, Algeria was unanimously reappointed at the end of November by the 28th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to sit on the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. (OPCW), for the Africa region, for a two-year mandate, starting May 12, 2024.

This is a recognition of Algeria's positive role in the field of chemical disarmament and its commitment to achieving the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

During the same month, Algeria was elected to chair the Committee on Strengthening Cooperation and Assistance to the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (CIMAP) for the year 2024, replacing Thailand, in recognition also of its pioneering role and its experience in the fight against antipersonnel mines dating from the National Liberation War, as well as its significant contribution to the achievement of the humanitarian objectives of the Convention.

These elections add to the previous achievements of the new Algeria, notably its election as a member of the Human Rights Council and a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Bringing the hopes of African and Arab people to the Security Council

On June 6, 2023, 184 countries out of the 193 voters (95% of the votes) voted YES in favor of Algeria to become a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2024-2025. She will begin her mandate on January 1 and will serve until December 31, 2025.

This is the fourth time in its history that Algeria has occupied a non-permanent seat on the Security Council, after the mandates of 1968-1969, 1988-1989 and 2004-2005.

Immediately after this election, the Presidency of the Republic released a press release in which it capitalized on this success and thanked the regional organizations and UN member countries which supported Algeria's candidacy and contributed to its election.

This diplomatic success "confirms the return of the new Algeria to the international scene and endorses the vision and approach of the President of the Republic for the preservation of peace and security in the world, based on peaceful coexistence, peaceful settlement of disputes and non-interference in the internal affairs of countries within the framework of a foreign policy which draws its principles, values and ideals from our liberating war", according to the text.

The election of Algeria reflects the solidity of its file which includes its vision of international relations and is intended to be a guarantee of the priorities defined there, in particular the strengthening of peaceful settlements, the consolidation of partnerships, support for the role of organizations regional initiatives, promoting the place of women and youth in peace processes, and strengthening the effectiveness of the international fight against terrorism.

Also among its priorities are those concerning the countries of the African Union (AU). Algeria will work, to this end, to activate the request for an increase in the number of seats of African countries within the main organ of the UN and will contribute to the unification of the voice of Africa for a better advocacy for the continent’s priority issues and its legitimate aspirations.

This was underlined during the year by President Tebboune on numerous occasions, such as the meeting of the AU Committee of 10, responsible for the Security Council reform file, held in last February in Addis Ababa, where he affirmed Algeria's commitment to "work tirelessly to make the voice of the continent and its legitimate demands heard, and to repair the historical injustice it has suffered."

Algeria ends the year being "fully aware of the responsibility with which it is invested", and will thus join the UN body, "carrying the hopes of the African and Arab peoples", as promised by the Head of State in his speech during the work of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly.

Start-up: Closing of the 3rd edition of the “Africa by IncubMe” program.(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS – The work of the 3rd edition of the “Africa by IncubMe” start-up incubation and acceleration program ended Monday afternoon in Algiers.

The 3rd edition of this program was marked by the incubation and acceleration of 14 start-ups from Algeria, Tunisia, Jordan and Togo, out of a total of nearly 1,300 start-ups qualified for the qualifiers from different countries in the world, according to the explanations provided by the director of communications and digital at the “IncubMe” business incubator, Anissa Salemkour.

Thanks to the support of the program's partners, the chosen start-ups obtained special three-month support, via intensive workshops in several areas, such as marketing and financial management, according to the same manager.

The beneficiary start-ups operate in several sectors, including energy, agriculture, environment, transport and financial technologies.

The manager recalled that "IncubMe" was working to launch a business incubator in the wilaya of Ouargla, in partnership with a private company and Kasdi Merbah University to establish it as a "center of excellence" open to entrepreneurs and students.

Investment: Improving the business climate in Algeria highlighted.(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Participants in the work of the 3rd edition of the Algerian investment conference (Algeria Investment Conference -AIC), which began Monday in Algiers, noted the improvement of the business climate in Algeria, thanks to the measures and legislative texts promoting investment in the country.

In this context, the economic expert and member of the Filaha Innov (GRFI) think tank, Mohamed-Cherif Belmihoub, stressed that "Algeria is the best equipped country in terms of energy", which encourages investments while as much as the laws that meet the expectations of investors.

Speaking during a panel entitled: "Stimulating investments: Strengthening the attractiveness for foreign and local investments in Algeria", the former Minister Delegate in charge of Foresight estimated that these factors have contributed to the improvement of the business climate. business in Algeria.

Mr. Belmihoub considered it necessary to continue efforts aimed at increasing the attractiveness of Algeria in terms of investments, through the re-industrialization of the country, the encouragement of innovation or even the increase in use. production capacities.

For his part, the Vice-President of Tosyali Algeria, Alp Topcuoglu, affirmed during a panel under the theme: "Global business opportunities and local transformations in Algeria", that "there is a very favorable climate for investment" , in Algeria, especially since “the government is doing everything to promote investment in the country, whether on the legislative level, in particular by protecting investors, or financially”.

As proof, "Tosyali has not stopped investing since 2011 by reinvesting the group's profits in Algeria and we will continue to do so", he assured, estimating that "the industry in Algeria will develop with a snowball effect.

Mr. Topcuoglu announced, on the occasion, the partial commissioning of the new flat steel production project "from June", this first phase of the project will make it possible "to produce 3 million tonnes of steel , while making it possible to triple export revenues thanks to the marketing of products with greater added value.”

The official also mentioned the hydrogen production project and its transport to the Tosyali complex, which will be carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The Algeria Investment Conference "AIC" which is held Monday and Tuesday is organized in partnership with the Algerian Investment Promotion Agency (AAPI) and placed under the sponsorship of the Ministries of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production as well as that of Agriculture and Rural Development.

This conference comes at a time when "Algeria returns to the regional and continental level, as an economic locomotive, but also a partner of choice to contribute greatly to the effective implementation of the agreements of the African Continental Free Trade Area ( Zlecaf)", indicated the organizer of this event, Rassim Benghanem.

He specified in this regard that "Algeria offers diversified sectors such as energy, infrastructure, new technologies and agriculture, all conducive to successful investments."

This conference aims, according to the organizers, to promote Algeria as an investment destination, as well as the advantages it offers in this context and to expose to a significant number of investors, national and foreign, the sectors of development in which Algeria plans to be a leader in the Maghreb and on the African continent.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Secretary of Central Committee of Palestinian movement Fatah.(APS,18/12/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Palestinian movement Fatah, Major General Jibril Rajoub, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received today the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Palestinian movement Fatah, Major General Jibril Rajoub.

The meeting was held in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, General Saïd Chanegriha, Acting Principal Private Secretary at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, Director General of the Interior Security, Major General Djamel Kehal, and of the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Lounes Magramane, on the Algerian side, and of the member of the Executive Committee of Palestine Liberation Organization (OLP), Ahmad Majdalani, and of the ambassador of the State of Palestine to Algiers Fayez Abu Aita, on the Palestinian side,” said the source.

Algeria, Backbone of support for Palestinian cause

The Chairman of the Supreme Palestinian Council for Youth and Sports and Secretary of the Central Committee of the Fatah movement, Jibril Rajoub, said that Algeria has been the backbone of support for the Palestinian cause through its ability to positively influence the Palestinian people’s struggle.

Speaking to the press on the occasion of his visit to the General Command of the Algerian Muslim Scouts, Rajoub said that Algeria has been working to “bolster the resilience of the Palestinian people against the Zionist occupation, with a view to achieving the Palestinian national unity.”

The Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip “is an attempt to weaken the Palestinian determination,” he deplored, stressing that the Palestinians “will overcome this ordeal thanks to the unwavering support of Algeria and President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.”

10th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa opens in Oran .(APS, 18/12/2023)


ORAN-The 10th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa opened Sunday in Oran, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf.

The Seminar will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Mamadou Tangara, in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union Peace and Security Council for December, as well as the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana and Coordinator of African members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Kwaku Ampra Twum-Sarpong.

The meeting also includes high-level participation, including ministerial participation from member states of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council, as well as African members of the UN Security Council, in addition to experts and senior representatives from African bodies and the United Nations (UN).

On the first day of the meeting, two high-level round tables are scheduled. The first will focus on "The Tenth Anniversary of the High-Level Seminar: The Role of the Peace and Security Council and the Three States in Strengthening Africa's Voice on the Peace and Security agenda of the United Nations Security Council: What More Do We Need to Do?

The second high-level panel discussion is entitled "The Return of Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa: Global Perspectives, Responses and Impact on the A3 Group.”

The second and final day of the seminar will be devoted to the theme: "Update on the Draft United Nations Resolution to finance peace support operations with an African Union mandate, A3 Coordinator,” as well as the presentation of the "Final Draft of the Guide on Coordination and Cooperation Modalities between the African Union Peace and Security Council and African members of the United Nations Security Council.”

Algeria is taking part in this event both as host and initiator of the Oran and as an incoming non-permanent member of the Security Council.

The seminar brings together members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), current, incoming and outgoing African members of the United Nations Security Council (A3), Guyana, the representative of Latin America and the Caribbean on the Security Council within the framework of the mechanism known as A3+1, representatives of the AU Commission and the UN, as well as the founders, friends and partners of the seminar, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

At this meeting, Algeria aims to "actively contribute to this continental undertaking through its mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2024-2025,” according to diplomatic sources.

"The first and foremost objective is to join our African brothers in consolidating Africa within the highest international multilateral body for peace and security, and to take further steps towards fulfilling the pan-Africanist vision of the founding fathers of the continental organization, and to work together to ensure that Africa's perspective is duly heard, in the spirit of bringing African solutions to African problems,” according to a diplomatic source.

Security Council: Algeria to devote mandate to strengthening of Africa’s influence on making decisions affecting it (Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf).(APS,18/12/2023)


ORAN- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf affirmed Sunday, in Oran, that Algeria will devote its next term on the United Nations Security Council to the strengthening of the African continent’s influence on the decision-making process that concerns it, by taking inspiration from common positions based on the principles and ideals enshrined in the African Union Constitutive Act.

In his speech, in the opening ceremony of the 10th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, the minister said that “in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Algeria will devote its next term on the United Nations Security Council, in coordination with its brothers of the Republics of Mozambique and Sierra Leone, to better represent Africa in this central body of the United Nations and will work for the strengthening of our continent’s influence on making decisions about issues that concern it, based on the principles and ideals enshrined in the African Union Constitutive Act.”

He said that “the United Nations is most in need for the African voice, that of wisdom, commitment and responsibility, while facing the collapse of the collective security system and an almost total paralysis of the UN Security Council, limiting the latter's capacity to address and interact with the current challenges.”

A situation which “credibly, objectively and transparently reflects the state of crisis in the international relations, which is, according to us, the biggest threat to international peace and security,” said the minister.

Mr. Attaf added “the international community is witnessing today serious repercussions of the return of the polarization policy among the global powers and of the disastrous results of the escalation of resorting to the use of force as a way to resolve conflicts, flouting the international legitimacy, with no respect to the duties imposed by the belonging to a civilized international system and the return of the selective approach in determining the international priorities. The approach relegates our continent’s priorities to a position of last importance.”

In the occupied Palestinian territories, added the minister, “Gaza, plunged into grief, has become a cemetery of fundamental legal principles on which is based the current international system, supposed to remain a reference for everyone without discrimination, preference or exclusion.”

He lamented the fact that “the Palestinian civilians are deprived of the right to protection guaranteed by the international law for the peoples under occupation, at a time when the calls of the UN Secretary General remain unanswered.”

All this pushed the Algerian minister to say that "we are facing a fateful turning point which will inevitably determine the future of the international system as a whole, with the rules, controls and mechanisms on which it is based, erected and established by the Charter United Nations".

“We are facing a fateful turning point that will inevitably determine the future of the interantional system as a whole, with the rules and mechanisms on which it is based, erected and established by the Charter United Nations,” he added.

Start-up: Signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between “Algeria Venture” and “Turkish Airlines”.(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS - A Memorandum of Understanding was signed, Sunday in Algiers, between the public start-up accelerator "Algeria Venture" and the Turkish airline "Turkish Airlines", aiming to support start-ups and innovators to enable them to benefit from preferential rates for plane tickets.

The signing ceremony took place at the Exhibition Center (Pins maritimes) on the sidelines of the 31st edition of the Algerian Production Fair. The document was co-signed by the General Director of “Algeria Venture”, Sid Ali Zerrouki and the General Director of “Turkish Airlines” in Algeria, Muhammed Ibrahim Kavranoglu, in the presence of the Minister of Knowledge Economy, Start- up and Micro-enterprises, Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid and the Turkish Ambassador to Algiers, Muhammet Mucahit Kucukyilmaz.

This partnership aims to encourage open innovation and facilitate economic development by offering special discounts on plane tickets to labeled start-ups and by exhibiting the innovations of these companies at the international level, in addition to the organization of workshops and conferences to promote this cooperation.

Mr. Zerrouki underlined, during his speech on this occasion, that Turkish Airlines had decided "to help Algerian start-ups to develop not only within the country but also abroad."

He also indicated that the Company "will transport project leaders to different parts of the world at a very attractive price, which will help strengthen young skills in Algeria."

For his part, Mr. Kavranoglu affirmed that the airline "Turkish Airlines" serves more than 350 destinations around the world and 60 destinations in Africa, stressing that the company supports start-ups and innovation.

“We are happy to be part of the start-up ecosystem in Algeria, which we believe will be a major player in the Algerian economy,” he added.

On the sidelines of the Algerian Production Fair, "Algeria Venture" signed an agreement with the mobile operator "Djezzy" with a view to contributing to the support of start-up owners by allowing them to benefit, in a preferential manner, from services provided by the Company.

5th Algerian-Czech consultations held in Prague .(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The 5th Algerian-Czech consultations, , held Friday in the Czech capital, were co-chaired by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Lounes Magramane and the Secretary of State of the Czech Ministry for Foreign Affairs Radek Rubes, the ministry said in a statement.

During this session, the two sides discussed “the current different areas of cooperation, especially as it was agreed upon the importance of supporting them, notably in the promising sectors,” the source said.

They also agreed upon “the necessity of moving forward in giving concrete expression to the cooperation priorities for the next phase, particularly the holding of the next session of the joint economic committee, of working for the organization of a business forum and strengthening the legal framework of the bilateral cooperation.”

These consultations were “an opportunity to exchange views and analyses on several region and international issues of common interest, including the Palestinian cause and the situation in the Sahel and Western Sahara.”

The Secretary General of Foreign Affairs Ministry met, on the sidelines of these consultations, with the Czech Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Marian, added the source.

Energy: Algeria, key global player in gas market supply.(APS, 18/12/2023)


ALGIERS-With over 50 billion m3 of gas exported annually along with prospects to increase these volumes, Algeria, which will host the 7th Summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) in 2024, has become a leader in gas industry and a major player in the global energy market.

With its large natural gas reserves, Algeria is deemed as a reliable natural gas supplier, thanks to a supported investment policy in projects aimed at boosting production, transformation, and the marketing of this clean energy, with a view to meeting national and international needs.

“For over half a century, Algeria has been known as a reliable natural gas supplier and intends to remain so,” the president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, stressed in his participation in the 6th GECF summit in February 2022, held in Doha (Qatar).

On the same occasion, the president of the Republic stressed that Algeria will “continue developing its major natural gas resources in the best interest of our people, through cooperation and partnership.”

This Algerian commitment to bolster its standing in the global gas market stems from a long-standing experience in this industry. The latter mirrors the GECF’s decision to create its Gas Research Institute (GIR) in Algiers, and to pick Algeria to hold its 7th Summit of Heads of State and Government, to be held in Algiers from February 29 to March 2, 2024.

This acknowledgement is due to the efforts of Sonatrach Group, which achieved major projects under a strategy focused, amongst others, on exploring new deposits, extending the pipeline networks, and developing liquefaction capacities.

In terms of production, the quantity of natural gas produced is at least 100 billion cubic meters per year, of which over 50 billion m3 are for exports. This makes Algeria one of the world’s most key sources of gas supply and the first LNG exporter in Africa. These results are achieved thanks to the increase in production and export capacities, via both gas pipelines and liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier ships.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune inaugurates 31st Algerian Production Fair .(APS,15/12/2023)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune opened the 31st Algerian Production Fair, attended by 580 exhibitors, at the Exhibition Centre in Algiers on Thursday.

Upon his arrival at the Exhibition Centre, the President of the Republic was received by General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the National People's Army (ANP), and Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni.

Members of the government and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Algeria were also present at the inauguration of this major economic event, organized under the patronage of the President of the Republic from 14 to 23 December, under the theme "The producing company, the basis of growth and economic development."

Before the inauguration, President Tebboune listened to a presentation by Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni, on the production and export capacities of national public and private companies in various fields, as well as on the preliminary results of the national product census.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic called for "registering those companies and sectors that fully cover national needs" and "granting them a licence to export to Africa, barter included," referring to the possibility of using barter to exchange certain goods such as oils and livestock.

"We need to act quickly. In 2024, we will be drawing up a list of goods to be bartered with Niger, Mauritania and Mali," he added, stressing the need to obtain "exact rather than approximate figures."

The President of the Republic further highlighted the importance of exports, but first and foremost to cover the needs of local market and avoid any imbalance between production and consumption.

Themed "The producing company, the basis of growth and economic development," this exhbition is taking place from 14 to 23 December under the patronage of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and organized by the Algerian Exhibition Company (a subsidiary of SAFEX).

The event brings together major public and private companies, as well as others that have recently entered the national market, to exhibit their products and services over a total area of almost 29,000 m2.gvc.

This year's event brings together a number of sectors, including the agri-food, chemical and petrochemical industries, manufacturing (furniture, textiles, leather and ready-to-wear), electronics, household appliances, mechanical engineering, iron and steel, metallurgy, building and construction materials, services, military industries, start-ups and crafts.

On the sidelines of the Algerian Production Fair, a number of meetings are scheduled to take place, including a study day on the Continental African Free Trade Zone ( AfCFTA), to be held on 16 December by the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion, as well as a meeting themed "Project organization: challenges and opportunities" (on 17 December) and a meeting on "New support mechanisms for exporting production companies" (on 18 December).

The fair will be open to the public and trade visitors every day from 11:00 to 18:00.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune welcomes the progress made by the mechanical industry, calls for satisfaction of the local market before export.(APS, 15/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, welcomed, Thursday in Algiers, while he inaugurated the 31st edition of the Algerian Production Fair (FPA), the progress made by the mechanical industry in Algeria, while calling for priority to be given to meeting the needs of local consumption for different products, before moving towards export.

At the stands representing the military industry, President Tebboune listened to a detailed presentation on the production capacities of this industry, proudly inspecting some weapons produced in Algeria, welcoming the level of development reached by the military industry in Algeria.

Still in the pavilion of the Ministry of National Defense, the President of the Republic affirmed that Algeria has exceeded the 40% rate of integration in the field of mechanical industries.

At the Fiat Algeria stand, the President of the Republic welcomed the Algerian-Italian partnership, while affirming the importance given by the State to the mechanical industries and their contribution to the national industrial fabric.

“We are on the right track,” he rejoiced on this subject, emphasizing the “very great confidence in our Italian friends and partners”.

For the President of the Republic, the mechanical industry "must pull Algeria upwards from an industrial point of view", ensuring that the Algerian industrial fabric is progressing thanks to "many local operators who have taken the 'initiative' to invest in this area.

Arriving at the stand of the "Tosyali" steel complex, the President of the Republic followed a presentation on the development of the production process within the complex, and highlighted the place of this operator in the national industrial fabric, affirming the importance given by the State to this sector, particularly after the launch of exploitation of the Gara Djebilet mine.

“With the launch of Gara Djebilet you will be able to increase the pace without importing. You will go up to 5 million tonnes and maybe even more,” he told the company representative, considering Tosyali to be a society well integrated into the economy.

At the Condor stand, President Tebboune praised the efforts made by Algerian skills to increase the rate of integration in industry, as well as the "efforts of honest industrialists who have adapted to the new national policy and thanks at which foreign exchange is saved.

In front of the stand of Fertial (Société des Fertilisants d'Algerie), the President of the Republic underlined that the availability of fertilizers, which had become the "most strategic product in the world" constituted the greatest challenge for agricultural investment.

At the stand of the Petro Baraka Company, specializing in the manufacture of lubricants, the President of the Republic praised the quality of national production, insisting on giving priority to the satisfaction of the national market before going to export. “We must not export to the detriment of national needs,” he insisted, stressing, moreover, the importance of referring to “reliable statistics” which allow “making the right decisions”.

In front of the representatives of IRIS, President Tebboune was, once again, delighted with the integration rates achieved, regretting the "blockages" suffered in the past by Algerian industrialists, assuring that he "was not going to allow no one should sabotage Algerian industry.”

Addressing exhibitors representing the Housing sector, President Tebboune called for the opening of branches of the new National Housing Bank (BNH), particularly in large cities which are experiencing significant dynamics in promotion real estate.

“We must go to the big cities, like Oran, Annaba, Constantine or Blida and open branches, but where there is no significant activity of real estate developers, we must not open any, we must not open on a symbolic basis".

The Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City, Mohamed Tarek Belaribi, present at the inauguration, argued that the sector's action plan for 2024 provided for the opening of seven (7) agencies of the BNH across the national territory, including the wilaya of Béchar, ensuring that the Housing Bank “will participate in the financing of the AADL3, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic”.

At an exhibition on inter-African trade, organized on the occasion of the FPA, President Tebboune was honored by the exhibitors.

Council of Nation adopts Finance Law 2024.(APS,15/12/2023)


ALGIERS-The members of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of the Parliament) unanimously adopted Thursday the Finance law 2024, which covers expenses of over DZD15,275 billion, including 18% for public investment.

The text was adopted during a plenary chaired by Mr. Salah Goudjil, President of the upper house of Parliament, the Minister of Finance, Laaziz Faid and the Minister of Relations with Parliament, Besma Azouar.

The text of the Law confirms the principle of preserving social justice through State intervention in the areas of health, education, social security and housing, particularly for the benefit of social categories. the most vulnerable.

The text of the 2024 Finance law also aims to take charge of the financial impact induced by measures aimed at guaranteeing food security and the supply of drinking water to deal with the problem of water shortage, to promote the investment, relaunch major structuring projects, and continue the implementation of various projects.

The text of the Finance Law provides for revenues of 9,105.3 billion DA in 2024, including 3,512.3 billion DA of revenue for oil taxation, and expenditure worth 15,292.74 billion DA. DA as commitment authorization and 15,275.28 billion DA as payment credits.

The expenses provided for in the text of the Law include in particular personnel expenses with 5,155.67 billion DA, service management expenses 632.87 billion DA, in addition to investment expenses estimated at 2,894.58 billion DA as commitment authorization and 2,809.36 billion DA in payment credits.

In its additional report, the Economic and Financial Affairs Commission of the Council of the Nation welcomed the provisions and measures contained in the text of the Finance Law for 2024, emphasizing that they "aim to concretize the various decisions taken by the high authorities of the country, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in terms of organizing the priorities of public expenditure and the consolidation of the social character of the State, through the preservation of the social achievements achieved during the last four years, and their reinforcement through unprecedented measures, particularly with regard to the purchasing power of citizens, now at the center of public policies.

In its report presented by the rapporteur, Mouloud Mbarek Felouti, the commission was keen to submit certain recommendations, including "the need to continue the development effort in the newly created wilayas of the South", "the management of the deficits recorded in the public works, health and transport sectors", "the lifting of the freeze on recruitment in the civil service sector", "the continuation of efforts to regulate the market and guarantee its supply of base", the completion of financial and banking reforms, the broadening of the tax base and the fight against tax evasion and fraud".

The commission also called for "the regulation of mechanisms for controlling the expenditure of public money", "the acceleration of the pace of reform of the national system of social transfers while ensuring greater equity", and " the acceleration of digitalization and the removal of bureaucratic obstacles".

At the end of the vote, the Minister of Finance welcomed the "fruitful" level of debates around the text of the law, focused mainly on development issues and the status of certain major projects.

On this occasion, Mr. Faïd affirmed that "the Government devotes all the necessary interest to examining the observations expressed by the members of the Council and their consideration."

Before the voting session for the said law, the status of a new member of the Council of the Nation was validated. This is Bassam Abdou Belhadj, designated member of the presidential third party.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane co-chairs with Swedish counterpart political Consultations meeting.(APS, 15/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Lounes Magramane, on Wednesday, in Stockholm, co-chaired with his counterpart, Jan Knutsson, the Kingdom of Sweden's Secretary of state for Foreign Affairs, the Algeria-Sweden bilateral political Consultations Session, the Ministry said in a statement.

On this occasion, the two parties reviewed all bilateral relations and examined the prospects for their strengthening in different areas.

The meeting also made it possible to identify mutually beneficial cooperation projects for the two countries, particularly in the sectors of digitalization, start-ups, energy, environment, education and academic exchanges, agriculture, and industry, specifies the same source.

During this session, regional and international issues of common interest, notably the situation in occupied Palestine, the question of occupied Western Sahara, the situation in the Sahel were also examined, it was added.

Finally, the two parties reiterated "the interest in maintaining the regular mechanism of bilateral political consultations", and agreed that "the next session, which will take place in Algiers, will materialize during the year 2024", just as they are “committed to increasing the exchange of ministerial visits and to working together to encourage operators from the two countries to conclude fruitful partnerships, on the basis of the win-win principle,” concluded the press release.

As a reminder, Mr. Magramane has been touring three European countries since Monday to hold bilateral political consultations.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs preparatory meeting for 7th of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Summit.(APS, 14/12/2023)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Wednesday a preparatory meeting for the 7th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) scheduled for 29 February-2 March 2024 in Algiers, announced the Presidency of the Republic in a communiqué.

“The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired today a preparatory meeting for the 7th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), scheduled for 29 February-2 March 2024 in Algiers,” said the source.

Government meeting: Several sectors examined.(APS, 14/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired on Wednesday a government meeting devoted to examining legislation in a number of sectors, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister's office, the full text of which is given below:

"Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui, chaired on Wednesday (13 December 2023) a government meeting devoted to examining, at first reading, a preliminary draft law on insurance, as part of the implementation of the President of the Republic's instructions on reforming the financial and banking sector and adapting its legal framework to the economic reforms underway.

The proposed text aims to update insurance legislation and promote the governance of this sector, notably by strengthening the regulatory function, as well as establishing the legal basis for insurance (Takaful) and adapting it to developments in the insurance business.

The Government also discussed ways of strengthening the regulatory framework governing the disposal of substances seized or confiscated as part of efforts to prevent the use of narcotics and psychotropic substances, as part of the State's efforts to combat and suppress trafficking in narcotics and psychotropic substances.

The government has also examined a draft executive decree aimed at implementing public development projects of economic and social interest, as part of improving the quality of local public service and addressing the concerns of citizens, in accordance with the high instructions of the President of the Republic."

Algeria calls on all Malian parties to renew their commitment to Peace, Reconciliation Agreement.(APS, 14/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Algeria has called on all the Malian parties to renew their commitment to the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, the result of the Algiers process, which remains the "ideal framework" for resolving the crisis in the country and preserving its sovereignty, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said on Wednesday.

"As MINUSMA (the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali) officially marks the end of its mandate in Mali this December, Algeria would like to express its gratitude to it, to the United Nations and its Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, for the invaluable contribution and support they have made to the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process and to the promotion of peace and stability in the country.

Algeria takes this opportunity to reiterate its "firm conviction with regard to the Agreement as the appropriate framework for resolving the crisis in Mali and for preserving, by peaceful means, Mali's territorial integrity, sovereignty and national unity, said the source. Algeria "calls on all the Malian parties to renew their commitment to this collective work of peace and reconciliation in order to respond to the legitimate aspirations of all the Malian people for lasting peace and stability.

Oran hosts the 10th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa on Sunday and Monday.(APS, 14/12/2023)


From 17 to 18 December, the African Union’s Peace and Security Council (PSC) will host the Oran seminar on peace and security in Africa. This 10th annual edition will bring together the 15 members of the PSC, the African members (A3) of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), partners and ‘friends of the seminar’. The last mentioned are states or entities wishing to support the process. Delegates will discuss continental concerns under the theme ‘Enhancing cooperation between the PSC and A3’.

Initiated in 2013, the seminar seeks greater collaboration and cooperation between the PSC and A3 in promoting African peace, security and development. In addition to capacitating incoming African members, it is a reflection platform. Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia and Niger participated in the 2022 event as ‘friends’, while Chad was invited as a guest. The PSC may invite member states to join. However, the distinction between friends and guests remains unclear.

Over the last decade, the Council has institutionalised the seminar as a statutory annual meeting. This offers it and the A3 a platform for regular consultations, crucial for formalising the collaboration and cooperation enshrined in the first conclusions of the seminar. However, despite its stature and advantages, the initiative has achieved mixed results and must address numerous challenges if its purpose is to be completed.

The way forward

For Oran, the meeting should be thoroughly conceptualised and participation limited to African actors, given its goal to foster frank discussions to enhance coordination and collaboration in conveying African common positions. To achieve this, the AU and A3 need to own the seminar financially and politically and ensure total control of participation and agenda-setting.

Coordination could also be strengthened by continuous capacitation of AU missions in centres such as New York, Brussels and Addis Ababa. Continuous upskilling would fill the void since a knowledge gap in PSC and UNSC working methods initiated the seminar. Training could be provided by African security and peace think tanks, which would minimise seminar discussions on training, freeing time for more crucial topics.

In the spirit of the continental zero tolerance to coups policy, the PSC should insist that Gabon shouldn’t be admitted to closed sessions. This would signify the Council’s commitment to and consistency in implementing democratic norms. It would set a precedent for the treatment of defaulting African states sitting on the UNSC.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune inquires about health of Emir of Kuwait, in phone conversation with crown prince.(APS,13/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had a phone conversation on Tuesday with the crown prince of the State of Kuwait, Sheikh Mishaal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, during which he inquired about the health of the Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, the presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

"The president of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, had a phone conversation on Tuesday with the crown prince of the State of Kuwait, a sister country, Sheikh Mishaal al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, during which he inquired about the health of his brother the Emir of Kuwait, Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, wishing him, as well as to our brother Kuwaiti people, well-being, good health and prosperity," the statement said.

From his part, the crown prince expressed "his thanks and gratitude to the president of the Republic for his noble feelings, wishing him, and the Algerian people, further progress and prosperity."

Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi takes part in the 19th International Islamic Forum in Moscow.(APS, 13/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi, participated, Tuesday, in the work of the 19th International Islamic Forum which continues in Moscow (Russia), indicates a press release from the Ministry.

This Forum, which focuses on "the role of religious leaders in the protection of religious and moral values, and the strengthening of peace and security", constituted an opportunity for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs and the Secretary General of the International Islamic Forum, President of the Religious Administration of Muslims of the Russian Federation, Sheikh Raoui Aïn Eddine, specified the same source.

On this occasion, Mr. Belmehdi offered the Russian Islamic Center copies of the Holy Quran, a copy of Mus'haf (Roudoussi), and another in Braille, according to the same source.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounes Magramane on three-country trip in Europe for bilateral political consultations.(APS,13/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounes Magramane, is on a three-day trip to Europe, from Monday, for bilateral political consultations, the ministry said Tuesday in a statement.

Mr. Magramane, the press release specifies, began a visit to Belgium in order to co-chair with the Acting President of the Steering Committee of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Théodore Gentzis, the 4th Session of bilateral political consultations, an occasion which made it possible to “welcome the authenticity of Algerian-Belgian relations, and to review bilateral cooperation and ways to strengthen it in several areas of common interest”.

The meeting also made it possible to "agree on coordination to decide on an action plan aimed essentially at achieving a qualitative leap in several areas linked to bilateral cooperation and the exchange of visits."

"The two parties exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues of common interest and affirmed the convergence of positions, including on the right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination, the urgent need for a ceasefire permanent in the Palestinian territories and the intensification of international efforts capable of allowing the Palestinian people to exercise their legitimate rights and to ensure the triumph of their just cause to establish an independent State on the 1967 borders with Al-Quds as its capital. we read in the press release.

The SG of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also had a meeting with the Belgian Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration, Nicole de Moor, during which the two parties praised the level of cooperation between Algeria and Belgium and the prospects for its strengthening, to the best of the common interests of the two countries.

Coinciding with the 63rd anniversary of the demonstrations of December 11, 1960, the visit allowed Mr. Magramane to take part in the reception organized by the Consulate General of Algeria in Brussels, for the benefit of members of the National Community established in Belgium and Luxembourg, an opportunity to "recall the importance of this historic stopover in the course of the National Revolution and underline the concern of the country's higher authorities to preserve the interests of the National Community abroad, within the framework of the implementation continued implementation of the objectives set out in the Government's action plan in application of the program of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Investment facilitation, theme of the 1st edition of the International Business and Investment Forum in Algiers.(APS, 13/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The prospects and measures to facilitate national and foreign investments, as well as exports to access different international markets, particularly African and European, constituted the theme of the first edition of the International Business and Investment Forum, organized Tuesday in Algiers.

During this meeting, organized by the Society for Economic Studies and Investment Development (SEEDI), participants addressed the improvement of the business climate and the concerns of investors regarding the opportunities for strengthening new cooperation with the various economic actors, businesses and public bodies responsible for the organization and management of the national economy.

The meeting took place in the presence of dozens of economic operators, representatives of public and private organizations and companies, and a large number of experts in various economic fields, specialists, technicians and foreign experts.

On this occasion, the director of support and promotion of economic exchanges at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Rabah Fassih, affirmed the need to strengthen the plan drawn up by the high authorities in terms of investment, in order to achieve the diversification of the national economy, to attract a greater number of foreign investors to Algeria and to increase Algeria's non-hydrocarbon exports.

In this wake, Mr. Fassih mentioned a series of measures taken by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen the economic diplomatic apparatus, including in particular the opening of information offices and the promotion of investments and exports, the creation of a portal dedicated to economic diplomacy on the ministry's electronic site, and the establishment of a network of economic and commercial affairs officers at the various Algerian embassies abroad.

The ministry also works with other sectors and trade support organizations to organize forums, send Algerian delegations and organize economic events abroad, as well as invite foreigners to participate in economic events. local, with the aim of supporting local products and attracting foreign direct investments (FDI).

For his part, Hicham Saïdi, general director of the company for economic studies and investment development (SEEDI), stressed that Algeria has many economic assets to exploit to strengthen investment opportunities, hence, - he said, the importance of this forum which aims to achieve this objective by offering opportunities to establish local and foreign partnerships between different economic actors.

Mr. Saïdi also discussed the advantages of the new investment law and the profound reforms undertaken by Algeria to support local and foreign investors in carrying out their investment projects.

For his part, Amine Boutalbi, President of the Arab-African Center for Investment and Development (CAAID), called on African operators to exploit opportunities between countries on the continent and to abandon the idea of exporting outside the continent. -this.

Addressing the measures taken by Algeria to support national products on the African continent, Mr. Boutalbi affirmed that Algeria is full of “immense” economic assets, in addition to the facilities offered to exploit them.

As for Kamel Hamani, president of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI), he underlined Algeria's political will to improve the investment climate, highlighting the advantages of the new laws linked to investment and economic land.

The President of the Algerian Organization of Trade and Social Investment (OACIS), Djaber Bensedira, addressed the conditions that encourage investment in Algeria, such as the development of industrial zones, support for electricity and gas infrastructure and the youthful energy that helps attract foreign investment.

31st Algerian Production Fair to kick off Thursday at Exhibition Palace.(APS, 13/12/2023)


ALGIERS-The 31st edition of the Algerian Production Fair (FPA) will open its doors on Thursday at the Exhibition Palace Pins-Maritimes in Algiers, with the participation of 565 exhibitors, according to a press release issued Tuesday by Algerian Fairs and Exhibition Company -SAFEX-

Organized on 14-23 December by the Algerian Company for Exhibitions (a subsidiary of SAFEX) and placed under the patronage of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, this major business event is themed: "The Producing Company, the Basis of Growth and Economic Development.”

This year's event will see the participation of "major national public and private companies and others that have recently invested in the national market to showcase the products and services of Algerian companies, over an area of 28,666 m2.

The fair will bring together several sectors of activity, including the agri-food, chemical and petrochemical industries, processing industries (furniture, textiles, leather and ready-to-wear), electronics and household appliances, mechanical industries, iron and steel, construction and building materials, services, military industries, start-ups and handicrafts.

On the sidelines of the fair, meetings bringing together various economic players will be held to address a range of issues, such as a study day on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), organized by the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion on December 16.

Another meeting will focus on "Project Management: Challenges and Opportunities", on December 17, and another on "New Mechanisms to Help Production Companies Export,” on December 18.

The fair will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout the event.

A group of 400 injured Palestinian children evacuated to Algeria.(APS, 13/12/2023)


ALGIERS - Algeria will welcome 400 Palestinian children suffering from various injuries following barbaric Zionist strikes on Palestinian civilians, to provide them with emergency medical treatment, APS learned Tuesday from an official source.

These children will be hospitalized in civil and military hospitals in the wilayas of Algiers, Oran and Constantine, concludes the same source.

Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune at the opening of the work of the Seminar “Social achievements with economic challenges”.(APS,12/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed, Monday, a speech, read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, to the participants in the work of the International Seminar "Social achievements with economic issues" which take place at the International Conference Center (CIC), Abdelatif Rahal, of which here is the APS translation:

“In the name of Allah, Clement and Merciful,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Madam Lin Yi, Vice-Minister, Vice-President of the National Women's Federation of the People's Republic of China, a friendly country,

Madam Cristina Duarte, Deputy Secretary General, Special Advisor for Africa at the United Nations,

Madam and Gentlemen Ministers members of the Government,

Mr. Advisor to the President of the Republic,

Ladies and Gentlemen Representatives of International and Regional Organizations,

Ladies and Gentlemen Presidents of National Bodies and Organizations,

Honorable audience,

I would like, first of all, to welcome the guests from Algeria and all the participants in this important seminar which is being held under the theme +Social achievements with economic issues+, and deals with an important and sensitive issue concerning opportunities available to countries to strengthen their social policies, the challenges they face in the current economic context, and the modalities of preserving the balance between the social commitment of the State to offer the best levels of good -to be for its citizens on the one hand, and the requirements of economic development and financial balances on the other hand.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Our country has faced, on the path to building the new Algeria, multiple challenges, difficult and complex at the same time, which we have taken up with a strong and sincere will in order to overcome the difficult socio-economic situations. accumulated, but also to build an efficient and competitive economy, while working to improve social life in response to the aspirations of the Algerian people.

Aware of the close relationship between the achievement of qualitative rates of economic development and the strengthening of social policies, Algeria has launched a large-scale project of economic reforms with a view to diversifying the national economy, releasing the spirit of initiative and improve the business and investment climate.

These reforms were crowned by a global revision of the legal system of investment as part of an approach based on transparency, the fight against bureaucracy and equality between economic operators, in addition to the adoption of a new model for the granting and management of economic land intended for investment.

A revision of the monetary and banking law was also carried out to adapt it to changes in the banking environment, as part of an overall plan to reform the financial and banking sector, in particular through the diversification of sources of financing, the densification of the banking network, the improvement of financial inclusion, and the promotion of the governance of financial institutions abroad, particularly on the African market, with the aim of supporting the dynamics driving trade commercial at the continental level.

Added to this is the establishment of a number of institutional mechanisms to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in order to enable project leaders to create productive businesses, particularly in terms of startups, in addition to the development of a system of support for small and very small businesses, especially as the latter particularly support rural women and housewives.

Also, particular attention was paid to employment policy, through the launch of a vast operation to put hundreds of pending projects into service, which allowed the creation of tens of thousands of jobs, in in addition to the creation of an allowance for first-time job seekers to provide them with support when looking for a job in conditions that preserve their dignity, in parallel with the acceleration of the rate of integration of beneficiaries of the system to support the professional integration of young people.

All these procedures have made it possible to improve the performance of the main indicators of the national economy, to reduce its dependence on hydrocarbons, to open up great opportunities for economic operators and project leaders in order to develop their activities, and contribute to the creation of wealth and improvement of development rates.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Faced with these economic challenges, this ambitious economic policy was accompanied by great efforts made by the State in order to anchor the social character of the Algerian State, an immutable principle enshrined by the Proclamation of November 1 which laid the foundations of the social protection policy based on the principle of justice and equal opportunities.

With a view to asserting the vital role of the State in this area, an ambitious program was launched to strengthen social achievements, particularly in terms of satisfying the needs and basic services of citizens, particularly vulnerable categories, while adopting an approach based on improving the quality of these services and equality of access.

In this context, public policies have been oriented, in recent years, towards supporting the purchasing power of citizens through the enhancement of salaries for the benefit of more than 2.8 million civil servants and contract agents, the strengthening of tax justice and the guarantee of coverage of basic needs, particularly for vulnerable categories, in addition to the strengthening of various social assistance programs, including the enhancement of pensions intended for people with specific needs and needy people, and the improvement in the performance of the Alimony Fund for the benefit of divorced women with custody of children.

To face the challenges brought about by the rise in prices of basic products on international markets and avoid its impact on the standard of living of citizens, the State has made considerable efforts in terms of social transfers, which represented 18, 45% of the general state budget for the 2023 financial year.

The same goes for policies relating to human development, in the sense that particular interest has been given to the development of the Education and Teaching sector, the free provision of which is enshrined in the Algerian Constitution.

The State also supports the promotion of higher education, scientific research and professional training services, in particular through support for industrial and technological innovation, and adaptation to the requirements of the market. employment and the objectives of the overall economic development policy, while working tirelessly to improve the socio-professional situation of personnel in this important sector, in addition to the revaluation of the university scholarship for the benefit of more than 1,300,000 students.

These efforts come alongside ongoing reforms to promote health care, based on a strategic vision aimed at achieving health security and improving the efficiency and performance of the sector, through the strengthening of health structures, in particular local public health establishments, the digitalization of the health sector, and the strengthening of the socio-professional skills of its staff.

As the strengthening of medical care cannot be dissociated from the requirements for improving the related social coverage, it was carried out, in this context, to the introduction of profound reforms to the social security system, in particular through the enhancement of allowances and pensions of more than 3 million retirees, and the taking of new measures for voluntary affiliation to the national retirement system for the benefit of members of the national community established abroad.

Priority, even particular interest, was given to the housing sector, where several housing programs, all formulas combined, were drawn up, in particular social housing intended for low-income households, with continued support for rural housing and the development of the National Housing Fund converted into the National Housing Bank, with a view to guaranteeing a sustainable policy in this vital sector.

Efforts are also being made to improve the level of connection to water, gas and electricity networks throughout the national territory, without forgetting that food and water security remain at the heart of the interests of the Algerian State. , particularly in light of the climate changes the world is experiencing.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

All of these programs essentially aim to improve the living conditions of citizens and strengthen their place as a central element of development policies, as part of an approach based on sustainability and justice in the redistribution of wealth. in the context of a global dynamic of change and reform.

The State's social policy should be strengthened during the next period, thanks to the application of measures relating to the increase in wages and the reduction of tax charges from the beginning of 2024.

Added to this, the positive results to be achieved following the entry into force of the new legal system relating to investment and the completion of the relaunch of the various mechanisms concerned with supporting investors, in addition of the progress recorded in the realization of major strategic projects for the valorization of mineral resources and the development of basic infrastructure, throughout the national territory, and the implementation of local development and land use planning programs.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This dynamic will be further strengthened with the completion of the consolidation of the legal arsenal, in particular through the revision of the commercial code and the insurance law, the development of the new bill on public-private partnership, which will embody an innovative vision in terms of financing infrastructure projects, as well as the continuation of the global digital transformation program, particularly in public services.

The global challenges facing the social function of States and the pressure imposed by the demands of economic development require us to work collectively and tirelessly to find the best formulas and practices capable of improving subsidy mechanisms and promoting the means social protection, in particular the section intended for vulnerable and deprived categories.

To achieve this noble objective, I invite you all, through this meeting, to work towards strengthening cooperation and creating spaces for the exchange of expertise and experience in this area. There is no doubt that with a strong will and combined efforts, we will be able to reconcile economic development for our countries and social well-being for our people.

May God guide us in the best interests of our people.

I wish the work of your Seminar every success.”

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives secretary general of Workers' Party.(APS, 12/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Monday, in Algiers, the Secretary General of the Workers' Party, Louisa Hanoune, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives President of the Higher Council for Youth (CSJ) .(APS,12/12/2023)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Monday, President of the Higher Council for Youth (CSJ), Mustapha Hidaoui, according to a statement from the Presidency of the Republic.

Italy is ready to support all initiatives to develop relations with Algeria .(APS, 12/12/2023)


ORAN - Italian Deputy Minister of Business and "Made in Italy" Valentino Valentini underlined Monday in Oran his country's readiness to "support all initiatives, whether in automobile manufacturing or in other areas that need to develop relations between Algeria and Italy.

Mr. Valentino Valentini added during his speech on the occasion of the inauguration ceremony of the Italian brand Fiat automobile factory in the industrial zone of the commune of Tafraoui, including the Minister of Industry and Production pharmaceutical company Ali Aoun supervised, that he is "very satisfied with the presence of Italian companies in Algeria and we are working to support this type of initiatives, either in the field of automobile manufacturing or in other areas to develop relations bilateral".

The same official noted in this context that Italy has launched the implementation of a plan for the development of cooperation relations with Africa known as the Mattei plan, "from Algeria, as a portal of Africa".

For his part, Carlos Tavares, General Director of the Stellantis group, to which the Fiat brand belongs, underlined that his group offers Algerian customers nine types of vehicles and two brands "Fiat" and "Opel", stressing that "until Currently, 75,000 Fiat brand vehicles have been imported and another 3,000 Opel vehicles.

The Stellantis group announced that the initial production capacity of the "Fiat" automobile factory in Tafraoui is estimated at 60,000 vehicles per year, in the first phase, and will reach 90,000 vehicles per year in a second phase.

The factory will produce three vehicle models until 2026, while production of the fourth model will begin in 2029. This project has enabled the creation of 300 jobs in 2023, which will increase to 1,200 jobs over the next year.

Carlos Tavares stressed that Algeria is not only a prosperous market, but also a strategic platform for exports to Africa and the Middle East.

63rd anniversary of 11 December 1960 Demonstrations: Message of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.(APS,11/12/2023)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent on Sunday a message marking the commemoration of the 63rd anniversary of the 11 December 1960 demonstrations, as translated by APS:

"In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful,

Prayer and peace be upon his Messenger,

My fellow citizens,

We are commemorating the 63rd anniversary of the demonstrations of 11 December 1960, at a time when our country is facing many challenges with a sincere and strong will, following the completion of the institutional system. We are taking up these challenges as the State continues to deploy its efforts to build an efficient and competitive economy, while improving social life and the quality of citizen's lives.

To do so, exceptional efforts have been made in the process of building the new Algeria in order to make up for the difficult situations that have arisen and which society has been experiencing, while meeting the aspirations of the brave Algerian people, proud of their belonging to the land of the Shuhadas and faithful to the November message and to the sacrifices of generations whose glory is remembered in history. A glory crowned by the feats of the militants and the Mujahidin, fuelled, with the outbreak of 1st November 1954, by their faith in victory over colonialism and its war machine armed with destructive weapons, which excelled in the scorched earth policy in its most brutal forms.

Nevertheless, the free and resilient revolutionaries who showed resistance in the battlefields out of which they came, either victorious or martyred, were convinced that the will to live was truly stronger.

The demonstrations of 11 December 1960 were a sincere expression of that will, at a time when the Glorious Revolution was on the verge of victory, when the voices of freedom and independence were being raised in every nook and cranny of the cities, calling for national independence.

Nevertheless, the free and resilient revolutionaries who showed resistance in the battlefields out of which they came, either victorious or martyred, were convinced that the will to live was truly stronger.

The demonstrations of 11 December 1960 were a sincere expression of that will, at a time when the Glorious Revolution was on the verge of victory, when the voices of freedom and independence were being raised in every nook and cranny of the cities, calling for national independence.

Fellow citizens,

As we recall the grandiose historic images of the 11 December 1960 demonstrations, we bow our heads before the sacrifices of the Algerian people in this eternal pause from which we draw determination and self-denial, following in the footsteps of the Shuhadas and Mujahidin, with a view to pursuing, with the efforts of each and every one of us, the development of the country. We are committed to continuing these efforts, uninterrupted by the challenges of resistance to change, until we have achieved the objectives we are committed to and which we have set as priorities, including the new economy recovery strategy, the improvement of living standards and purchasing power, the guarantee of conditions for a dignified life, and the preservation of Algeria's place and role at regional and international level.

Thanks to our valiant people's shared awareness of the challenges we face and the noble national objectives we have set ourselves, we have made significant progress that has enabled our country to open up broad prospects for sustainable development, to enshrine the spirit of citizenship and decent living, and to become a pivotal and reliable partner highly esteemed for its sincere and essential contributions to the achievement of peace and stability in the region and throughout the world.

Lastly, I would like to pay tribute, with you on this memorable historic occasion, to the memory of our valiant Shuhadas, and to send my greetings to all my Mujahid sisters and brothers, praying that Allah will grant them long life, health and well-being.

Long live Algeria.

Glory to our valiant martyrs.

May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS, 11/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to several projects and sectors, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers of which here is the APS translation:

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to presentations including: the situation of grain storage silos, the cement factory in Djelfa, the cement factory project in Labiod Sidi Cheikh in El-Bayadh, monitoring of the two projects for the creation of the media city "Dzaïr media city" and the Bechar-Tindouf mining railway line -Gara Djebilet, as well as the situation of seawater desalination stations, in addition to examining data on the balance of supply of the national market.

After the opening of the meeting of the Council of Ministers by the President of the Republic and the presentation of a presentation by the Prime Minister on the activity of the Government over the last two weeks, the President gave the following instructions, guidance and guidelines:

Cereals: President of the Republic orders immediate transfer of storage silo projects to Governors

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered the immediate transfer of cereal storage silo projects to the governors (walis) of the Republic, at the Council of Ministers meeting he chaired on Sunday, stating that the expansion of storage capacities was part of the State's new policy and forward-looking vision on the issue of food security, according to a Council of Ministers press release.

Regarding the situation of cereal storage silos, the President of the Republic ordered that "cereal storage silo projects be immediately transferred to the governors of the Republic, with the preparation of an exhaustive study of this file under the direct supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture".

He also urged "rigorous monitoring of the current agricultural season, instructing the governors to carry out daily inspection campaigns of sown areas to facilitate farmers' tasks.”

In this context, President Tebboune stressed that "the expansion of storage capacity is part of the State's new policy and forward-looking vision on the issue of food security.”

The President of the Republic also issued instructions to "encourage investment in agriculture and open up the sector to partnerships with a view to increasing and diversifying agricultural production.”

He also instructed the Prime Minister and the Ministers of Interior and Agriculture to "definitively regularize the agricultural land reclamation files by the end of January 2024, by issuing property deeds to those concerned.”

Bechar-Tindouf-Gara Djebilet rail mining line: President of the Republic insists on meeting completion deadlines

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, insisted, during the meeting of the Council of Ministers which he chaired on Sunday, on meeting the completion deadlines of the Bechar-Tindouf-Gara Djebilet mining railroad line.

As part of the follow-up to the Bechar-Tindouf-Gara Djebilet mining railroad project, the President of the Republic once again insisted on "meeting the deadlines for completion of this vital and strategic project for Algeria, as well as respecting the quality of the means to advance at a pace in line with international standards in the field, i.e. the completion of more than 2 km/day,” said a press release from the Council of Ministers.

In addition, President Tebboune instructed the minister of Industry to consider "the necessary technical and financial means to launch the cement plant project at Labiod Sidi Sheikh in the province of El Bayadh.”

The Head of State also stressed the need "to speed up procedures to complete the cement plant in Djelfa, given its socio-economic importance, particularly for the inhabitants of this province.”

Hydrocarbons: President of the Republic orders relaunch of Hassi Messaoud refinery

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered the Hassi Messaoud refinery to be relaunched "as soon as possible" at the Council of Ministers meeting he chaired on Sunday, according to a Council of Ministers communiqué.

Concerning the Energy sector, “President Tabboune instructed the Energy minister to relaunch the Hassi Messaoud refinery as soon as possible", reads the communiqué.

The President of the Republic also ordered that "efforts be redoubled to diversify production capacities for petroleum-derived products, to export them abroad, as they represent significant added value,” according to the same source.

As for the progress of seawater desalination plant projects, the President of the Republic emphasized the need to "accelerate the completion of seawater desalination plants all along the country's coastline in order to ensure water supplies for our fellow citizens.”

Market supply with red meats, pulses: President of the Republic stresses need to avoid any disruption and maintain price stability

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune gave instructions to the Government on Sunday during the meeting of the Council of Ministers, which he chaired, to conduct a meticulous study of the needs of the domestic market in terms of red meats and legumes so as to avoid any disruption and preserve price stability, according to a press release from the Council of Ministers.

Concerning the supply of the national market with red meats and pulses, "the President of the Republic stressed the need to preserve the purchasing power of citizens under a balanced national market,” the same source said.

Representing the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf attends Doha Forum.(APS,11/12/2023)


ALGIERS-In his capacity as personal representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, took part on Sunday in Doha (Qatar) in the 21st edition of the Doha Forum, held under the theme "Building a Common Future,” according to a Ministry press release.

The opening session was attended by "His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, to whom Attaf conveyed President Tebboune's greetings and his wish for the success of the Doha Forum's work in crystallizing constructive ideas that will enable the international community to renew its commitment to the principles and foundations of multilateral international action to face the current challenges imposed by divisions and cleavages on various levels,” the same source said.

On the first day of the Forum, discussions focused on the Palestinian question, in a context marked by the Zionist occupier's relentless aggression against defenceless civilians in the Gaza Strip, to put further pressure and bring the Security Council and other international bodies to assume their responsibilities to put an end to this aggression, hold the occupier to account for its crimes, protect the Palestinians and allow them to establish their independent state with al-Quds Sharif as its capital.

On the sidelines of the Doha Forum, Attaf was received by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Abderrahmane Al Thani, President of the Council of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, to whom he conveyed the greetings of his brother and Algerian counterpart, Nadir Larbaoui, said the same source.

The meeting provided an opportunity "to review the relations of brotherhood and cooperation between the two countries, and the prospects for strengthening them, in the wake of preparations for upcoming bilateral events, notably the Algeria-Qatar Joint Commission and the bilateral political consultation committee."

The two sides also discussed the latest developments in the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip, as well as the results of the discussions at the Doha Forum, particularly "the imperative of dealing with this crisis in a broader framework, by confronting plans to liquidate the Palestinian cause and speeding up the establishment of the Palestinian state to put a definitive end to the conflict,” according to the press release.

Attaf was received by the Prime Minister of the brotherly State of Palestine, Mohammed Shtayyeh, to whom he "conveyed the greetings of his brother and his Algerian counterpart, Nadir Larbaoui, and with whom he focused on developments in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in the Gaza Strip.”

During the meeting, Mohammed Chtayyeh praised Algeria's unchanging positions and constant solidarity with the Palestinian people, particularly given the current situation, which "reaffirm the appreciable steps taken by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to achieve Palestinian national unity.”

Both parties stressed "the need to complete this process to tighten Palestinian ranks in the face of injustice and aggression, and to thwart the absurd plans targeting their cause.”

Moreover, Attaf held bilateral talks with his Jordanian counterpart, Ayman Al-Safadi, with whom he discussed developments in the Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip, as well as the prospects for intensifying and strengthening Arab efforts to "ensure the success of the Palestinian cause in the face of the international community's denial of its principles and the UN Security Council's inability to assume its responsibilities.”

The two ministers also discussed "relations between the two brotherly countries and the intensification of bilateral coordination, as a prelude to upcoming bilateral events including high-level official visits."

SIPSA Afrika Food: Algerian, Senegalese businessmen seal five agreements in Dakar .(APS, 10/12/2023)


ALGIERS-Five partnership agreements were signed between Algerian and Senegalese businessmen at the 2nd edition of the SIPSA Africa Food trade show, held from November 30 to December 2 in Dakar (Senegal), Amine Bensemmane, President of the Filaha Innov (GRFI) task force and "Sipsa Filaha" trade show, said in a press release on Saturday.

The Sipsa Afrika Food Show, highlighted during the Sipsa Filaha 2023 show (organized from May 22 to 25 at the Palais des Expositions in Algiers), was exported this year to Dakar (Senegal), bringing with it 25 Algerian exhibitors , from the public and private sectors, he said.

This edition of this Show was held on the sidelines of the International Show of Agro-food Industries and Techniques (SIAGRO) in Senegal, thanks to a partnership signed between the GRFI and the organizers of this event, in order to "take advantage of the audience of this show", explained the organizers of SIPSA Africa Food.

This traveling exhibition, organized this year in Dakar, "was a great success", notes its President in the press release, specifying that "five partnerships were signed between Algerian companies such as Bellat, Chocodada or Hodna Cooling with distributors and Senegalese investors.

Also, "three large companies in the agricultural sector have initiated promising discussions with Senegalese companies that are leaders in their respective markets and which could be identified thanks to the proactive organization of Sipsa Afrika Food - Dakar", adds the same source.

This edition, which lasted 3 days, was marked by professional meetings between partners from the two countries, allowing Algerian operators to better familiarize themselves with the Senegalese market.

Officially inaugurated by the Algerian Ambassador in Dakar, Khaled Zohret Bouhalouane, as well as the Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Agriculture of the Republic of Senegal, Boubakar Sow, Sipsa Afrika Food - Dakar "demonstrated its perfect mastery of the organization of such events internationally", underlined the organizers, adding that the speaker section on the theme of innovation and food sovereignty led by GRFI experts aroused real interest from Senegalese delegates.

"Faced with the success of this event, the organizers have made an appointment with their Senegalese partners from SIAGRO to organize together new professional meetings around agriculture and the issues of food sovereignty, promising to double the number of Algerian exhibitors at the next meeting", concludes the press release

Note that the next editions of Sipsa Afrika Food should be organized in Mauritania, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and other countries.

2nd African Startup Conference: Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.(APS,06/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed, Tuesday, a speech, read on his behalf by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, on the occasion of the opening, in Algiers, of the 2nd edition of the African Startup Conference, of which here is the APS translation:

“In the name of Allah, Clement and Merciful,

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the participating delegations,

Honorable audience,

At the start of my speech, I would like to welcome the guests of Algeria and all the participants in this important Conference, to which I wish success and success in strengthening common African action to meet the challenges of the digital transition and the challenges linked to the knowledge economy, based on our deep conviction that it represents the appropriate means to build a promising and prosperous future for the people of our African continent.

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Algeria has experienced, as a result of our strong political will, an intensified and growing effort in the field of innovation and the relaunch of startups which represent an issue included among our national priorities aimed at accelerating the pace of economic development. , through the mobilization of all the resources necessary to organize this promising sector and support project leaders in the different stages.

With this in mind, work has been launched to promote training in numerous specialties linked to the activity of startups, including the creation of specialized schools, while building bridges between training and research establishments of a on the one hand, and the world of entrepreneurship on the other.

Efforts have also been doubled to support innovative projects, through the creation of technological centers, the launch of the platform dedicated to research, development and open innovation, the allocation of spaces, in particular within universities, for the domiciliation of startups, in addition to the creation of special financing mechanisms and the numerous facilitations granted to encourage this type of valuable initiatives.

This approach allowed, in a short period of time, the creation of a national ecosystem stimulating initiative and innovation, having resulted in the achievement of qualitative achievements in terms of startup creation rate and enabled the Algeria to occupy a leading position at the continental level.

This qualitative dynamic will certainly experience an accelerated pace during the next period, with the gradual entry into force of the deep and broad economic reforms that we have launched to improve the investment and business climate.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We welcome, on the occasion of the 2nd Session of this Continental Conference, the significant positive results which crowned its 1st session held in Algiers, particularly with regard to the establishment of the continental roadmap for startups and the adoption of the Algiers Declaration for the development of startups in Africa, decisions supported by the 42nd session of the Executive Council of the African Union.

This is part of the African Union's efforts to implement its Agenda 2063 with a view to building an integrated and prosperous Africa which counts on its own strengths, particularly young people, in order to initiate a global dynamic which relies on a developed economy, and works to change the vision of partners vis-à-vis Africa, from a source of plundered wealth, to a partner concerned with its interests within the framework of the balance of interests in international economic relations , in a fair and just world order.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Africa is not condemned to record high unemployment rates, or to remain the object of greed and plunder of wealth, at a time when it has the highest rate of young people in the world. The time has come to recognize the scale of the challenge, to catch up and work to promote capacities and know-how in the creation of businesses and the encouragement of creativity and innovation, with a view to to increase productivity and economic growth capable of strengthening the independence of political and economic decision-making.

From this perspective, the adoption of entrepreneurship based on innovation appears as one of the main mechanisms for combating the problem of unemployment, hence the need for African governments to grant full interest to startups which have proven their ability to raise numerous economies in Europe and Asia to high levels of economic performance, wealth creation and meeting the foundations of sustainable development.

These startups are certainly able to meet the development challenges in Africa, in a competitive economic environment enabling them to pave the way for initiatives and the strengthening of continental cooperation in the field of the knowledge economy and the improvement of business climate and innovation.

Ladies and gentlemen,

I take the opportunity of your meeting, you Africans, businessmen and project leaders, to call on you to coordinate your efforts with a view to integrating the concepts of startups, innovation and entrepreneurship into the systems economies of our countries, through the optimal exploitation of the assets and capacities of African youth who have reached high levels of mastery of the flow of information and knowledge offered by new technologies.

As part of strengthening joint African action, I would like to underline the importance of the initiative relating to the creation of a workshop open to dialogue and consultation. A space within which you put in place policies and working methods aimed at promoting the innovative capacities of African youth, attracting highly qualified human resources from abroad through their integration into development projects in African countries, while preserving the professional and scientific status of the skills of the diaspora returning to their countries to contribute to local development efforts.

Ladies and gentlemen,

We affirm, from this platform, Algeria's commitment to making its experience in startups available to African brothers through spaces for exchanging expertise, like this important Conference of startups... Because, in this pioneering country in the defense of Africa's interests, we are proud of the African activist legacy, and believe in the imperative of freeing our continent from the colonialist doctrine which feeds on the rent of a bygone influence.

In Algeria, a country faithful to its African belonging, we are attached to this belonging and to our glorious common activist journey, which imposes on us a new and renewed African vision, conscious of common continental interests, in order to raise our continent to the place which it deserves. appropriate, in the context of current and future regional and international balances, and in a world experiencing unbridled and extremely complex developments and mutations.

I wish the work of your 2nd Conference the achievement of the expected results, and announce the official opening of its work.

May the peace and blessings of God be upon you."

Lower House: Finance Bill 2024 adopted by majority.(APS, 06/12/2023)


ALGIERS- The People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) adopted Tuesday, by a majority, the Finance Bill for 2024, providing expenses of over DZD15,275 billion, including 18% for public investment.

The vote took place in a plenary session chaired by Mr. Brahim Boughali, President of the APN, in the presence of the Minister of Finance, Laaziz Faid and members of the government.

This new text of the Law was developed as part of the implementation of the medium-term budgetary framework (2024-2026), and provides for revenues of 9,105.3 billion DA, including 3,512.3 billion DA of revenue for the oil taxation.

As for expenditure in 2024, it will amount to 15,292.47 billion DA for commitment authorizations and 15,275.28 billion DA for payment credits.

The State budget for the year 2024 is distributed, depending on the nature of the expenditure, on expenditure dedicated to personnel, of the order of 5,155.67 billion DA, expenditure on management of services 632.87 billion DA , investment expenditure estimated at 2,894.58 billion DA in commitment authorization and 2,809.36 billion DA in payment credits.

Regarding the new public investment program, the budgetary envelope planned for the year 2024 dedicated to new operations is estimated at 2,405.33 billion DA in commitment authorization and 1,356.57 billion DA in credit appropriations. payment.

Furthermore, the allocations planned for the year 2024 for the reassessment of operations in progress reached 489.25 billion DA in commitment authorization and 396.82 billion DA in payment credits.

The PLF 2024 forecasts economic growth of 4.2%.

It was developed on the basis of a reference price for the price of a barrel of oil of 60 dollars during the period 2024-2026, and 70 dollars for the estimated price of a barrel of crude oil.

Exports of goods are expected to amount to USD 49.8 billion in 2024, while imports are expected to increase by 7.1% compared to the 2023 closing forecast and will reach USD 43.5 billion.

Thus, the trade balance will record a surplus between 2024 and 2026 to reach 6.3 billion USD in 2024, 2.9 billion USD and 4.2 billion USD in 2025 and 2026.

The text provided for several legislative measures aimed mainly at preserving the purchasing power of citizens, supporting investment, and facilitating and digitizing tax procedures.

Concerning the measures taken to support investment and the national economy, the PLF 2024 provided for the abolition of the Tax on professional activity in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in addition to the tax incentives proposed for several activities.

The President of the National Independent Election Authority (ANIE), Mr. Mohamed Charfi, affirms “perfect mastery” of the electoral register.(APS,06/12/2023)


MEDEA - The President of the National Independent Elections Authority (ANIE), Mr. Mohamed Charfi, affirmed Tuesday in Médéa, a “perfect mastery” of the electoral register thanks to the periodic revisions carried out since 2021.

He assured that "great efforts" have been undertaken to achieve "perfect control" of the electoral file which should "further strengthen the credibility and instil greater transparency" of future electoral meetings.

“The consistency of the electoral register has always been at the center of the criticisms and reproaches expressed by the stakeholders in the elections, and in order to guarantee greater transparency in the elections and their credibility, we have made the necessary corrections through the cleaning up the lists of people registered in this file", declared Mr. Charfi.

He indicated, in this context, that the digitalization of registration operations and the promulgation of regulatory texts governing these operations “made it possible to eliminate nearly a million double registrations between 2021 and 2023”.

“Control of the electoral register will not only strengthen the credibility of the next elections, but also ensure the security of the latter and protect the choice of voters,” he added, stressing that “the 2020 Constitution establishes the principle of the sacredness of the free choice of voters".

For his part, the Legal Advisor at ANIE level, Hamid Bouhadi, discussed the aspect relating to the progress of the ordinary revision of the electoral lists which began on November 5 and which ends this Tuesday, December 5.

He revealed that "more than 960 thousand people were eliminated from the electoral lists during the period 2021 until 2023, including 650 thousand people for double registration on the electoral register and 312 thousand people for death".

The preliminary results of this latest revision presented by this official mention the elimination of more than 340 thousand people for double registration and 412 thousand new registrants.

According to Mr. Bouhadi, the electorate is estimated, at the close of the revision operation, at 23,240,286 voters.

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights welcomes Algeria's efforts.(APS, 06/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Mary Lawlor, described, Tuesday, her visit to Algeria as "fruitful", while commending the government for its efforts to facilitate this visit.

“I would first like to sincerely thank the government for its invitation and for the extraordinary efforts that have been made to facilitate a successful visit,” she said during a press conference during which she presented an overview of the report she will submit to the UN Human Rights Council in March 2025.

“By inviting me to make a visit, the Algerian Government clearly proves that it is ready to engage as it should on issues relating to human rights defenders,” she noted, making observing that "it would have been much easier not to respond to my request, as other States have done."

Recalling that Algeria sits on the UN Human Rights Council, Ms. Lawlor said that during her 10-day visit to Algeria (from November 25 to December 5), she met members government, civil servants and representatives of civil society and traveled to several wilayas of the country.

“The number of high-level meetings granted to me demonstrates the commitment of the Algerian government to engage seriously with the United Nations special procedures and to work for better protection of human rights defenders” , she underlined, noting that “the vast majority of these meetings took place in an atmosphere of mutual respect and constructive engagement”.

Furthermore, and to a question on the genocide perpetrated by the Zionist army in Gaza, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders said she was "moved", while qualifying this what is happening in Gaza is “painful” and “generalized genocide”.

Ms. Lawlor indicated that she "condemns" what the Zionist army is committing "against the innocents and all the burned children", stressing having called for "a ceasefire".

She also supported the suggestion to "reform the UN Security Council component", noting that "the permanent members of the Council opposed this reform for fear of losing their right of veto".

The National Tourism Office (ONT) participates in the Doha Horticultural Exhibition.(APS, 06/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The National Tourism Office (ONT) is participating in the Horticultural Exhibition of Doha (Qatar) through the organization of the tourism and crafts week from December 6 to 11, said Tuesday a press release from the 'office.

“As part of the promotion of the Algerian tourist destination on an international scale, the ONT is participating in the Doha Horticultural Exhibition (Expo 2023 Doha) in Qatar, with a rich program, at the level of the Algerian stand, aimed at to raise awareness of the tourist diversity, crafts and cultural heritage of Algeria, through the organization of the tourism and crafts week from December 6 to 11,” said the same source.

The ONT will be accompanied by operators from the tourism sector and Algerian artisans, who “will introduce people to the authentic Algerian cultural heritage,” added the press release.

This exhibition, under the theme "A green desert, a better environment", will also make it possible to "publicize the creations of artisans who use recycled products as part of environmental protection, through workshops dedicated to Algerian crafts", concludes the same source.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs awarding ceremony of President Award for Professional Journalist.(APS,04/12/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Sunday, at the International Centre of Conferences (CIC), the awarding ceremony of the President Award for Professional Journalist in its 9th edition.

The themes retained for this edition are: “The new Algeria and the issue of food and water security,” “The new Algeria: Strengthening youth’s capacities and creativity” and “the energy security and its geopolitical dimensions.”

In the category of written press, the first prize went to journalist Samia Boulaloua of El Hiwar newspaper, the second prize to the journalist Assia Boucetta from Horizons newspaper and the third prize was given to the journalist Lamia Harzelaoui from Al Fadjr paper.

For the audiovisual media, the first prize was awarded to journalist Sofiane Meknine, the second to journalist Amar Helas and the third prize went to the journalist Nadira Araou from the public establishment of Television (EPTV).

In the radio media category, the journalists Ikram Tchetioui and Mohamed Amine Bedri from the National Radio won the first prize, while the second went to the journalist Imane Djama from the Radio of Mila and the third prize was awarded to the journalist Nora Saihi from Radio Channel II.

In the electronic press category, the first prize was awarded to the journalists Ali Guettaf and Bachir Bounoua from the electronic newspaper “Chebab TV,” while the second went to Ahmed Kecita from the electronic newspaper “La Patrie News” and the third prize to the journalist Abdelhakim Belghit from Algeria Press Service (APS).

On this occasion, the chairman of the jury of the 9th edition of the President of the Republic’s Award for Professional Journalist, Belkacem Ahcene Djaballah, and the members of the jury were honored.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives the Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC).(APS, 04/12/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, received, Sunday, the Secretary General of the African National Congress (ANC) of the Republic of South Africa, Fikile Mbalula, and the delegation accompanying him on his visit to Algeria, indicates a press release from the Ministry.

The meeting allowed both parties to review the state and prospects of relations between Algeria and South Africa, the press release said.

On this occasion, the two officials "said they were proud of the rich revolutionary and militant history linking the two countries and the two brotherly peoples, which history has forged the identity of the two countries, unified their positions in the defense of the oppressed and strengthened their joint efforts to make the aspirations of the African continent heard on an international scale", concludes the same source.

Algeria elected to chair UNIDO's 20th General Conference.(APS,04/12/2023)


VIENNA- Algeria, represented by its permanent delegate in Vienna, Ambassador Larbi Latroche, was elected to chair the 20th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), held in Vienna (Austria) from 27 November to 1 December.

The election of Algeria to the Vice-Presidency of UNIDO, on behalf of the African group, is part of the dynamics of Algerian diplomacy at the regional and international levels, under the leadership of the President of the Republic , Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

In his capacity as Vice-President of the session, Ambassador Latroche chaired, last Wednesday, the sessions of the conference, under the theme "Fair globalization: innovative solution for the industry of tomorrow".

Speaking during the general debate as head of the Algerian delegation, Ambassador Latroche affirmed that "industrial development in Algeria is an objective of national dimension and a strategic choice, as the main lever of a productive economic project" .

Furthermore, the Algerian delegation informed the conference participants of efforts aimed at strengthening the national legal arsenal with a view to integrating the climate dimension into the various public development policies, in accordance with Algeria's international commitments.

In this wake, the members of the delegation highlighted the role of the Commission for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CEREFE) in creating synergy between the different sectors in favor of the development of renewable energies in Algeria, like green hydrogen.

At the continental level, the Algerian delegation welcomed the new UNIDO strategy for Africa 2023-2025, calling on the director general of the organization to “accelerate the development of programs responding to the needs and aspirations of Africa” .

As part of its contribution to the revival of development in Africa, Algeria will host, from December 5 to 7, 2023, the 2nd edition of the African Start-up Congress, the head of the Algerian delegation announced to participants.

Agricultural production: Algeria able to achieve self-sufficiency within two years.(APS, 04/12/2023)


BOUMERDES- Secretary General of the National Union of Algerian Farmers (UNPA), Abdellatif Dilmi, said on Saturday in Boumerdes that Algeria is " able to achieve, within two years, self-sufficiency in various agricultural products, if all the necessary production conditions are met."

"We are able to achieve self-sufficiency in a variety of agricultural products, particularly those for mass consumption, in just two years, if all the necessary production conditions are met," said Dilmi in a statement to the press on the sidelines of the ceremony to celebrate the 49th anniversary of the founding of the UNPA, held in Boumerdes.

"Algeria has capacities and resources that can be exploited to boost the agricultural sector and achieve self-sufficiency," he added citing university graduates and managers, groundwater and the vast fertile lands of the South and the High Plains.

The Secretary General of the UNPA said that, as part of the drive to achieve self-sufficiency, the country was currently focusing on the south, where "a total area of almost 450,000 hectares has been allocated to agricultural investors," stressing the need to " attract investors and provide them with all the means of production they need to facilitate their work, particularly in terms of opening up roads and highways and supplying electricity and water.

Dilmi further praised the decisions taken by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to "encourage farmers to continue their efforts to promote agricultural production," including in particular "free seed and fertiliser and the deferment of repayment of their loans from 3 to 4 years."

He called on producers in various agricultural sectors to "redouble their efforts to promote the agricultural sector and achieve self-sufficiency."

The event, held at the Boumerdes University, was also marked by an exhibition of agricultural products and banking services for the sector, as well as services provided by employment agencies and start-ups.

The event ended with the presentation of approvals to agricultural cooperatives. Farmers and UNPA executives were also honoured on this occasion.

Food products: Government discusses means to speed up implementation of President's orientations.(APS,30/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Prime Minister Nadir Larbaoui chaired on Wednesday a government meeting to discuss the means aimed at speeding up the implementation of the orientations made by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to strengthen the purchasing power of citizens and guarantee the availability of a variety of widely consumed food products.

According to a statement by the Prime Minister's office, the government heard a " presentation by the Minister of Trade and Export Promotion on measures to limit fluctuations in the prices of consumer goods and to regulate their markets, by guaranteeing a regular and permanent supply to national markets, and by combating commercial speculation."

In this regard, the Prime Minister has issued a series of orientations on the need to supply national markets with various consumer products and to contain imbalances within specific timeframes, the same source said.

He also instructed "the government members to place the citizens' economic and social concerns at the centre of the government's priorities, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic," the source concluded.

Algeria unanimously reappointed to the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons for a two-year term.(APS, 30/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Algeria was unanimously reappointed Wednesday by the 28th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention to sit on the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), for the Africa region, for a two-year term, starting May 12, 2024.

At the same time, Algeria was elected, in the person of Ambassador Salima Abdelhak, to the presidency of the Plenary Committee of the 28th session of the Conference of States Parties, by consensus, for the Africa region. .

These two elections represent a renewal of confidence in our country's positive role in the field of chemical disarmament and its commitment to achieving the objectives of the Chemical Weapons Convention. Algeria will continue to work in cooperation with the members of the Council, whose chemical industries are the most important in the world, with a view to developing policies and initiatives aimed at strengthening global security, preventing the proliferation of chemical weapons and the promotion of international cooperation in this area.

It should be noted that Algeria is participating in the work of this session with a large delegation made up of representatives of the National Authority responsible for the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the national community. abroad and the Permanent Representation of Algeria to the OPCW, headed by the Permanent Representative Ambassador Salima Abdelhak.

The Ambassador made a national statement at this session highlighting issues of interest to our country in the chemical field as well as other issues of international relevance, such as the war against Gaza for which the delegation Algerian authorities had placed a sign in solidarity with the Palestinian people who are living under unprecedented brutal aggression during this period.

She underlined the need to preserve the achievements made within the framework of the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the need to promote cooperation between States on the basis of a constructive and inclusive dialogue in order to move away of the polarization and politicization of the work of the Organization and reach consensual decisions allowing the promotion of International Peace and Security.

She also noted the role played by Algeria in contributing to the activities of the Organization aimed at strengthening the capacities of African States in achieving the objectives of the Convention. She highlighted the organization by Algeria of the Chemex Africa exercise, in collaboration with the OPCW Technical Secretariat from September 23 to October 4, 2023, the success of which was underlined by both the Director General of the Organization by several delegations during the session.

Furthermore, she reiterated Algeria's desire to continue its fruitful cooperation with the Technical Secretariat by organizing several events which would contribute to assisting African States in meeting security challenges in the chemical field, in particular activities which fall within the framework of the fight against chemical terrorism, which constitutes one of the priorities of the Organization following the completion of the destruction of all declared stockpiles of chemical weapons last July.

On this occasion, the Permanent Representative of Algeria addressed the principle of the universality of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which also represents one of the fundamental objectives of the Convention, stressing the urgency of giving it particular importance to the light of the aggression against the Palestinian people. In this regard, she asked the Director General and the Technical Secretariat to continue working with the States Parties to the Convention with a view to making this principle a reality.

Furthermore, while welcoming the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of South Sudan and the Director General of the Organization in Algiers, on October 3, 2023, on the sidelines of the Chemex Africa exercise, she wished to indicate that there are great fears that the Zionist occupier, who is not a member of the Convention, could resort to the use of chemical weapons in its aggression against Palestinians who are facing an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe.

In her statement, she expressed Algeria's support for the request made by the State of Palestine to the Technical Secretariat relating to the provision of technical assistance in the case of the use of chemical weapons and the opening of an investigation into the use of such weapons in Palestine, a State party to the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Approval to the appointment of the new Ambassador of Algeria to Uzbekistan.(APS,30/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Uzbek Government has given its approval to the appointment of Mr. Mohamed Irki, as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Algerian Democratic and Popular Republic to Uzbekistan, said, Wednesday, a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the National Community Abroad.

Holding of the 1st Session of Algerian-Azerbaijani political consultations.(APS, 30/11/2023)


The first meeting of political consultations between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria was held in Baku, Report informs, citing the Ministry.

The holding of this first Session of political consultations comes after the signing by the two countries of a bilateral agreement in August 2022. To this end, the two parties reviewed the state of bilateral relations and the prospects for their promotion in the light of the work plan agreed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries during the visit, last July to Baku, of Mr. Ahmed Attaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community at Foreign, which plan places at the top of its priorities the strengthening of institutional mechanisms capable of strengthening bilateral cooperation, added the press release.

The two parties agreed, during these consultations, to intensify the exchange of visits at different levels, as well as to work towards preparing the signing of bilateral agreements currently being negotiated during the next deadlines scheduled between the two countries, according to the press release.

These consultations were an opportunity to exchange views on a number of regional and international issues of common interest, we read in the press release.

"The frank and fruitful exchange made it possible to clarify positions on the question of Western Sahara and that of Karabakh, which are totally distinct questions under international law, which also made it possible to refute the misinterpretations by certain parties of this question,” notes the press release.

The SG of MAE met, during his visit, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Djeyhoun Bairamov, as well as the Diplomatic Advisor to the Azerbaijani Presidency, Mr. Hikmet Hajiyev, concludes the press release.

Agriculture: Algerian, Tunisian operators insist on need to exploit cooperation opportunities.(APS, 30/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Algerian and Tunisian economic operators stressed on Wednesday in Algiers importance of economic and commercial cooperation in the field of agriculture and the agri-food industry, by exploiting the investment and partnership opportunities available in this area.

These operators spoke during the Algerian-Tunisian Economic Forum, organized by the Arab-African Center for Investment and Development (CAAID), under the theme “Opportunities and challenges of sustainable development”.

The Forum was an opportunity to highlight the economic potential of both parties and highlight the contribution of cooperation and bilateral partnership in strengthening the economies of the two countries.

Speaking on this occasion, the president of CAAID, Amine Boutalbi indicated that “achieving food security is dependent on strengthening the agriculture sector and the agri-food industry.”

According to him, it is a question of exploiting the existing skills and economic capacities in the two countries, particularly in the agri-food industries which will inevitably contribute to the prosperity of the national economy and the achievement of sustainable development.

“The agricultural sector in Algeria attracts the interest of many foreign investors. Collaboration with the Tunisian side will help promote Algerian products and market them in world markets,” he said.

For his part, the Director of Promotion and Support for Economic Exchanges at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Rabah Fassih, affirmed that this Forum aims to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, not only by increasing trade, but also by strengthening partnership and investment in various sectors, particularly the agricultural sector, and working together to access foreign markets such as the African and Gulf markets.

Mr. Fassih noted that Algeria was an essential partner in the free trade zone, and that Tunisia has the necessary experience in the agricultural sector, and therefore, cooperation between the two parties “will be beneficial to the Agriculture sector and will further develop it.”

In this regard, he recalled the legal arsenal which allows investors to work with complete ease, such as the investment law and the monetary and banking law.

In turn, the Director of agricultural investment at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Zahreddine Salhi, called for the promotion of agricultural investment, especially since the sector's strategy is based on the promotion of investment through the new laws, and works to bring together all the appropriate conditions for a successful investment.

The representative of the Algerian Investment Promotion Agency (AAPI), Leila Djadri reviewed, in her presentation, the advantages of the new law relating to investment and the profound reforms undertaken by Algeria, in particular adoption of digitalization to facilitate and simplify procedures.

For the Tunisian side, the president of the Tunisia-Africa Cooperation Council, Mr. Anis Jaziri, indicated that the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries requires the promotion of trade and the intensification of Algerian-African investment campaigns. Tunisian, while ensuring that it takes advantage of commercial expertise, which would contribute to the development of the agricultural sector in both countries.

The Tunisian Ambassador to Algeria, Ramdhane Elfayedh, insisted on the need to achieve "economic integration between the two countries in accordance with the guidelines of the high authorities", welcoming, at the same time, the "privileged" bilateral relations that it is important to “promote more”.

He considered that the organization of such meetings between businessmen from the two countries constitutes an opportunity to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives new Secretary General of the National Liberation Front Party.(APS,29/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Tuesday the new Secretary General of the National Liberation Front (FLN) Party, Abdelkrim Benmbarek, at the latter's request, according to a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.

The FLN reaffirms its support for the program of the President of the Republic

The Secretary General of the National Liberation Front Party (FLN), Abdelkrim Benmbarek reaffirmed, Tuesday in Algiers, his party's support for the program of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, with a view to promoting the place of youth in society and improve the purchasing power of citizens.

Speaking to the press at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Benmbarek indicated that this meeting, held at his request, had allowed the examination of questions relating to developments occurring at the levels national and international, affirming to have received, from the President of the Republic "advice in the best interests of the country, while insisting on the unification of the ranks and the consolidation of the internal front, in addition to the development of the FLN and the achieving a qualitative leap through the encouragement of executives and scientific skills to carry the torch into the future.

In this regard, the SG of the FLN indicated that the program of the patri "intersects with that of the President of the Republic whom we strongly support".

“This program encourages youth by attaching great importance to it, particularly with regard to the creation of start-ups,” he underlined, adding that it “also aims to improve purchasing power of the citizen through various measures and decisions taken by President Tebboune to this effect, including the increase in salaries and the establishment of unemployment benefit.

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People: President of the Republic’s message.(APS, 29/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune sent Tuesday a message on the eve of the celebration of the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (November 29), translated by APS:

"In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful,

May the prayers of Allah be upon the last of the Prophets and Messengers, we celebrate today the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in particular and painful conditions marked by the aggression of the barbaric occupier against the Gaza Strip and the occupied territories.

On this occasion, we reaffirm Algeria's constant commitment to supporting the legitimate struggle of the Palestinian people and their just cause to recover all their inalienable and non-negotiable rights, foremost among which is their right to the establishment of an independent Palestinian state on the borders of June 4, 1967, with Al Quds Al Sharif as its capital, in accordance with United Nations (UN) resolutions and relevant international references.

We bow with deference to the heavy sacrifices of the Palestinian people and their prolonged suffering from the plots and hardships that have targeted their land, unity and holy places, and pay tribute to this resilient people despite all the heinous violations they face, and the desperate attempts to liquidate their cause and abort the foundations on which any solution to end the occupation and the tragedy of the Palestinian brothers might rest.

This day of solidarity comes at a time when the Palestinian people, in all parts of their land and particularly in the Gaza Strip, are facing horrific criminal aggression aimed at ethnically eliminating them.

The Zionist occupation, which has failed to extinguish the flame of struggle in the heart of this resistant people, is attempting this time, by committing heinous crimes in the rank of crimes against humanity, apartheid and crimes of extermination, to eliminate it existentially.

It is a situation that adds to the iniquitous siege imposed on the Gaza Strip, and constitutes a perseverance in murder, destruction, the provocation of famine and despair, against the principles of humanity.

All this is happening while the international community and the specialized bodies of the United Nations shamefully and gravely fail to stop the war machine unleashed against defenseless people. This places upon us, the promoters of just peace, the responsibility to redouble our efforts, to work to ensure that the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter prevail, to provide the necessary protection for the Palestinian people, to put an end to the historic injustice of which they are the victims, and to mobilize immediately to save the peace process, which is experiencing an unprecedented stalemate.

This will only be possible if we force the occupation to comply with the resolutions of international legality, to commit itself to respecting the rules of international law, and to make progress in strengthening the legal and diplomatic gains of the Palestinian people, notably by stepping up efforts to enable Palestine to obtain full membership of the United Nations.

On this occasion, I reiterate Algeria's categorical rejection of all attempts to erase this just cause, whether through the imposition of the fait accompli policy through which the occupation attempts to undermine the identity of the Islamic and Christian holy places in the occupied territories, or to change their demographic composition through its colonization policies, or attempts to circumvent the truths of history and legality through fictitious agreements that will change nothing to the substance of the question. Attempts whose fate, as all past historical experience has confirmed, is doomed to disappear.

In conclusion, I would like to emphasize that Algeria, which paid a high price to recover its sovereignty and independence, and whose land witnessed the proclamation of the Palestinian State thirty-five years ago, will remain faithful to its commitment to support the causes of liberation, and will spare no effort to support the resistance of the Palestinian people until the full recovery of all their rights.

May the peace, mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you".

Justice Ministry, Prosecutor General of Russian Federation sign cooperation Protocol.(APS,29/11/2023)


ALGIERS- A cooperation protocol was signed Tuesday, in Algiers, between the Ministry of Justice and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, laying the foundations for “effective and efficient” bilateral institutional cooperation between the two parties.

This Protocol was co-signed by the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, Abderrachid Tabi and the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation, Valerian Shuvaev.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, the Minister welcomed the quality of Algerian-Russian relations of a strategic nature, affirming that "Algeria grants, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, an interest particular to bilateral cooperation with Russia, evidenced by the pace and level of visits exchanged between officials of the two countries, the last of which was the visit of the President of the Republic to Russia last June and which was crowned by the signing of the Declaration of Deep Strategic Partnership between the two countries.

After affirming that cooperation in judicial matters is "an integral part of the dynamics experienced by deep relations" between Algeria and Russia, Mr. Tabi said he was "satisfied with this achievement (Cooperation Protocol) which sets the foundations of effective and efficient institutional cooperation.

For the Minister, institutional cooperation on both sides complements the framework of the agreement in force, in view of its clauses which concern the exchange of information and experiences in matters of prevention and fight against serious forms of crime, including transnational organized crime, money laundering, corruption crimes, as well as electronic crimes.

The clauses also include the illegal use of cryptocurrencies, the fight against cryptoassets, human trafficking, organ trafficking, environmental crimes, the illegal transfer of funds abroad, as well as cooperation for restitution of embezzled funds.

The forms of cooperation established under this protocol, explains the Minister, will make it possible to identify all the legal and regulatory provisions in force in the two countries, in addition to the exchange of experiences and good practices, which will contribute to “the development of human resources through the strengthening of the capacities of magistrates and executives of the two countries, while respecting the principle of separation of powers and skills of each party”.

The Minister indicated that the legal and judicial cooperation relations between the two countries were framed by the judicial convention relating to cooperation in criminal matters signed in Algeria in October 2017, pending, he added, the entry into force of the extradition agreement signed in Russia in June 2022.

He also indicated that the Agreement on judicial and legal cooperation in civil and criminal matters signed in Algeria with the Soviet Union in February 1982 "is still valid."

For his part, the Attorney General of the Russian Federation stressed that cooperation between Algeria and his country "is experiencing developments in many areas", adding that "the two parties agreed to work together to fight against serious crimes including terrorism, tax evasion and cybercrime.

He further affirmed that the consolidation of ties between the two parties “allows us to strengthen the strategic partnership” between Algeria and Russia.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives credentials from four new Ambassadors to Algeria.(APS,28/11/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Monday the credentials of four new resident Ambassadors, according to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic.

" President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received on Monday the credentials of four new resident Ambassadors," said the source.

These are "His Excellency, Pekka Hyvonen, in his capacity as Ambassador of the Republic of Finland, His Excellency, Ignace Ngakala, in his capacity as Ambassador of the Republic of Congo, His Excellency, Sidi Mohamed Mohamed Abdallah, in his capacity as Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, and His Excellency, Imani Salum Njalikai, in his capacity as Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania," added the source.

The ceremony took place in the presence of Acting Director of Staff at the Presidency of the Republic, Boualem Boualem, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf.

The Tanzanian Ambassador: "Developing bilateral relations"

Mr Iman Salom Ngalikai stressed the need to develop Algerian-Tanzanian relations in the best interests of both countries and peoples. In a statement to the press, Mr Ngalikai said that he "will work tirelessly for the development and consolidation of bilateral relations, especially for the rapprochement between the two peoples". He added that he will work "to implement the memorandum of understanding and the hydrocarbons' agreement signed last August with Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC)".

The Mauritanian Ambassador : "Proud of its fraternal relations with Algeria"

Sidi Mohamed Mohamed Abdallah expressed his country's pride to maintain fraternal relations with Algeria, and its desire to strengthen and broaden them in all areas. In a statement to the press, the ambassador said that he had conveyed to the President of the Republic the greetings of his brother President Mohamed Ould El-Ghazaouani, stating that Mauritania "is proud of the fraternal relations that link the two brotherly countries, at both popular and official levels, and aspires to strengthen and broaden them to include all areas".

The Finnish Ambassador: "Promoting economic relations"

"We wish to promote economic and commercial cooperation with Algeria through the implementation of joint projects", declared the new ambassador after the presentation of his credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune. He also stressed the importance for the two countries to work together to strengthen their cooperation in various fields, citing renewable energies in particular. Highlighting the "very warm" relations between Algeria and Finland, the new ambassador recalled that his country was among the first to recognise Algeria's independence in 1962.

The Congolese Ambassador: "Benefit from Algeria's experience in the oil industry"

"First of all, I conveyed to the President of the Republic the fraternal greetings of his brother, the President of the Republic of Congo, Mr Denis Sassou N'Guesso", he declared at the end of the ceremony of presentation of his credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr Abdelmadjid Tebboune. He said that the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic was an opportunity to "review bilateral cooperation" between Algeria and the Congo and to "reaffirm the historic ties of friendship and fraternity linking the two countries", recalling that the Congo opened its embassy in Algiers in 1967. Referring to the energy cooperation between the two countries, the new Congolese ambassador maintained that his country had benefited from Algeria's assistance on several occasions, particularly in the oil industry, pointing out that "the first audit on the oil industry in Congo was carried out by Algeria". He also recalled that "President Sassou N'Guessou was trained in Algeria, as were many other Congolese executives who were trained at the Cherchell military academy". Maintaining that "Algeria is the only country today that has succeeded in eradicating terrorism", the ambassador affirmed that his country wished to "benefit from the experience of Algeria in the fight against terrorism", especially as this scourge is "still present in the Sahel and at Lake Chad", he added. He argued, in this regard, that Presidents Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Sassou N'Guessou, who had meetings "at the highest level", had a "convergence of views" on this issue.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf receives UN SG's special representative in Libya.(APS, 28/11/2023)


In a statement to the press at the end of the meeting, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf expressed Algeria's support for the ongoing efforts of the UN envoy to end the Libyan crisis and enable the country to regain its place and its role in the various regional and international arenas to which it belongs, praising his ongoing coordination with Algeria.

The Minister SAID that "the rich and in-depth discussions he had with Abdoulaye Bathily made it possible to stress that the international and regional context, overwhelmed by conflicts, crises and tensions, must not make us forget that the brotherly Libyan people still need the support of the international community to meet the challenges imposed by the current period and unite their ranks to put an end to the crisis."

He reiterated that Algeria, which has always stood by Libya "by word and deed, reaffirms today that it will remain faithful to its policy and its position on the crisis that threatens the security, stability and unity of this brotherly neighbouring country, and will continue to give its full support and commitment to the efforts being made by both the UN and the African Union (AU)."

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf welcomed the efforts made under the aegis of the two organisations, stressing that the UN and African processes "are interdependent in their approach, complementary in their aims, and support each other in achieving the ultimate objective of putting an end to the crisis, turning the page on divisions and restoring cohesion" between Libyans.

In this respect, he felt that the electoral process, for which the UN is working to bring together the legal and political conditions necessary for its success as a permanent and lasting solution to the Libyan crisis, also needs a process of national reconciliation, which the AU is working to promote as a consensual platform bringing Libyans together, "within the framework of a comprehensive and inclusive national project, far from any tug-of-war and divisions, and far from the law of the strongest."

According to Attaf, the consultations were "a valuable opportunity to find out about the progress made in these two processes, supported directly by Algeria through the use of its experience and resources for the benefit of the Libyan brothers, and indirectly through the UN and the AU, in particular the high-level African Commission, of which Algeria is an active member".

The Minister of Foreign Affairs said that he and the UN envoy had welcomed the "fruitful" efforts made to adopt the legislation needed to oversee the electoral process in Libya, and to overcome the disputes that are hampering this process, as well as the meetings organised by the AU with the participation of the various Libyan political factions, as a prelude to the holding of an important national reconciliation conference.

For Attaf, "the Libyan crisis had no reason to exist, except because there was foreign military intervention, just as it should not have been prolonged, He reiterated Algeria's total rejection of all forms of intervention in Libya, whether political or military, and called for an end to it.

In the same vein, Attaf stressed "the imperative need to deal with this issue as a matter of priority, by referring to the relevant decisions adopted by the Security Council, and by respecting the commitments made at the various international conferences, in particular Berlin Conferences 1 and 2".

For his part, Bathily said that "the United Nations needs Algeria's experience to help the Libyans overcome the crisis they have been going through for several years now, because Algeria plays an important role in resolving the crisis", adding that "Algeria's experience in national reconciliation and its position as a member of the African Union panel could be of great use".

The UN official also stressed the importance of holding elections in Libya in order to provide the country with legitimate institutions, pointing out that the political fragmentation that Libya is currently experiencing "is having negative repercussions not only on peace in Libya, but also on peace and stability in neighbouring countries and in the Sahel region."

For the UN envoy, seeking "peace for the crisis in Libya means seeking peace and stability for the entire region."

Investment: South Korean Companies interested in the Algerian market .(APS,28/11/2023)


ALGIERS - South Korean companies, active in several fields, are interested in investing in Algeria, encouraged by favorable policies, dynamic economic diplomacy and legislative texts making industrial investment “attractive,” said the Ambassador from South Korea, You Ki Jun.

This interest of Korean companies, particularly in the mechanical sector but also other sectors, is particularly encouraged by "the favorable policies" undertaken by the high Algerian authorities in terms of the manufacturing industry in particular, estimated the South Korean diplomat during a a meeting organized Sunday evening with the national press.

Considering that the new Investment Law presents "a real attraction" for South Korean operators, he welcomed its implementation marked among other things by "proactive diplomacy" thus offering potential to be exploited for operators in his country through investment and strengthening economic cooperation between the two countries.

Furthermore, during this meeting, the various South Korean international cooperation agencies were presented.

In this context, the representative of the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) discussed the projects carried out in collaboration with Algerian institutions, citing the transfer of potato seed production technology (wilaya of Tiaret) and shrimp farming technology (Ouargla) in addition to the training of Algerian executives in South Korea.

In addition, KOICA also launched a cooperation project with Algerian customs in 2023 as part of the digitalization of the customs sector, notably with the installation of the one-stop shop.

During this meeting, the Korean Institute of Environmental Industry and Technology (KEITI) was also presented, whose representative announced that a new project had been launched in collaboration with the Agency. National Waste Authority (AND) aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions through the capture and combustion of methane gas emitted by waste landfill centers.

The institute has also carried out other cooperation projects with the AND, notably the project to improve waste management at the port of El Djamila (Algiers) and a training workshop for civil servants from waste disposal centers. waste.

KOTRA, another South Korean international cooperation agency, was also presented during this meeting. It is a government organization responsible for promoting South Korean foreign trade and investment.

It acts as a link between South Korean companies and Algerian companies, notably allowing the country's companies to supply automobile parts to their Algerian employees, but also medical equipment and inputs for the plastics industry as well as other raw materials.

In addition, the South Korean Partnership Agency for Agricultural Innovation (KOPIA) was presented.

This agency has been involved in several technology transfer projects in the agricultural sector in Algeria, particularly in the wheat, barley, sweet potatoes and strawberries sectors, as part of the improvement of productivity.

"Study in Algeria" label awarded to several Universities.(APS,28/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kamel Baddari, chaired on Monday in Algiers the ceremony awarding the "Study in Algeria" label to several universities that meet the educational and service criteria for welcoming international students.

On this occasion, Baddari affirmed his sector's commitment to working to improve the conditions for welcoming international students, who are "flocking in large numbers" to Algeria, particularly from African and Asian countries, "in view of the quality of teaching and the dynamism of the sector in terms of research and scientific innovation."

Algeria's aim in creating this label is "to create competitiveness between national universities with a view to improving the various services offered to international students."

Speaking on the sidelines of the award ceremony, Rachid Hamdi, the ministry's director of cooperation and university exchange, stressed that the aim of this initiative was to assess "the ability of national educational and university establishments to guarantee a favourable climate for welcoming international students."

For the choice of institutions, "40 evaluation criteria have been adopted", mainly relating to the management of universities and halls of residence and to the range of courses available in English in order to attract as many international students as possible. He added that the label is valid for only one year, to encourage universities to continue their efforts to improve the quality of their services.

"Nearly 75% of university establishments and halls of residence obtained the label in its first edition," emphasized Hamdi, recalling that the initiative was created last year by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

Through this initiative, the Ministry aims to make Algeria "the leading destination for international students, at least at regional level, by 2029", he said, calling on national diplomatic representations abroad to "promote Algeria as a scientific destination and raise the profile of Algerian universities abroad."

Press release from the Council of Ministers.(APS,27/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, chaired, on Sunday, a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the draft law governing mining activities, and to presentations relating to several economic sectors, indicates a press release from the Council of Ministers, of which here is the APS translation:

"Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, chaired today a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to the draft law governing mining activities, and to presentations relating to the opening of the capital of two public banks, to the conditions and terms of granting industrial land intended for the realization of investment projects, and to the evaluation of the compensation operation for fishermen.

After the opening of the meeting of the Council of Ministers by the President of the Republic and the presentation of a presentation by the Prime Minister on the activity of the Government over the last two weeks, the President gave the following instructions, guidance and instructions:

Concerning the draft law governing mining activities:

Mr. President affirmed that mines were among Algeria's strategic sectors, ordering the Government to postpone the approval of the bill in order to further enrich it and involve specialists and experts in anticipation of the opening of this activity to the Algerian operator, especially since the country is experiencing dynamics in the new industrial fabric and is able to exploit this wealth and increase its profitability as part of the national development process.

Concerning the presentation relating to the opening of the capital of two public banks:

- Mr. President of the Republic emphasized the imperative to take into account during the operation of opening the capital of the two public banks, namely the Algerian Popular Credit (CPA) and the Banque de local development (BDL), modern management methods, especially as the operation aims to involve the private sector in the management of these important financial establishments, economic decision-making, and the creation of an advantageous competitive climate for our fellow citizens among bank customers.

- The opening of the capital of the two banks must stimulate investment and the job market, these two establishments having to set themselves up as models for financial institutions in terms of superior quality services and efficiency.

- Mr. President emphasized the imperative of placing the reform of the banking system within the framework of a new global and integrated approach capturing funds circulating outside the banking circuit, in order to make the year 2024 the year of profound banking reform.

Concerning the conditions and modalities for granting industrial land intended for the realization of investment projects:

- The President of the Republic instructed the Government to introduce more facilitation advantages into the operating system of the agency specializing in the granting of this type of land, far from all the administrative and bureaucratic complications, the objective being to fight against corruption and facilitate the missions of economic operators.

- Introduce among the missions of the Algerian Investment Promotion Agency, the proposal of land bases relating to both the private and public sectors, their preservation and management within the framework of a truly economic vision at the same time to accelerate investment.

Concerning the evaluation of the compensation operation for fishermen affected following the bad weather that occurred in the wilaya of Tipaza:

- The President of the Republic affirmed that the State will not abandon its children whose property has been destroyed in circumstances of force majeure caused by natural disasters, and that the dimension of solidarity of the State remains a principle constant.

- After having mentioned the settlement of this file, Mr. President ordered to find the necessary legal mechanisms to guarantee the management of these cases in the future, in particular through insurance companies and the bodies responsible for supervising these craft activities.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers approved decrees on appointments and terminations of positions in senior functions and positions in the State.

Security Council reform: President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune calls for addressing issue with "utmost diligence".(APS, 25/11/2023)


OYALA (Equatorial Guinea)- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said the unprecedented series of succeeding crises and conflicts in the world require that the international community, "today and more than ever," deal with the issue of the UN Security Council reform with the "utmost diligence," calling for righting the historical injustice done to the African continent.

In his address, read on his behalf Friday in Oyala, Equatorial Guinea, by the minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, during the works of the 5th African Union (AU) Summit of Group of Ten, concerned by the reform of the UN Security Council, President Tebboune said the summit "is being held in an international and regional context marked by many challenges‎ and risks, against a backdrop of a sharp crisis that has shaken the collective security system, especially as the UN Security Council has been hit recently by near-complete paralysis."

"The unprecedented succession of crises and conflicts and their proliferation, in the light of the inertia of the international community, which is facing difficulties in containing them, requires that this community, today and more than ever, address the UN Security Council reform issue with the utmost diligence and very rigorously," the president of the Republic said.

In this respect, the President cited "the crisis situation prevailing in Africa, especially in the Sahel-Saharan region that suffers from terrorism, organized crime and the spread of foci of tension and instability, in addition to the huge tragedy of the Palestinians, which is taking alarming proportions because of the UN's failure to stop the crimes of the Zionist occupation army and its violations of the international law."

This situation, President Tebboune said, "brought the UN Security Council reform issue to the surface," noting that the challenge of the reform is "not limited to the increase in the number of the emerging countries, on the top of which Africa," as "the sustainability of the multipolar International Organization is now in question, given the scale of the logic of equality of forces, polarization and the criteria for selectivity and discrimination, with the need to abide by the rules of the international law."

The President of the Republic deplored "the severe tensions and the major splits that now outline the international relations system."

"Africa's unified position must stress the need to develop an approach allowing this major UN body to be shielded from tensions and polarisation, and to focus more on its own role and responsibility in line with the UN Charter, insisting on a reform process restoring to the Council its effectiveness and ability to act against the increasing threats to international security and peace."

Algeria’s macro-economic situation remained sound in 2022.(APS,26/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Algeria’s overall macroeconomic situation remained sound in 2022, showing a general improvement of all the macro-financial indicators, despite the global geopolitical disruptions, said the Bank of Algeria (BA) in its report for 2022, during which Algeria has confirmed its post-pandemic recovery with a growth rate of 3.2% driven particularly by the non-hydrocarbon sectors.

“After showing a big resilience in the face of Covid-19 waves and their repercussions, the Algerian economy recoded good performance in 2022,” and “managed to strengthen its commercial balance, including the non-hydrocarbon exports, and increase its foreign exchange reserves in a context marked by very low foreign debt,” said the Bank of Algeria, noting “a persistent inflationary pressures, notably those arising from imports and which remains a short and long-terms major challenge.”

The economic activity witnessed, in 2022, a significant growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) reaching 3.2% (with a GDP amounting to DZD27,688.8 billion in value in 2022) after a severe recession of 5.1% in 2020 following the pandemic chock, and a 3.4% recovery in 2021.

It is a “performance reflecting a dynamic of the economic activity” as the real non-hydrocarbon GDP growth increased from 2.3% in 2021 to 4.3% in 2022, while that of hydrocarbons decreased by 0.6% in 2022 after a strong growth of 10.5% a year earlier.

The agricultural sector recorded a growth of 5.8%, an almost stable growth in volume reaching 5.2% for the industrial sector in 2022, while that of market services recorded a growth of 5.5% in 2022 (against 4.9% in 2021), and a growth of 2.8% for the non-market services in 2022 against 1.5% in 2021.

The overall balance of payments had significantly increased in 2022 with a surplus of USD18.47 billion against a deficit of USD1.48 billion a year earlier, according to the data of the central Bank which underlined Algeria’s solid overall foreign position with the increase in the foreign exchange reserves, which increased from USD45.3 billion by the end of 2021 to USD60.99 billion by the end of 2022 amidst a low foreign debt.

According to the report which features the evolution of the activities of the country’s economic operators in 2022, the monetary policy implemented by the Bank of Algeria in 2022 was reflected in the gradual standardization actions, notably via the lifting of exceptional precautionary mitigation measures adopted in March 2020, because of the health crisis of Covid-19.

Opening of the International Exhibition of Real Estate Developers and Smart Homes (e-logia 2023) with the participation of 126 exhibitors.(APS,25/11/2023)


ORAN - The tenth edition of the International Exhibition of Real Estate Developers and Smart Homes (e-logia 2023) opened on Friday, with the participation of 126 exhibitors, said the commissioner of this event, Akram Sidi Yekhlef.

The opening ceremony of this edition of the "e-logia" exhibition combined with the "Design days" exhibition which deals with decoration and design, took place in the presence of the Turkish consul in Oran Abdulkadir Yuksel.

This show brings together real estate developers and also door and window manufacturers, said Mr. Sidi Yekhlef in a statement to the press on the sidelines of the opening, stressing that around thirty foreign exhibitors from Turkey, China, from Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Spain are taking part in the exhibition.

This event aims to contribute to the development of the urban planning model of the city of Oran and to give it a modern character, through the creation of a space for exchanges during this show.

A conference on habitable domes, a new construction technique based on aluminum and glass, is planned on the sidelines of the exhibition, it was indicated.

Country’s fate is closely tied to youth, says Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil.(APS,24/11/2023)


ORAN- Speaker of the Council of the Nation Salah Goudjil said Thursday that the fate of the country is closely tied to the youth, who are the driving force behind the economic and social development.

In a speech filmed and projected during the Algerian Youth Forum organized by the Superior Youth Council (CSJ), opened in Oran, Mr. Goudjil indicated that young people are the basis of Algeria's independence for to which they made a heavy sacrifice, affirming that what is currently asked of the youth is continuity on the same path to preserve this independence.

The President of the Council of the Nation declared: "We call on young people to preserve the independence acquired at the cost of blood and great sacrifices, and to work for the economic, social and political development of Algeria", calling for their involvement in this approach to be “the striking force of the economy and national development”.

He added that "this commitment, in all its aspects, will allow us to preserve the independence of the economy and political decision-making, so that the young people of Algeria remain bearers of the torch, today and tomorrow ".

Addressing the young people, he continued: "we expect you to preserve Algeria, ensure its present and its future, especially in this dangerous period that the world and Algeria are experiencing", greeting on this occasion "the people Palestinian, particularly in Ghaza, which has been living under bombardment for more than a month.

More than 800 young people from different wilayas of the country, aged 18 to 35, are taking part in this meeting, as well as members of the Council and other young people from various fringes and regions, and from the national community established at stranger.

This Forum aims to contribute to the economic and political empowerment of young people, by strengthening their capacities and their common national beliefs and by developing their basic skills, in addition to consolidating among them the spirit of citizenship and positivity, by enriching and by developing the mechanisms for their participation in public life.

Security Council reform: "Africa must speak with one voice" .(APS, 24/11/2023)


OYALA (Equatorial Guinea) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf called Thursday from Oyala for all African countries to recommit to the continent's "common position" to weigh in on the process of promoting a "sound” multilateral system based on the principles of the United Nations Charter.

“We all agree that Africa must speak with one voice on the issue of Security Council reform and on all other issues that affect our continent,” Mr. Attaf declared during the proceedings. of the preparatory ministerial meeting for the 5th Summit of the Group of Ten of the African Union (AU) on the reform of the Security Council, during which he will represent the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, on Friday.

Mr. Attaf thus called on all African countries to re-engage "under the aegis of the common African position on the reform of the United Nations Security Council" and to "remain faithful" to this "common position", because it “is healthy, because it is just and because it fully responds to our concerns and our collective interests”.

“This is the only way to move forward to ensure that our collective voice carries weight in this process of promoting a healthy multilateral system based on the rules, principles and ideals enshrined in the Charter of Nations united," he stressed, recalling how this bore fruit when the AU recently became a full member of the G-20.

In this regard, the Minister welcomed the broad support from which the "common African position" continues to benefit among UN member states and interest groups because, he explained, it firstly embodies the collective will of the 55 Member States of the AU and aims to “correct the historical injustice imposed on our continent”.

Faced with a "paralyzed" global security system, Mr. Attaf assured that "Africa is ready to contribute its fair share to the collective effort aimed at confronting this unfortunate global situation with commitment, resolution and dedication. This applies to the reform of the UN Security Council" in order to prevent the situation "from deteriorating further and becoming uncontrollable".

Furthermore, he warned against "any attempt to bring this process to a premature end, or any piecemeal approach which would further exacerbate the difficulties currently facing the Security Council."

“What we need most is a comprehensive approach which will hopefully lead us to a more representative and, at the same time, more effective Council,” he insisted.

In this context, Mr. Attaf said he was "fully aware that the relationship between representation and effectiveness is very complex", specifying that "representation alone cannot ensure and guarantee effectiveness and the latter, without representation better and fairer, would inevitably prove both unrealistic and unachievable.

"In our view, this dilemma can be overcome if we broaden the debate to the rules governing the functioning of the Security Council, its decision-making process, as well as its interactions with the United Nations system as a whole," he said. he advocated, emphasizing that "all groups identified in the reform process must be addressed simultaneously and in a comprehensive and coherent manner."

Algeria elected to chair APMBC Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance.(APS,24/11/2023)


GENEVA-Algeria has been elected President of the Committee on the Enhancement of Cooperation and Assistance of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention (APMBC) for the year 2024, replacing Thailand, on the occasion of the 21st Meeting of States Parties, held since Monday in Geneva.

The mandate of this Committee, whose new composition includes, in addition to Algeria, Japan, Denmark and Turkey, consists of helping the States Parties to fully implement the provisions of the convention and the action plans which arise, in order to put an end to the suffering and losses caused by anti-personnel mines.

In its intervention before the assembly, the Algerian delegation highlighted the committee's priorities for the year 2024, which will focus in particular on encouraging partnerships and national mine action platforms, strengthening exchange good practices and coordination with donors, in order to help States Parties fulfill their obligations in terms of demining and South-South cooperation.

The Committee will also have to contribute to the development of a new five-year action plan, in anticipation of its adoption during the 5th CIMAP review conference, scheduled for 2024, in Cambodia, and of which Algeria will assume responsibility. the Vice-Presidency.

Through this election at the head of the said committee, the States Parties recognize the pioneering role of Algeria and its experience in the fight against antipersonnel mines dating from the War of National Liberation, as well as its significant contribution to the achievement of the humanitarian objectives of the Convention.

In this regard, the President of the 21st Assembly of States Parties to CIMAP, the German Tomas Gobel, particularly wished to thank Algeria for its efforts and its commitment in the field of the fight against mines, emphasizing the importance of the African regional seminar organized by Algeria on May 30 and 31 in Algiers, the promising results of which were presented to the assembly by the Algerian delegation.

On this occasion, the group of African States parties to CIMAP, as well as several participants, including the representative of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), expressed their deep gratitude to Algeria for the organization of the seminar in question and its contribution to promoting the objective of a “mine-free” Africa.

As a reminder, the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Antipersonnel Mines entered into force in Algeria on April 9, 2002.

Since its opening for signature in 1997, no less than 164 countries have ratified or acceded to the said Convention.

The Minister of National Solidarity, Family and the Status of Women, Kaouter Krikou highlights in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) the national policy of support for women in all areas.(APS,23/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Algerian Minister of Solidarity, Family, and Women’s Affairs, Kaouter Krikou, emphasized Algeria’s policy of comprehensive support for women across all sectors during her address at the two-day International Forum on ‘The Experience of Uzbekistan and OIC Member States in Supporting Women’ held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

In her speech, Minister Krikou underscored the achievements of Algerian women in reaching top governmental, judicial, and parliamentary positions, attributing these milestones to the state’s unwavering commitment to supporting women in all facets of life. She highlighted the accessibility of higher education for Algerian women without discrimination, coupled with the availability of educational structures nationwide, resulting in women constituting a significant percentage of university graduates.

Minister Krikou acknowledged the pivotal role of women in Algerian society, emphasizing their prominence in the workforce and commending the nation’s accomplishments in women’s empowerment. She reiterated Algeria’s dedication to a social state model, emphasizing continuous efforts to reinforce national solidarity programs and mechanisms ensuring social justice and equal opportunities, as enshrined in the country’s supreme law through the constitutional revision of November 2020.

The 2020 Constitution underscores the state’s commitment to protecting women from all forms of violence and facilitating their integration into society through listening, support, and accompaniment. It reinforces the principle of gender equality in the job market and broadens women’s chances of representation in elected assemblies.

Minister Krikou further emphasized that supporting women necessitates ensuring their social protection through a legal framework, a commitment that Algeria has fulfilled. Regarding the recent Zionist aggression against Gaza and the West Bank, Minister Krikou condemned the heinous acts against the Palestinian people, particularly women. She argued that any international initiative against violence towards women must also denounce the grave violations experienced by Palestinian women, holding the Zionist occupation accountable for its crimes against humanity.

Aligning with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s call to jurists and human rights organizations to take legal action against the Zionist entity at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Minister Krikou urged global solidarity and action, especially in support of Palestinian women.

In the context of peace processes, Minister Krikou advocated for women’s involvement in conflict resolution, aligning with Algeria’s goal as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. She called for an inclusive participatory approach, ensuring women’s participation in peace and stability-building processes.

Minister Krikou’s participation in the Samarkand Forum reflects Algeria’s commitment to international cooperation and the empowerment of women, showcasing its achievements and advocating for global solidarity in the face of challenges faced by women, particularly in conflict zones.

Algeria, Saudi Arabia seal several Agreements, MoUs.(APS,24/11/2023)


ALGIERS-Several Agreements and Memorandums of understanding were signed on Thursday in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) between Algerian economic operators and their Saudi counterparts on areas of cooperation between businessmen, business incubators and the setting up of joint ventures, according to the Ministry of Trade and Export Promotion.

The signing of these Agreements took place on the sidelines of the work of the Algerian-Saudi Business Forum which took place under the co-chairmanship of the Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni, and the representative of the Saudi Minister of Investment, Badr Ibn Ibrahim Al Badr, in the presence of the charge d'affaires at the Algerian embassy in Ryadh, Bachir Bakhouche.

To this end, a cooperation agreement was concluded between the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA) and the Federation of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, signed on the Algerian side by the president of CREA, Kamel Moula and on the Saudi side by the vice-president of the Federation, Badr Al-Ruzaïza.

A cooperation agreement was also signed in the field of incubators, business accelerators and coworking spaces, in addition to an agreement on the creation of an Algerian-Saudi company specializing in Data mining.

Also, an Agreement was signed for the creation of an Algerian-Saudi Company in matters of investment, a cooperation agreement between two Algerian and Saudi companies in the field of tourist services and investment and a Cooperation Agreement between two Algerian and Saudi companies in the trade of elevators and spare parts for the marketing of the products of the Saudi eCompany in Algeria.

The forum also saw the signing of memorandums of understanding concerning cooperation in the field of entrepreneurship, the creation of an Algerian-Saudi company activating in the entrepreneurship and construction materials sector, as well as cooperation between the Algerian investment group “Normad” and “Al-Harish Trading” in Saudi Arabia.

The Forum saw the presence of a significant number of companies and representatives of the business world in both countries, including Mr. Kamel Moula, President of the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA) and Mr. Hassan Al Huwaizi, President of the federation of chambers of commerce and industry.

Mr. Zitouni began, on Wednesday, a working visit to Saudi Arabia at the head of a delegation of businessmen as part of the strengthening and deepening of trade and economic relations between the two countries. visit, the Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni, was received, Thursday in Riyadh, by his Saudi counterpart, Majid Bin Abdullah Al-Qassabi, and the Saudi Minister of Agriculture, Environment and of Water, Abdulrahman AlFadley, with whom he discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Government meeting: Several sectors on the agenda.(APS,23/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired, on Wednesday, a Government meeting during which several sectors were examined, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister's services, of which here is the full text:

“The Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, chaired a Government meeting this Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

At the start of the work of the meeting, the Prime Minister recalled the high directives and instructions given by the President of the Republic during the last meeting of the Council of Ministers held on November 14, 2023, particularly with regard to the imperative for the Government to accelerate the implementation of decisions of the Council of Ministers, particularly those of a social nature.

To this end, the Prime Minister stressed the need to intensify efforts to accelerate the realization of the commitments of the President of the Republic by emphasizing the fundamental importance of coordination between the different sectors and the processing of files according to the priorities set in this regard.

The Government then began examining the files on the agenda of the meeting which focused on the following sectors:

In the area of justice:

The Government has examined four (04) draft Executive Decrees, presented by the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, which intervene in application of the provisions of Law 05-01 of February 6, 2005 relating to the prevention and fight against money laundering and terrorist financing, amended and supplemented. These are draft texts relating to:

- the composition, organization and functioning of the committee for monitoring targeted international sanctions,

- the procedure for freezing and/or seizing funds in the context of preventing and combating the financing of terrorism and preventing the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,

- a draft executive decree relating to the public register of beneficial owners of legal entities under Algerian law,

- the conditions and modalities for the exercise by the regulatory, control and/or surveillance authorities of their missions in the field of prevention and fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing weapons of mass destruction, with regard to those subject to it.

These texts complete the application of Law No. 05-01 above, which will make it possible to strengthen the Algerian system to combat money laundering, the financing of terrorism and the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction while ensuring compliance with our country's commitments through the adoption of relevant international standards in this area.

In the area of economic land:

In accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic relating to the acceleration of the promulgation of implementing texts relating to economic land, the Government examined five (05) draft executive decrees falling within the framework of the development of implementing texts for Law No. 23-17 of November 15, 2023 establishing the conditions and modalities for granting economic land falling within the private domain of the State intended for the realization of investment projects. These are the following texts:

- draft Executive Decree establishing economic land falling within the private domain of the State intended for the realization of investment projects,

- draft Executive Decree setting the conditions and terms of concession convertible into transfer of economic land falling within the private domain of the State intended for investment projects,

- draft executive decree establishing, organizing and operating the national industrial land agency,

- draft executive decree establishing, organizing and operating the national urban land agency,

- draft Executive Decree establishing, organizing and operating the national tourism land agency.

The entry into force of these texts will make it possible to promote access to economic land intended for investment and thus respond to the concerns of investors for the realization of their investment projects. It is also a question of implementing the new economic approach enshrined in this law aimed at giving priority to real investors in access to economic land and guaranteeing transparency in its granting.

In the field of work:

The Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security presented a communication on the state of implementation of the operation to integrate beneficiaries of the youth professional integration assistance system (DAIP). ) in the economic sector and at the level of public institutions and administrations.

In accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic in this context, the assessment of the integration of the agents concerned was examined, particularly at the level of public institutions and administrations, as well as the measures intended to accelerate the completion of this integration operation. all agents benefiting from the DAIP, within the prescribed deadlines.

In the field of entrepreneurship:

The Government heard a communication from the Minister of the Knowledge Economy, Start-ups and Micro-Enterprises on the launch of the system relating to self-entrepreneurship.

In this regard, the presentation focused on the main actions undertaken for the effective launch of the National Self-Employed Agency (ANAE) as well as the progress of the development work on the digital platform of the self-entrepreneur to enable the upcoming establishment of the national register of self-entrepreneurs (RNAE).

For his part, the Minister of Labor, Employment and Social Security presented a communication relating to the social security of people carrying out an activity on their own account, with self-employed status aimed at encouraging activity of this professional category, to integrate it into the formal economic sector and to support self-entrepreneurs during the first stage of starting their activity.

Finally, in the field of fishing:

The Minister of Fisheries and Fisheries Production presented a communication on the assessment of the implementation of the decision of the President of the Republic relating to compensation and the granting of an exceptional allowance for the benefit of fishermen victims following the bad weather recorded in the wilaya of Tipasa.

A communication was also presented on the establishment of a specific social protection system for the benefit of fishing professionals aimed at improving the working conditions of fishing professionals who do not have any source of income during periods of bad weather and biological rest".

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf represents President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune at 5th African Union Summit of Group of Ten.(APS, 23/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf arrived Wednesday in Oyala, Equatorial Guinea, to represent the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the 5th African Union (AU) Summit of the Group of Ten, to be held on Friday, the Ministry said in a statement.

"Charged by the President of the Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, arrived, Wednesday afternoon in the town of Oyala, in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, to represent the President of the Republic at the 5th Summit of the Group of Ten of the AU, which will be held on November 24,” reads the press release.

Mr. Attaf will participate, on Thursday, in the work of the Ministerial Meeting of the member countries of this African Group concerned by the issue of Security Council reform, as part of the preparation of the deliberations planned at the Summit level, according to the same source.

On the sidelines of his participation in these two meetings, the Minister will have "bilateral talks with several of his African counterparts, especially since Algeria, which is preparing to occupy a non-permanent seat on the Security Council, will host in a two important meetings in the near future directly linked to the theme of the Summit,” adds the press release.

These are, according to the same source, the "Oran Process, next December, with a view to strengthening the unity of the African voice within the Security Council, and a Ministerial Meeting of the Group of Ten, scheduled for Algiers in early 2024, with the aim of strengthening the common African position regarding the reform of this central UN body.

The mandate of the Group of Ten is to mobilize international support for the common African position aimed at correcting the historical injustice done to the African continent, which claims two permanent seats within the Security Council with all the prerogatives and resulting benefits, and the increase in its representation in terms of non-permanent seats within this Council from three (3) seats currently to five (5) seats.

Algeria, Turkey sign several cooperation Agreements.(APS,22/11/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan co-chaired Tuesday, in Algiers, the signing ceremony of several cooperation Agreements between Algeria and Turkey.

These cooperation agreements and memorandum on several sectors were signed at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic following the discussions between the Presidents Tebboune and Erdogan.

A cooperation Agreement was signed between the agency Algeria Press Service (APS) and the agency Anadolu by the Director General of APS, Samir Gaid, and his counterpart of the agency Anadolu, Serdar Karagoz.

A Memorandum of understanding was also signed between the Algerian Space Agency (ASAL) and the Turkish Space Agency (TUA) for a cooperation in the use of sciences, technologies and space applications for peaceful purposes, signed by the Director General of ASA, Azzeddine Oussedik, and the head of TUA, Yusuf Kiraç.

At the economic level, a commercial Agreement on the purchase and sale of liquefied gas concluded between Sonatrach group and the Turkish company Botas was signed by Sonatrach’s CEO Rachid Hachichi and the Director General of Botas, Abdulvahit Fidan.

A cooperation Protocol in archives was signed by the acting Director General of the National Centre of Archives Samy Othmani Merabet and the Director General of the Archives of State at the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey, Ugur Unal.

For the health sector, a twinning Agreement was signed between the Burn Hospital of Zeralda and the hospital complex Basaksehir Cam and Sakura of Istanbul, by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Health, Mohamed Talhi, and Turkish vice-Minister of Health, Tolga Tolunay.

A joint ministerial Declaration, related to an Algerian-Turkish preferential trade agreement, was signed by the Minister of Trade and Exports Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni, and the Turkish Minister of Trade, Omer Bolat, in addition to the signing by the two officials of a cooperation agreement on consumers’ protection, market observation and inspection and the control of products and services.

The two sides concluded a Memorandum of understanding in the field of environment, signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ahmed Attaf and his Turkish counterpart, Hakan Fidan.

The two Ministers also signed an Agreement on the cinema co-production, a memorandum of understanding between the National Library of Algeria and the National Library of Turkey, a protocol of cooperation in higher education for the granting of scholarships and a Memorandum of understanding on protocol cooperation.

Ministries of Justice of Algeria, Saudi Arabia ink executive cooperation Program.(APS,23/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The executive cooperation Program was signed on Tuesday evening in Algiers between the Ministries of Justice of Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The Program was co-signed by the Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, Abderrachid Tabi and his Saudi counterpart, Dr Walid bin Muhammed al Samaani who is making a working visit to Algeria.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, Mr. Tabi stressed that this program "is a new joint cooperation mechanism and a milestone in addition to the agreed cooperation frameworks" between the two countries, in particular the Riyadh Convention relating to judicial cooperation of 1983, the Convention on the extradition of criminals and convicted persons of 2013, and the Memorandum of Understanding between the Algerian Ministry of Justice and the Saudi Public Prosecutor's Office signed in Saudi Arabia in March 2022.

"This Program will create a bridge of continuous communication between the Ministries of Justice of the two countries, in particular through periodic consultations to evaluate bilateral cooperation and promote it to be in tune with the aspirations of both parties for the achievement of their objectives,” he maintained.

Among the main clauses of this program, he specified, is "the exchange of points of view on the good practices in force in terms of judicial reforms between the two countries", recalling that "our country has experienced profound constitutional reforms, under the Constitution approved by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune and approved by the Algerian people on November 1, 2020.

This Constitution, underlines the Minister, provides "unprecedented provisions aimed, among other things, at strengthening the tools enshrining the independence of the judiciary and consolidating rights, freedoms and support for the role of control bodies".

Describing the executive program as rich and varied, Mr. Tabi affirmed that its objectives are to develop and promote human resources through the exchange of visits to benefit from experiences and expertise in e-justice, to train magistrates and court officers, in addition to the exchange of information relating to the procedures for implementing judicial provisions and the administrative systems adopted.

Through this program, the Minister affirmed that the two parties will work to find "effective mechanisms" for the strengthening and promotion of judicial cooperation between the two countries in "civil questions, civil status and commercial questions and ", adding that Algeria wishes to benefit from the Saudi experience in commercial arbitration, e-justice services and restorative justice mechanisms in order to deal with simple cases without resorting to conventional judicial procedures."

On this occasion, Mr. Tabi affirmed that Algeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia "are linked by deep historical relations and united by limitless popular ties", estimating that relations between the two countries "are a milestone essential in joint Arab action.

“Based on their conviction of the importance of intensifying common efforts, the leaders of the two countries have put in place solid coordination mechanisms”, in particular “through the creation of the Algerian-Saudi High Coordination Council which will be in charge” supporting bilateral cooperation, particularly in the political and security fields, the fight against terrorism and extremism, the economy, trade, investment and other areas,” a- he pointed out.

Mr. Tabi emphasized, in this context, the need to “strengthen and further promote cooperation and mutual assistance in this sensitive and delicate situation in order to face the challenges and risks” which arise on the regional and international scene.

After noting that the visit of his Saudi counterpart to Algeria took place in the glorious month of November, "month of the blessed National Liberation Revolution which carries a lot of meaning and noble values, those of the preservation of human rights and recovery of freedom", the minister estimated that the Glorious Revolution of November "encourages us to reflect on what is taking place in the Palestinian territories and the Gaza Strip in particular, such as genocide, ethnic cleansing and forced displacement which do not spare person", in addition to "the destruction of buildings, health establishments and places of worship, in flagrant violation of all international charters of human rights and international humanitarian law".

For Mr. Tabi, "the scale of what is taking place in Gaza calls for the awakening of consciences, for urgent international mobilization, particularly from the Arab world, as well as the support of jurists, experts and defenders of human and peoples' rights, with a view to putting an end to these violations and prosecuting the perpetrators before international judicial bodies, so that justice is done and the Palestinians recover their legitimate rights."

For his part, the Saudi Minister of Justice recalled that the signing of the executive cooperation program took place within the framework of integrated cooperation between the Ministries of Justice of the two countries.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounès Magramane, receives the American Under-Secretary of State in charge of the International Bureau for Drug Trafficking.(APS,22/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounès Magramane, received Monday the Under-Secretary of State, in charge of the International Bureau for drug trafficking and the application of the Law within the US Department of State, Todd Robinson, said a statement from the Department on Tuesday.

According to the same source, this meeting made it possible to discuss the prospects for consolidating Algerian-American cooperation in the field of strengthening the capacities of Algerian institutions responsible for combating drug trafficking.

This visit is also part of the realization of the objectives set by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, and the American Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, particularly following the visit to Washington last August of Mr. Attaf as well as the Strategic Dialogue, during its sixth session which was held on October 11 in Washington, added the press release.

The 31st edition of the Algerian Production Fair from December 14 to 23.(APS,23/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The 31st edition of the Algerian Production Fair (FPA) will be organized from December 14 to 23 at the Exhibition Center (Pins maritimes) in Algiers, the Algerian Exhibition Society (SAFEX subsidiary) announced on Wednesday. in a press release.

Placed under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the economic event will see the participation of "large public and private national companies and others having recently invested in the national market", adds the press release.

Over an area of 25,000m2, the event is expected to attract more than 400 exhibitors, said the Algerian exhibition company, stressing that registrations are continuing via the digital platform to welcome new exhibitors.

The Hogar, Casbah, Gourara, Hodna galleries and the central pavilion will be reserved for the exhibition of products and services from Algerian companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and artisans participating in this exhibition.

Among the sectors concerned, the food and manufacturing industries, the electronics and household appliances industry, the chemical and petrochemical industry, energy, the mechanical industry, the steel industry, textiles, construction and building materials, in addition to the service sector and military industries.

The organizers have also reserved a promotional space at the Djurdjura and Rimal pavilions to allow visitors to acquire different products, the exhibition being scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For the organizing company, this “important” economic event constitutes an opportunity for the emergence of several Algerian companies which “ensure to mobilize all the means of marketing and advertising offered and to compete on the national market”.

Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui: President Tebboune's vision gives priority to development dimension.(APS,21/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Prime Minister, Nadir Larbaoui said Monday that the vision of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, gave priority to the development dimension as a crucial axis in any plan seeking to lay the foundations of peace and stability in Africa.

Representing the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, at the opening of the African Judicial Dialogue at the International Conference Center (CIC) "Abdelatif-Rahal" in Algiers, Mr. Larbaoui stressed that the vision of the President of the Republic " enshrined the right to development as one of the inalienable human rights, as well as the indivisibility of civil, political, socio-economic and cultural rights, respect for the latter guaranteeing the enjoyment of civil and political rights ".

He cited, in this sense, "the initiative of the President of the Republic who had proposed the idea of holding an international conference on development in the Sahel under the aegis of the United Nations and the African Union (AU). ) with the aim of mobilizing the efforts and financing necessary for the implementation of integrated development programs and restoring hope for a better future for the people of the region.

Mr. Larbaoui also recalled President Tebboune's decision to "dedicate, via the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, an envelope of one (1) billion dollars to the financing of development projects in the African continent in the sectors of infrastructure, health, water, education and other basic needs of the population.

The Prime Minister affirmed, in this sense, that "the consecration of the right to development is closely linked to the treatment of the deterioration of the situation in several regions of our continent, particularly in the Sahel", an approach always adopted by the Algeria in “its global approach aimed at helping to address the multidimensional crisis affecting this region, by prioritizing political and diplomatic solutions and support for development efforts.”

The Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers welcomes the policy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune towards Africa.(APS, 21/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA), Amar Takdjout, welcomed, Monday in Algiers, the policy of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, towards Africa for the preservation of its security and its stability.

In his speech delivered at the opening of the work of the 7th congress of the African Organization of Mining, Metals, Energy, Chemical and Allied Unions, organized under the theme "African unions participate in the stability and promotion of African economy", Mr. Takdjout specified that "the UGTA welcomes the policy of the President of the Republic towards the African continent, in favor of the protection of the interests of the African people and the preservation of security and stability".

After recalling the holding, last Saturday in Algiers, of the 12th congress of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OUSA), under the high patronage of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the SG of the UGTA affirmed that the central union "endorses the policy and approach of President Tebboune towards the African continent for the preservation of its stability", because, he said, the preservation of this stability "goes hand in hand with the preservation of national sovereignty, jobs, means of production and wealth.

He indicated that the UGTA "will vigorously advocate for this approach in international, African and regional forums", recalling the various "strategic projects with an African dimension" currently being carried out by Algeria in Africa to create conditions conducive to even to address the challenges facing Africa.

He also insisted on "mobilizing and raising awareness among African workers of the need to defend the interests of their countries", in the face of "destabilizing attempts aimed at taking control of the wealth of certain African countries".

As a reminder, the participants in the opening session of this congress denounced "the international conspiracy and the barbaric massacres suffered by the Palestinian people", castigating "the policy of double standards of international human rights organizations and leaders of certain countries" in the face of the crimes of the Zionist occupation.

In this sense, they called for greater solidarity with the occupied peoples and to allow Western Sahara, the last colony in Africa, to gain independence.

They also took this opportunity to praise Algeria's "honorable and noble" positions with regard to just causes in the world, in particular the Palestinian and Sahrawi causes.

Algeria-Turkey: Privileged relations, joint willingness to strengthen cooperation.(APS,21/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Algerian-Turkish relations have witnessed& a qualitative evolution in recent years, becoming privileged at multiple levels, thanks in particular to the strong willingness of both countries' leaders to strengthen and broaden bilateral cooperation in various fields.

The official visit of the Turkish President, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to Algeria tomorrow Tuesday, is part of the context of a strong political will to support the great dynamics of relations on the political and economic levels.

During this visit, the Turkish President will co-chair with the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the work of the 2nd session of the Algerian-Turkish High Level Cooperation Council.

This visit also takes place to affirm the political convergence between the two countries on the main regional and international issues of common interest, in particular the Palestinian question.

Last October, the two presidents, M.M Erdogan and Tebboune, discussed, during a telephone call, this visit and bilateral relations as well as recent developments in the Palestinian territories.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, made a visit to Turkey last July which helped to breathe new life into bilateral relations, particularly in the economic aspect, trade between the two countries having increased. to 5 billion dollars with a volume of Turkish investments in Algeria of 6 billion dollars, a figure that both parties intend to increase to 10 billion dollars in the medium term.

The leading non-hydrocarbon foreign investor in Algeria, Turkey is present with some 1,500 active entities in various sectors contributing to the creation of more than 30,000 jobs.

In order to strengthen the partnership between Algeria and Turkey, the two Presidents agreed, during their previous meetings, to open the field of investments to new areas, which preludes a new stage in relations between the two countries, particularly after the re-election last June of Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan for a new presidential term.

As part of the preparations for this visit, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, charged by the President of the Republic, made a working visit to Ankara last September during which he transmitted to the Turkish President a message from President Tebboune.

During this visit, the two parties reviewed the qualitative evolution of Algerian-Turkish relations in various areas, affirming the desire of the leaders of the two countries to enhance and promote the achievements made.

On the occasion of the Turkish President's visit to Algeria, several conventions between the two countries will be signed concerning areas as varied as trade, investment, energy, education and culture.

It also involves several practical steps intended to enrich the legal framework of bilateral cooperation and continue action to prepare a series of conventions.

In addition to important sectors such as metallurgy, steel, textiles, construction and public works (BTP) which have "made the main bilateral successes", the Algerian-Turkish economic partnership now extends to new sectors like renewable energies, mines, Saharan agriculture and the pharmaceutical industry in light of ongoing efforts "to strengthen cooperation in the fields of culture, higher education, scientific research and health.

Algeria was also one of the first countries to come to the aid of the Turkish people following the earthquake that struck that country last February. The members of the Algerian mission who participated in the disaster rescue operations have also received numerous praises from the Turkish Government and society.

After handing over his credentials to the President of the Republic, the new Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to Algeria, Mr. Mujahid Kucuk Yilmaz, expressed his country's determination to further strengthen the already "excellent" relations with the Algeria, considering that "the density of these official visits testify to the high level reached in bilateral relations".

He added that Ankara was following the development and economic transformation of Algeria under the leadership of President Tebboune with great admiration, emphasizing the availability of his country to contribute to the construction of the new Algeria through major projects infrastructure.

Algeria-Sweden: Strengthening cooperation in field of renewable energy.(APS,21/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The means aimed at developing Algerian-Swedish cooperation in the field of energy, in particular renewable energies, the development of hydrogen and the energy transition in Algeria, were discussed on Monday in Algiers, said the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, Abdelkrim Aouissi, received the Swedish ambassador responsible for promoting trade and sustainable investments, Cecilia Ekholm, in the presence of the Swedish Ambassador in Algiers.

The talks between the two parties focused on "strengthening bilateral cooperation relations in the energy field, particularly in the areas of renewable energies, the development of hydrogen and the energy transition in Algeria."

The two parties also discussed "business and investment opportunities and ways of exchanging experiences between companies from the two countries, particularly with regard to the development of new and renewable energies", adds- we from the same source.

On this occasion, the SG of the Ministry presented an overview of the development strategy of the energy and mining sector, in particular the program for the development of the new and renewable energy sector, calling on the team of experts formed "to strengthen and intensify exchanges with a view to developing a roadmap to identify areas of cooperation and investment in industrial energy projects in Algeria and to create mutually beneficial partnerships.

For her part, Ms. Cecilia Ekholm, expressed the availability and interest given by her country to the development of cooperative relations with Algeria, in addition to the strengthening of economic and commercial consultations and the exchange of experiences.

Sinaa Expo Industries: Nearly 160 exhibitors expected for the 2nd edition.(APS,21/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The second edition of the international exhibition for industry "SINAA EXPO INDUSTRIES", scheduled from November 28 to 30 at the Pins Maritimes Exhibition Center (Algiers), will see the participation of around 160 Algerian and foreign exhibitors, announced Monday the organizers of this economic event.

Speaking at a press conference, the manager of the show, Sarah Ouaarab, explained that the 2nd edition of the show will constitute an important opportunity for professionals to exchange their experiences and expertise in various fields.

Organized over an area of 3,700 m², this exhibition, which will see the participation of six countries, is intended to be a space for professionals to exchange their experiences with the different players with the aim of discovering the latest innovations in the industrial field, with the possibility of establishing partnerships in the future", specifies Ms. Ouaarab.

Among the main areas covered by the show, the manager cited industrial textiles, including steel, oil, logistics, industry, machines, production lines, equipment, tools, industrial parts and components. , subcontracting and engineering, industrial maintenance and services, automation and robotics, industrial buildings, as well as health, safety and the environment.

At the same time, conferences and meetings led by experts and professionals will address subjects linked to the industrial field, such as new innovations and the new approach to the organization of production tools (industry 4.0), industrial maintenance, industrial services, the circular economy, as well as project financing.

More than 6,000 professional visitors are expected during this event, including manufacturers, business leaders, investors and distributors.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune has made structural changes to address diaspora’s concerns.(APS,17/11/2023)


LONDON-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad highlighted Thursday evening in London the efforts of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who has made "structural changes" to address the concerns of the national community abroad.

In a speech delivered during a meeting with representatives of the national community in the United Kingdom, Mr. Attaf specified that Algeria had experienced, over the last three years, "a process of in-depth reforms affecting all domains without exception.

This reform process has made it possible to strengthen Algeria's economic capacities, "as evidenced by the positive indicators recorded by the national economy as part of the implementation of the program of the President of the Republic", he said. he maintained, adding that Algeria was continuing, on the diplomatic level, "its diligent efforts aimed at regaining its place in the concert of nations, while defending the priorities of its children, both inside and outside ".

In this context, he assured that "the merit goes to the President of the Republic for having introduced structural changes for the care of the National Community abroad, thus responding to its concerns, aspirations and ambitions".

He explained that these changes were mainly aimed at taking charge of this community within the framework of a project which, beyond the purely sentimental aspect, is based on a concrete action plan for the benefit of this community wherever 'she is.

In addition, these changes “tend to translate the main concerns of the community into concrete decisions with a real impact on its daily life,” he added.

"This is where the most important structural provision lies: a change of approach and methodology to establish an integrated and complementary project aimed at associating the national community abroad in the process of building the new Algeria for that it can play an active role" in this approach, underlined Mr. Attaf.

“Following this global approach, the Algerian Government, inspired and encouraged by the President of the Republic, has taken several initiatives and decisions in favor of members of our national community abroad without distinction, favoritism or exclusion,” he said. he argues, assuring that “the President of the Republic sees to it” personally.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs cited, as an example, the consecration of quotas for public promotional housing programs (LPP) to members of the national community established abroad, the support, at the expense of the State , the transport of the remains of Algerian citizens who died abroad, the expansion of the national retirement system to Algerian nationals established abroad (employees and non-employees) and the reduction of air and sea transport prices by 50% for the benefit of community members on important occasions.

He also mentioned the involvement of the National Community in national economic development through the encouragement of its members to invest and contribute to the strategy of promoting non-hydrocarbon exports and to deposit their savings in Algerian banks open to abroad, but also by encouraging skills, researchers, teachers and high-level experts to contribute with their expertise and know-how in their respective specialties.

Mr. Attaf also highlighted the development of a new headquarters of the consulate general in London, one of the largest Algerian consulates abroad, which has the most modern means at the service of the national community, as well as the “upcoming” launch of the development of the new headquarters of the Algerian cultural center in London after the green light from the British authorities.

For British society, Mr. Attaf affirmed that "this cultural center will contribute to making it aware of Algeria, its glorious history, its ancestral culture, the richness of its legacy transmitted from generation to generation, as well as its contribution in its various spaces of belonging.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also indicated that the various talks he had since his arrival in London had made it possible to highlight "the tangible and remarkable development" of the Algerian-British partnership in several areas, notably trade. sales, which recorded an “encouraging” increase of more than 40% in 2022.

Mr. Attaf, in this context, recalled that the human dimension was an "integral part" of these cooperative relations, where the subjects of the movement of people, training and cultural exchanges occupy a special place, as well as as cooperation in the field of education, all cycles combined, to strengthen the place of the English language in Algeria.

“Helping hand” policy of President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune hailed.(APS, 20/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The Bureau of the Council of the Nation, comprising the presidents of the parliamentary groups and the parliamentary observer, hailed the “helping hand” policy adopted by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, towards the economic players and social partners, the Council of the Nation said Sunday in a statement.

Chaired by the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil, “the Bureau of the Council of the Nation closely followed the speech of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, during his chairmanship of the closing ceremony of the activities of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, on 16 November 2023,” the statement said, noting that it was “a speech containing guidelines and instructions that establish the foundations of a solid, stable and esteemed State.”

“While hailing the guidelines and instructions of the President of the Republic,” the Bureau of the Council of the Nation said that it was about “a roadmap meeting current demands and paving the way for the future by bolstering the foundations of the national economy to achieve true economic independence that can reinforce and strengthen the independence of the political decision-making and boost the leadership of our country as a listened to and esteemed State.”

The Bureau of the Council of the Nation said that “New Algeria, led by the President of the Republic, has set out on the path of change in all fields, thus working effectively to alleviate the difficulties that impeded the action of the economic players, particularly small and medium enterprises,” while stressing that "Algeria's new algorithms are subject to pragmatic and realistic approaches, reassuring dynamic and innovative economic players in creating wealth and jobs by improving the business climate.”

In this regard, the Bureau of the Council of the Nation praised the “fruitful and lasting” achievements of the President of the Republic, aimed at “realizing the Algerian people’s aspirations.”

12th Congress of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU): Algeria’s pivotal role in Africa emphasized .(APS,20/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The participants in the 12th Congress of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) emphasized Algeria’s pivotal role at the African level, “in support of unity, cooperation and development principles, true to its inalienable historical values vis-à-vis African workers and peoples.”

In the final communiqué, released on Sunday, the participants in this Congress extended their “thanks to the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune for his patronage of the works of this congress which was successful at all levels,” affirming that Algeria is among the key players in favor of unity, cooperation and development, considering its initiatives for the African continent.

In this respect, the final communiqué underlined the initiative of the Algerian Agency of International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development (AACIDS) devoted to the funding of development projects in the African countries, pointing out that the holding of this event in Algeria shows its commitment to its inalienable historical values and principles vis-à-vis the African workers and peoples, as well as its cooperation for the continent’s socio-economic prosperity.

The participants discussed “the difficult regional and international circumstances coinciding with the holding of this congress due to the changes marking the labor market,” citing “the conflicts, the wars and terrorism threats in the Sahel, like the war between the factions in Sudan, the resistance of the Sahrawi people to exercise their right to self-determination, in addition to the Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people and its repercussions on the fate of the workers and their families.”

The communiqué underlined that the African trade union movement “is currently facing big challenges in adjusting to the developments occurring in the continent and must develop an appropriate strategy to meet the expectations of African workers and constitute a modern and strong trade union movement that controls the mechanisms of the trade union work and social dialogue.”

According to these data, the participants in this congress reached a series of resolutions “defining the main lines for future work to deal with the concerns of the African working class and meet its current and future claims and expectations.”

They affirmed their “condemnation and denunciation, in the strongest terms, of the barbaric Zionist aggression against the Palestinian people,” calling on the international community “to immediately intervene to end the war against the Palestinians and strengthen the solidarity to aid the inhabitants of the Gaza Strip.”

Western Sahara: Algeria, UK reaffirm their commitment to just and lasting political solution.(APS,18/11/2023)


LONDON- Algeria and the United Kingdom have reaffirmed their commitment to achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, under the UN settlement which provides for the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination, according to the joint communiqué issued at the end of the 2nd session of the strategic dialogue between the two countries.

During this session, the two parties reiterated their "commitment to achieving a just, lasting and mutually acceptable political solution, on the basis of the UN settlement which provides for the right of self-determination of the Saharawi people, in accordance with the principles and objectives of the United Nations Charter."

They also reaffirmed their "full support for the efforts of the UN Secretary-General's Personal Envoy, Staffan de Mistura, and for MINURSO."

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, held constructive talks with the British Minister of State for the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia and the United Nations, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, "aimed at strengthening current and future bilateral cooperation."

The two Ministers discussed regional and multilateral issues of common interest, exchanging their assessments of the situation in the MENA region and the Sahel, according to the source.

Sixth TexStyle Expo opens with participation of almost 170 exhibitors.(APS,20/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The International Textile, Clothing, Leather and Equipment Exhibition "TexStyle Expo" kicked off on Sunday Algiers, with the participation of nearly 170 national and foreign exhibitors.

Organized from November 19 to 21 at the Palais des Expositions, Pins maritimes in Algiers, this economic event is being held in the presence of more than a hundred foreign exhibitors, coming in particular from China, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Italy, Indonesia and India.

Kicking off the event, the Secretary General (SG) of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA), Amar Takdjout, considered that “TexStyle Expo” constitutes “an opportunity for national players in the sector to explore partnership opportunities with their foreign counterparts.

Invited to the Show, the Vice-President of the Algerian Confederation of Citizen Employers (CAPC), Mohamed-Moncef Bouderba, for his part, highlighted the quality of the products exhibited, recalling that this sector is booming, particularly through investments made by public authorities for the revival of the sector.

“These investments will, of course, contribute to consolidating the transfer of technologies and the opening of the partnership, but they will also make it possible to capture FDI and direct production towards external markets,” he insisted.

As for the general director of the company organizing the show (CGCOM-EVENT), Mohamed-Lamine Bekkouche, he specified that the event aims to promote exchanges, as well as the creation of partnerships with a view to “developing a cutting-edge industry and a quality material in order to satisfy the requirements of customers on the local and international market.

On the exhibitor side, “TexStyle Expo”, in addition to the strong foreign presence recorded, has a remarkable participation of local companies, from all corners of the country. Algerian companies, who came to exhibit their products, are present through traditional clothing and artisanal know-how passed down from generation to generation, as well as modern processes and styles from the textile and leather industries.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs meeting with businessmen.(APS,17/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired Thursday at the International Conference Center Abdelatif Rahal a meeting with businessmen at the closing ceremony of Entrepreneurship Days.

The meeting was attended by senior state officials, members of the Government, state executives, CEOs of public and private industrial groups, and heads of administrations and institutions.

Shortly before this meeting, the President of the Republic visited the stands of public and private Companies, and the stands of young project-holders and entrepreneurs from the Algerian community abroad.

The Entrepreneurship Days, organized by the Algerian Economic Revival Council (CREA) on November 14-16, under the slogan "Entrepreneurship at the Heart of Algerian Economic Renewal", aim to put young entrepreneurs in touch with Companies and investors.

Entrepreneurship: President of the Republic commends potential of young innovators

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune commended Thursday in Algiers the potential of Algerian youth, particularly the holders of innovative projects and owners of startups on which Algeria banks to occupy a pioneering position in Africa in this field, affirming that young people are the locomotive of the country's socio-economic development.

Chairing a meeting with businessmen at the International Conference Center (CIC) “Abdelatif Rahal”, President Tebboune welcomed the achievements made by Algerian startups and their spirit of creativity and innovation, highlighting the achievements made by an Algerian startup that manufactures and exports satellite components.

For the President of the Republic, the knowledge economy sector reflects the image of an "innovative, wealth-creating Algeria that commands greater respect."

Emphasizing that young people's innovative entrepreneurial initiatives are reassuring for Algeria's future, President Tebboune called on the relevant authorities, businessmen and the Algerian Economic Revival Council (CREA) to support young entrepreneurs.

Recalling that the micro-business sector has always been of social importance to the State in Algeria, President Tebboune pledged that this sector was now the driving force of the country's socio-economic development.

President Tebboune also pointed out that the multitude of measures taken in this area over the past three years to improve the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem had enabled Algeria to improve its continental ranking in terms of start-ups.

With this improvement, which reflects the country's economic progress, President Tebboune underlined Algeria's ambition to become one of the international leaders in the field of start-ups, in view of their role as wealth creators and catalysts for the national economy.

At the same time, President Tebboune welcomed CREA's initiative in organizing the Entrepreneurship Days as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, with the aim of building bridges between young entrepreneurs, investors and major corporations.

The President of the Republic underlines the State's commitment to continuing to improve the business climate

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, affirmed, Thursday in Algiers, the State's commitment to continuing to improve the business climate and to raising the performance of public and private companies, within the framework of the reforms. economic, by working with perseverance to achieve economic growth.

Chairing a meeting with economic operators, at the end of the entrepreneurship days organized by the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA) at the Algiers International Conference Center (CIC) Abdelatif-Rahal, the President of the Republic indicated that 2024 would be, like 2023, an economic year.

Next year will see the continued consolidation of the national economy, as part of the measures taken over the past three years, which have affected all economic sectors, added President Tebboune.

The abolition of the Professional Activity Tax (TAP), provided for in the draft Finance Law 2024, comes "in response to requests made by national economic operators and investors for twenty years, and should boost production", he underlined, reaffirming the commitment of the public authorities to “encourage the productive sector”.

The State is also working, continues President Tebboune, to expand incentive measures for the benefit of investors and entrepreneurs in order to reduce bureaucratic obstacles and bring businesses out of the inertia they are experiencing.

Recalling the removal of obstacles on nearly 900 companies through the institution of the Mediator of the Republic, President Tebboune affirmed that this measure had enabled the creation of nearly 22,000 jobs.

Despite the difficult global economic context which has forced businesses in certain countries to close down, Algeria, which works to encourage the creation of businesses, is achieving growth rates exceeding 4%, observed the President of the Republic.

Calling, in this context, the CREA to contribute to resolving the problems facing investors, he assured that “the doors are open” to receive all grievances either at the level of the Presidency or the Government.

Referring to the land problem which faced project leaders in the country, President Tebboune affirmed that this issue was "definitively" resolved, after the adoption of the text of the law on economic land by both houses of Parliament. .

Furthermore, the President of the Republic insisted on the imperative application of decisions taken by the State, no later than one month after having been made public.

The President of the Republic placed emphasis, in this regard, on the approach to building a productive and diversified economy, based on exports and supported by the SME sector, an approach also aimed at reducing imports. as part of “a new economic model freed from the mentalities and practices of the past”.

“We must build an economy based on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) given their potential for innovation and job creation,” he added.

Reviewing the main industrial activities, President Tebboune stressed the need to invest in the mining and light industries sectors that are not demanding in terms of financial and technological investments.

The national economy requires companies capable of substituting imports, while increasing the rate of national industrial integration, he estimated.

Addressing the contribution of startups and innovative young people, the President of the Republic praised the work accomplished by the sectors of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Knowledge Economy in promoting entrepreneurship and of innovation.

For President Tebboune, the Algerian university is on the right track in the sense that "it participates for the first time in the creation of wealth and the support of the economy, thus initiating a break with the past when the graduate directly joined the ranks of the unemployed".

Shortly before this meeting, President Tebboune visited the exhibition organized as part of the Entrepreneurship Days.

The exhibition includes stands of public and private companies representing various sectors of activity, as well as stands of young project leaders and entrepreneurs from the National Community abroad with whom President Tebboune discussed their projects and aspirations.

President of the Republic announces opening of capital of two public banks by late 2023

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Thursday the launch of an operation to open up 30% of the capital of two public banks to private sector investors by the end of 2023, calling on private economic operators to join the process of developing the Algerian banking sector.

Speaking at a meeting with economic operators held at the Abdelatif-Rahal International Conference Center (Algiers), on the occasion of the closing of the Entrepreneurship Days, the President of the Republic affirmed that "the State is determined to open up the capital of public banks", stressing that "this operation will be launched before the end of the current year or at the beginning of next year at the latest, with the opening up of the capital of two or three public banks to the tune of 30%."

In the same vein, President Tebboune urged private-sector economic operators to invest in the banking sector through the creation of private banks to contribute to the financing of investment projects and integrate into the process of developing the national economy.

Recalling that he has repeatedly called for the opening of private banks to include funds from the private sector, the President of the Republic stressed that "the national economy must also rely on the private sector economy by self-financing without always banking on public banks.”

President Tebboune stated that "the financing of the private economic sector still depends on funds from public banks to the tune of 85%,” stressing that private sector activity covers almost 85% of the national economy, which is "an issue that needs to be dealt with.”

In addition, the President of the Republic reaffirmed the State's commitment to recovering looted and misappropriated funds and illegally acquired property abroad, pointing out that the European Union (EU) has given its "agreement in principle for this operation.”

Pointing out that this operation, which requires "a great deal of effort, may take a long time", President Tebboune assured the audience that "the State is determined to recover the looted funds, in collaboration with the European States.”

President Tebboune stressed that "justice has played its part in recovering the looted funds", insisting that "the State is constantly monitoring and controlling the funds of public banks".

The President of the Republic assures economic operators of State support

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, reaffirmed, Thursday in Algiers, support for all investment projects that create wealth and jobs, assuring economic operators and project leaders of the total support of the 'State.

Accompanied by the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui and the President of the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA), Kamel Moula, President Tebboune spoke during his visit to the exhibition organized as part of the Entrepreneurship Days. It included stands from public and private companies representing various sectors of activity, as well as stands from young project leaders and entrepreneurs from the national community abroad, participating in this event.

To this end, and in front of the stand of an Association bringing together economic operators of the National Community abroad, the President of the Republic expressed the wish to organize "at least once a year" meetings bringing together the actors of this Community, from all sectors, affirming that the National Community abroad remains "a stakeholder in everything that happens in the country".

“We have ignored them for a long time (Algerian nationals abroad, Editor’s note), now they must feel that they are an integral part of the homeland,” insisted the President of the Republic.

President Tebboune also reaffirmed the State's support for investors and all investment projects, through incentive measures, particularly those intended to ensure the country's food security.

Addressing an economic operator active in the agriculture and agri-food sector, President Tebboune encouraged investors and entrepreneurs in these sectors of activity to go "very far" without paying attention to attempts to " discouragement".

Continuing his visit, and in front of a stand dedicated to pharmaceutical production, President Tebboune reiterated his attachment to this industry, recalling his decision to create a ministry dedicated to this sector in order to “show the importance of the medicines industry” .

The President of the Republic recognized the efforts made by national operators in this sector, while hoping that Algeria would be "the leading exporter of medicines on an African scale."

In front of the stand of an Algerian start-up which manufactures and exports satellite components, the President of the Republic praised the potential of young Algerians, in particular the leaders of innovative projects, stressing that having such a project is "more than "a pride" for the country, while affirming the State's support for this category of projects, as well as its needs for the launch of "around sixty satellites".

Speaking in front of another young Algerian, who runs a company specializing in the manufacturing and programming of software intended for the automobile and even aerospace industry, President Tebboune expressed "his pride" in this type of project, noting that they are part of “the Algeria we aspire to”.

In addition, and in front of an operator specializing in the manufacturing of components intended for the automobile industry, President Tebboune indicated that this type of initiative is "under the high protection of the State", reiterating his commitment to supporting this type of projects.

The President of the Republic, during his visit, invited another project leader to get closer to Sonelgaz, which has an ambitious project in photovoltaics.

He urged another young manufacturer of industrial machines from the wilaya of Ghardaia to submit his application for industrial land to the Prime Minister, assuring him that his request will be taken care of "immediately".

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune: No force can put pressure on Algeria.(APS, 17/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune affirmed, Thursday, that "no force in the world is able to put pressure on Algeria", affirming that "the country has reached the point of no -return to fiercely defend its sovereignty".

“Apart from divine power, no force in the world is able to put pressure on Algeria,” declared the President of the Republic during a meeting with economic operators at the close of the entrepreneurship days organized by the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA) at the International Conference Center (Algiers).

“The country has reached the point of no return to fiercely defend its sovereignty,” he stressed.

The President of the Republic insisted that "the State will crack down on all forms of abuse which have burdened the national economy in the past and cost billions of dollars to the Public Treasury", stressing that "the fight against forms of drift which have weighed down the national economy and cost colossal sums to the Public Treasury, was among the challenges that we met with conviction".

President Tebboune, in this regard, mentioned "certain parties, nostalgic for the painful past that the country experienced and who think they can put pressure on the State and its economic policies", affirming that "the train is moving and nothing can stop him.”

"Minority, this category which tries to tarnish the image of Algeria abroad, in no way represents the majority which is in perfect harmony with the current economic policy", maintained the President of the Republic, specifying that this majority “is imbued with patriotism and a desire to highlight the efforts made by the State to revive the national economy.”

Reassuring economic operators that no party can put pressure on or impose intolerable actions", the President of the Republic affirmed that "the country has entered a phase where the file of the past and previous practices have been definitively closed".

With the cancellation of the commission responsible for the import file which "exceeded its prerogatives", the President of the Republic stressed that the objective remains "the building, in cooperation with certain friendly countries, of an economy powerful, which can generate wealth, satisfy the needs of citizens, and gradually replace imports.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf: Algeria ready to engage in strong partnership with UK.(APS,17/11/2023)


LONDON-Algeria is "ready to take further steps towards building a strong and dynamic partnership" with the UK, and is striving to be "a credible and reliable player in the global economy,” said Wednesday Ahmed Attaf, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad.

“I am here to reaffirm that we also believe in the prosperous future that awaits us and that we are ready to join our friends in the United Kingdom in taking further steps towards building a strong and vibrant partnership,” declared Mr. Attaf during a meeting at the Algerian embassy in London with a group of economic operators and British businessmen, members of the Algerian-British Business Council.

“Over the past few years, we have demonstrated together that this strategic objective is within our reach. We have indeed achieved higher levels of cooperation in the main areas which constitute the bulk of our bilateral relations, notably in the political areas , security, cultural and economic", he underlined, in the presence of Lord Richard Risby, special envoy of the British Prime Minister responsible for promoting economic partnership with Algeria, and Lady Olga Maitland, president of the Council of Algerian-British affairs.

In this regard, he continued, "it is very encouraging to note that trade between Algeria and the United Kingdom has grown by 40%, reaching a total amount of 2.4 billion dollars in 2022.

Furthermore, Mr. Attaf took the opportunity to highlight the new business opportunities in Algeria, opportunities, he wanted to specify, "which emerged following the implementation of the various economic reforms initiated by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

But before discussing these reforms, the minister revealed some figures representing New Algeria. In this regard, he specified that Algeria's GDP amounts to 224 billion dollars in 2023. Economic growth is estimated at a rate of 5.3% in 2023, compared to 4.7% in 2022, and growth in non-hydrocarbon sectors accelerated by 4.9% in 2023 compared to 4.3% in 2022.

In addition, Algeria's trade balance reached a surplus of $20.21 billion at the end of 2022, compared to $1.1 billion the previous year. Non-hydrocarbon exports recorded a “significant” increase, going from 5 billion in 2021 to 7 billion dollars in 2022.

“As for foreign exchange reserves, they will be around USD 80 billion in 2023, and for more than fifteen years, external debt has almost ceased to exist in the Algerian economic landscape. Inflation, despite the rise in commodity prices "import, was contained at 9.5% during the first seven months of 2023", he detailed.

Algeria, a key player in access to neighboring markets

These encouraging economic performances, Mr. Attaf further underlined, "are the result of the important reforms undertaken by the Algerian government to establish a favorable business climate in line with the expectations of foreign investors."

He also wished to recall that "the strategic geographical location of the country in North Africa serves as a gateway to both Europe and Africa, offering unprecedented access to vast markets and business opportunities.

“Aware of the potential offered by its geographical position, the government has strengthened it through free trade agreements with Africa, the European Union and the Arab world. This makes Algeria a key player in access to neighboring markets,” he continued.

And in order to further consolidate this asset, Algeria "has undertaken the construction of new ports, which will be connected to other African countries by road, with the trans-Saharan highway and by train, with a construction project of a total of 12,500 km of railway lines linking Algeria to Mauritania, Tunisia, Mali, Niger, Chad and Nigeria.

In the same spirit, "we are increasing our air connections with African and European countries in order to streamline trade. In addition, Algeria has a young, talented and profitable workforce, eager to contribute to the development of our nation."

"Besides the energy sector, Algeria hopes to exploit the potential of other resources such as steel, zinc, phosphate and rare earths. These resources provide a solid basis for investments in multiple sectors, from energy and petrochemicals to agriculture, railways and manufacturing," he says.

Furthermore, the agricultural sector presents an untapped opportunity for investors, particularly in the southern part of the country where the aim is to prepare 3 million hectares for large-scale investments, according to the minister.

“Similarly, start-ups in Algeria hold enormous potential that is just waiting to be exploited. And the same goes for information technology and healthcare.”

In conclusion, Mr. Attaf invited the United Kingdom to "further explore Algeria's enormous commercial potential, to be the driving force behind this promising economic partnership between the two friendly countries, and to renew its confidence in a country which finally unleashes its full potential in order to be a credible and reliable player in the global economy."

Finance: State revenue to rise to DZD6,261 billion in first eight months of 2023.(APS,17/11/2023)


ALGIERS- State revenues rose during the first eight months of 2023, reaching DZD6,261 billion, up by more than 3% year-on-year, Salah Labani, Director General of the Treasury and Accounting Management of State Financial Operations, said on Thursday.

Heard by the Finance and Budget Commission of the National People's Assembly (APN), chaired by Mr. Saad Bghidja, as part of the examination of the finance bill (PLF) for the 2024 financial year, Mr. Labani specified that state revenues recorded until the end of August 2023 reached 6,261 billion DA, an increase of 210 billion DA compared to revenues recorded during the same period of 2022, estimated at 6,050 billion DA.

This mainly concerns oil tax revenues worth DA 3,292 billion (an increase of DA 86 billion compared to the same period of 2022), while revenue excluding oil taxes reached DA 2,962 billion ( an increase of 124 billion DA), in addition to other miscellaneous revenues, according to data put forward by the Director General.

As for state budget charges, they amounted to DA 7,000 billion at the end of last August, thus recording a significant increase estimated at DA 1,756 billion, compared to the first eight months of last year (DA 5,243 billion). of DA).

These expenses include in particular personnel expenses worth DA 2,164 billion, investment expenses (DA 1,182 billion), as well as transfer expenses (DA 2,683 billion), according to Mr. Labani.

During the same session, the Finance and Budget Committee heard the Director General of the Budget, El Hadji Amri who presented a presentation on the draft budget contained in the finance law for the 2024 financial year.

He affirmed, in this context, that the State budget project was part of the approach aimed at consolidating the efforts made by the public authorities, in terms of promoting investment, relaunching large structural projects, the continued diversification of economic activity with a view to supporting growth, reducing dependence on hydrocarbons in the medium term and taking charge of the financial impact induced by measures aimed at ensuring food security.

On the social aspect, Mr. Labani recalled the efforts made by the public authorities through the revision of the global income tax (IRG) scale from 2021, the increase in the salaries of civil servants resulting from the revision of index points for the years 2022, 2023 and 2024, an increase of 47% for the benefit of 2.086 million civil servants and public agents, in addition to the institution of unemployment benefit of 13,000 DA/month for the benefit of first-time applicants for 'job. This allocation, adds the manager, which was increased to 15,000 Da in 2023 concerns 2.035 million beneficiaries.

Added to this are the allowances and retirement pensions which have benefited from an additional envelope, the increase in the fixed solidarity allowance (AFS) which went from 3000 DA to 7000 DA. The latter is dedicated to more than 1.071 million beneficiaries.

Mr. Labani did not forget, in this wake, to cite the allowance paid to 100% disabled people (314,000 beneficiaries) which increased from 10,000 DA to 12,000 DA, in addition to the university scholarship which was revised at the increase, going from 1300 DA to 2000 DA, an increase of 700 DA/month in favor of 946,000 students.

The Director General of the Treasury and accounting management of State financial operations reported adjustments to the medium-term budgetary trajectory for the period 2023-2025, presented under the 2023 finance law.

In this regard, Mr. Labani specified that expenditure will exceed 15,275 billion DA in 2024 compared to 14,706 billion DA in 2023, and will have to reach 15,900 billion DA in 2025.

Algerian Petroleum Institute signs partnership agreements with four African hydrocarbon Companies.(APS,17/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The Algerian Petroleum Institute (IAP), part of the Sonatrach Group Sonatrach group, signed on Thursday in Brazzaville partnership agreements in the field of training with four national hydrocarbon companies, the state-owned group said in a statement.

The agreements were signed on the sidelines of the 5th meeting of CEOs of National Hydrocarbon Companies (SNH) of member countries of the African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO), held with the participation of a high-level delegation from Sonatrach , led by the group’s CEO, Rachid Hachichi.

They concern the strengthening of cooperation in the field of training between the IAP and the National Petroleum Company of Congo “SNPC”, Sonahydroc of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the National Hydrocarbon Company of Benin, Ghana national petroleum corporation “GNPC”.

These specialized agreements in the field of hydrocarbons complete a process of formalization of training actions initiated by the IAP with other oil companies that are members of the APPO.

The 5th edition of the meeting of CEOs of SNHs from APPO member countries was an opportunity to address points relating to areas of cooperation between African hydrocarbon companies, covering aspects related to the financing of oil and gas projects. gas, infrastructure and regional markets, management and development of local content, strengthening of human capital, technologies and Research and Development (R&D), environmental protection and finally collaboration options in the field the development of renewable energies.

As a reminder, Sonatrach organized the 4th edition of the APPO SNH CEOs, in March 2023 in Algiers.

Created on January 27, 1987 in Lagos (Nigeria), the APPO is a space for meetings, exchanges, cooperation and sharing of experience and expertise between its member countries.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf hosts a conference in London on the situation in the Sahel region.(APS,16/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, hosted on Wednesday at the "Chatham House" Institute in London, a conference on the situation in the Sahel region, as part of the working visit he is making to the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland), indicates a press release from the Ministry.

In this context, Mr. Attaf highlighted the main characteristics of this region and the challenges it faces on the political, economic and security levels, notes the press release.

He explained to the participants the role played by Algeria in its direct neighborhood, "particularly in terms of mediation to put an end to crises and conflicts and lead regional cooperation efforts in the face of cross-border threats, in addition to financing and the implementation of development projects in neighboring countries through the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development (AACISD),” adds the same source.

The meeting was enhanced by high-level diplomatic participation, alongside international officials and experts in the field of peace and security in Africa, the press release concluded.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf stresses, in UK, Algeria's priorities for its next term on Security Council.(APS, 16/11/2023)


LONDON- During his current visit to the United Kingdom, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, has highlighted the priorities on which Algeria will focus during its next term on the United Nations Security Council, in particular issues relating to the Arab world and the African continent.

Attaf took part on Tuesday evening in a consultative meeting on the Security Council at the prestigious Wilton Park institution, as part of his working visit to the United Kingdom, and gave a speech at the event.

Here's the the FM's speech:

Good afternoon to all,

Excellency Minister of State, Lord Ahmed Tariq,

Excellencies Ambassadors and Heads of delegations, Ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, let me tell you how much I am delighted to be here in this prestigious institution of Wilton Park, which has amply proven its relevance over the years in terms of promoting constructive dialogue among international policymakers and providing invaluable inputs to crucial debates on issues of global importance.

Special appreciation goes therefore to my good friend Lord Ahmed Tariq, for arranging this important discussion with the current, outgoing, and incoming African members of the United Nations’ Security Council. Let me stress how grateful we are to the UK Government for extending a helping hand in preparation of our joining of the Security Council.

As far as Algeria is concerned, we see this exercise as a good opportunity to gain deep understanding of the Council’s heavy work, of its complicated working methods, and of the different sensitive matters in which it is currently involved.

Algeria has already served three times as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, the last being in 2004-2005. Since then, the work at hand has gained in magnitude and complexity, the challenges ahead of us have diversified and become harder to meet, and the promises of the United Nations’ system have proven to be more difficult to fulfill. Therefore, joining the Security Council is rewarding, but also hugely demanding.

We sincerely aspire to bring new perspectives to the table, being fully aware of the particularly difficult context in which our mandate is taking place. This context deserves, in our view, to be considered in its double dimension:

On one hand, it has become abundantly clear that deepening geopolitical divergences and divisions among the permanent members have intruded all deliberations of the Security Council and inhibited the latter’s capacity to act and to react. This situation has reignited again the global demands for comprehensive reform to help the Security Council overcome its internal difficulties and provide adequate responses to the challenges of the moment.

On the other hand, it is equally clear that threats to international peace and security have recently gained in intensity, scope and lethality, overloading the agenda of the Council with no concrete results in sight. The risk that such situation entails is the threat to reinvigorate and embolden self-centered and unilateral approaches at the expense of the multilateral system, and the UN Security Council in particular.

To say the least, we believe that these are unprecedented times with unprecedented challenges, and that stakes could not be higher. But, we also believe that we have no alternative to the Security Council, and that we ought to make it work and rise up to aspirations and expectations that our peoples have collectively placed in it.

This is the spirit in which Algeria is preparing itself to join the UN Security Council in about a month and half, fully motivated to bring its fair share to the collective endeavor of preserving international peace and security.

Our priorities include first and foremost working to revive the Security Council’s interest and engagement to address conflicts and crises waging in the African and the Arab regions, in close partnership with the African Union and the League of Arab States.

In Africa, the Sahel region has become home to the heaviest concentration worldwide of hotspots of armed conflicts and multidimensional crises extending in the form of an “Arc of fire” that goes all the way from the Red Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, from Sudan to Western Sahara. In just few years’ time, this region has become the global epicenter of terrorism and transnational organized crime, amidst growing political instability caused by the recent resurgence of unconstitutional changes of governments.

In the Arab region, the ongoing tragedy in the Palestinian occupied territories, particularly in the besieged Gaza strip, has come as a horrific reminder of the urgent need to properly address the Palestinian issue in accordance with the two-State solution agreed on by the international community decades ago.

In pursuing these priorities, Algeria will strongly advocate for the need:

First, to overcome the business as usual approach;

Second, to tackle the root causes of conflicts and crisis situations;

Third, to dedicate more attention to the role of women in peace processes and to the plight of children in armed conflicts;

Fourth, to come-up with a new model of peace operations that is more fit for contemporary contexts;

Fifth, to work hand in hand with the regional organizations, in particular the African Union and the League of Arab States.

This brings me to the end of my remarks, and as I conclude I would like to assure you, once again, that Algeria is looking forward to working closely with all of you to make a genuine contribution towards fulfilling the mandate entrusted upon the Security Council at the service of the entire humanity without any discrimination. I thank you.

Diplomats stress imperative to end relentless aggression against Palestinian people.(APS,16/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Diplomats underlined, Wednesday in Algiers, the imperative to put an end to the Zionist aggression in the Gaza Strip and the genocide perpetrated against defenseless civilians, affirming the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and freedom. establishment of its independent state.

On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the proclamation, in Algiers, of the State of Palestine and on the sidelines of his participation in the Memory Forum, the ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Algeria, Juan Bautista Arias Palacio indicated to the APS that "it is important to immediately impose a ceasefire in Gaza."

“I would like to send a message to the Palestinian people and the Arab Nation, Palestine will always remain in our hearts. Let us put an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people,” he maintained, calling on “the leaders of states across the world to act by all possible means to allow a return to dialogue and negotiations with a view to ending the war and establishing a lasting peace".

Recalling that Venezuela supports the two-state solution, the ambassador said he was convinced that the victory of the Palestinian people was inevitable.

For his part, the First Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Algeria, Sergey Klimov, reiterated his country's position with regard to the Palestinian cause and the Zionist aggression in the Gaza Strip, affirming that "Russia's position has been inalienable and clear from the beginning, since 1948 and after the 1967 war, in favor of the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination and the establishment of an independent state."

This is "an unacceptable crime against civilians, hospitals and homes", he continued, citing to this effect the declarations of Russian President Vladimir Putin that war is fought between men, and not against women and children.

1st International Date Fair opens with over 150 exhibitors.(APS,16/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The 1st edition of the International Date Fair opened Wednesday at the "SAFEX" Exhibition Centre, Pins Maritimes (Algiers), with the participation of over 150 exhibitors from the sector.

Organized by the National Chamber of Agriculture (CNA) in collaboration with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the event, which runs until November 18, was inaugurated by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohamed Abdelhafidh Henni, in the presence of members of the government, ambassadors and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Algeria, as well as the president of the People's Provincial Assembly of Algiers (APW).

Over 150 exhibitors are taking part, including producers, warehousers, packers, processors and exporters, as well as exhibitors from foreign countries including Libya and Iraq.

The event aims to raise awareness of the varieties of Algerian dates and the importance of preserving them by intensifying production while promoting the different players in the sector, particularly rural women, who make a major contribution to promoting the date industry.

In addition, the event aims to boost exports of dates and date derivatives on international markets as an additional source of foreign currency, and to diversify exports, especially as the date industry haas experienced a very positive momentum, strengthening the position of Algerian dates on world markets.

Algerian dates are now the leading agricultural sector in the southern regions, with over 16 million palm trees and more than 800 varieties.

Intra-African Trade Fair: Algerian stand wins 1st place.(APS,16/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Minister of Trade and Export Promotion, Tayeb Zitouni, announced on Wednesday in Algiers that Algeria had won 1st place for the best product stand at the Intra-African Trade Fair (IATF) for 2023, which is currently taking place in Egypt.

In a statement to the press on the sidelines of the launch of the 1st International Date Fair, Zitouni said that Algeria had won first place for the best stand at the 3rd IATF 2023, currently being held in Egypt, with over 1,600 exhibitors.

The Minister also mentioned Algeria's choice to host the 4th IATF in 2025, which will be organized by the African Export-Import Bank "Afreximbank," in collaboration with the African Union (AU) and the General Secretariat of the AfCFTA (African Continental Free Trade Area).

The aim of this biannual event is to increase the volume of intra-African trade and to introduce the main investment opportunities and investment assets on the African continent.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs Council of Ministers meeting.(APS,15/11/2023)


ALGIERS - President of the Republic, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defence, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, will chair a meeting of the Council of Ministers on Tuesday, devoted to presentations on a number of sectors, according to a press statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic.

«President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defence, is currently chairing a meeting of the Council of Ministers devoted to two draft laws, the first relating to alimony and the second to the budget regulations for the 2021 financial year, in addition to presentations on digital transition in Algeria and the situation of wastewater treatment plants," said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

After welcoming and wishing the new Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui, every success in carrying out his missions, and following a presentation presented by the latter on the activity of the Government in recent times, Mr. President gave the following guidance, instructions and directives:

- Imperative for the Government to accelerate the implementation of the decisions of the Council of Ministers, which have not been implemented or are showing a delay in their implementation, the non-application of the State's commitments having a great impact on our fellow citizens.

- Encourage members of the Government to avoid giving exaggerated promises and far from commitments to the Algerian people.

- Maintain support for the vulnerable and middle classes at the center of the Government's concerns through the preservation of purchasing power and by placing housing programs, all forms combined, among the priorities in order to preserve the dignity of citizens and facilitate their life.

- Mr. President also ordered us to be vigilant with regard to the squandering of public funds and the consumption of additional budgets not included in the defined programs, at a time when parts of these programs are awaiting execution.

- The need to intensify consultation between members of the Government on decisions having an impact on the macro-financial balances of the State.

- Further promote the value of work with the preservation of trades and crafts, which create wealth and jobs.

- Increase the pace of implementation of remaining programs and commitments, particularly in the sectors of National Education and the Knowledge Economy, Start-ups and Micro-enterprises.

The Council of Ministers subsequently approved:

- The Tindouf-Béchar railway construction contract, with the immediate launch of work by the National Agency for Studies and Monitoring of Railway Investments (ANESRIF), the national company COSIDER and the Chinese company CRCC .

Mr. President further insisted on reducing the project completion deadlines, and the completion of the rest of the railway projects in order to continue strengthening our national economy.

Concerning the contract for the project to supply the wilaya of Béchar with drinking water:

- The Council of Ministers approved the contract for the implementation of the project to supply the towns of Béchar, Abadla and Kenadsa with drinking water.

Regarding the presentation on the situation of wastewater treatment plants:

- Mr. President instructed to increase the capacity for purification and recovery of wastewater, setting the objective of exploiting 60% of the volume produced.

- Mr. President ordered the Minister of Hydraulics to prepare, within three months at the latest, a presentation on the final state of these stations, as they are of vital importance.

Concerning the bill establishing the budgetary regulations for the 2021 financial year:

- At the end of the adoption of the bill, Mr. President welcomed the positive figures achieved and the preservation of macro-financial balances, despite the crisis linked to the coronavirus pandemic having shaken the largest economies global.

- Mr. President ordered the continuation of the preservation of Algeria's main orientations, by strengthening its capacity not to resort to external debt.

Regarding the presentation on the digital transition in Algeria:

- The President of the Republic welcomed the clear vision relating to Algeria's digital orientation put forward in the presentation by Madam High Commissioner for Digitization with the rank of Minister.

- The Council of Ministers approved the project to build a Data Center by the Chinese company “Huawei”.

- Mr. President recalled that the main objective of the large-scale digitalization project is to eliminate the bureaucracy hindering projects, to adopt transparency in the management of public affairs and to carefully define the needs of the country in the all sectors.

The draft law on special measures for obtaining alimony was also adopted.

At the end of the meeting, the Council of Ministers approved Decrees on appointments and terminations of functions in higher functions of the State.

Algeria condemns Zionist’s ongoing flagrant violations in Gaza.(APS, 15/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Algeria strongly condemns the ongoing flagrant and provocative violations committed daily by the Zionist occupying forces in the Gaza Strip, including Monday’s attack targeting the headquarters of the Qatari Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, stressing that this aggression act against a humanitarian facility is damning evidence of the intention of this entity to bury any possibility of peace or dialogue capable of ending its incessant aggressions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said Tuesday in a statement.

"Algeria expresses its firm condemnation and deep indignation at the continuation of the flagrant and provocative violations committed daily by the Zionist occupying forces in the Gaza Strip, including the attack which targeted, on Monday, the headquarters of the Committee Qatari for the reconstruction of Ghaza", we read in the MFA press release, describing it as "a new violation and a challenge to the provisions and norms of international law, in contradiction with the humanitarian principles and values which call for guaranteeing the protection of civilians and not to target buildings of a civilian and humanitarian nature.

“This act of aggression against a humanitarian facility dedicated to rebuilding what was destroyed by the hands of the unjust Zionist occupier is overwhelming proof of the intent of this entity that only knows the language of stubbornness and the destruction of burying any possibility of peace or dialogue capable of putting an end to its incessant aggressions", estimates the MAE.

"Algeria, which expresses its full solidarity with the Palestinian brothers and with the State of Qatar, a brother country, following this despicable aggression, reaffirms that the responsibility to stop the Zionist aggression and to guarantee the protection of the Palestinian people falls entirely to the Security Council which cannot shirk this responsibility and the consequences of its inability to act to put an end to this injustice which can in no way be justified against the Palestinian people,” the statement concluded.

Tasked by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf on working visit to UK.(APS,15/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Tasked by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, will begin a working visit to the United Kingdom (Great Britain and Northern Ireland) on Tuesday, according to a statement from the Ministry.

During this visit, which is part of the 2nd Session of the Algerian-British strategic dialogue, the prospects for strengthening bilateral relations in their various aspects - security, political, economic and cultural - will be discussed, in addition to regional and international issues of common interest, in particular the latest developments in the situation in the Middle East and on the African continent, the source added.

"The visit's programme also includes several bilateral meetings with British officials, as well as a meeting with businessmen, in the presence British Prime Minister's special envoy responsible for promoting economic partnership with Algeria, Lord Richard Risby, and a multipartite meeting in preparation for Algeria's membership of the Security Council" from 1 January next year, according to the same source.

Attaf will also give a lecture at the British Chatham House Institute on the situation in the Sahel, Algeria's role in establishing security and stability, and its contribution to economic development in this neighbouring region.

He will also meet representatives of national Community established in the United Kingdom, the source concluded.

Entrepreneurship Days: Participants highlight the conditions for success of start-ups.(APS,15/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Participants in the Entrepreneurship Days, organized by the Algerian Economic Renewal Council (CREA), Tuesday at the Abdelatif-Rahal International Conference Center (CIC, Algiers), listed the main conditions and requirements that could enable young Algerians to succeed in their business creation projects, particularly resilience, ensuring that the Algerian market has the potential to innovate and launch wealth-creating activities.

Speaking as part of a panel devoted to the theme: "The pillars of entrepreneurship", young people who have succeeded in the challenge of creating start-ups testified about their experience in this area, emphasizing that "project promoters should be motivated and believe in their abilities and seize opportunities to meet the challenge of becoming future entrepreneurs at the head of successful businesses.

In this context, Réda Benyamina, general director of the company Digiwaves affirmed that young people, among others, students should have a "clear vision and a strategy of what they want to achieve and develop a plan to achieve it" .

Discussing his experience, Mr. Benyamina indicated that he created a start-up in 2016 which has today succeeded in setting up a digital platform for the benefit of the hydrocarbon sector and making it possible to connect all production sites and oil wells. .

“Thanks to our company, we were able to replace a foreign supplier for a market worth a total of $65 million. Our platform is now approved and certified among a group of 15 global companies,” he said. he makes it known, while insisting on the fact that “the Algerian market remains potential and that its digitalization is an inevitable process”.

In the same spirit, the president of the Skills-university-training commission within the CREA, Rostom Bouaroua, spoke of the importance of "self-confidence" which is, according to him, "a very important condition for the success of "a project and an asset to overcome the obstacles that may arise in the process of launching an activity".

“In addition to technical skills, you should also know how to surround yourself with people who motivate you and give you support and encouragement at the same time,” he mentioned, assuring that CREA initiated these Days with the aim of help students develop their projects and have the opportunity to meet business leaders and investment funds.

The CREA representative also highlighted the importance of resilience among this segment, considering it as a pillar of entrepreneurship, affirming that "the road to the status of entrepreneur is often strewn with pitfalls and obstacles” and that “it is important for students to demonstrate resilience” and to have “a taste for challenge to overcome difficulties”.

Among the successful experiences in the field of creating new businesses, the organizers invited young women who have been able to found start-ups to relate the conditions in which they successfully set up their businesses.

Without having prior financial means, Marwa Benkhaled, founder of the start-up Delta Innovation, developed innovative solutions for the benefit of various public organizations, in particular by creating a platform dedicated to the history of Algeria through the centuries. account of the Moudjahidine Ministry and Rights Holders, as well as applications intended for certain categories of Algerian society, among others, the deaf and mute disabled.

The founder of Delta Innovation affirmed that her company currently employs around thirty people and aspires to invest in the national and international market.

For her part, Mira Bouacha, deputy general director of the TMV Cinéma company, was able to create the first cinema complex in Algiers, offering moviegoers the opportunity to see films in a multiplex equipped with the latest sound and audio technology and picture.

Opening of the 19th edition of the International Public Works Exhibition.(APS,15/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The 19th edition of the International Public Works Exhibition (SITP) opened Tuesday at the Pins Maritimes Exhibition Center (Algiers) with the participation of more than 230 national and foreign Companies.

Inaugurated by the Minister of Public Works and Basic Infrastructure, Lakhdar Rekhroukh, who was accompanied by the Turkish Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Abdulkadir Uraloglu, whose country is the guest of honor of this edition, as well as several members of the government and diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria.

In his opening speech, Mr. Rekhroukh underlined that this Exhibition constituted "an opportunity to assess the progress of the public works sector and an opportunity for construction and study companies to establish partnerships and fruitful exchanges in adequacy with the new technologies that the sector is familiar with.

In this sense, he expressed the wish to see this event constitute “a framework of fruitful and useful cooperation and partnership, in a new approach bringing together start-ups, research and technology centers, and universities”.

Recalling the important strategic dimension of the structural projects launched in particular in the construction of railways, the minister indicated that the country has strengthened, as part of the implementation of various development programs, a road network of 141,716 km including 8,896 km of highways and no less than 11,642 structures.

He also underlined that the country had 4,700 km of usable railway lines, a network expected to increase to reach 6,500 km upon receipt of the program currently being implemented and 15,000 km by 2030.

In this sense, the minister highlighted the railway projects dedicated to the transport of phosphate from the Djebel Onk and Bled El-Hadba mine in the east of the country and those for the transport of raw iron from the iron deposit of Gara Djebillet in the west of the country.

Highlighting the importance of training in the public works sector, the minister stressed that his department was in the preparation phase for the launch of training at its new structures: the Trades School in Djelfa, the School management in Sidi Abdallah (Algiers) and the National Quality Control Center in Ain Defla.

In the chapter of cooperation, the Minister of Public Works and Basic Infrastructures underlined the importance of the Algerian-Turkish partnership and expressed the wish to see this Fair contribute to "strengthening it to extend it to other areas particularly in railway projects.

For his part, Turkish Minister Abdulkadir Uraloglu, noting the historical ties between Algeria and Turkey, which today translate into "solid" economic relations, assured his country's willingness to work to further develop the Algerian-Turkish relations, in particular through the relaunch of joint projects in various fields.

Alongside Algerian operators, this 19th edition of SITP, organized by the Ministry of Public Works and Basic Infrastructure, in partnership with "Algeria Expo", a subsidiary of the National Society of Fairs and Exports (Safex), records the participation of several foreign exhibitors representing several countries.

Institutes specializing in public works and civil engineering, startups, banks and financial institutions are also present at SITP 2023 which will last five days.

The Show, dedicated in particular to the exhibition of technologies and services, constitutes an opportunity for national operators to establish relationships with their foreign counterparts, for the realization of joint projects and the exchange of experience, underline the organizers.

During this event, seven partnership agreements in the areas of training, research and technological development will be signed between structures under the Ministry of Public Works and Basic Infrastructure and bodies operating in the field.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Nicaragua's FM.(APS,14/11/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Monday Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua Denis Moncada Colindres, according to a statement issued by the Presidency of the Republic.

The meeting took place in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, and Acting Director of the Presidency of the Republic's Staff, Boualem Boualem, said the same source.

Nicaragua's desire to expand cooperation relations with Algeria

The Minister of Foreign Relations of the Republic of Nicaragua, Mr. Denis Ronaldo Moncada Colindres affirmed, Monday, his country's desire to expand cooperation relations with Algeria to cover different areas, notably through the activation of the Joint Commission for Economic and Technical Cooperation between the two countries.

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Nicaraguan minister indicated that "the cooperative relations between the two countries are very fruitful. We wish to continue their strengthening through the activation of the Joint Commission for Economic and Technical Cooperation".

Welcoming the "solid ties of friendship" uniting the two countries, Mr. Moncada Colindres expressed his country's desire "to broaden them to cover diplomatic and economic relations, commercial exchanges, international cooperation, in addition to "exchange of analyzes and views concerning current international issues of interest to our two countries".

Describing his meeting with the President of the Republic as "very important" and "positive", he indicated that he had transmitted to President Tebboune a message from his counterpart, Mr. Daniel Ortega.

He expressed his wish to see President Tebboune "accept the invitation to visit Nicaragua as soon as conditions are suitable."

Mr. Moncada Colindres indicated that he will transmit "the invitation addressed by President Tebboune to President Ortega to visit Algeria, a friendly country", expressing his gratitude for "the warm welcome which was reserved for him and for the gestures of friendship displayed by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune".

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune appoints Nadir Larbaoui as Prime Minister.(APS, 12/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, appointed Saturday Nadir Larbaoui as Prime Minister, replacing Aymen Benabderrahmane whose duties were terminated, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The statement said that the President of the Republic also appointed Boualem Boualem, the Advisor to the President of the Republic, for legal and judicial affairs, and relations with institutions, investigations, and authorizations, as the acting chief of Staff to the Presidency of the Republic.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf receives the President of the Sahrawi National Council.(APS,14/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf received, Monday in Algiers, the President of the National Council of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Hamma Salama and the delegation which accompanies him, with whom he reviewed the latest developments in the Sahrawi cause.

In a statement to the press at the end of the audience, Mr. Salama indicated that the two parties had discussed the difficulties facing the peace process in Western Sahara, "while Morocco evades its responsibilities and refuses to comply with the decisions of the UN and the Security Council, which hinders the work of the United Nations Mission for the organization of the self-determination referendum in Western Sahara (Minurso)".

For the President of the Sahrawi Parliament, there is a similarity between the two Sahrawi and Palestinian causes and the suffering of the two Palestinian and Sahrawi peoples, in the context of what is currently happening in Gaza, and the violations and war crimes that are taking place. are taking place there, while the Zionist occupation also evades its responsibilities and refuses to comply with the decisions of international legality and commitments in favor of the two-state solution for the establishment of the Palestinian state.

Addressing Algeria's role as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2024-2025, Mr. Hamma expressed his conviction that Algeria will have "an effective impact in the defense of just causes, in head of which the cause of Western Sahara", adding that his visit to Algeria had "lived up to expectations" and made it possible to exchange information, outline priorities for the year 2024 and meet several ministers and the Prime Minister, Mr. Nadir Larbaoui who "dedicated his first audience to us since his appointment, a gesture which has several meanings for the Sahrawi people and Government", he affirmed.

Finally, Mr. Hamma Salama sent his thanks and expressed his gratitude to Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, for its immutable positions and its defense of all just causes, at the head of which, the cause of Western Sahara, with a view to allowing oppressed peoples to exercise their right to self-determination.

US Companies interested in investing in several sectors in Algeria.(APS,14/11/2023)


ORAN-American Companies are interested in investing in several sectors in Algeria, including renewable energy, water treatment, healthcare and agriculture, said Monday Elizabeth Moore Aubin, Ambassador of the United States of America to Algeria.

"In addition to hydrocarbons, oil and gas, American Companies are interested in investing in several fields, such as renewable energy, water treatment, healthcare and agriculture,” she told the press on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the 11th North Africa Energy & Hydrogen Exhibition & Conference "NAPEC 2023”, held at the Oran Convention Center.

In this regard, the ambassador stressed that American Companies were "ready to transfer technology,” pointing out that Algeria offers numerous investment opportunities.

I am working to double U.S. trade and industrial investment in Algeria, assured the US diplomat.

11th edition of the international trade fair for the energy and hydrocarbon sectors on a Mediterranean and African scale "NAPEC 2023": Signature of six new contracts for the production and exploitation of hydrocarbon products.(APS,14/11/2023)


ORAN- Algeria has signed six new contracts with foreign investors in the field of production and exploitation of hydrocarbons, under Law 13-19 of hydrocarbons, and this within the framework of direct negotiations, we learned, Monday in Oran, from the president of the National Agency for the Valorization of Hydrocarbon Products (ALNAFT), Mourad Beledjehem.

Speaking on the occasion of the opening of the 11th edition of the international trade fair for the energy and hydrocarbon sectors on a Mediterranean and African scale "NAPEC 2023" at the "Mohamed Benahmed" Convention Center in Oran, he indicated that six contracts have been signed with foreign investors, like the Republic of China, adding that Algeria is currently in "advanced negotiations" with several companies for the signing of new contracts.

On another level, the same official pointed out that Algeria, aware of the importance of the global shift towards renewable energy sources, also believes that "oil and gas remain necessary to meet energy demand, in the medium and long term", indicating that "this demand depends on our own efforts and also on the contribution of the partnership's investments in the field of oil and gas".

He further stressed that Algeria intends to develop and intensify its investments in the oil and gas sector, because “partnerships with international oil companies remain a strategic option to achieve this important investment objective,” he said. -he says.

Mr. Beledjehem also indicated that Algeria is looking for investors capable of meeting a set of criteria, such as risk sharing, especially concerning oil and gas exploration and production and investment, in addition to the transfer of technologies and skills development.

For his part, the head of the Hydrocarbons Regulatory Authority, Rachid Nadil, declared, in his speech, that his authority works to “support all national and foreign investors who wish to obtain licenses for their infrastructures”.

He also underlined that the Authority he is responsible for relies on reducing the time taken to study files and the creation of direct contact between it and investors, in addition to many other facilities.

United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO): Algeria continues its efforts to ensure quality education.(APS,10/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of National Education, Abdelhakim Belaabed said Thursday in Paris where he is taking part in the work of the 42nd session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), that Algeria was continuing its efforts to ensure quality education.

In a speech to the participants in the work of this session, Mr. Belaabed specified that "Algeria's efforts continue to guarantee the quality of the educational act, through the implementation of profound educational reforms consisting of the introduction of the English language and the rehabilitation of the subject Sports and physical education in the primary cycle by recruiting specialized teachers and setting up a national system for evaluating the acquired knowledge of primary education, in addition to the creation of a National High School of the Arts.

In order to preserve the health of students, the Minister mentioned "the establishment of several mechanisms capable of lightening the weight of the school bags of primary school students, in particular the use of a second copy of the school book "Kitabi “(my book) which will be kept in lockers or cupboards at the establishment or digital book level, with the gradual generalization of electronic tablets”.

The first manager of the sector also addressed the ambitious program of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, who aspires to "build a future based on human capital and the continuation of the process of reforms initiated in different areas."

“Efforts continue to implement the national education strategy, which has given more than 13 million learners the chance to access school, university or vocational training centers ", he assured.

“Algeria is experiencing a global and accelerated digital transformation, particularly after the creation of a High Commission for Digitalization (HCN) at the Presidency of the Republic, responsible for designing national digitalization strategies,” a- he added.

In the culture sector, the Minister affirmed that a "program was launched to support 147 archaeological sites, and the launch of rehabilitation operations of several sites, including 19 mosques, in addition to the recovery of 3900 archaeological pieces".

In this context, Mr. Belaabed once again called for "strengthening cooperation between the North and the South and intensifying efforts to recover cultural property relating to African cultural heritage."

As part of the implementation of the National Sports Strategy in accordance with the 2023 SDGs, Mr. Belaabed affirmed that Algeria "has worked to intensify sport in schools, universities and in professional training establishments." further recalling the creation of a National Anti-Doping Agency.

He also mentioned freedom of the press, citing in particular the promulgation of the organic law relating to information and the development of two bills relating to audiovisual activity and the written and electronic press, in addition to the implementation in “Dzaïr media city” course.

Referring to the Zionist aggression on the Gaza Strip, the Minister called on the international community "not to tolerate these crimes, committed daily in full view of the world without any consideration for international law which nevertheless classifies them as crimes of war".

He will particularly cite "the images of the massacres committed by the Zionist occupation against the Palestinians, in particular the children who lost their right to life and to schooling."

Pharmaceutical industry: Cooperation agreement signed between Sadid-Diagnopharm, Chinese company Mindray.(APS, 10/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Sadid-Diagnopharm, a company specialising in the manufacture of laboratory reagents and medical equipment, has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese company Mindray, the Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production said in a statement.

The signing ceremony between Sadid-Diagnopharm and Mindray took place on Wednesday evening at the headquarters of the Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, under the supervision of Minister Ali Aoun.

This promising collaboration is set to bolster innovation and technological advancements, leaving a profound positive impact on the healthcare sector in Algeria. By facilitating swift and accurate diagnoses, this partnership will contribute to enhancing treatment outcomes and the overall quality of life for Algerian patients, as emphasized in the ministry’s press release.

Opening of the 11th edition of the International Exhibition of Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Products (SIEMPP) in Constantine.(APS,10/11/2023)


CONSTANTINE - No less than 29 exhibitors are participating in the 11th edition of the International Exhibition of Medical Equipment and Pharmaceutical Products (SIEMPP), opened Thursday in Constantine.

This exhibition, which will take place over three days at the Marriott Hotel in Constantine, brings together the main suppliers of medical equipment, pharmaceutical laboratories, distributors, healthcare professionals and research and development experts.

It offers a unique platform to exchange ideas, discover new products, strengthen collaborations and establish strategic partnerships between key players in the industry, indicated in a statement to APS, Karim Amara, head of the EVENMENCIA Company organizer of this event.

This year, the Show was marked by a large participation of suppliers of cutting-edge technologies produced in the field of medical imaging, but also by the presence of numerous specialties, notably medical furniture and imaging, surgical instruments and equipment. laboratories, means of functional rehabilitation in addition to dental equipment and products, thus offering a space for varied stands, highlighting a wide range of medical equipment, pharmaceutical devices and innovative solutions, said Mr. Amara.

Among the exhibitors present, internationally renowned companies are recognized for their expertise and their ability to offer high quality products.

Additionally, many promising companies are also present, demonstrating the continued innovation and dynamism of this industry.

SIEMPP attracts many visitors every year, such as distributors, agents, suppliers, government officials, researchers and healthcare professionals.

The diversity of participants encourages the exchange of ideas, real-time demonstrations and discussions around current issues and trends in the medical and pharmaceutical sector, highlighted exhibitors interviewed on the occasion.

In addition to the exhibition stands, the Show also offers a program of conferences and seminars led by renowned experts.

These meetings will address a variety of topics ranging from innovative medical research to pharmaceutical inventory management and new diagnostic techniques.

The sharing of knowledge and good practices is an essential aspect of this major event, it was observed.

It should be noted that the organizers are expecting a record attendance this year and hope that new collaborations and discoveries will help advance the field of health.

Opening of the 17th International Optics and Eyewear Exhibition in Algiers.(APS,10/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The 17th edition of the International Optics and Eyewear Exhibition (SIOL) opened Thursday in Algiers with the participation of more than 60 exhibitors, highlighting their cutting-edge products.

Several international brands are participating in this event to present their latest technological innovations in the field of optics, particularly those using augmented reality and virtual reality.

This Show, organized by "RH International Communication, brings together manufacturers of optical glass and lenses, as well as distributors of materials, medical instruments and equipment, as well as optician training schools.

The Show also aims to be a platform for establishing exchanges with industry professionals through discussion panels led by experts on subjects related to eye health and the ergonomic design of glasses.

An exhibition of equipment and materials marking the history and evolution of this sector is held as part of this Show.

Algeria participates in the Bamako International Health Fair starting this Thursday.(APS,09/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Algeria will take part in the second edition of the International Health Fair "Keneya Expo2023", which is being held from November 9 to 11, under the slogan "Industry and local production for universal health coverage", said Wednesday the Ministry in a press release.

In this context, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Drifa Khoudhir, will begin a working visit to Bamako this Thursday, to participate, as representative of the Minister of the sector Ali Aoun, in the work of this demonstration.

This visit is part of "strengthening cooperation and the Algerian-Malian partnership in the field of pharmaceutical production and the promotion of exports of pharmaceutical products and medical devices to African markets", underlines the same source.

Government Meeting: Mining and finance sectors on the agenda.(APS,09/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired on Wednesday a meeting of the Government devoted to the mining and finance sectors, indicates a press release from the Prime Minister's services, of which here is the full text:

“The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, chaired, this Wednesday, November 8, 2023, a Government meeting held at the Government Palace.

During its weekly meeting, the Government examined the following points:

In the field of mining:

The Government examined, at second reading, a preliminary draft law governing mining activities, presented by the Minister of Energy and Mines. This new version of the draft text has been enriched and completed taking into account the guidelines formulated during the government meeting of May 31, 2023.

This draft bill aims to create an appropriate and encouraging legal environment to promote the development of the mining industry. Indeed, it establishes an incentive framework for investors while placing a strong emphasis on job creation at the local level.

The draft text also aims to promote technology transfer by encouraging mining companies to share their expertise with local partners, thereby strengthening national technological skills and reducing its dependence on foreign skills.

In the area of finance:

The Minister of Finance presented four (4) draft Executive Decrees which intervene in application of the provisions of Law No. 23-07 of June 21, 2023, relating to the rules of public accounting and financial management.

These are the following texts:

- Draft Executive Decree establishing the terms and conditions for the appointment and approval of public accountants. This draft decree aims to define the conditions and modalities for the appointment and approval of public officials responsible for handling public funds, executing and controlling the regularity of budgetary and financial operations.

- Draft executive decree establishing the modalities for the creation, organization, operation and control of revenue and/or expenditure authorities. This draft text aims to establish the exceptional procedures for the execution, by revenue and/or expenditure authorities, of a category of public revenue or expenditure which cannot, due to their urgency, accommodate deadlines. normal.

- Draft executive decree relating to the procedure for requisitioning public accountants by authorizing officers. The purpose of this draft decree is to determine the practical modalities of the procedures for requisitioning public accountants.

- Draft executive decree establishing the conditions for bringing into play the liability of public accountants and the procedures for clearing debts. The draft decree mainly aims to set the conditions for bringing into play the financial liability of public accountants, their delegates and the agents placed under their authority and to specify the terms of notification of debts of public accountants as well as the procedures for their clearance. .

In addition, the Minister of Finance presented a communication on the progress of the process of opening the capital of two public banks, namely the Crédit Populaire d'Algérie and the Banque de Développement Local, through their introduction in stock market, in accordance with the Government's action plan.

Algeria-Singapore: The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounès Magramane welcomes bilateral cooperation.(APS, 09/11/2023)


ALGIERS -: The Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounès Magramane, welcomed, Wednesday in Algiers, the bilateral cooperation between Algeria and Singapore in several areas.

During a working session at the ministry's headquarters with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Mr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman, Mr. Magramane specified that Algeria was celebrating this year the 40th anniversary of the establishment of relations diplomatic relations between the two countries, relations which are "the fruit of years of serious bilateral cooperation marked by continuous dialogue, respect and mutual support".

The meeting between the two parties is “an opportunity to examine new perspectives of partnership serving both countries and mutually beneficial, in light of the great capacities, skills and expertise that the two countries harbor, particularly in terms of bilateral cooperation ", underlined the SG of the Ministry.

He welcomed the visit of the Singaporean delegation to Algeria, the first by a senior Singaporean official since 2006, hoping that it would be followed by other official visits at the highest level between the two parties.

On this occasion, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Lounès Magramane, expressed his thanks to the Singaporean official for his country's support for the election of Algeria as a non-member. permanent member of the Security Council for the period 2024-2025.

Mr. Magramane also hoped that this cooperation would continue at the multilateral level, particularly with regard to Algeria's request for accession to the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in Southeast Asia, to extend to other issues through the rapprochement of views on issues of common interest, including the Palestinian cause, the question of Western Sahara, climate issues, the fight against terrorism and disarmament.

Concerning bilateral cooperation, the same official expressed Algeria's desire to lay the foundations for solid cooperation in areas such as the digital economy, the financial and banking sectors, Information Technologies and of communication (ICT), 5th generation technologies, port and airport management and the water sector.

Mr. Magramane indicated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs "will spare no effort to work with Singapore to develop bilateral economic and commercial relations with a view to reaching a level which reflects the potential of the two countries and the quality of their political relations, through the relaunch of cooperation at the level of the chamber of commerce and the organization of business forums in the two countries.

For his part, Mr. Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman welcomed the "privileged" relations that the two countries have maintained for more than forty years, stressing that "this is the longest relationship with an Arab country."

These relations will be deepened and strengthened in several areas through visits by official delegations and exchanges between the two parties, said the Singaporean minister.

He took the opportunity to congratulate Algeria on its election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Algerian Radio contributes to the influence of peace and coexistence in Africa.(APS,09/11/2023)


TAMANRASSET - Algerian Radio contributes to the dissemination of the values of peace and coexistence in Africa in accordance with the founding principles of the State, affirmed, Wednesday in Tamanrasset, its Director General, Mohamed Baghali.

"Algerian Radio contributes to spreading peace and spreading the values of peace and coexistence in Africa, through the creation, through its programs affecting many regions of Africa, of spaces of coexistence and dialogue to the satisfaction of citizens", specified Mr. Baghali, during a conference under the theme "Algerian Radio in the service of peace, development and good neighborliness in Africa", held at the University of Tamanrasset.

The CEO of National Radio maintained that the latter represents the best example of coexistence and one of the rare media ensuring multilingual broadcasts at their head Arabic, Amazighity, in addition to the French, English and Spanish languages. “Radio Ifrikya-FM is the only channel in Algeria, even in Africa, employing colleagues from the continent representing no less than fourteen (14) nationalities,” he maintained, noting that this new media promotes Targui languages. , Hausa and Bambara, and constitutes one of the forms of coexistence between African civilizations and cultures.

In his speech, academic Ahmed Adimi spoke of the radio's mission to popularize cultures and the specificities of each region among African people, in addition to its contribution to the establishment of peace.

He indicated that the Ifrikya-FM channel works to convey the image of Algeria in various fields and also contributes to popularizing the cultures of the countries and the promotion of partnership opportunities.

According to the speaker, radio speech contributes to breaking down obstacles between African countries and strengthening relations between their populations.

“Radio is an effective actor in propagating the spirit of reconciliation and the fight against conflicts,” said speaker Saïd Kacimi, who estimated that Algerian radio targets broad categories of societies in the region. .

The participants in this meeting, as such, recommended establishing media strategies based on approaches capable of supporting the intellectual security of citizens and combating all forms of violence and extremism.

This conference sets itself, among other objectives, to highlight the multiple missions assumed by Algerian radio in the dissemination of the culture of peace, dialogue, tolerance and coexistence, and the contribution to the support and promotion of various initiatives aimed at boosting development, cooperation and strengthening peace, security and good neighborliness between the countries of the African continent, indicated the organizers.

Initiated with the assistance of the “Amenokal Hadj Moussa Agh Akhamoukh” University of Tamanrasset, this conference, enhanced by the presence of the consul of Mali in Tamanrasset and local authorities, was hosted by a collection of researchers and academics concerned with information and geopolitical issues.

The 11th North Africa Energy & Hydrogen Exhibition and Conference (NAPEC): The 11th edition in Oran dedicated to the progressive energy transition.(APS,09/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The 11th North Africa Energy & Hydrogen Exhibition and Conference (NAPEC) will be held from November 13 to 15 at the Oran Convention Center and will focus on the energy transition and the evolution of fossil fuels in the global energy landscape, said organizers said on Wednesday.

The 11th NAPEC will see the participation of the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Sonatrach group and its subsidiaries, the National Agency for the Development of Hydrocarbon Resources (ALNAFT), the Hydrocarbon Regulatory Authority (ARH) , from the Sonalegaz Group as well as major global energy firms from the four corners of the planet, said Eurl Napec, the organizing company of this event, in a press release.

This year, NAPEC covers a wide range of key themes to catalyze this transformation linked to the progressive energy transition, including the role of fossil fuels in the future energy landscape, including potential technologies for cleaner use of energy. fossil fuels and Low Carbon Businesses (CCUS, CCS), according to the same source.

The 11th NAPEC will also address, according to the press release, "exploration and production (E&P): challenges and opportunities", "the perspectives of NOCs, IOCs and technology suppliers in the energy transition", "strategies and decarbonization solutions for the energy industry (Low Carbon business)", "hydrogen as a key vector of the transition", "energy efficiency in industry to reduce energy consumption is a priority for a more sustainable future" .

The participants will also examine other approaches and strategies aimed at improving energy efficiency in the industrial sector, added the press release, specifying that "technological innovation occupies a central place in this energy transition, with investments and partnerships in the research and development of new clean and sustainable technologies and to accelerate this transition.

Noting that climate change is a global phenomenon, the organizers of NAPEC estimated that “the energy transition requires international cooperation and bilateral and multilateral initiatives aimed at promoting the development of clean energy and climate resilience”.

"Algeria continues to invest in the expansion of its energy sector. Efforts to increase oil and gas production, as well as to develop clean energy, are helping to strengthen the country's position as a key player on the global energy scene.

With its unique combination of energy resources, Algeria plays an essential role in the energy stability of the region and in meeting the growing energy needs on a global scale,” the same source underlined, assuring that NAPEC continues “to play a leading role as a platform for African and Mediterranean dialogue in the energy, hydrocarbons and hydrogen sector”.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives head of the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP).(APS,08/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Tuesday the leader of the Movement of Society for Peace (MSP), Abdelali Hassani, at the request of the latter, the Presidency of the Republic said in a statement.

The President of the Society for Peace Movement (MSP), Mr. Abdelali Hassani: The position of the Algerian State in favor of the Palestinian cause praised

The President of the Society for Peace Movement (MSP), Abdelali Hassani, welcomed, Tuesday in Algiers, the position of the Algerian State, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in favor of the people Palestinian and the Palestinian cause.

In a statement at the end of the audience granted to him by President Tebboune, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Mr. Hassani stressed that this meeting held at his request had been an opportunity to "consult around of different issues of interest for our country and the Palestinian cause", thereby welcoming "the official Algerian position, the diplomatic dynamic and the humanitarian and legal position" in favor of the Palestinian people and their just cause.

The meeting also made it possible to discuss "issues of national interest, led by the social front and the economic situation", he added, insisting on the need for a "national agreement bringing together Algerians around "a vision favoring the development of the country and the strengthening of its capacities with a view to immunizing it and defending its unity and cohesion".

The President of the MSP underlined that Algeria is “a pivotal state in Africa and the Mediterranean”. “Now represented on the Security Council, its voice must be heard and can influence the course of events,” he concluded.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf meets in Bucharest with representatives of the National Community established in Romania.(APS, 08/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, met, Tuesday at the headquarters of the Algerian Embassy in Bucharest, representatives of the National Community established in Romania, at the end of his working visit to this country, indicates a press release from the Ministry.

The meeting, attended by the Algerian Ambassador to Romania, Abdelmadjid Naamoune, was "an opportunity to listen to the concerns of Algerian citizens in their country of residence and to inform them of the results of the minister's visit in Bucharest and the latest developments on the national scene,” said the press release.

On this occasion, the Minister underlined "the particular interest given by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to the human dimension in the relations of cooperation and partnership between Algeria and the various friendly and partner countries" , recalling the measures decided by the President of the Republic to address the concerns of the National Community abroad and the defense of its interests.

71st Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights opens in Algiers: Algeria committed to defending the causes and interests of the African continent .(APS,08/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The Prime Minister, Mr. Aïmene Benabderrahmane, affirmed, Tuesday, that Algeria was deeply attached to the defense of the causes and interests of the African continent, to the establishment of the principles of living together in peace and to the defense rights of peoples, at their head the right to self-determination, insisting on the right of the Palestinian people to fully exercise all their fundamental rights.

"Algeria's hosting of this important African event in the field of human rights, with the approval of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in reality reflects the importance given by our country to human rights. of Man, and actions aimed at their protection and promotion, as well as the interest given to the African dimension", declared Mr. Benabderrahmane in a speech delivered on the occasion of the opening of the 71st Ordinary Session of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (CAfDHP).

“Based on its pioneering role in Africa, Algeria is keen to defend the causes and interests of this continent, to establish the principles of living together in peace and to defend the rights of peoples, in particular the right to self-determination ", continued the Prime Minister.

Mr. Benabderrahmane mentioned, in this context, the contribution of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights to the defense of these rights and its support for just causes on the African continent, affirming that History will remember "its courage judicial and its humanity in this area, particularly in light of the inaction of other forums".

The Prime Minister addressed, in this regard, the unprecedented painful events that the world is experiencing and the flagrant violations of all human rights, treaties and international resolutions in Palestine, with the application of double standards , in total contradiction with the human values and principles shared by all of humanity, enshrined in international and regional charters of human rights for all human beings, without exception or discrimination of any kind.”

“Algeria, which follows the serious developments in occupied Palestine, insists on the right of the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable fundamental rights, in particular to life, health, security, peace, but also that of Palestinian children to live their childhood fully in accordance with international conventions and treaties,” he maintained.

Algerian experience in human rights, a pioneering experience on the regional and international levels

Mr. Benabderrahmane also highlighted the Algerian experience in the promotion and protection of human rights, considered pioneering on the regional and international levels, stressing that "this experience had been reinforced thanks to the important reforms devoted by the Constitution of November 1, 2020 and concretized through a battery of legislative texts and new institutional mechanisms put in place.

These initiatives, continued the Prime Minister, have consolidated the conformity of our system with regional and international conventions relating to human rights, as well as the practices in force in this area of which Algeria has been at the forefront. .

In this regard, the Prime Minister cited the constitutional amendment of 2020, which "gave new impetus to Algeria's efforts aimed at consecrating fundamental individual and collective rights, public freedoms, and consolidating the independence of power judicial and the separation of powers, to support the supervisory authorities, in addition to promoting freedom of opinion, expression, the press, peaceful demonstration and association, in addition to strengthening gender equality in front of the law (...)".

In addition to national efforts, the Prime Minister affirmed that Algeria "is present in force in the UN and regional forums, through its contribution, its consultation and its cooperation, with respect and commitment to the charters among its internal laws ", stressing that Algeria has adopted an approach based on human rights, particularly socio-economic and cultural, in light of the UN action program for 2030 on the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

He also expressed Algeria's "firm" commitment to the establishment of peace and security in its environment and at the regional and international levels, following an approach based on non-interference in the internal affairs of countries, strengthening the peaceful resolution of crises and conflicts, adopting the principles of the two charters of the UN and the AU, and promoting the culture of peace, solidarity and the values of reconciliation .

Mr. Benabderrahmane noted, in this regard, that Algeria's efforts aimed at defending these values in the various continental and international forums, "have earned it the consideration of the international community, and reflects the election of Algeria as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for a two-year term, as well as his re-election for a new term on the Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025, in addition to the renewal of his mandate at the ACFDHP for the period 2024-2030".

In conclusion, the Prime Minister underlined Algeria's faith in multilateral action and the strengthening of cooperation with human rights organizations and mechanisms, "translated into its efforts to honor its commitments in this matter, ensuring that periodic reports are presented to the various regional and international mechanisms for the defense of human rights,” he said.

It also involves close cooperation with the various contractual and non-contractual mechanisms, especially since Algeria received the special rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association last September. It is also planned to receive the special rapporteur on human rights defenders.

26th edition of the International Fair for the Green and Circular Economy "Ecomondo": The Italian Minister of the Environment welcomes the partnership with Algeria.(APS,08/11/2023)


RIMINI (Italy) - The Italian Minister of Environment and Energy Security, Gilberto Pichetto Fratin welcomed, Tuesday in Rimini (Italy), the excellence of Algerian-Italian relations, calling Algeria a partner " privileged" for Italy, particularly in the field of energy.

In a statement to APS on the sidelines of the official opening of the 26th edition of the International Exhibition of the Green and Circular Economy "Ecomondo", Mr. Fratin indicated that "Algeria is one of the privileged partners of Italy. The two countries enjoy excellent relations, which are reflected in various forms of cooperation between the Algerian and Italian governments, economic cooperation and agreements on natural gas.

In this context, he reaffirmed his country's "important" commitment to implementing the plan to support economic cooperation with the countries of North Africa, called "Enrico Mattei", stressing that "the strengthening of cooperation with Algeria is one of its main axes, being among Italy's most important partners".

The “Ecomondo” exhibition which opened its doors on Tuesday under the slogan “Ecological transition systems”, sees the participation of seven Algerian organizations and institutions active in the field of renewable energies and recycling. The Algerian delegation will participate, in particular, in bilateral “B2B” business meetings with its Italian and international counterparts.

This edition is characterized by a record participation of more than 1,500 companies active in the field of environmental services and technologies, water and waste management, textiles, bio energy, soil protection, as well as the fields of transport, agriculture and sustainable cities, coming from 30 countries, the largest participation since the creation of the event.

More than 150,000 m² have also been reserved to accommodate the exhibitors of this show, which is expected to be visited by more than 85,000 people.

As part of this event, more than 230 conferences and round tables will be organized on best practices in the circular economy, in addition to exchanges with the main personalities in this field, the promotion of commercial relations in its different sectors, as well as technologies, legislative aspects and development trends of this market.

Opening of the 2023-2024 judicial year: Address by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.(APS,07/11/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, delivered a speech on the occasion of the opening of the 2023-2024 judicial year at the headquarters of the Supreme Court in Algiers. Below is the translation of his speech:

“In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,

Prayers and peace upon His messenger,

Excellencies,

Ladies and Gentlemen, members of the judicial family,

Honorable audience,

It is a pleasure to be here with you today at the opening ceremony of the new judicial year. I am deeply aware of the significance of this event for the judicial family and wish to express our profound respect and esteem for it.

I have been committed to upholding this annual tradition to emphasize the nobility of the message carried by the judicial system and the heavy responsibility placed on the shoulders of the judges to protect individuals, preserve their rights and freedoms.

This occasion provides an opportunity to review our actions regarding judicial reform—a reform founded on an independent, honest, and effective justice system that works to establish the rule of law, build trust and security within society, and contribute to the stability and collective construction of a true democratic Algeria.

The opening of the judicial year this year coincides with November, a significant month in our glorious history that shapes our present and future, as we aspire to achieve it within the framework of the law, along with all the rights, duties, and necessary mechanisms to ensure their exercise in accordance with national and international requirements.

November, eternal and sacred in the memory of the Algerian people, carries meanings and values worthy of celebration. It serves as a reminder of the achievements, heroic deeds, and sacrifices of the martyrs and freedom fighters who answered the call of the homeland to reclaim the rights usurped by the colonizer and to reclaim the components of the nation.

Ladies and gentlemen,

Our Constitution enshrines the principle of the separation of powers, and the constitutional amendments of 2020 were made to affirm this principle and achieve a better balance among them. Our country has taken significant steps in strengthening the constitutional and legislative framework to enhance the independence of the judiciary and consolidate the role of the High Council of the Judiciary in managing the affairs of judges. To achieve this, the state has ensured all necessary means.

In this regard, I reiterate our determination to continue building the foundations of the rule of law, based on justice and equality, with citizenship as the foundation for how the state interacts with its citizens. Every right enjoyed by individuals carries a corresponding duty, and every freedom comes with a responsibility. The exercise of rights should not be used to justify abuses, insults, or malicious rumors that threaten security and stability.

The current situation demands that individuals, groups, and institutions unite and comprehend the changes happening in the world, and grasp the challenges and issues so that our country remains strong and preserved. This can be achieved through the sincere efforts of men and women, with the facilitation and protection of the Almighty.

Ladies and gentlemen, judges, honorable audience,

The law serves as the framework for the work of judges. To that end, we have reformed numerous legal texts to align them with the Constitution and fulfill the commitments we have made to the people. This includes the moralization of public life and combating the deviations that have spread in society.

On this occasion, we commend the legislative institution’s efforts to support the government in achieving comprehensive legislative reform, which adapts to the rapidly changing dynamics of society through an inclusive and integrated vision in line with the national recovery and the expected change.

Building a rule of law requires constant and continuous work, as well as the development, moralization, and efficiency of judicial action to ensure justice for the litigants and protect them from abuse and bias.

Impartiality, competence, and integrity are the tools that can safeguard the judgments made by the judges on behalf of the people. These tools strengthen the noble mission of judges within society.

In this context, I emphasize the full role that the High Council of the Judiciary must play, while committing firmly to respecting the rules and ethics of the judiciary, and fighting against deviations and abuses that affect credibility.

While the Constitution enshrines many rights, including the right to justice, the exercise of this right cannot achieve its intended purpose unless it is accompanied by measures to expedite the handling of cases. Lengthy trials lead to dissatisfaction among citizens and prolong their suffering in recovering their rights.

For this reason, we aspire to more efforts to accelerate the pace of case processing, complete the digital transformation project, and leverage electronic justice mechanisms, while ensuring greater flexibility and simplification of judicial procedures.

Ensuring access to justice by improving judicial procedures and strengthening preventive justice mechanisms will contribute to the quality of judicial work and alleviate the burden on the courts.

I would like to salute the efforts made by the justice sector in making significant advances in digitization, integrating information and communication technologies into the judicial system to meet the requirements of the transition to e-justice.

Ladies and gentlemen,

The honor of belonging to the judiciary comes from the conviction that choosing the judicial profession entails great determination, sacrifice, and effort to establish the rule of law. This results in legal and judicial security and, subsequently, social stability.

The current period of nation-building calls for constant work to enhance trust between citizens and the judiciary. I remain convinced that the entire judicial family, with all its components, is aware and ready to meet this inevitable challenge.

On this occasion, I would like to express the state’s appreciation for the efforts of the judiciary in protecting rights and combating crime and corruption. I also salute the commitment of all judges to faithfully and loyally fulfill their responsibilities, and I call on everyone to continue their efforts.

I cannot conclude this speech without addressing what troubles us all—the Palestinian cause.

As I stand before legal experts, we ask ourselves, where is justice in the world? Where are the rights of oppressed peoples? Where is the right of the Palestinian people?

In occupied Palestine, all human, moral, religious, and legal rules and values have collapsed in the face of the barbaric massacres taking place today. These atrocities, perpetrated by the occupying forces against our Palestinian brothers and sisters, are occurring in a world filled with deafening silence and under an oppressive and unjust blockade that violates the principles of international humanitarian law. Does no one’s conscience shake in the face of these massacres? Where is humanity? Where is the global conscience, now dormant and absent in the face of this genocide?

This genocide reminds us of what humanity experienced during World War II, in the city of Stalingrad and the Stalingrad massacre.

Therefore, I call on all free people in the world, Arab jurists, and international human rights organizations and institutions to initiate legal action before the International Criminal Court and international human rights organizations against the Zionist entity.

This is the only effective means to end decades of impunity for the crimes committed against the Palestinians, as effective international legal action remains the sole refuge for our Palestinian brothers to achieve international justice and reclaim their legitimate rights to establish their independent state, with Al Quds as its capital.

Finally, I declare, with the blessing of God, the opening of the 2023-2024 judicial year.

Glory to our valiant martyrs.

May the peace, compassion, and blessings of Allah be upon you.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf holds series of meetings with highest authorities in Slovenia.(APS, 07/11/2023)


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, held a series of meetings with senior Slovenian authorities in Ljubljana on Monday, as part of the working visit he is paying to this friendly country on the instructions of President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said the foreign Ministry in a statement.

Mr. Attaf was received by the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Natasa Pirc Musar, to whom "he conveyed the greetings of President Tebboune and a verbal message in which he highlighted his desire to work in concert with her to exploit all the opportunities offered in order to raise Algerian-Slovenian relations to the highest possible level.

According to the same source, this meeting made it possible to review the different aspects of bilateral cooperation and to exchange views concerning the development of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in the besieged Gaza Strip.

The Minister also met his Slovenian counterpart, Tanja Fajon, with whom he had one-on-one bilateral discussions, subsequently extended to the delegations of the two countries. The discussions mainly focused on two main areas: bilateral relations and the prospects for their strengthening, as well as cooperation and coordination between the two countries during their next accession to the Security Council, the press release specifies.

The two Ministers agreed "to promote the qualitative development experienced by Algerian-Slovenian diplomatic and economic relations, to put in place an action plan defining the priorities of bilateral cooperation for the next deadlines and to coordinate to add more qualitative to the action of the Security Council called to fulfill its responsibilities in the context of dangerous developments in the occupied Palestinian territories and in light of the worsening crises and conflicts in Africa, particularly in the Sahel-Sahel region. Saharan".

On the energy issue, Mr. Attaf held talks with the Slovenian Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate, Bojan Kumer, especially since Algeria is among the main suppliers of energy Slovenia in natural gas.

The two parties examined "ways and means to strengthen and expand bilateral cooperation in this area and the prospects of establishing a bilateral partnership in the field of renewable energies, in particular solar energy and green hydrogen."

Furthermore, Mr. Attaf was received by the President of the National Council of Slovenia, Urska Klakocar Zupancic.

The two parties welcomed "the contribution of parliamentary diplomacy to strengthen relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, in particular through the constitution and activation of parliamentary friendship groups on both sides."

The next visit that Ms. Zupancic will have to make next year to Algeria was on the table of discussions between the two parties following the visit to Slovenia last October by the President of the APN, Mr. Brahim Boughali, according to the same source.

The November 1 Revolution destroyed the myth of the invincible colonial army.(APS,07/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The glorious Revolution of November 1, 1954 “changed the course of History” and “destroyed the myth of the invincible army of the colonial power,” said the El-Djeïch magazine in its latest issue.

The greatness of the November 1st Revolution "resides not only in the rallying of the Algerian people around it and in the achievement, by the National Liberation Army, of great feats of arms which dazzled the world, but "also explained by the fact that it changed, in the unanimous opinion of all, the course of History", mentions the Editorial entitled "Epic of November, epic of the people".

"How can we deny the facts, when we know that it (the Revolution) destroyed the myth of the invincible army of the colonial power, thanks to the faith of the Algerian people, their will and their determination to defeat the "occupying and throwing off the chains of slavery", adds the same source.

El-Djeïch observes, in this regard, that "the positions of support and support of our country to the peoples under occupation who are fighting for the exercise of their legitimate right to self-determination and independence on their territory, as this is the case of the brotherly Sahrawi and Palestinian peoples, who are inspired by the noble values on which our glorious Revolution was based." Regarding the Palestinian question, "one of the main ones for the Algerian leaders and people", the Editorial notes that "all the indicators and the facts show that the Zionist occupation planned its liquidation, as translated by the genocide perpetrated against Palestinian civilians, particularly children and women, in flagrant violation of all international norms and conventions.”

"Added to this is the total alignment of the Western media alongside the Zionist entity and which have resorted to double standards and double standards in the treatment of the just cause of a people who have been struggling, since over 75 years, to recover his legitimate right to establish his independent State", adds the review.

El-Djeïch recalls that "our country, the first in the world to recognize the Palestinian State when the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, proclaimed its creation in Algeria on November 15, 1988, remains firm in its position, resulting from the principles of its Revolution, which is the recovery by the Palestinian people of their full rights.

"The position of our country alongside Palestine is the expression of the affirmation of the right in the face of coercion, oppression and the dispossession of the national rights of a people who ask for nothing other than to live in peace on its land", notes the publication, which considers that "it was exactly the same request from the Algerian people yesterday, before deciding to reject the fait accompli and put an end to the occupation, opting for armed struggle as ultimate and only way to liberate the country.

“A fight that he led heroically, at the cost of heavy sacrifices, these is values that it is the duty of all of us to preserve and consolidate,” concludes El-Djeïch’s Editorial.

Holding of the 6th Session of Algerian-South Korean political consultations.(APS,07/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The 6th Session of Algerian-South Korean political consultations was held in Seoul and allowed both parties to review the state of bilateral relations and discuss regional and international issues of common interest.

This Session was held under the co-chairmanship, on the Algerian side, of the Director General "Asia-Oceania" at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Naceur Boucherit, and the Director General for Africa and Middle East Affairs at the South Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kim Eun-Jeong.

It allowed the two parties to review the state of bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Algeria and South Korea, as well as the ways and means allowing their strengthening.

Regional and international issues of common interest were also on the agenda of discussions between the two senior officials, in particular the situation prevailing in Palestine, the Sahel, Libya, the Korean peninsula, as well as the question of Western Sahara.

The two parties thus agreed to intensify their exchanges and further promote their cooperation and consultation, in particular in view of their upcoming accession, as non-permanent member countries, to the United Nations Security Council.

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives French Minister of Interior.(APS,06/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received Sunday, in Algiers, the French Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin.

In a statement following the audience, Darmanin said he was "honored" to have been received "at length" by the president of the Republic to whom he "conveyed a message from the President of the French Republic," Emmanel Macron, a "message of friendship and esteem, naturally," he said.

The French Minister welcomed the collaboration between the two countries, including the cooperation in terms of civil security, migration and judiciary police.

He added that he expressed to the President of the Republic "all the esteem and friendship we have for the Algerian people," stressing "the strong ties that have been established by the two Presidents."

Tasked by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf on working visit to Slovenia.(APS, 05/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf, tasked by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, is to start Sunday evening a working visit to the Republic of Slovenia, the ministry said in a statement.

This visit, which comes at the invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of this friendly country, Tanja Fajon, "is part of joint efforts aimed at strengthening bilateral relations, particularly in the context of the activation of the exchange of diplomatic representation by the opening of Embassies in the capitals of the two countries, and to explore new prospects for Algerian-Slovenian cooperation in several economic areas", specifies the same source.

It also aims to "deepen the political dialogue on regional and international issues which are at the heart of the concerns of the two countries, in particular the developments of the situation in the Middle East and in the Sahel region, as well as several other issues included in the "agenda of the Security Council, especially as Algeria and Slovenia are preparing to join this UN body as non-permanent members" from January 1, 2024, according to the press release.

During his visit, Mr. Attaf is expected to meet with his Slovenian counterpart and be received by the country's President, Natasa Pirc Musar, as well as by the President of the National Council of Slovenia, Urska Klakocar Zupancic.

He will also have a meeting with the Minister of Environment, Climate and Energy, Bojan Kumer, knowing that Algeria is one of the main suppliers of natural gas to Slovenia, the press release concludes.

Finance Bill 2024: Set of measures to shore up purchasing power, support investment.(APS,06/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The Finance Bill 2024 provides for a series of legislative measures mainly to preserve the citizens' purchasing power through various tax provisions, to support investments and national economy and for the simplification and digitization of tax procedures.

The text, presented on Saturday by the Minister of Finance Laaziz Faid before the Finance and Budget Commission of the National People's Assembly (APN), thus proposes a temporary exemption from VAT, at the production and wholesale and retail marketing stages, until December 31, 2024, broiler chicken, turkey, table eggs, fresh fruits and vegetables, produced locally and dried vegetables and rice, produced locally or imported.

It includes, as part of the measures aimed at consolidating purchasing power, the institution of a flat-rate solidarity allowance for social categories without income, in particular, heads of families, families, individuals, people aged over 60s and people with specific needs.

The Draft Finance Law for next year also proposes the opening of a special allocation account No. 302-154 entitled "Alimony Fund", through which the State will pay alimony awarded to beneficiaries and the Ministry of Justice will collect these amounts from the debtors.

In the area of housing, the text proposes a reduction of 10%, calculated on the basis of the remaining rent to be paid, granted to beneficiaries of AADL housing, having honored the payment of 25% of the price of housing and wishing to settle, in advance , the remainder of this price.

The Draft Finance Law introduces payment by the Treasury, interest during the deferred period and the improvement of the interest rate of loans granted by public banks, up to 100%, as part of the realization of the additional tranche of 50,000 rental-purchase type housing units, for the year 2024.

In addition, an extension until December 31, 2025, instead of July 31, 2023, of the deadline granted to occupants of public rental housing (social housing), wishing to acquire their housing, to submit their acquisition requests, has been proposed.

It is also proposed that the financing of public rental housing programs, roads and various primary networks be made available to the National Housing Bank (BNH), instead of the National Housing Fund (CNL) and secondary, as well as frontal aid and State contributions for access to housing.

The Draft Finance Law also proposes to introduce the possibility given to the National Real Estate Promotion Company (ENPI) to market unsold public promotional housing (LPP) over the counter, subject to reimbursement of indirect aid from the State.

Removal of TAP

As for the component relating to support for investment, the text proposes the abolition of the tax on professional activity (VAT) in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the possibility for projects of structuring investments, financed by a Treasury loan, to benefit from specific financing conditions.

It also provides for the reopening of the special allocation account entitled "Special Fund for the Promotion of Exports" (FSPE), in order to encourage non-hydrocarbon exports, in accordance with the guidelines of the President of the Republic.

Several tax advantages were also proposed in the Draft Finance Law, with the aim of encouraging economic activities, such as the VAT exemption for reinsurance operations and Retakaful, the exemption from the single flat-rate tax. (IFU), turnover generated from raw milk collection and sale activities, and the extension of the application of the reduced VAT rate of 9%, currently applicable to waste aluminum, iron, wood, glass, cardboard and plastic, paper, rubber waste, end-of-life tires, used engine oil, gearbox and lubrication, edible oils and fats and lead-acid batteries.

Regarding measures in favor of entrepreneurship and startups, the Draft Finance Law proposes a downward revision of the IFU tax rate from 5 to 0.5%, applicable to activities carried out under self-employed status. -entrepreneur.

The bill provides for a renewal for a period of five years, from January 1, 2024, of the exemption from imports on company profits (IBS) and imports on global income (IRG), proceeds and capital gains from the sale of Treasury bonds, securities and similar obligations, listed on a stock exchange or traded on an organized market, with a minimum maturity of five years, as well as registration fees, operations involving on transferable securities listed on a stock exchange or traded on an organized market.

As part of digitalization, the Draft Finance Law introduced a series of measures concerning the customs declaration, in particular the obligation for the declarant to submit the declaration electronically, on the basis of digital documents and to carry out the electronic signature of the declaration, in accordance with the legislation in force.

Finance Bill: Algeria's economy to increase by 4.2% in 2024.(APS,06/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Algeria's economic growth is expected to reach 4.2% in 2024, thanks to the performance of several sectors of activity, notably services, agriculture, construction and industry, according to forecasts in the Draft Finance Law (PLF) for 2024, presented on Saturday by Finance Minister Laaziz Faid to the Finance and Budget Committee of the People's National Assembly (APN).

"Economic growth is expected to reach around 4.2% in 2024, 3.9% in 2025 and 4.0% in 2026. This growth will be driven by the performance of all sectors of activity," said Faid.

The hydrocarbon sector is expected to grow by almost 1% in 2024, driven mainly by exports of natural gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), which are expected to grow by 0.7%, 1.4% and 1.1% respectively.

The fiscal reference price for a barrel of crude oil is maintained at 60 dollars (USD) over the period 2024-2026, while the market price for a barrel is set at USD 70 over the same period, according to the Minister.

With regard to the development of foreign trade activities, revenues from exports of goods are expected to be around USD 49.8 billion in 2024, before rising to USD 50.3 billion and USD 51.6 billion in 2025 and 2026 respectively.

Imports, meanwhile, would reach USD 43.5 billion in 2024, then USD 47.4 billion in 2025 and USD 47.4 billion in 2026.

The trade balance is expected to be in surplus between 2024 and 2026, reaching a surplus of USD 6.3 billion in 2024, USD 2.9 billion in 2025 and USD 4.2 billion in 2026, according to the PLF.

The 2024 PLF also expects a sharp rise in budget expenditure, which should reach DZD15,275.3 billion in 2024, then DZD15,900.4 billion in 2025 and DZD15,705.6 billion in 2026.

Budget revenues are expected to reach DZD 9,105.3 billion in 2024 and to increase by 4.2% between 2025 and 2026, reaching DZD 9,537.2 billion in 2025 and DZD 9,881.9 billion in 2026.

Taxation on hydrocarbons is expected to decrease by 8.9% in 2024 compared with 2023. It will drop from DZD 3,856.3 billion in 2023 to DZD 3,512.3 billion in 2024, then DZD 3,520.9 billion in 2025 and DZD 3,563.3 billion in 2026.

Anniversary of the War of Liberation: The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives greetings from Heads of State.(APS,03/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received, Thursday, messages of greetings from several Heads of State, on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the Glorious War of National Liberation, indicates a press release from the Presidency of the Republic.

"The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received, today, on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the Glorious War of National Liberation, messages of greetings from the following Heads of State: Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kingdom of Belgium, Republic of Malawi, Republic of Hungary, Republic of Austria, Republic of Myanmar and Swiss Confederation", Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Azerbaijan, Italian Republic, People's Republic of China, Republic of Turkey, the Federal Republic of Germany, the Russian Federation, the French Republic and the Secretary General of the United Nations.

Several activities organized on the occasion of the 69th anniversary of the Revolution.(APS, 03/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The celebration of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious November 1 Revolution was marked by the organization of several activities across the national territory in tribute to the immense sacrifices made by the Algerian people for the recovery of national sovereignty.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, paid tribute, at the Martyr's Sanctuary, to the memory of the Chouhada of the glorious War of National Liberation. After laying a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative stele, he recited the Fatiha of the Holy Quran in memory of the Chouhada of the Revolution.

The President of the Republic, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, also inaugurated, in the company of Army General Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), and the Minister of Health, Abdelhak Saihi, the Army Mother and Child Hospital in Béni Messous (Algiers).

During its inauguration, President Tebboune affirmed that this hospital constituted "a milestone for the progress and development of Algeria", adding that this specialized medical building will strengthen the national, military and civil hospital system.

On this occasion, the President of the Republic gave instructions for the construction of similar hospitals in Constantine, Oran, in the southeast and in the southwest with the aim of achieving progress and prosperity in a balanced manner. “out of fidelity to the oath of our valiant Chouhada”.

He also affirmed that the development experienced by independent Algeria and the efforts made on the ground "disavow all the lies and fabrications" relayed by certain parties.

Mr. Tebboune then chaired the ceremony celebrating this anniversary at the Palais du Peuple (Algiers), in the presence of senior state officials, members of the Government, as well as mujahideen, national and political figures and members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria, before presiding, at the National Circle of the Army of Béni Messous, a reception organized on this occasion in honor of senior executives of the ANP.

The 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the National Revolution was also marked in other wilayas of the country by the inauguration and commissioning of several development projects, the distribution of a large number of housing units, all formulas combined, the launch of other projects and the organization of conferences on the deeds of the heroes of the Revolution.

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune announces national initiative to fight cancer .(APS,03/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced Thursday a national initiative to fight cancer under his commitment to protect citizens’ health.

The Presidency of the Republic will ensure the implementation and assessment of the results of this initiative.

In a message to the participants in the 22nd Congress of the Arab Medical Association Against Cancer (AMAAC) and the 15th Congress of Oncology, held at the International Conference Center (CIC) Abdelatif-Rahal (Algiers), read on his behalf by the Advisor to the Presidency of the Republic, Mohamed Seghir Saadaoui, the President of the Republic affirmed that “this initiative includes a host of goals and programs we seek to achieve in terms of prevention and early screening of this illness, and addressing risk factors.”

Stressing “the importance of encouraging and developing scientific research in this field,” the President of the Republic underlined “the need to orient electronuclear investments towards medical use, boost the domestic production of anticancer drugs and to involve stakeholders in the prevention and fight against cancer.”

“There must be a better distribution of anticancer centres countrywide, especially in terms of radiotherapy, blood diseases and paediatrics,” said the Head of State.

Therefore, the Head of State decided "to back the National Initiative to Combat Cancer with all necessary financial resources, by allocating DZD70 billion from the National Fund to Combat Cancer.”.

The President of the Republic also announced that "the National Cancer Fund will receive DZD30 billion from 2024 as part of the annual consolidation of its resources, in addition to other allocations from the State budget.”

This approach will enable essential projects to be carried out "as quickly as possible" for the benefit of the "categories most affected" by this disease, he said.

In this regard, President Tebboune announced the "implementation of a compressive plan which will initially enable over 2.2 million women aged between 40 and 45 to benefit from breast cancer screening.”

“These efforts will continue over the next three years and will include other age groups, especially as this type of cancer is "the most common,” continued the Head of State.

This strategy, he explained, aims to put an end "once and for all" to the shortage and lack of medicines intended for this category, stressing that a "digital system will be set up to define needs in terms of medicines and ensure proper distribution.” He also announced that files on cancer patients would be digitized and linked to the national civil registry to "gain in precision.”

President Tebboune also emphasized that "the system for combating cancer will benefit from a national research program involving the Ministries of Higher Education and Health, the Algerian Academy of Science and Technology (AAST) and the National Health Security Agency (ANSS).”

Periodic review of the 2023 electoral lists scheduled from November 5 to December 5.(APS,03/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The National Independent Elections Authority (ANIE) announced, Thursday in a press release, that the periodic revision of the electoral lists for the year 2023 will take place from Sunday, November 5 to Tuesday, December 5, 2023.

"In application of the provisions of articles 62 and 65 of ordinance 21-01 of 26 Rajab 1442 AH, corresponding to March 10, 2021, relating to the organic law relating to the electoral system, modified and supplemented, ANIE wishes to inform citizens that the periodic review of the electoral lists for the year 2023 will take place from Sunday November 5 to Tuesday December 5, 2023", specifies the press release.

“Citizens not registered on the electoral lists and aged 18 or over on December 31, 2023 are invited to register with the ANIE municipal delegation of their place of residence at the level of the Municipal Commission of revision of the electoral lists", we add from the same source.

As for voters who have changed their place of residence, "they must contact the municipal commission for the revision of electoral lists at the municipal delegation of the ANIE at the level of their new residence to register, provided with a document identity and a certificate of residence.

As for previously registered voters, "they may, in the event of material errors noted in their data on the electoral list compared to their birth certificate, submit a request to the municipal commission for a revision of the electoral lists concerned, and this for the conformity of the data with the birth certificate".

Citizens can access the ANIE website via the link "https://servicesina-elections.dz", for online pre-registration on the municipal electoral lists, knowing that the offices of the municipal revision commission electoral lists remain open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the designated days, ANIE noted.

Concerning citizens residing abroad, ''they must contact diplomatic or consular representations for their registration in accordance with the same procedures'', concludes the press release.

President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE), Sidi Mohammed Bouchenak calls from Moscow for development of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS).(APS, 03/11/2023)


ALGIERS- President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE), Sidi Mohammed Bouchenak Khelladi, called, during his participation in the work of the General Assembly (GA) of the International Association of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions (AICESIS), held on Wednesday in Moscow (Russia), for the development and modernization of the association's activities, said the Council in a statement on Thursday.

Bouchenak Khelladi praised the work fulfilled by the Association's President, despite the circumstances and difficulties encountered so far. He also called developping and modernizing the Association's work, in accordance with its volume and current changes.

In addition to his participation in the General Assembly, Khelladi held bilateral talks with several of his counterparts, including the Presidents of the Economic and Social Councils of Greece, Mali, Curaçao and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as with the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council of the People's Republic of China, the Secretary-General of AICESIS and the Vice-President of the Economic and Social Council of the Republic of Mauritania.

He also held talks with the President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, before signing a memorandum of understanding.

He then attended the Ordinary General Assembly of the Russian Civic Chamber as a guest of honour, along with the members taking part in the AICESIS, concluded the source.

President of the Republic’s message on occasion of 69th anniversary of November Revolution.(APS,01/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday sent a message to Algerians on the eve of the celebration of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious November 1954 Revolution. Here is the APS translation of the message:

"In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful

May the prayers of Allah be upon the last of His Prophets and Messengers

Fellow citizens,

The celebration of the sixty-ninth (69th) anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious War of Liberation gives us the pleasant opportunity to remember, on this symbolic date and with great pride, the sacrifices made by the Algerian people during their armed struggle against colonial hegemony, whose doctrine was to rule our blessed land forever, before being annihilated by freedom-loving revolutionaries who embraced jihad and, on November 1st 1954, paved the way for our valiant heroes to achieve victory or die as martyrs.

On the path of struggle, they reaped triumph and glory, commanding admiration and respect in an Algeria proud of its valiant people and ambitious youth, carrying the torch to complete the national march towards a new Algeria that banks on the potential and genius of its sons and daughters, in fidelity to its national history. An Algeria determined to achieve the highest levels of socio-economic development, through the mobilization of means and potential and the fight against passivity and inaction, while freeing itself from obstacles and bureaucratic mentalities.

The commemoration of the glorious November 1st Revolution constantly reminds us of the weight of our responsibility and the sacred nature of the legacy we have inherited. This is the source of our determination to achieve, through the mobilization of Algerians, our strategic goals, which we intend to make tangible on the ground, far from the blunders of defeatists, far from one-upmanship and, above all, far from the dizzying propaganda of the henchmen of the enemies of our beloved homeland, which is turning with determination and sure steps towards fulfilment, well-being and prosperity, in fidelity to the oath made to our hero martyrs, may Allah surround them with His eternal grace.

Fellow citizens,

The anniversary of this memorable date coincides with the serious impact of the Zionist occupation's unrelenting barbaric aggression against the Palestinian people, and its persistent crimes of extermination in the Gaza Strip.

Algeria, which has always stood by the Palestinian people in both word and deed, reiterates its appeal to all regional and international parties to awaken the conscience of the international community and put an end to the barbaric strikes on children, women and the elderly, reaffirms the constancy of its unchanging position, reflecting faithfulness to our glorious History and to the message of the November 1st 1954 Liberation War.

Algeria calls on all souls of freedom, justice and goodwill to cease this crime against humanity committed by the Zionist occupier, in full view of the whole world.

Our commemoration of the deeds and sacrifices of our valiant shouhadas (martyrs) will remain deeply rooted in the nation's consciousness, to stand as a beacon lighting the way for free and honest men in our beloved country and around the world.

I would not fail to pay tribute, with all of you, to the memory of our valiant shouhadas and my sisters and brothers mujahideen.

Glory to our martyrs."

President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune chairs commemoration of 69th anniversary of Glorious November Revolution.(APS, 01/11/2023)


ALGIERS- The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, chaired Wednesday the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the November 1, 1954 Revolution at the Palace of People.

The commemoration took place in the presence of senior state officials, members of the government, as well as mujahideen and political personalities.

Previously, the President of the Republic had prayed, at the martyrs' shrine, in memory of the martyrs of the Glorious War of National Liberation and laid a wreath of flowers in front of the commemorative stele and recited the Fatiha of the Holy Quran in memory martyrs of the Revolution.

The President of the Republic, Supreme Head of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, also inaugurated the specialized "Army mother and child" hospital in Beni Messous in Algiers.

President Tebboune was accompanied, during the inauguration of this hospital, by the Chief of Staff of the People's National Army (ANP), Army General Saïd Chanegriha, and the Minister of Health, Mr. Abdelhak Saïhi.

26th edition of the Algiers International Book Fair (SILA): Declaration of November 1, 1954, a historical reference document on a pivotal period in the history of Algeria.(APS,01/11/2023)


ALGIERS - Mujahideen and academics said Wednesday in Algiers, during a conference entitled "History and Memory: November at the heart of SILA", organized as part of the literary program of the 26th edition of the Algiers International Book Fair (SILA), that the Declaration of November 1, 1954 constituted “a founding historical document and an important reference having laid the foundations for a pivotal period in the history of Algeria”.

The speakers at this conference, organized on the occasion of the commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the outbreak of the national revolution, highlighted the different aspects of the ingenuity of the November 1 Declaration on the political-military and organizational level, as a reference document and platform for a social project par excellence, emphasizing the imperative to carry out its analysis with a view to giving it its true dimension in terms of strengthening national unity so that new generations can protect and preserve Algeria, out of loyalty to the oath of the chouhada.

Mohamed Khelladi, former Director of the documentation and research service at the former MALG (Ministry of Armaments and General Liaisons), explained in his testimony that "the Declaration of November 1, 1954 represents an unprecedented model of ingenuity of the revolutionary vision, not only on the military, political, social and economic levels, but also as a project of a Nation advocating human values, the principles of freedom, human rights and justice". “It is necessary to carry out an in-depth reading of the Declaration of November 1, in that it contains a forward-looking and relevant vision at all times and in all places,” he maintained.

The mujahid and diplomat Mohamed Khelladi indicated that Algeria "is the only Arab country having recovered its dignity and its independence thanks to the sacrifices of its children, after the massacres and crimes against humanity committed against its people", highlighting the importance of “transmitting the message of November to the next generations to build the future”.

The speaker mentioned the achievements of Algerian diplomacy during the war of liberation as well as the position of American President John F. Kennedy whose "great support" for the National Liberation Front (FLN) constituted "a decisive turning point in the history of the Revolution, which led Charles de Gaulle to review his calculations.

He also recounted his visit as special envoy of the late President Ahmed Ben Bella for the opening of the Algerian embassy in Cuba where he was received on his arrival at the airport by "the great revolutionaries Fidel Castro and Che Guevara", stressing that this moment "illustrated respect and deep gratitude to the Algerian Revolution and its leaders".

For his part, the mujahid Aissa Gasmi indicated in his testimony that the declaration of November 1, 1954 will remain "a reference to successive generations, anchored in the memory of Algerians, with a view to drawing inspiration from its values and principles in the process of "building the Algerian nation and its sacrifices throughout history for freedom", noting "the active contribution of Algerian women during the war of liberation".

The mujahid also spoke of the great suffering endured by the Algerian people at the time, the colonization which aimed to erase their identity, calling on "today's generation to immerse themselves in its history and its high points. facts and to raise high the achievements of the national struggle and its leading leaders".

The conference was also an opportunity for the Director General of the National Center for Studies and Research on the National Movement and the Revolution of November 1, 1954 (CNERMN54), Noureddine Essad to underline the historical importance of the Declaration of November 1, considering that it is a founding document and an unprecedented and multidimensional humanitarian project.

The activities of the 26th SILA will continue until November 4.

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf: Stopping Zionist strikes on Gaza, responsibility fully incumbent on UN SC.(APS,01/11/2023)


ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf affirmed Tuesday in Algiers that the responsibility for putting an end to Zionist strikes on the Gaza Strip "lies entirely with the Security Council,” stressing that this war "constitutes only an advanced stage in the process of expansion of the occupation.”

"The responsibility for stopping the Zionist strikes on the Gaza Strip, for putting an end to the tyranny and barbarity of the Zionist occupier, and for guaranteeing international protection to the Palestinian people, falls squarely with the Security Council, which cannot in any case and under any pretext escape it, nor free itself from the repercussions of its inability to act to put an end to this historic injustice which has lasted far too long against the Palestinian people", declared Mr. Attaf during an extraordinary session of the National People's Assembly (NPA) following the serious developments arising from the Zionist aggression against the Gaza Strip.

"This aggression is only an advanced stage in the process of expansion and resurgence of the Zionist occupation", one of the leaders of which "brandished, a few weeks ago, from the podium of the General Assembly of the United Nations, a map which completely obscures Palestine and re-establishes the project of greater Israel,” continued Mr. Attaf.

After recalling that "the strikes which fell today on Gaza, its iniquitous siege and the massacres of its population, were not born from the events of October 7, stressing that this aggression is only the result of so much impunity and complacency with regard to the Zionist occupation which sinks with relish into its violations and its excesses, ignoring all customs, and all international laws and charters.

The Zionist strikes against Ghaza, continues Mr. Attaf, "are the path of the absence of a sincere international political will to resolve the Palestinian cause, a cause long marginalized, denigrated, even hidden from the agenda of the international community, over the past two decades, having not benefited from any serious peace initiative since the 1990s.

"This aggression would not have been possible, were it not for the decline in pressure exerted by Arab countries in favor of the Palestinian cause and the decline of their diplomatic role in supporting the Palestinian people and their project of Nation-state, following the last initiative launched more than 20 years ago,” he lamented.

On this occasion, the minister highlighted "the extent of the suffering of the brotherly Palestinian people, whom we salute today with deference for their heroic resistance in the face of the devastating Zionist war machine which surpasses itself in terms of barbarity and of cruelty, to inflict the worst atrocities and suffering on the Palestinian people", recalling in the same context "the international positions of variable geometry, with regard to evaluations, positioning and standards applied".

He explained that this double standard "dictates to its supporters their eagerness to condemn attacks on settlers, while pretending not to see the most hideous forms of assassination, torture and oppression against indigenous populations ". It even animates their "pleadings on what is unduly qualified as the right to self-defense of the occupier, and their determination to deprive the people who are languishing under the colonial yoke, of their most basic rights guaranteed by international legality , including its right to refuse liquidation and disappearance".

Mr. Attaf affirmed, in the same sense, that all the peoples around the world who had risen to support the Palestinian people, "have had enough of this shocking and irrational approach, this approach which lacks fairness and which every freedom-loving soul would reject.”

"By what logic could we justify the massacre of more than 8,000 Palestinian civilians, including more than 3,000 children and infants...What is this logic that could explain the reasons for the demolition of more than 45% of inhabited buildings in Gaza, justify the bombing of hospitals, schools, mosques, churches and UNRWA premises...By what understanding can we understand the forced displacement of an entire people", asked Mr. Attaf .

Defend Palestine out of loyalty to the principles of the Revolution of November 1, 1954

The Minister of Foreign Affairs affirmed that "Algeria's defense of the Palestinian cause and of our oppressed brothers in Gaza and in all the occupied Palestinian territories, also contributes to its loyalty to its national history and the principles of its glorious War of liberation".

“On the instructions of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algerian solidarity with our Palestinian brothers was split into two levels, humanitarian and diplomatic,” he said.

At the humanitarian level, "Algeria provided aid and assistance to the Palestinian people in Gaza, by transporting important and urgent aid to El-Arich airport in Egypt via an airlift made up of planes belonging to the Algerian Air Forces", he indicated, adding that "the Zionist occupier continues to obstruct the delivery of aid to the Ghazaouis, which constitutes a war crime, as recently attested by the Attorney General of the International Penal Court".

On the diplomatic level, Algeria "continues its incessant efforts on the regional and international scenes to support the urgent demands imposed by the current situation", namely "the lifting of the unjust siege imposed on the Gaza Strip for more than 16 years , the cessation of random strikes which have cost the lives of thousands of innocent people, the cessation of the forced displacement of populations, while allowing the delivery of humanitarian aid to Gaza without any restrictions or conditions."

In all the meetings in which it took part, Algeria stressed "the imperative to address the root causes of the conflict as a whole, through the relaunch of the peace process in the Middle East and by working to put an end to the "occupation of the Palestinian territories and to allow the establishment of a fully sovereign Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital", continued the minister.

"In his capacity as decision-maker in matters of foreign policy and primarily responsible for the implementation of his decisions, President Tebboune defined, with precision and rigor, the levers of our country's position vis-à-vis the just, comprehensive and lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict,” he added.

These levers consist of "effective and serious support for the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people, the unification of Palestinian ranks in order to consolidate their position within the international frameworks in charge of consecrating peace in the Middle East and strengthen their influence, but also give more solidity to their pleadings for the benefit of their national project and the demands for their legitimate rights", in addition to "the guarantee of emergency international protection to the Palestinian people", in the face of abuses and the excesses of the Zionist occupier.

These levers also include the need "for the General Assembly to grant Palestine full membership, thus paving the way for a solution based on the right of the Palestinian people to establish their independent and sovereign State. , alongside the relaunch of the peace process in the Middle East on the basis of the Arab Peace Initiative adopted at the Beirut Summit of 2002, and the consecration of any peace process by the establishment of a Palestinian state on the borders of June 1967, with Al-Quds as its capital".

The opportunity was for Mr. Attaf to reaffirm "Algeria's deep-rooted conviction" that the current situation "is all the more dangerous as it cannot be understood without taking into account the historical accumulations at the origin of its recurrence dozens of times in recent decades", but also that "lasting peace in the Middle East cannot take place as long as the international community continues to pretend not to hear the legitimate demands of the Palestinians for the liberation of their occupied territories and the building of their independent state.

The National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE) and the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation sign a Memorandum of Understanding.(APS, 01/11/2023)


ALGIERS - The President of the National Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CNESE), Sidi Mohammed Bouchenak Khelladi and his counterpart, the President of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, Ms. Lydia Mikheeva signed, Tuesday in Moscow (Russia), a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two authorities and bring it into line with relations between the two countries, indicates a press release from the CNESE.

The signing of this Memorandum took place on the sidelines of the participation of Mr. Bouchenak Khelladi in the work of the General Assembl