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18-19 February 2015/ Visit of the British Foreign Secretary to Algeria

 

Hammond AlgiersThe British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Philip Hammond, paid a two-day visit to Algeria on 18-19 February 2015.

During this visit, Mr Hammond met the President of the Republic, Mr Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal and Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

The meetings were the occasion for both parties to assess the progress made in recent years towards the building of a strong and enduring partnership between the two countries.

The discussions were focused on a number of international and regional issues of common interest, among them Mali, Libya, Syria, Iraq and on international cooperation to fight against terrorism. On Libya, the two delegations stressed the importance of an inclusive dialogue between all parties for a peaceful solution to the conflict.

Bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries was among the main topics examined during the visit especially after the successful UK-Algeria Trade and Investment Forum which took place on December 10th.

A convention to avoid double taxation was signed by Mr. Philip Hammond and Mr. Ramtane Lamamra during the visit which will increase the attractiveness of the Algerian market.

11 December 2014 / Visit of Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal to London

 

Sellal LondonPrime Minister Mr Abdelmalek Sellal paid a working visit to London on 11th December 2014.

This visit took place after the UK-Algeria Trade and Investment Forum organised in London on 10th December 2014 in London to explore new business opportunities and reinforce further the economic partnership between the two countries.

On this occasion, Prime Minister Mr Abdelmalek Sellal met his British counterpart, Mr David Cameron, at 10 Downing Street.

During the meeting, several political issues related to Libya, Mali, Iraq, Syria were examined by the two leaders.

On the Libyan conflict they agreed on the necessity to promote a peaceful solution through an inclusive dialogue between all the parties rejecting terrorism.

They also agreed on the need to increase the international cooperation to counter terrorism.

This meeting was also an excellent opportunity to take stock of the very positive prospects in bilateral economic cooperation.

 

10 December 2014 / UK-Algeria Trade and Investment Forum

Forum d cembre 2014 A UK-Algeria Forum on Trade and Investment was held on 10th December 2014 in London focussing on business opportunities in Algeria.

The Forum was officially opened by Mr Phillip Hammond, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, and Mr Abdeslam Bouchouareb, Minister for Industry and Mines, with the presence of Mr Amara Benyounes, Trade Minister, and Lord Risby, the British Prime Minister’s Envoy for Economic Partnership with Algeria.

Organised by Development Market Associates (DMA), in collaboration with the Algerian Embassy in London, the British Embassy in Algiers and the UKTI, the Forum was a great success owing to the exceptional participation of companies of both countries, represented by their CEOs from public and private sectors totalling 500 companies, and to the rich presentations and debates.

On this occasion a clear message was delivered by the Algerian officials “Algeria is a country open to businesses”.

Two agreements were signed during the Forum, both with the public pharmaceutical group SAIDAL, the first with the international group CLINICA to support the Cancer plan in Algeria, and the second was signed with AstraZeneca, company already operating in Algeria.

26-27 November 2014/ visit of Tobias Ellwood MP to Algeria

Tobias EllwoodThe British Minister in charge of the Middle-East and North Africa, Tobias Ellwood paid a visit to Algeria on 26 and 27 November 2015 scheduled within the regular political consultations between Algeria and the United Kingdom.

During this visit, Tobias Ellwood had discussions with the Minister in charge of the Maghreb and African Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, on the situation of the bilateral cooperation related to the agenda of the meetings between the officials of the two countries, as well as on the regional political issues of common interest, notably the developments of the situation in the Maghreb, the Sahel and the Middle East.

The British Minister met also Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

16-17 November 2014 / Lord Risby’s visit to Algeria

Lord RisbyLord Risby, the British Prime Minister’s Envoy for Economic Partnership with Algeria, paid a working visit to Algeria on 16th and 17th November 2014.

The visit was within the framework of preparations for the UK-Algeria Trade & Investment Forum to be held in London on the 10th December 2014. Lord Risby was joined by two representatives of Developing Markets Associates (DMA), the event organiser.

Lord Risby met Mr. Youcef Yousfi, Minister for Energy, Mr. Abdessalem Bouchouareb, Minister for Industry and Mines, Mr. Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister for Health, Mrs. Nouria Benghebrit, Minister for National Education and Mr. Mohamed Djellab, Minister for Finance.

Both the Minister for Finance and Lord Risby have shared their satisfaction on the state of progress with the project on the Non-Double Taxation Agreement to be signed in the near future.