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26-29 May 2014/Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement

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The 17th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) took place on 28th and 29th May 2014 in Algiers under the theme “Enhanced solidarity for Peace and Prosperity”.

Representatives of 80 countries and International Organizations attended the Conference and debated on various issues related, among others, to peace, international security, development, Human Rights, disarmament, terrorism, the situation in Palestine and the Sahel.

The proceedings of the Ministerial Conference were preceded by a meeting of senior officials on 26th and 27th May 2014 that comprised two committees (political and economic) which had the task of preparing the texts, the documents and the decisions to be presented at the Conference.



17-21 March 2014 / Visit to the United Kingdom of 16 Algerian university lecturers


B CouncilAs part of the implementation of the “Memorandum of understanding and cultural cooperation” on promoting the teaching of the English language in Algeria signed last 16th January 2014 in Algiers, a group of 16 Algerian university lecturers visited the United Kingdom from 17th to 21st March.

The British Council organised a workshop with the group on 19th March in order to examine the possibilities of placement of Algerians studying English into British universities.

Moreover, the delegation visited some of the 35 British universities which have shown interest in this programme and would potentially welcome the Algerian students in the near future.



10th February 2014: one day-event at the London Stock Exchange on investment and partnership opportunities in Algeria


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“Algeria Investor Window” organised by UCI International which aims at providing investment opportunities in Algeria, was held on 10th February 2014 at the London Stock Exchange, one of the top leading global financial places.

About fifty businessmen, industry managers and Algerian and British government officials took part to this event.

The conference was opened by a speech of His Excellency Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom, and Lord Risby, the Prime Minister’s Special Trade Envoy to Algeria for Economic Partnership.

Among many others, Mr Ahmed Mechraoui, Advisor of the Minister for Energy and Mines, and Mrs Safia Kouiret, Research Director at the ANDI (National Agency of Investment Development) respectively delivered a presentation on opportunities in the energy field (fossil fuels and renewable energy) and on the Algerian legislation for investments.

Mr Saad Damma, CEO of Mobilis and Mr Hassan Khelifati, CEO of Alliance Assurance were present with many other industry managers.

Algeria Investor Window” gave the British participants the opportunity to know more about the potential of the Algerian market and to establish contacts with the Algerians.

In the evening, the Ambassador of Algeria, Mr Amar Abba hosted a reception at the Embassy of Algeria in honour of the participants which was another occasion for all businessmen and industry managers to strengthen the contacts.

 

23- 24 January 2014/ Visit of Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister for Health, Population and Hospital Reform

 

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Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister for Health, Population and Hospital Reform, paid a visit to the United Kingdom on 23rd and 24th January.

Mr Boudiaf had discussions with Mrs Jane Ellison, British Minister of Public Health, with whom he examined ways to develop the bilateral cooperation in the field of health.

At 10 Downing Street, he expressed his wish to Mr Christopher Lockwood, adviser of the British Prime Minister, to see British firms being more proactive in Algeria.

The Minister also met, at the UK Trade & Investment, Mr Howard Lyons, Chairman of Healthcare UK, who briefed him on the latter and on the British model of health based on prevention.

Mr Boudiaf visited Saint Mary’s Hospital in London where a presentation was delivered on the health policy in the United Kingdom and its future plans, as well as on the latest surgical innovations, especially the introduction of robotics as support to human intervention.

Lord Risby, Special Envoy to Algeria for Economic Partnership, hosted a lunch in honour of Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf at the House of Lords. Whereas H.E Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, hosted a reception at the Algerian Embassy for the Minister to which several British and Algerian businessmen interested in health industry were invited.

Mr Abdelmalek Boudiaf presented, upon all these gatherings, the programme of the Algerian government on the development of the health sector and more specifically the achievement of medical infrastructures and the fight against certain diseases like cancer.

 

19 - 22 January 2014/ Visit to London of Mr Abdelatif Baba Ahmed, Minister for National Education

 

baba ahmedMr Abdelatif Baba Ahmed, Minister for National Education, paid a working visit to London from 19 to 22 January in response to an invitation from his British counterpart, Mr Michael Grove. This visit took place as part of the 11th edition of Education World Forum 2014 (EWF 2014) and the 30th edition of the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT).

Alongside with these important events, Minister Baba Ahmed met Lord Risby, Special Envoy to Algeria for Economic Partnership, and Mr Martin Davidson, Chief Executive of the British Council.

Mr Baba Ahmed discussed the cooperation prospects between Algeria and the UK with his interlocutors and the opportunities the field of education would offer besides the English language.

Minister Baba Ahmed also met representatives of Algerian cultural associations and private schools headmasters with whom he discussed the teaching of the Algerian school curriculum during a reception at the Algerian Embassy in London.