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.

22 October 2014 /Meeting with British businessmen at the Algerian Embassy

UKABC final logoIn the framework of the visit of a delegation of British businessmen to Algeria led by the Algerian-British Business Council UK-ABC from the 30th November to 03rd December 2014, a meeting was held at the Embassy of Algeria in London in order to provide information to the British businessmen interested by this visit.

 Mr Amar ABBA, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom, and Lord Risby, the British Prime Minister’s Envoy for Economic Partnership with Algeria, took part in this meeting to highlight the significant development registered between the two countries in terms of cooperation, and to put an emphasis on the opportunities Algeria has to offer, in order to further strengthen this cooperation.

12-15th October 2014 / Visit of British businessmen to Algeria


The Middle East Association (MEA) led a mission of British businessmen to Algeria in order to explore investment and trade opportunities in the country.