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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.



15-16 January 2014/ Visit of Mr Hugh Robertson to Algeria

Hugh RobertsonRt. Hon Hugh Robertson, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister for North Africa and the Middle East, paid a visit to Algeria on 15th and 16th January in response to an invitation from Mr Madjid Bouguerra, Minister Delegate in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs.

The two high officials co-chaired the works of the 8th session of the UK-Algeria Joint Committee of Cooperation. The talks between the two parties were mainly about the consolidation of the bilateral partnership on its economic, cultural, scientific, security and human dimensions.

In addition to his meetings with Mr Bouguerra, Mr Robertson also met Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal.

The visit of Mr Hugh Robertson to Algeria was marked by the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding on High Education between Algeria and the United Kingdom. The Memorandum states the training of 500 Algerian students in English language, PhD level, over the next five years (100 every year) in several British universities and the launch of the British School of English in Algiers.

 

24 - 25 November 2013/ Visit to Algeria of Sir Kim Darroch

Daroch-SellalSir Kim Darroch, National Security Adviser, visited Algeria on 24th and 25th November 2013 leading a British delegation to the second session of the Strategic Partnership on Security between Algeria and the United Kingdom which took place in Algiers on 25th November.

The Algerian delegation was led by Mr Madjid Bouguerra, Minister Delegate in charge of Maghreb and African Affairs.

The two delegations examined the security in the Sahelo-Saharian region, the fight against terrorism in this part of the globe and the acts of piracy in the Gulfs of Aden and Guinea.

During his stay in our country, Sir Kim Darroch met Mr Ramtane Lamamra, Minister for Foreign Affairs and was received in audience by Mr Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister.

29 – 31 October 2013/ 9th World Islamic Economic Forum

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An Algerian delegation led by Mr Youcef Yousfi, Minister for Energy and Mines, participated in the 9th World Islamic Economic Forum held on 29 – 31 October 2013 in London.

During his stay, the Minister for Energy and Mines had contacts with several participating Ministers. He also met Lord Richard Risby, Special Envoy for the Economic Partnership with Algeria with whom he examined ways to strengthen the economic cooperation between Algeria and the United Kingdom.