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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.

Professional trainings for young Algerian abroad/session beginning February 2014

forma 272540122In the context of implementing the Government’s action plan with respect to members of our national community living abroad and to further strengthen the ties of our fellow citizens with their country of origin,

- On the initiative of the Secretary of State in charge of the National Community Abroad, it is proposed to our fellow citizens living abroad a series of vocational trainings offered by the Ministry of Training and Vocational Education for a new session beginning February 2014.

- Trainings will take place within the facilities of the Ministry of Training and Professional Education and more precisely within dedicated structures located in the wilayas of Algiers, Blida, Oran, Constantine and Setif.

- Accommodation and meals will be provided to the successful candidates by the dedicated structures of the Ministry.

 

These trainings will be delivered to candidates having completed

  • An 18 month-education sanctioned by a Certificate of Professional Competence (CAP),
  • A 24 month-education sanctioned by a Technician Certificate (BT),
  • A 30 month-education sanctioned by an Advanced Technician Certificate (BTS),

 

Training courses offered include

  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Automation and Control (Electrics, Electronics),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate of Site Supervisor (Building and public works),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Quality Assurance in the food industry,
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Installation and Maintenance of cold refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment (Electrics, Electronics),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Maintenance of light vehicles (Mechanics, engines),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Roads system and urban public utilities (building and public works),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Mechanics and Production, Cutting (Mechanical and Metallurgical Industries),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Industrial Electronics (Electrics, Electronics, Energetics),
  • Advanced Technician Certificate in Maintenance of IT and office equipment (Electrics, Electronics),
  • Technician Certificate in Automotive Electronics,
  • Technician Certificate in Multimedia Assistant,
  • Certificate of Vocational Competence in Sanitary and Gas installation.

 - All fellow citizens living abroad, aged 16 years old, can apply to a training if they fulfil the conditions on the educational level for the requested training

- People interested in a vocational training are first invited to contact the diplomatic and consular missions of the country they live in to fill in a pre-registration form available at the websites at these missions and the Secretary of State's websites : http://seccne.mae.dz

- Further information regarding practical modalities of the trainings will shortly be published in the abovementioned websites and other communication channels.

- Members of the national community interested in these trainings can also contact the Secretary of State in charge of National Community Abroad at the following email addresses:

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Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence

13481As part of the celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence, the Ambassador of Algeria, H.E Amar Abba, delivered a lecture on 6 July 2013 at the Algerian Embassy entitled “Algeria under colonial rule” which was attended by a large audience comprised of representatives of associations and civil society of the Algerian community settled in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

After a coffee break, the lecture was followed by an extensive debate in which some participants questioned the transmission of the knowledge on the History of Algeria to the new generation of Algerians born in the United Kingdom.