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


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 :

- 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.

26-27 June 2013/Visit to Algeria of Mr Mark Harper, British Minister for Immigration


Mark HarperMr Mark Harper, Minister for Immigration, paid a working visit to Algeria on 26th and 27th June 2013.

Mr Mark Harper met the Algerian Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal, the Minister of Justice, Mr Mohamed Charfi as well as the Secretary of State in charge of National Community Abroad, Mr Belkacem Sahli.

During this visit, the two parties made an evaluation of the bilateral mechanism on the human and consular relations in order to provide both Algerian and British citizens better conditions of travel and stay.