20 April 2013/Celebration of Youm el Ilm

Albelhamid-Ben-BadisAs part of the celebration of Youm el Ilm (Day of Science 2013), around fifty Algerian researchers and academics based in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with the Algerian Embassy, organised on Saturday 20 April 2013 at the premises of the Embassy in London, a study-day during which several scientific projects that might interest Algerian universities were presented.

The themes covered the fields of energy, teaching of English language, support to young entrepreneurs, medicine and research and development (R&D).

This meeting was an opportunity to go over the activities carried out independently by these academics before the Algerian universities, and to look at the way the Government could organise, support and guide these competences.

H.E Mr Amar ABBA, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom, opened and closed the study-day bringing some elements on the policy of our country about national competences abroad. He essentially asserted that the main objective of Algeria was to succeed in getting the Algerian academics and researchers based in the United Kingdom involved in the effort of the national development, particularly in the fields of research and teaching at the Algerian universities.

15 and 16 April 2013/Visit of Mr Youcef Yousi, Minister of Energy and Mines


13408820411Mr Youcef Yousfi, Minister of Energy and Mines led a high-level delegation of officials to the United Kingdom on 15 and 16 April 2013, including senior executives from the Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, the Ministry of National Education, the Algerian companies Sonatrach and Sonelgaz and the National Agency for the Promotion of the Hydrocarbon Resources of Algeria.

Minister Youcef Yousfi met:

- His counterpart, Mr Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change,

- Mr Tim Yeo MP, Chairman of the Climate Change Select Committee in the Houses of Parliament and President of the Renewable Energy Association,

- Lord Richard Risby, the Special British Envoy for the economic partnership with Algeria,

- Lord Jonathan Marland, Chairman of the Business Ambassadors’ Group at the UK Trade & Investment.

 Minister Youcef Yousfi also held meetings with British businessmen including:

- A high-level round table with representatives of oil and gas companies chaired by Lord Marland,

- A speech to an audience of high level businessmen from a wide variety of fields followed by a reception at the HSBC Bank,

- A dinner with representatives of British companies offered by Lord Marland,

- A round table with representatives of companies operating in renewable energies at the Head Office of the Energy Industries Council (EIC).

The cooperation in the fields of Health and Education was also examined by both parties during the visit of Mr Youcef Yousfi.

26-29 April 2013/Visit to Algeria of a delegation of the All Party Group of the House of Commons


Mark MenziesA delegation of the All Party Group of the House of Commons comprised of seven members and chaired by Mr Mark Menzies visited Algeria from 26th to 29th April 2013.

The delegation was received by the Algerian Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal, the President of the Council of Nation of Algeria, Mr Abdelkader Bensalah, the Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr Youcef Yousfi and the Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform, Mr Abdelaziz Ziari.

During this visit, and in addition to strengthening the parliamentary relations, the two parties discussed the ways to further develop the economic cooperation and the teaching of the English language in Algeria.

14h to 17th April 2013/ Mission of the UK-Algerian Business Council in Algeria

UKABC final logoA delegation of British businessmen led by Mr Abderrezak Osmani, Chairman of the UK – Algerian Business Council visited Algeria from 14h to 17th April 2013.

The delegation comprised of six representatives of British firms, had meetings at the Ministry of National Defence, the Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communication, the Ministry of National Education and the Ministry of Tourism and Craft. The delegation also met with representatives of Algerian public and private firms.

Before the members flew to Algeria, they met with H.E Amar Abba, on 10th April at the Embassy.

15 March 2013/Reception in honour of English Language inspectors

British Council CascaisHis Excellency Mr. Amar ABBA, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom, hosted a reception on Friday 15th March 2013 in honour of a group of English Language inspectors from Algeria.

It should be noted that it is the first group of 24 inspectors of English who have benefited from trainings organised by the British Council. Three more groups, bringing together a total of 87 school inspectors, will follow in the coming months.

This social gathering took place in a warm atmosphere in the presence of a large number of representatives of companies operating in Algeria, like Anadarko, Shell and HSBC. Lady Olga Maitland, Chairman of the Algeria British Business Council, also attended the reception.

On this occasion, Mr Amar ABBA stressed the need to reinforce the educational and cultural components of the Algerian-British cooperation and welcomed the expansion of the English language learning in Algeria.