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.

26th June 2013 /Annual dinner of the Algerian-British Business Council


indexThe Ambassador of Algeria, H.E Amar Abba, attended on 26 June 2013 at the Naval and Military Club in St James in London, the Annual Seminar Dinner hosted by Lady Olga Maitland, Chairman of the Algerian-British Business Council (ABBC) on business opportunities in Algeria.

This dinner which brought together about 60 businessmen representing the companies already present in Algeria or interested in doing business in our country, was enhanced by the presence of Lord Marland, Chief of Ambassadors Business Group, and Lord Risby, Special Envoy for the Economic Partnership with Algeria.

The Ambassador took this opportunity to underline the positive evolution of the Algerian-British relations in all areas, highlighting the high level of the political dialogue between the two countries.

H.E Mr Amar Abba also answered the various questions asked by the British businessmen on the business climate of our country.

21st to 24th June 2013/Visit of the school ship Soummam to the United Kingdom

 1373296484 tmp DSC 0077The school ship, the Soummam of the national navy, called at the Port of Portsmouth from 21st to 24th June, 2013.

On this occasion, the Ambassador of Algeria, H.E Mr Amar Abba and Colonel Menouer Zidane, the Defense Attaché, were in Portsmouth for a welcoming ceremony of the Soummam with the British authorities of the naval-base of this town.

H.E Mr Abba visited the ship and spoke with the officer cadets and the training officers.

2-4 June 2013/Visit to Algeria of a delegation of the British Parliament


Richard OttawayA delegation of the Select Committee on Foreign Affairs of the British Parliament led by its President, Mr Richard Ottaway paid a working visit to Algeria from 2nd to 4th June 2013.

The President of the Committee, Mr Ottaway, was received by the Prime Minister, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal.

The delegation of the British Parliament also met members of the Council of Nation and of the People’s National Assembly.

In addition to discussing the ways to strengthen the cooperation and friendship between the two countries, the parties exchanged their views on international issues, particularly on the threat of extremism and terrorism in the Sahel and Western Africa region.

26th to 28th April 2013/Visit of Mr Belkacem Sahli in London

940887 371904699580645 1802526611 nMr Belkacem Sahli, Secretary of State in charge of National Community Abroad paid a working visit to London from 26th to 28th April 2013.

During his visit, Mr Belkacem Sahli:

- Launched, at the Algerian Consulate, the operation “Biometric passport” for Algerian nationals residing in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

On this occasion, Mr Belkacem Sahli reiterated the importance of this operation and called on all registered citizens to complete the formalities in order to obtain this travel document.

- Met with Algerian academics settled in the United Kingdom whom he urged to work towards bringing their experiences to the Algerian universities.

- Held a meeting with representatives of the Algerian community at the Algerian Embassy during which, in addition to a general debate on the concerns of the Algerian community in the UK, they discussed two specific topics, namely the biometric passport and the repatriation of the deceased.