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.

International Women’s Day /Reception in honour of the Algerian women living in the United Kingdom

542662 354487777989004 993059766 nOn the occasion of the International Women’s Day on 8th of March, H.E Amar ABBA, the Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom organised a reception in honour of the Algerian women living in the United Kingdom on Saturday, 9th of March at the Embassy in London.

 In a welcoming address, Mr Amar ABBA reminded the progress made by the Algerian woman since the Independence of the country and her contribution to the nation building process. He highlighted, however, some important challenges which are still to be met.

 This initiative, first of this kind, was strongly appreciated by the guests who expressed themselves in a friendly atmosphere on their daily preoccupations whilst living abroad.

 The Algerian women living in London also underlined the urge to develop more communication spaces and to create a network in the future that would further strengthen the relationships between the members of the national community.

Visit of David Cameron in Algeria on 30th and 31st of January 2013

2013130234411253734 20Prime Minister David Cameron visited Algeria on 30th and 31st of January 2013. This is the first visit ever by a British Premier to Algeria since its independence in 1962.

During his call to Algiers, David Cameron had discussions with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal. These talks were an opportunity to review the cooperation ties between Algeria and the United Kingdom in the political, military and security, and economic and cultural fields.

David Cameron’s visit that occurred a few days after the terrorist attack on the gas plant of Tiguentourine near In Amenas in Southern Algeria is a clear indicator of friendship and solidarity of the United Kingdom towards Algeria. It represents an important step in reinforcing the relationship between the two countries which developed very positively during the last few years.

3rd – 5th December 2012/Visit to Algeria of Lord Richard Risby of Haverhill

6a00d83451b31c69e2016763b66fa8970b-150wiVisit to Algeria of Lord Richard Risby of Haverhill, Special Envoy for the Economic Partnership with Algeria on 3rd – 5th December 2012.

During his visit, Lord Risby met President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Mr Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister, Mr Mourad Medelci, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Youcef Yousfi, Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr Cherif Rahmani, Minister of Industry, SME’s and Promotion of Investment, Mr Abdellatif Baba Ahmed, Minister of National Education and Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Minister Delegate of Foreign Affairs for Maghrebian and African Affairs.

A Memorandum of Understanding between Algeria and the United Kingdom on the technical management of hospitals was signed between the Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform and International Hospitals Group, represented by the British Embassy. The Hassani Isaâd Hospital at Beni Messous in Algiers was chosen as the joint pilot project comprising training, management and organization.