27th – 30th November 2012 / Visit of Mr Belkacem Sahli in the United Kingdom

Belkacem SahliVisit to the United Kingdom of Mr Belkacem Sahli, Secretary of State in charge of National Community Abroad on 27th – 30th November 2012

During his visit, Mr Belkacem Sahli met:

- Mr Jeremy Wright, Minister for Prisons and Rehabilitation at the Ministry of Justice;

- Mr Mark Harper, Minister of State for Immigration at the Home Office;

- Mr Alistair Burt, Foreign Office Minister in charge of Middle East and North Africa

Mr Belkacem Sahli also met members of the Algerian Community in Manchester and representatives of Algerian associations and civil society in London.

These meetings were the opportunity for the Secretary of State to hear about the concerns of the Algerian community living in the United Kingdom.

19th to 22nd of November 2012/Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Mourad Medelci, to the United Kingdom

8204981001 3d7037b989H.E. Mourad Medelci, Minister of Foreign Affairs made an official visit to the United Kingdom. On this occasion, he had bilateral discussions with his British counterpart, H.E William Hague and signed with him two Memoranda of Understanding on political consultations and cultural cooperation.

He also met several other British personalities including Lord Jonathan Marland, Minister of Energy and climate change and Chairman of the Business Ambassador's Group, Lord Richard Risby, the Special British representative for the economic partnership with Algeria, Mr Stephen O'Brien, MP and Special Representative of the Prime Minister for the Sahel. Mr Mourad Medelci made a presentation of the business opportunities at the HSBC headquarters.

He also met a number of Members of the British Parliament and attended the Prime Minister’s questions at the House of Commons.

During his stay, Mr Mourad Medelci officially opened the new building of the Algerian Embassy in central London.

19th to 23rd of November 2012/Visit of the British TVET-UK to Algeria

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A delegation of the British TVET-UK visited Algeria. The agency is in charge of the English language teaching and vocational training. Lady Olga Maitland, Chairman of the Algerian British Business Council accompanied the delegation.

24th to 29th of October 2012/British tour operators in Algeria

imgActu171A delegation of a dozen British tour operators visited Algeria at the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism and Craft. This operation, which is part of a cooperation program launched on 10th of September 2012 by the Ministry of Tourism with the Guild of Travel and Tourism, aims at promoting Algeria with the idea of boosting the tourism in our country in the following months. Besides Algiers, they also went to Tipaza and Timimoun.

18th of October 2012/Reception at the House of Lords for the Algerian delegation


A reception was organised on Lord Risby's initiative at the House of Lords for the Algerian delegation. On this occasion, H.E. the Ambassador highlighted the fact that British and Algerian relations are heading into a new phase and Lord Risby spoke about the beginning of a new era. He also informed his audience that he had been appointed by the Prime Minister as the Special Envoy for the economic partnership with Algeria.