7 -  8  February 2012 / Lord Marland Visit to Algeria

lordmarlandalgeriaLord Marland, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, paid a visit to Algeria on 7th – 8th February 2012. This visit aimed at the assessment of the means to reinforce the bilateral cooperation and the exchange of views on the issues related to climate change.

During his stay, Lord Marland met Mr Youcef Yousfi, Minister of Energy and Mines, Mr Cherif Rahmani, Minister of Environment and Territorial Management, Mr Mohamed Benmeradi, Minister of Industry and Medium and Small Enterprises and Mr Abdelkader Messahel, Minister Delegate in charge of Maghrebine and African Affairs. Lord Marland had also a talk with Mr Abdelhamid Zerguine, CEO of the National Firm Sonatrach.

3 - 6 January 2012 / Lord Risby Visit to Algeria


Lord Risby paid a visit to Algeria from 3rd to 6th January leading a Parliamentary delegation of the Conservative Party. During his stay, Lord Risby met Mr Abdelkader Bensalah, President of the Council of the Nation  (Upper House),         Mr Abdelaziz Ziari, President of the National People’s Assembly  (Lower House)   and         Mr Mourad Medelci, Minister of  Foreign Affairs.

The British Parliamentary delegation had a meeting with the Algerian British Friendship Parliamentary Group at the Council of the Nation  and was the guest of a lunch hosted by the President of this group, Mr. Bouzid Lazhari.

Lord Risby announced the reactivation in the near future of the All Parliamentary Group for Algeria in the British Parliement.