Activities of the Ambassador
04th Mars 2017/Conference
H.E the Ambassador Amar Abba took part on the 4th of March in the annual conference of the Think-Tank “Windsor Energy Group" held at the prestigious Windsor Castle.
The meeting provided an opportunity for the many Ambassadors present to listen to the experts presentations on the situation and trends of the energy market.
15th April 2015 / ABBC Annual Roundtable Dinner
Lady Olga Maitland hosted the Algerian British Business Council Annual Roundtable Dinner at her residence on the 15th April 2015.
The dinner was an opportunity to assess the activities of the Council during the last 12 months.
H.E Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, delivered a presentation on the economic situation in Algeria and the prospects of the business cooperation between Algeria and the United Kingdom.
23rd March 2015 / The Ambassador’s visit to the Food and Drink Event in London.
H.E. the Ambassador, Amar ABBA, made, on Monday 23rd March 2015, a visit to the Algerian stand at the International Food & Drink Event (Excel London).
The Algerian stand was hired by SAFEX enabling many Algerian exhibitors to introduce their products, namely:
- Groupe Bajou (dates);
- Haddoud enterprise (dates company);
- Acid Olmed AEK (olives and olive oil);
- Sig-Agro (fruit and vegetable canning, who also exhibited table olives);
- Mitidja SIM for industrial semolina (pasta products, couscous, semolina and flour);
- Setifis Bottling Company (juices and non-alcoholic beverages).
Other exhibitors (two or three) were booked in this same stand, however they could not make it due to visa issues/lack of visas.
Participation to the annual conferences of the British political parties
His Excellency, Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom was invited, like a number of Arab Ambassadors to the Annual Conferences of British Political Parties.
In this regard, he participated in the Labour Party Conference in Manchester on 22 – 24 September 2014 and later in the Conservative Party Conference on 29 September – 01 October 2014 in Birmingham and in the Liberal-Democrat Party Conference on 05 - 08 October 2014 in Glasgow.
During these three events, Mr Amar Abba met a number of British politicians in the objective of strengthening the relations between British and Algerian political parties. On this occasion, Mr Abba had the opportunity to get informed on the political programmes of these parties, and especially on foreign policy, as we get closer to the 2015 General Elections.
4th December 2013 / Roundtable on the Maghreb-EU relations
His Excellency Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria to the United Kingdom, took part, on the 4th of December 2013, in a roundtable organised by the “Global Diplomatic Forum” on the Maghreb-EU relations.
This roundtable, held in the headquarters of the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom, was attended by Mr Richard Ottaway, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee at the House of Commons, Mr Ian Lucas, Shadow Minister for the Middle East and Africa and the Ambassadors of Maghreb countries to the United Kingdom.
During his speech, Mr Amar Abba gave an overview of the different programmes implemented by the EU to promote the cooperation between the two shores of the Mediterranean, recalling the creation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership launched in Barcelona in 1995 and the Union for the Mediterranean which is more focused on structural projects.
Mr Abba also mentioned the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements with Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria and the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Moreover, Mr Abba stressed out the significant potential of the Maghreb integration for the benefit of the peoples in the region and the numerous historical, geographical, economic and cultural factors which all represent assets for the success of this integration.
During the debate, Mr Abba refuted the bilateral character of the Western Sahara conflict, recalling that Morocco and the Polisario Front have, since a long time, been clearly identified by the UN Security Council as the two parties of this conflict. He also reminded that the conflict of the Western Sahara preceded the creation of the Arab Maghreb Union in 1989 and that the Maghreb leaders, at that time, considered that this conflict was not an obstacle to the Maghreb construction.
Celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence
As part of the celebration of the 51st Anniversary of the Independence, the Ambassador of Algeria, H.E Amar Abba, delivered a lecture on 6 July 2013 at the Algerian Embassy entitled “Algeria under colonial rule” which was attended by a large audience comprised of representatives of associations and civil society of the Algerian community settled in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
After a coffee break, the lecture was followed by an extensive debate in which some participants questioned the transmission of the knowledge on the History of Algeria to the new generation of Algerians born in the United Kingdom.
15 March 2013/Reception in honour of English Language inspectors
His 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
On 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.
8th to 11th of October2012/26th edition of the "Gastech Conference & Exhibition"
A delegation of the Sonatrach Group participated in the 26th edition of the "Gastech Conference & Exhibition" in London.
H.E. Amar Abba, the Ambassador of Algeria, attended the opening of the Conference and paid a visit to the Sonatrach stall at the Exhibition Centre where he met members of the Algerian delegation.
11th August 2012 / Iftar in honour of the Algerian Olympic delegation
On the occasion of the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Ambassador Amar Abba hosted an Iftar on Saturday 11th August at his residence in honour of the Algerian Olympic delegation (athletes, officials and coaches).
Were also invited to this Iftar dinner representatives of several Algerian associations based in the UK, as well as special envoys of the national press (ENTV, ENRS, APS).
It goes without saying that the Olympic 1500m champion has been the subject of particular attention during this evening. The reception was also an opportunity for representatives of the said associations to offer symbolic presents to the athletes and officials.
13th June 2012: H.E Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria attended on 13 June 2012 a lecture by Pr. Martin Evans titled “the Resistance of the Algerian People to Colonization” at the University of Portsmouth.
This event was part of the activities of the University of Portsmouth to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Algeria.
25th May 2012: H.E Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, was the guest of a meeting organised by the UK Algeria Business Council for the International Association of the Algerian Diaspora (AIDA) at Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 25th May 2012.This meeting was part of the efforts exerted by the newly created AIDA, which aims to bring together the energies of our community settled abroad and to coach the young Algerians who are willing to create their own enterprises in Algeria.Following a presentation made by the president of AIDA, Mr. Abdelouahab RAHIM, the Ambassador expressed the support of the Algerian Authorities to all initiatives intended to reinforce and canalize the contribution of the Algerian community to the development of their country.
18th-20thApril 2012: Mr Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, was amongst the delegation of the Arab Ambassadors who paid a visit to Scotland on 18th-20thApril 2012 in response to an invitation extended by Mr Alexander Elliot Salmond, First Minister of Scotland.
During their visit, the Arab Ambassadors called on Edinburgh and Glasgow. They were the guests of the First Minister who hosted a dinner in their honour. The Ambassadors visited the Parliament, the Town Hall, the Museum of Edinburgh as well as the University of Glasgow.
13th February 2012: The Algerian British Business Council, Chaired by Lady Olga Maitland, has organized on 13th February 2012, the first ABBC Annual Dinner at the House of Lords, to which many representatives of British Firms took part. At this dinner, HE Amar Abba, Ambassador of Algeria, addressed the attendance, highlighting the considerable progress made by the economic and trade cooperation between Algeria and the United Kingdom during the last years.
On this occasion, the Ambassador added that the Algerian-British trade exchanges jumped from 600 million GBP in 2006 to 2 billion GBP in 2011. He also underlined the numerous opportunities that the Algerian market offers to the British firms.
7th February 2012: H.E Amar Abba was the guest speaker of the Ambassadorial Business Roundtable on the business opportunities in Algeria hosted by the Arab British Chamber of Commerce on the 7th February 2012. Around thirty representatives of British firms attended this event.
The Ambassador made a presentation on the economic situation in Algeria as well as on the investment opportunities in our country. He highlighted the assets of Algeria together with the advantages that the British operators will find to invest in the country. On the other hand, the Ambassador has invited the British firms to extend their involvement fields in our country pointing that the sectors of tourism, agriculture and the vocational training were largely open to the British investment, in addition, of course, to the sector of Energy that constitutes the privileged field of involvement of the British operators.
During the discussion that followed the presentation, H. E Amar Abba answered the questions of this roundtable participants.