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Ambassador’s good Wishes on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan

On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, I would like to express, on behalf of the Embassy’s staff and on my own behalf, our most sincere congratulations and best wishes to all members of the Algerian community residing in the United Kingdom.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Media coverage of the June-12 Legislative Elections

The National Independent Authority for Elections (ANIE) informs foreign media wishing to cover the Legislative elections which will be held on the 12th of June 2021 that the deadline to apply for a provisional press accreditation is set from Sunday 25 April 2021 to Friday 28 May 2021 (included).
The application for a provisional press accreditation is to be submitted to the Algerian diplomatic or consular missions in the country where the Headquarter of the media employing the journalist(s) is located.

Announcement for Algerian students

The Embassy of Algeria in London informs the Algerian students at the United Kingdom’s universities that the students ‘office has been transferred from the Consulate General to the Embassy from 22 February 2021.

Review of the electoral rolls – 16th March to 23rd March 2021 –

In accordance with the Presidential Decree No. 96-01 convening the electorate for the legislative elections on June 12th, 2021, the Consulate General in London has proceeded with the extraordinary review of electoral rolls from March 16th to March 23rd, 2021.

Exemption of residents abroad from traveling to Algeria to set up microentreprises

The Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of microenterprises announced that Algerian nationals residing abroad wishing to set up micro-enterprises within the framework of the National Agency for Support and Development of Entrepreneurship (ANADE) are exempt from travelling to the country to carry out the required paperwork and administrative procedures beforehand related to the setting-up of microenterprises at provincial agencies level point.

Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated, on 5 June, against the inhabitants of the village of Solhan in the north of the Republic of Burkina Faso, causing more than a hundred civilian victims, including women and children.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum holds talks with his Libyan counterpart

As Algeria assumes the chairmanship of the Peace & Security Council of the African Union, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum spoke on Friday April 30, with his Libyan counterpart, Najla Mangouch, on means to move forward the peace and reconciliation process in Libya.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received by Libyan Prime Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum was received along with the Minister of Interior Kamel Beldjoud by Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah during a working visit to Libya on Monday 19th April.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum reiterates Algeria’s commitment to achieving SDGs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum reiterated on 25th April Algeria’s commitment to pursue its efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to join the international community to complete the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received by Presidents of Cameroon, Guinea and Sierra Leone

The Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum was received during an official tour in Africa, from 24-26 March, by Presidents of Cameroon, Guinea and Sierra Leone, with whom he discussed issues of peace and security in Africa and the means to reinforce bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Algeria and these countries.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had a phone conversation with Niger’s counterpart

The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune had a phone conversation, on Wednesday, 14th April, with the President of the Republic of Niger Mohamed Bazoum.
On this occasion, the two leaders addressed the exceptional level of cooperation between Algeria and Niger and discussed the means of promoting the relations between the two countries.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Malian counterpart, Bah N’Daw

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Sunday, 14th March, in Algiers, the Head of State of Mali, Bah N’Daw, who was on a working visit to Algeria.
On this occasion, he reiterated Algeria’s readiness to support Mali in the restoration of its stability and the preparation of the elections.

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad had a phone conversation with Libyan Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad had a phone conversation, on Sunday, 14th March, with the Prime Minister of the New Government of National Unity of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.

Libya peace process: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum reiterates Algeria’s support

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, had a conversation on Wednesday, 17th March, with the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum congratulates the new UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Mali

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, congratulated on Wednesday, 17 th March, El Ghassim Wane on his appointment as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), wishing him full success in his mission.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announces a series of measures to promote economic diplomacy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announced, on the 25th February, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced a series of measures to promote the Algerian economic diplomacy which include:

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received in Bamako by Malian President

Foreign Affairs Minister, SabriBoukadoum, was received Wednesday, 10th February, in Bamako by Malian President, Bah N’Daw, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and perspectives to strengthen them, as well as means to speed up the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation agreement resulting from the Algiers process.

Algerian Group Saidal to produce as of September 2.5 million doses of anti-Covid vaccines per month

The Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Abderrahmane Lotfi Djamel Benbahmed, announced on Tuesday 13th July that the Algerian pharmaceutical group Saidal will produce, starting from next September, 2.5 million doses of Sputnik V and Sinovacanti Covid vaccines per month.

Abderrahmane Hammad takes office as head of COA

The President of the Algerian Olympic and Sports Committee (COA), Abderrahmane Hammad, was installed as head of the Olympic body, during a ceremony held on Sunday 20 June, with the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Secretary of State for Elite Sport. Mr. Hammad was re-elected as President of COA on 8 June 2021.

Swimmer Charouati Souad qualifies to Tokyo Olympics 2021

Algerian swimmer Charouati Souad has been qualified to the Tokyo Olympics 2021, achieving the first African and Algerian qualification in open water swimming for a distance of 10 km and the second swimmer in the history of Algerian participation to officially qualify to the Olympic Games in 16 years.

Arab Athletics Championships: Eight new medals for Algeria (Four in Gold)

The Algerian athletics selection (men and women) won eight medals, including four in gold, during the 4th and final day of the Arab Athletics Championships, held on Sunday 20 June at the Radès stadium in Tunis.

International Labour Day: President Abdelmadjid Tebboune addresses a message to the Algerian workers

In a message read on his behalf by the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, on the occasion of the International Labour Day (1st May), the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune congratulated the Algerian workers and commanded their efforts and awareness to overcome the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on socio-economic life.

Health: President Tebboune orders immediate implementation of Sputnik V vaccine production project

During an assessment meeting of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Algeria, the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered on Tuesday 27th April the “immediate” implementation of the Sputnik V vaccine production project.
According to the Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Lotfi Benbahmed, the anti-Covid vaccine Sputnik V will be produced by the public group Saidal in partnership with the Russian laboratory, from next September.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune extends a message of condolence following the death of Mudjahid and Lawyer Ali Yahia Abdenour

Following the death of the Mujahid and lawyer Ali Yahya Abdenour, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed on Sunday 25th April a message of condolence and compassion to the family of the deceased, his relatives and his companions Mujahedeen, in which he praised his long struggle in the ranks of the national movement and during the glorious liberation revolution and his service to independent Algeria.

Sport: Algerian duet Mammeri-Medel wins gold medal on Badminton Lima Tournament

Algerian duet Koceila Mammeri and Youcef Sabri Medel won the gold medal of the International Lima Tournament which wrapped up Sunday 25th April after five days of competition.


Algeria ranked best country in Africa for Quality of Life, 2021 (CEOWORLD Magazine)


Algeria has been named as the number One country in Africa in 2021 for Quality of Life, according to the CEOWORLD magazine 2021 report.

First liters of rapeseed oil produced in Algeria

The Ministry of Agriculture Rural Development announced ‘’encouraging results” of the rapeseed cultivation program, which has been launched in a bid to find substitutions for cooking oil imports.

Sonelgaz able to enter African markets

The CEO of Sonelgaz, Mr. Chaher Boulakhras declared, on Monday 21 June, that Sonelgaz Group, Algerian company in charge of distributing gas and electricity in the country, is able to penetrate the African markets, stating that the Group achieves a surplus of production of electricity outside periods of peak consumption.

Sonatrach and Equinor sign memorandum of understanding on exploration and production in Algeria

Sonatrach signed on 17th May a Memorandum of Understanding with the Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor to strengthen the existing partnership in oil exploration and production in Algeria and beyond.
The new deal also includes a partnership on new technologies and environmental protection in current and new projects, particularly emissions reduction and carbon capture, improvement of recovery figures and development of a flexible operating model.

Statement By Sonatrach

Sonatrach denied the allegations of expropriation made by Petroceltic International PLC and indicated that it decided, on 12th April 2021, to terminate the contract concluded, on 26th September 2004, with this company for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Isarène perimeter (blocks 228 and 229a) under the Law n°86-14 of 19th August 1986, as further amended and supplemented, relating to the activities of prospecting, research, exploitation and transportation by pipeline of hydrocarbons.

Sonelgaz engaged in a modernization process

The Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab said on Tuesday 27th April that Sonelgaz is engaged in a process of modernisation by adopting a new strategy (the 2035 Strategy) to evolve into a new style of governance and management.
Mr. Arkab added that the purpose of these transformations and modernisation in sonelgaz is to create wealth and added value through cost control and meeting the deadlines for projects and investments.

Hydrocarbons: Sonatrach achieves US$6.8 bn turnover in Q1/2021

Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab announced on Sunday 25th April that Sonatrach has achieved a turnover worth US$ 6.8 billion over the first quarter of 2021.
Mr. Arkab described as “positive” this figure which encourages the achievement of the objectives set until the end of the year in view of the modest recovery recorded during the same period of last year.

Energy transition: government’s strategy explained

The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, Chems Eddine Chitour, explained on Monday 12th April the government’s strategy to achieve energy transition and the national programme for the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency by 2030. He highlighted Algeria’s ambitions to fight climate change and ensure that its commitments in this regard be met, including carbon stability and neutrality.
The Minister announced that the first solar kilowatt-hour (KWh) of the 1,000 MWh program, initiated as part of the renewable energy development program, should be produced by the end of the year or at the beginning next year.

Prime Minister calls on operators to invest in agricultural sector

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad called on Monday 12th April, the operators and professionals to invest in agriculture in a bid to make this sector the central pillar of the economic revival.
The Prime Minister recalled the Government’s efforts to support Agriculture, in order to ensure the country’s food security and reduce the import bill for food products, which often exceeds USD 10 billion annually.

Forum on investment in agri-food industry to take place Monday in Algiers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is organising on 12th April a Forum on investment in agriculture and the agri-food industry under the theme: “Investment as an agricultural and agri-food growth leverage”.
The Forum is an opportunity to highlight investment opportunities and to allow project holders and potential investors to present their projects in agricultural production and the processing of products, in accordance with the approach developed by the sector to boost structuring investments and develop strategic products including cereals, sugar, oil and fodder.

Sonelgaz seeks to position itself as investor in renewable energy

On the occasion of the launching of the new public company Sharikat Kahraba El Djazaïr (SKE), which is the result of a partnership between Sonatrach and Sonelgaz, the Chairman and CEO of the latter, Chaher Boulakhras, said on Sunday, 11th April, that Sonelgaz Group seeks to position itself as an investor in renewable energy projects.
He underlined that this partnership aims to pool resources and give the new company the means to invest in green energy regions, adding that this partnership is part of the Sonelgaz’s strategy for 2035.

First Inter-African Import Export Fair to be held in Algiers from 25 to 27 May

The 1st Inter-African Import Export Fair “IMPEX2021” will be organised from 25 to 27 May at the International Centre of Conference (CIC), in Algiers, with the participation of 15 African countries and 130 Algerian economic operators.
IMPEX2021 is part of the efforts aiming at developing and strengthening inter-African exchanges. It will also highlight the potential of African products intended for export which are exempt from duties and taxes under inter-African customs agreements.

Second Algerian virtual Waste exhibition-AVWE to be held in Algiers from 5 to 7 June

The National Waste Agency (AND) is organising the 2nd edition of the virtual exhibition on waste “Algerian virtual exhibition of waste-AVWE” from 5 to 7 June. This year’s exhibition will be held under the theme: “Circular Economy in Africa: a wide range of Partnerships and Investment Opportunities”.

Building of power plants and equipment manufacturing, Sonelgaz’ next challenge

The Chairman and CEO of the National Company of Electricity and Gas (Sonelgaz), Chaher Boulakhras, said on Monday, 6th April, that the next challenge in terms of electrical energy is ‘’the building of power plants and the equipment manufacturing”

Algerian Dates exports hit $ 71 million in 2020

The Director General of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI), Mrs Bahloul Ouahiba, declared on 7th April that the Algerian exports of dates reached about $ 71 million in 2020, stressing the importance of developing food processing industry in this sector.

Cultural Economy Forum held on Saturday 3rd April under the patronage of the President of the Republic

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad inaugurated on Saturday 3rd April, at the International Centre of Conferences Abdelatif Rahal in Algiers, the Cultural Economy Forum.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister urged to combine the efforts in order to transform Culture from ‘’a consumer sector, constituting a burden for the State budget, towards an economic sector that produces wealth and creates jobs.

Public banks to open soon branches in African countries

Minister of Finance Aïmene Benabderrahmane announced on Saturday, 3rd April, the opening in the upcoming weeks of branches of Algerian public banks in many African countries.

Bank of Algeria modifies currency exchange regulations for exporters

The Bank of Algeria’s (BA) Money and Credit Council adopted draft regulations to change the rules applicable to current transactions with other countries and currency accounts. These changes are designed to boost exports, especially those relating to the knowledge economy.
In line with these amendments, exporters can access all earnings in foreign currencies for expenses required by their activities and are exempt from bank domiciliation formalities relating to exports of digital services, services provided by start-ups and non-commercial professionals.

Sonatrach launches two petrochemical projects in Arzew and Skikda

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, announced on 1st April that work has begun on two planned petrochemical units managed by Sonatrach. The first project is a unit designed to produce 200,000 tonnes/year of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the Arzew industrial zone. The second is a complex with the capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes/year of linear alkylbenzene in the Skikda industrial zone.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announces a series of measures to promote economic diplomacy

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announced, on the 25th February, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced a series of measures to promote the Algerian economic diplomacy which include:

21st European Culture Festival in Algeria: ‘’Algeria sings Europe’’

The 21st edition of the European Culture Festival will take place from 24 June to 2 July under the theme “Algeria sings Europe”, with the participation of 12 Algerian musical groups, which will revisit the Algerian and European musical heritage.

Malmo Arab Film Festival: Lina Soualem’s “Their Algeria” wins Special Jury Prize

The movie Their Algeria (Leur Algérie) directed by the Algerian-French Lina Soualem won the Special Jury Prize for the feature film competition at the 11th Arab Film Festival in Malmo (Sweden), which was held from 6 to 11 April, with the participation of nearly 40 films from 23 countries.

Preview of films “Saliha” and “El Waldin” in Algiers

The film “Saliha” directed by Mohamed Sahraoui and the short film “El Waldin” (The Parents) by Maouchi Khellaf were previewed on Saturday 10th April at Ibn Zeydoun Movie Theatre, in Algiers, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and the support of the Fund for Cinematographic Art, Techniques and Industry Development.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune addresses a message of condolence to HM Queen Elizabeth II following Prince Philip’s death

The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune addressed a message of condolence to HM Queen Elizabeth II following Prince Philip’s death on 9th April.

Ambassador Sharon Wardle presents her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Mme Sharon Wardle, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Algeria, presented on Wednesday 7th April 2021, her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

British Royal Navy Patrol Vessel docked at the Port of Algiers

As part of the military cooperation programme between Algeria and the United Kingdom, the Royal Navy Patrol Vessel “HMS TRENT -224”docked on Friday 9th April at the Port of Algiers for a four-day stopover.
On this occasion, the Commander of the British Patrol Vessel paid a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Central Sea Front (1st military region).

Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Algeria strongly condemns the terrorist attack perpetrated, on 5 June, against the inhabitants of the village of Solhan in the north of the Republic of Burkina Faso, causing more than a hundred civilian victims, including women and children.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum holds talks with his Libyan counterpart

As Algeria assumes the chairmanship of the Peace & Security Council of the African Union, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum spoke on Friday April 30, with his Libyan counterpart, Najla Mangouch, on means to move forward the peace and reconciliation process in Libya.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received by Libyan Prime Minister

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum was received along with the Minister of Interior Kamel Beldjoud by Libyan Prime Minister Abdelhamid Dbeibah during a working visit to Libya on Monday 19th April.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum reiterates Algeria’s commitment to achieving SDGs

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum reiterated on 25th April Algeria’s commitment to pursue its efforts to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to join the international community to complete the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received by Presidents of Cameroon, Guinea and Sierra Leone

The Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum was received during an official tour in Africa, from 24-26 March, by Presidents of Cameroon, Guinea and Sierra Leone, with whom he discussed issues of peace and security in Africa and the means to reinforce bilateral relations and economic cooperation between Algeria and these countries.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune had a phone conversation with Niger’s counterpart

The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune had a phone conversation, on Wednesday, 14th April, with the President of the Republic of Niger Mohamed Bazoum.
On this occasion, the two leaders addressed the exceptional level of cooperation between Algeria and Niger and discussed the means of promoting the relations between the two countries.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune receives Malian counterpart, Bah N’Daw

The President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune received on Sunday, 14th March, in Algiers, the Head of State of Mali, Bah N’Daw, who was on a working visit to Algeria.
On this occasion, he reiterated Algeria’s readiness to support Mali in the restoration of its stability and the preparation of the elections.

Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad had a phone conversation with Libyan Prime Minister

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad had a phone conversation, on Sunday, 14th March, with the Prime Minister of the New Government of National Unity of Libya, Abdul Hamid Dbeibah.

Libya peace process: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum reiterates Algeria’s support

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, had a conversation on Wednesday, 17th March, with the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum congratulates the new UN Secretary-General Special Representative for Mali

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, congratulated on Wednesday, 17 th March, El Ghassim Wane on his appointment as Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), wishing him full success in his mission.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announces a series of measures to promote economic diplomacy

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announced, on the 25th February, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced a series of measures to promote the Algerian economic diplomacy which include:

Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum received in Bamako by Malian President

Foreign Affairs Minister, SabriBoukadoum, was received Wednesday, 10th February, in Bamako by Malian President, Bah N’Daw, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and perspectives to strengthen them, as well as means to speed up the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation agreement resulting from the Algiers process.

Abderrahmane Hammad takes office as head of COA

The President of the Algerian Olympic and Sports Committee (COA), Abderrahmane Hammad, was installed as head of the Olympic body, during a ceremony held on Sunday 20 June, with the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports and the Secretary of State for Elite Sport. Mr. Hammad was re-elected as President of COA on 8 June 2021.

Swimmer Charouati Souad qualifies to Tokyo Olympics 2021

Algerian swimmer Charouati Souad has been qualified to the Tokyo Olympics 2021, achieving the first African and Algerian qualification in open water swimming for a distance of 10 km and the second swimmer in the history of Algerian participation to officially qualify to the Olympic Games in 16 years.

Arab Athletics Championships: Eight new medals for Algeria (Four in Gold)

The Algerian athletics selection (men and women) won eight medals, including four in gold, during the 4th and final day of the Arab Athletics Championships, held on Sunday 20 June at the Radès stadium in Tunis.

International Labour Day: President Abdelmadjid Tebboune addresses a message to the Algerian workers

In a message read on his behalf by the Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Security, on the occasion of the International Labour Day (1st May), the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune congratulated the Algerian workers and commanded their efforts and awareness to overcome the difficulties caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on socio-economic life.

Health: President Tebboune orders immediate implementation of Sputnik V vaccine production project

During an assessment meeting of the Covid-19 pandemic situation in Algeria, the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered on Tuesday 27th April the “immediate” implementation of the Sputnik V vaccine production project.
According to the Minister of Pharmaceutical Industry, Lotfi Benbahmed, the anti-Covid vaccine Sputnik V will be produced by the public group Saidal in partnership with the Russian laboratory, from next September.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune extends a message of condolence following the death of Mudjahid and Lawyer Ali Yahia Abdenour

Following the death of the Mujahid and lawyer Ali Yahya Abdenour, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, addressed on Sunday 25th April a message of condolence and compassion to the family of the deceased, his relatives and his companions Mujahedeen, in which he praised his long struggle in the ranks of the national movement and during the glorious liberation revolution and his service to independent Algeria.

Sport: Algerian duet Mammeri-Medel wins gold medal on Badminton Lima Tournament

Algerian duet Koceila Mammeri and Youcef Sabri Medel won the gold medal of the International Lima Tournament which wrapped up Sunday 25th April after five days of competition.

Sonatrach and Equinor sign memorandum of understanding on exploration and production in Algeria

Sonatrach signed on 17th May a Memorandum of Understanding with the Norwegian oil and gas company Equinor to strengthen the existing partnership in oil exploration and production in Algeria and beyond.
The new deal also includes a partnership on new technologies and environmental protection in current and new projects, particularly emissions reduction and carbon capture, improvement of recovery figures and development of a flexible operating model.

Statement By Sonatrach

Sonatrach denied the allegations of expropriation made by Petroceltic International PLC and indicated that it decided, on 12th April 2021, to terminate the contract concluded, on 26th September 2004, with this company for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in Isarène perimeter (blocks 228 and 229a) under the Law n°86-14 of 19th August 1986, as further amended and supplemented, relating to the activities of prospecting, research, exploitation and transportation by pipeline of hydrocarbons.

Sonelgaz engaged in a modernization process

The Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab said on Tuesday 27th April that Sonelgaz is engaged in a process of modernisation by adopting a new strategy (the 2035 Strategy) to evolve into a new style of governance and management.
Mr. Arkab added that the purpose of these transformations and modernisation in sonelgaz is to create wealth and added value through cost control and meeting the deadlines for projects and investments.

Hydrocarbons: Sonatrach achieves US$6.8 bn turnover in Q1/2021

Minister of Energy and Mines Mohamed Arkab announced on Sunday 25th April that Sonatrach has achieved a turnover worth US$ 6.8 billion over the first quarter of 2021.
Mr. Arkab described as “positive” this figure which encourages the achievement of the objectives set until the end of the year in view of the modest recovery recorded during the same period of last year.

Energy transition: government’s strategy explained

The Minister of Energy Transition and Renewable Energies, Chems Eddine Chitour, explained on Monday 12th April the government’s strategy to achieve energy transition and the national programme for the development of renewable energies and energy efficiency by 2030. He highlighted Algeria’s ambitions to fight climate change and ensure that its commitments in this regard be met, including carbon stability and neutrality.
The Minister announced that the first solar kilowatt-hour (KWh) of the 1,000 MWh program, initiated as part of the renewable energy development program, should be produced by the end of the year or at the beginning next year.

Prime Minister calls on operators to invest in agricultural sector

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad called on Monday 12th April, the operators and professionals to invest in agriculture in a bid to make this sector the central pillar of the economic revival.
The Prime Minister recalled the Government’s efforts to support Agriculture, in order to ensure the country’s food security and reduce the import bill for food products, which often exceeds USD 10 billion annually.

Forum on investment in agri-food industry to take place Monday in Algiers

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is organising on 12th April a Forum on investment in agriculture and the agri-food industry under the theme: “Investment as an agricultural and agri-food growth leverage”.
The Forum is an opportunity to highlight investment opportunities and to allow project holders and potential investors to present their projects in agricultural production and the processing of products, in accordance with the approach developed by the sector to boost structuring investments and develop strategic products including cereals, sugar, oil and fodder.

Sonelgaz seeks to position itself as investor in renewable energy

On the occasion of the launching of the new public company Sharikat Kahraba El Djazaïr (SKE), which is the result of a partnership between Sonatrach and Sonelgaz, the Chairman and CEO of the latter, Chaher Boulakhras, said on Sunday, 11th April, that Sonelgaz Group seeks to position itself as an investor in renewable energy projects.
He underlined that this partnership aims to pool resources and give the new company the means to invest in green energy regions, adding that this partnership is part of the Sonelgaz’s strategy for 2035.

First Inter-African Import Export Fair to be held in Algiers from 25 to 27 May

The 1st Inter-African Import Export Fair “IMPEX2021” will be organised from 25 to 27 May at the International Centre of Conference (CIC), in Algiers, with the participation of 15 African countries and 130 Algerian economic operators.
IMPEX2021 is part of the efforts aiming at developing and strengthening inter-African exchanges. It will also highlight the potential of African products intended for export which are exempt from duties and taxes under inter-African customs agreements.

Second Algerian virtual Waste exhibition-AVWE to be held in Algiers from 5 to 7 June

The National Waste Agency (AND) is organising the 2nd edition of the virtual exhibition on waste “Algerian virtual exhibition of waste-AVWE” from 5 to 7 June. This year’s exhibition will be held under the theme: “Circular Economy in Africa: a wide range of Partnerships and Investment Opportunities”.

Building of power plants and equipment manufacturing, Sonelgaz’ next challenge

The Chairman and CEO of the National Company of Electricity and Gas (Sonelgaz), Chaher Boulakhras, said on Monday, 6th April, that the next challenge in terms of electrical energy is ‘’the building of power plants and the equipment manufacturing”

Algerian Dates exports hit $ 71 million in 2020

The Director General of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI), Mrs Bahloul Ouahiba, declared on 7th April that the Algerian exports of dates reached about $ 71 million in 2020, stressing the importance of developing food processing industry in this sector.

Cultural Economy Forum held on Saturday 3rd April under the patronage of the President of the Republic

The Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad inaugurated on Saturday 3rd April, at the International Centre of Conferences Abdelatif Rahal in Algiers, the Cultural Economy Forum.
On this occasion, the Prime Minister urged to combine the efforts in order to transform Culture from ‘’a consumer sector, constituting a burden for the State budget, towards an economic sector that produces wealth and creates jobs.

Public banks to open soon branches in African countries

Minister of Finance Aïmene Benabderrahmane announced on Saturday, 3rd April, the opening in the upcoming weeks of branches of Algerian public banks in many African countries.

Bank of Algeria modifies currency exchange regulations for exporters

The Bank of Algeria’s (BA) Money and Credit Council adopted draft regulations to change the rules applicable to current transactions with other countries and currency accounts. These changes are designed to boost exports, especially those relating to the knowledge economy.
In line with these amendments, exporters can access all earnings in foreign currencies for expenses required by their activities and are exempt from bank domiciliation formalities relating to exports of digital services, services provided by start-ups and non-commercial professionals.

Sonatrach launches two petrochemical projects in Arzew and Skikda

The Minister of Energy and Mines, Mohamed Arkab, announced on 1st April that work has begun on two planned petrochemical units managed by Sonatrach. The first project is a unit designed to produce 200,000 tonnes/year of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE) in the Arzew industrial zone. The second is a complex with the capacity to produce 100,000 tonnes/year of linear alkylbenzene in the Skikda industrial zone.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announces a series of measures to promote economic diplomacy

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum announced, on the 25th February, that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs introduced a series of measures to promote the Algerian economic diplomacy which include:

21st European Culture Festival in Algeria: ‘’Algeria sings Europe’’

The 21st edition of the European Culture Festival will take place from 24 June to 2 July under the theme “Algeria sings Europe”, with the participation of 12 Algerian musical groups, which will revisit the Algerian and European musical heritage.

Malmo Arab Film Festival: Lina Soualem’s “Their Algeria” wins Special Jury Prize

The movie Their Algeria (Leur Algérie) directed by the Algerian-French Lina Soualem won the Special Jury Prize for the feature film competition at the 11th Arab Film Festival in Malmo (Sweden), which was held from 6 to 11 April, with the participation of nearly 40 films from 23 countries.

Preview of films “Saliha” and “El Waldin” in Algiers

The film “Saliha” directed by Mohamed Sahraoui and the short film “El Waldin” (The Parents) by Maouchi Khellaf were previewed on Saturday 10th April at Ibn Zeydoun Movie Theatre, in Algiers, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and the support of the Fund for Cinematographic Art, Techniques and Industry Development.

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune addresses a message of condolence to HM Queen Elizabeth II following Prince Philip’s death

The President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune addressed a message of condolence to HM Queen Elizabeth II following Prince Philip’s death on 9th April.

Ambassador Sharon Wardle presents her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune

Mme Sharon Wardle, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Algeria, presented on Wednesday 7th April 2021, her Letters of Credence to the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

British Royal Navy Patrol Vessel docked at the Port of Algiers

As part of the military cooperation programme between Algeria and the United Kingdom, the Royal Navy Patrol Vessel “HMS TRENT -224”docked on Friday 9th April at the Port of Algiers for a four-day stopover.
On this occasion, the Commander of the British Patrol Vessel paid a courtesy visit to the Commander of the Central Sea Front (1st military region).

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