Algiers - Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal on Sunday in Algiers commander of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) General David M. Rodriguez, on working visit to Algeria, as part of the 3rd session of the Algerian-US bilateral strategic dialogue, said a communiqu� of Prime Minister’s Office. The Prime Minister and Rodriguez "exchanged views on a number of questions relative to the security situation in the African continent, notably in the Sub-region," said the communiqu.
The two officials have "discussed the last developments occurred in the Sahel region, notably in Libya, as well as the efforts spent to restore peace and stability." The meeting which was attended by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, allowed the two parties to examine “international questions of common interest," concluded the same source.
Algiers - Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra, received Monday in Algiers, Demba Ba, who presented cabinet letter accrediting him as the World Bank Resident Representative to Algeria, said a statement from the Foreign Ministry.
Washington - Algeria has been elected by acclamation Monday in New York as Chair of the United Nations First Disarmament and International Security Committee (DISEC). This election reflects, once again, Algeria's commitment to achieving goals relating to disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons.
Permanent representative of Algeria at the UN Sabri Boukadoum will assume this role (Chair) on behalf of Algeria at the 71st session of the UN General Assembly to open in next September. Boukadoum stressed that unblocking the Conference on Disarmament and the establishment of nuclear weapons free zones in the world, will be among Algeria's priorities within this Committee.
The First Committee of the UN General Assembly deals with all issues relating to disarmament, non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and international security, and is mandated to submit recommendations to the UN General Assembly in its area of competence.