ALGIERS-A delegation of Algerian economic operators take part Thursday in Paris in Rencontres Africa 2016 event that brings together more than 2,000 French and African companies.  

Many leaders of private Algerian companies attend this event including Abderrahmane Benhamadi (Condor Electronics), Slim Othmani (NCA-Rouiba), Laid Benamor (Amor Benamor group), as well as chairperson of the Algerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CACI) and chairperson of the Business Leaders Forum (FCE) Ali Haddad.

Algeria's participation in this two-day event aims at finding new business opportunities with African partners (over 500 companies).  

Held at the headquarters of the French Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE), Rencontres Africa 2016, which prepares for the French-African Summit on January 2017 in Bamako, offers participants a space where fifty companies showcase their products, skills and expertise.

CEO of Condo, a private company specialized in electronic appliances, told APS that his group seeks other opportunities to export its products, adding that "there will be a real African market in the ten years to come."

After conquering Mali, Mauritania, Tanzania and Sudan, Benhamadi announced that he his group is currently in negotiations with a Beninese partner, affirming that his products will be marketed in France as from next October. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:28

ALGIERS- Libyan Foreign Minister Mohamed Tahar Siala greeted Wednesday, in New York, Algeria's "permanent" and "unfailing" support to Libya, voicing wish that Algeria plays a "greater role" in the restoration of "peace" and "stability" in this neighbouring country.

The wish was expressed during discussions with Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra about the latest developments in Libya, held on the margin of a general debate at the 71th session of the UN General Assembly (September 20-26), the ministry of  Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

The discussions also focused on "the actions of the UN, the African Union and the Arab League, in addition to Libya's role within those Organizations."

Lamamra reiterated Algeria's position of principle against foreign interference and in favour of the all-inclusive national reconciliation process in Libya, and for a political solution to the crisis, the foreign ministry underlined. 

Thursday, 22 September 2016 10:22

ALGIERS-Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra and Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AU) Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma underscored Tuesday in New York "the need" for strengthening the role, action and presence of the Organization within the United Nations.

"Lamamra and Zuma discussed elections in the AU and highlighted the need for strengthening the role, action and presence of the Organization within the UN," said the Foreign Affairs Ministry Wednesday in a communiqué.

During this meeting held on the sidelines of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, both parties broached cooperation with other international and regional organizations.  

Both officials also discussed "the completion of the Western Sahara decolonization process and support to the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali", the Ministry stated. 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 19:54

ALGIERS- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel participated, Wednesday in New York, in the seventh Ministerial Plenary Meeting of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), of which Algeria is a founding member, said the Foreign Ministry in a communiqué.

The minister seized this opportunity to announce Algeria's decision to host, next spring, an international workshop on the role of the national reconciliation policy in the fight against terrorism, said the communiqué.

Messahel underlined that the initiative is based on "Algeria's experience, which allowed Algeria to recover, thanks to the national reconciliation policy advocated by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and adopted by popular referendum, peace and stability and to capitalize on the human and material resources for the country's development and the improvement of the socioeconomic conditions and the wellbeing of citizens."

The session, which was attended by ministers of thirty member states, as well as the United Nations Secretary General, focused on the progress achieved in the fight against violent extremism and terrorism since the 6th GCTF ministerial plenary meeting.

During this session, the different working groups presented their reports and the ministers approved new documents submitted by the working groups, relating to the establishment by the countries concerned mechanisms for the multidimensional fight against violent extremism, border security and the role of parliaments in the fight against terrorism, said the Ministry's communiqué.

The meeting was also an opportunity for Messahel to reiterate "Algeria's commitment to support the international counterterrorism effort within the GCTF, as well as within other international fora," said the communiqué.

In this regard, Messahel said that Algeria hosted last year two meetings of the GCTF working group on the Sahel, a GCTF plenary session as well as a workshop on the role of criminal justice in the fight against terrorism in Sahel countries. This working group is co-chaired by Algeria and Canada.

The minister also presented to the Forum the outcomes of the two international workshops organized by Algeria at its initiative, and which focused on the role of social networks and Internet, and the role of democracy in the fight against violent extremism and terrorism.

Messahel underlined the two main recommendations of the these two workshops, namely the proposal that the UN develop a charter defining the principles of the peaceful use of Internet and social networks and the creation, under the aegis of the UN, of a platform for experience sharing in the promotion of democracy and the rule of law, as tools of fight against violent extremism and terrorism.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 20:03

NEW YORK- Minister of Industry and Mines Abdesselam Bouchouareb will partake Friday, in New York, in a meeting on investment opportunities in Algeria, organized by the Business Council for International Understanding (BCUI).

The minister will speak in a lunch debate to set out the attractiveness factors of Algeria and reply to the questions of American investors on the business climate in Algeria.

The meeting will be marked by the participation of several American business leaders already working in Algeria and companies wishing to set up in Algeria.

It will also be an opportunity of contact with the American business community on investment in Algeria, said the ambassador of Algeria to Washington Madjid Bouguerra.

BCUI, a business forum created by President Dwigt Eisenhower to facilitate the American private investments abroad, comprises about 200 multinational companies.

During his stay in New York, Bouchouareb will also hold several meetings with American officials and business managers.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016 12:37

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