ALGIERS- Secretary General of Foreign Ministry Ayadi Noureddine, received Sunday in Algiers, the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the US State Department Nathan A. Sales, said a statement from the ministry.
[ecr] hidden The "two officials highlighted the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism, and underlined the excellent cooperation that exists between the two countries, particularly within the Global Counterterrorism Forum," added the same source.
They also exchanged views on the prevailing security situation in the sub-region, particularly in Libya and the Sahel, and the challenges it faces in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, the Foreign Ministry statement added. [/ecr]
HARARE - Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel on Sunday in Harare handed over a message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa. In the message, the Head of State congratulated him on his election to the presidency of Zimbabwe and reiterated Algeria's commitment to strengthening its historical ties with this country.
[ecr] hidden Messahel represented the President of the Republic at the swearing-in ceremony of the elected Zimbabwean President, Mnangagwa.
President Mnangagwa expressed his gratitude for the congratulatory message addressed to him by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as well as for the participation of Algeria in the inauguration ceremony.
He welcomed the quality of the bilateral relations between the two countries, marked by regular consultations on regional and international issues of mutual interest in the various international fora, particularly as part of the African Union.
Foreign minister, as for him, renewed Algeria's desire to boost bilateral cooperation in various fields, with a view to exploiting the opportunities offered by the markets in the two countries.
He also stressed the importance of continuing consultation between the two countries. Algeria and Zimbabwe will continue to work together to address common challenges, particularly on the African continent, stressed Messahel.
President Mnangagwa instructed Messahel to convey to the President of the Republic his feelings of gratitude and fraternal greetings as well as his wishes for happiness and progress to the Algerian people. [/ecr]
ALGIERS-France’s embassy in Algiers denied Sunday in a communiqué rumours about alleged measures taken by the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health to control travellers from Algeria following the cholera outbreak in the country.
“Some rumours on social networks, relayed by some media, report measures that would have been taken by the French Ministry of Solidarity and Health to control travellers from Algeria. According to these rumours, travellers must have a medical certificate of non-contamination by cholera disease, without which, a paid medical examination would be compulsory on arrival at French airports,” said the source.
“France’s embassy in Algeria denies these baseless rumours and affirms that no such measure has been taken by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health,” concluded the source.
ALGIERS - Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will head to Zimbabwe on Saturday as the representative of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to take part in the swearing-in ceremony of Zimbabwe's President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa, said the Ministry in a statement.
[ecr] hidden "Representating President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel will visit Harare on Saturday to partake in the inauguration ceremony of President-elect of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa,” added the Foreign Ministry statement.
The swearing in ceremony will take place on August 26, 2018. [/ecr]
ALGIERS- The deputy minister of National Defense and chief of the Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, will be on a working visit to the 2nd military district of Oran (432-km west of Algiers) from Saturday, a ministry's statement said Friday.
ALGIERS-Six individuals in possession of homemade firearms and three hinting riffles were arrested Thursday by units of the National Gendarmerie in Tiaret and Tissemsilt, while another drug trafficker in possession of 5400 cigarette packs was captured by units of the People’s National Army (ANP) in El Oued, announced Friday the National Defence Ministry in a communiqué.
ALGIERS-Algeria “vigorously” condemned the terrorist attack Thursday on a security checkpoint at the western entrance of the city of Zliten, east of the Libyan capital Tripoli, which killed and injured members of security forces.
ALGIERS- A terrorist, in possession of a Simonov semiautomatic rifle and a loaded magazine, has surrendered to the military authorities in Tamanrasset (1970-km south of Algiers) on Thursday, the Ministry of National Defence said in a statement.
[ecr]hidden"Thanks to the efforts of the units of the People's National Army, a terrorist named Kaddouri Abdeslam alias 'Dissi' has surrendered, today 23 August 2018, to the military authorities of Tamanrasset (6th Military Region). The surrendered terrorist, who joined terrorist group in 2013, was in possession of a Simonov semiautomatic rifle and a loaded magazine," said the statement.
"Those results achieved by the Army units show the firm determination of our Armed forces, mobilized along our borders, to preserve the security and protect the country," added the Ministry's statement.[/ecr]
ALGIERS- More than 43 hectares (ha) were destroyed by forest fires from 16 to 22 August, said Thursday the General Directorate of Forests (DGF) in a statement.
[ecr]hiddenFires ravaged a total area of 43.67 ha, of which 11.75 ha of forests, 14.36 ha of scrublands and 17.56 ha of brushwood, said the DGF.
From 1 June to 22 August, 1,512.35 ha were destroyed, of which 801.64 ha of forests, 225.60 ha of scrublands and 485.11 ha of brushwood, added the source.
The eastern region is still the most affected with over 1009.75 ha destroyed, followed by the central region (323.68 ha) and the western region (178.92 ha).
During the same period a year earlier, fires ravaged 42,637 ha, of which 16,721 ha of forests, said the DGF.[/ecr]