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]
ALGIERS- The Deputy Minister for National Defence and Chief of Staff of the People's National Army, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, will pay a working visit to the 1st Military Region in Blida (50-km south of Algiers) on Thursday, the Ministry of National Defence said in a statement on Wednesday.
[ecr]hiddenDuring the visit, Gaid Salah will preside, on behalf of the President of the Republic, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces and Minister of National Defence, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, over the installation ceremony of Major General Ali Sidane as Commander of the 1st MR, replacing Major General Habib Chentouf.[/ecr]
ALGIERS-More than 60,000 children from southern provinces attended summer camps in coastal regions, Minister of the Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Noureddine Bedoui said Tuesday in Algiers.
ALGIERS- The speakers of the Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament) and the People's National Assembly (lower house), respectively Abdelkader Bensalah and Said Bouhadja, and Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia performed Tuesday Eid al-Adha prayer at the Grand Mosque of Algiers.
ALGIERS- An arms cache containing weapons and munitions has been discovered Monday by a detachment of the People's National Army in Bordj Badji Mokhtar, said the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.
[ecr]hidden"During a patrol near the border in Bordj Badji Mokhtar (6th Military Region), an Army detachment found on the afternoon of 20 August 2018, an arms cache containing a RPG7 rocket-launcher, two Kalashnikov submachine guns, a Simonov semiautomatic rifle, and 50 kg of chemicals used in explosive manufacturing," said the Ministry's statement.
"Those results show the commitment and determination of Army forces to secure our borders and counter all attempts to undermine the security of national territory," said the statement.[/ecr]
ALGIERS- Four criminals were arrested and weapons and munitions were seized Sunday in Debdeb, in the province of Illizi, by a detachment of the People's National Army, said the Ministry of National Defence in a statement.
[ecr]hidden"In an operation against organized crime, following tips, an Army detachment intercepted, on 19 August 2018 in Debdeb, in Illizi (4th Military Region), four criminals and seized a Kalashnikov submachine gun, an automatic gun, a pair of binoculars as well as a quantity of munitions and knives," said the statement.
Units of the National Gendarmerie "arrested, during separate operations, two men in possession of two handmade weapons in Batna (5th MR), and seized 180 quintals of foodstuffs in Mascara and 564 units of different beverages in Sidi-Bel-Abbes (2nd MR)," added the Ministry's statement.
In Al-Kala (5th MR), Coastguards "arrested two unauthorized divers and seized diving equipment, while six illegal immigrants of different nationalities were arrested in Naama and Tlemcen, concluded the statement.[/ecr]
TEBESSA- Intifada of 20 August 1955 was a "wonderful fusion" between the mujahideen (National Liberation War veterans) and people, while the Soummam Congress of 20 August 1956 gave a "new and strong impetus" to the National Liberation Army (ALN), said Monday President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
[ecr]hiddenIn a message marking the National Mujaheed Day, read on his behalf by Minister of Mujahideen Tayeb Zitouni in Tebessa, President Bouteflika said "the Intifada of 20 August 1955 was a wonderful fusion between our gallant mujahideen and our valiant people, a fusion that terrified the implacable colonizer."
Those events showed the determination of our people to pay a high price to recover their liberty," added the Head of State.
"When commemorating these events now that Algeria is independent, it is our duty to pay tribute to the memory of thousands and tens of thousands of Algerians, men and women, who fell as martyrs in the North of Constantine, May Almighty God have Mercy on them and welcome them in His vast Paradise," said the President of the Republic.[/ecr]
TEBESSA-President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Sunday urged "the building of a strong popular front" to ensure Algeria's stability in the face of all internal manoeuvres and external threats.
“This strong popular front must thwart all political manoeuvres and attempts to destabilize our ranks through misinterpretations contrary to the precepts of our religion. You must also address all the scourges, notably corruption and drugs that are undermining our economy and our society," stressed the Head of State.
In a message on the occasion of the commemoration of the National Mujaheed Day, read on his behalf in Tebessa by Minister of the Mujahideen (veterans), TayebZitouni, the Head of State "urges the children of our beloved homeland to follow the footsteps of our glorious and valiant Mujahideen and Shouhada (martyrs), to continue building and pooling all the potentialities of our country and to strengthen the edifice of a strong popular front able to guarantee Algeria's stability in the face of all internal manoeuvres and external threats."See also: President Bouteflika: August 20th, "fresh, strong impetus" to National Liberation Army
President Bouteflika considers that "external crises at our borders are part of the dangers of abject terrorism and organized crime networks, two scourges that are now cross-border.”
The Head of State urged Algerians to "follow the example of the elite of our society, the units of the People's National Army (ANP), worthy heir of the National Liberation Army, and the units of security forces who make daily sacrifices to safeguard the integrity and sovereignty of our national territory and preserve the security of our people and their property.”
In the same vein, President Bouteflika highlighted “the scale of the challenges we face to meet the social needs of our people and to build a strong economy less dependent on hydrocarbons.”See also: Mujahedeen testimonies stored on CDs, 1.5 mn visitors to museums in 2017
"Freedom and independence, construction and edification are achievements and challenges that require permanent mobilization, inexhaustible effort and even sacrifice in the service of the country”, affirmed the Head of State who deplored the fact that "the right to freedom, and independence, and the right of peoples to live in stability and serenity become rare in the Arab world because of conflicts and crises undermining our potentialities, conflicts that take us away from the sacred duty to liberate Palestine.”
TEBESSA (Algeria)- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika said August 20th events have given a "new and strong impetus" to National Liberation Army and led to a wonderful fusion between the mujahideen (freedom fighters) and the local population.
[ecr]Hidden In a message marking the National Mujaheed Day, read on his behalf by Minister of Mujahedeen Tayeb Zitouni in Tebessa, the head of State said the "Intifada of 20 August 1955 was a wonderful fusion between our valiant Mujahideen and brave people, a fusion that terrified the implacable colonizers."
The events showed "the determination of our people to pay a high price to recover their liberty."
"The Intifada of our courageous people in the North of Constantine showed that the Revolution of 1 November 1954 was an uprising of the whole people, determined to liberate their land, with a solid national liberation army that was able to break the shackles of colonialism."
President Bouteflika added that the "Soummam Congress brought together the ruling elite, who developed a charter with a roadmap for a revolution until victory."
The congress "meticulously organized our armed struggle and established a permanent political structure," he added.
"The military organization adopted by the Soummam Congress gave a fresh and strong impetus to the National Liberation Army which, managed to tighten the screws on the French colonial army." [/ecr]
ALGIERS- A ceremony commemorating the National Mujaheed Day and marking the double anniversary of the Northern Constantine Attack (20 August 1955) and the Soummam Conference (20 August 1956) was organized held Monday at the headquarters of the ministry of Foreign Affairs.
TINDOUF-Minister of Interior, Local Authorities and National Planning, Noureddine Bedoui affirmed Sunday in Tindouf that the new Algeria-Mauritania border post in Tindouf that President Bouteflika attached a “major importance” to developing border regions, based on the "supreme" principles of the Algerian State, "good neighbourliness and common cooperation.”
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the new border post between Algeria and Mauritania, Bedoui said that President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika "attached major importance to developing border regions based on the supreme principles of the Algerian State, advocating good neighbourliness and joint cooperation. Such a goal requires us to pool our efforts and mobilize our means,” said Bedoui.
"Algeria is counting a lot on this border post as it is expected to facilitate the movement of people, goods and trade, and contribute to developing border regions," said the minister.
In this connection, Bedoui urged the creation of a joint working group between the two countries to "implement the development programme of border regions according to a realistic vision with clear goals and feasible projects for the benefit of both countries.”
The region "has a huge potential to make further achievements and meet the aspirations of local populations,” continued Bedoui.See also: New Algerian-Mauritanian border crossing, another milestone for cooperation
Bedoui, who welcomed bilateral cooperation, notably between the Civil Protection corps as well as the decentralized cooperation agreement between the municipalities of Tindouf and Oubrid (Mauritania), said that Algeria had "great hopes" the border post revives the region’s economic activity.”
“I hope this border post plays an active role in Maghreb complementarity and integration,” said Bedoui, emphasized Algeria’s "determination” to achieve prosperity and progress in the Maghreb region.
ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has sent Sunday a message of condolences to the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, on the death of former UN Security-General Kofi Annan, in which he underlined the qualities of the "outstanding and worthy son of Africa."