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  • EMBASSY OF THE PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF ALGERIA

    ALGERIA TODAY

    NOVEMBER 2014

    PREDIDENTIAL ACTIVITIES Page 2

    MINISTERIAL ACTIVITIES Page 5

    COOPERATION Page 14

    CULTURE Page 20

    SPORTS Page 22

    2118 KALORAMA ROAD NW

    WASHINGTON DC 20008

    TEL: (202) 265-2800

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    Website: algerianembassy.org

    Email: mail@algeria-us.org

  • November 2014 November 2014 ALGERIA TODAYALGERIA TODAY Page Page 22

    PRESIDENTIAL ACTIVITIES

    PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA AND TURKISH COUNTERPART HOLD TALKS

    The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, held talks on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in

    Algiers with his Turkish counterpart, Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who arrived in Algeria for an

    official visit.

    The visit is Mr. Erdogan's official bilateral visit overseas as President of the Turkish Republic.

    The visit is part of the continued strengthening of relations between the two countries, which

    are bound by a Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation signed in 2006.

    Paying tribute to the experience of the president of the Republic, Mr. Erdogan said that "my dis-

    cussions with President Bouteflika gave me the opportunity to mention Algeria's role in the re-

    gion."

    Moreover, he expressed his satisfaction with the historic ties binding Algeria and Turkey and

    said that 2016 will mark the 500th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations be-

    tween the two countries.

    On the occasion of Mr. Erdogan's visit, an Algerian-Turkish business and economic forum was

    held in Algiers and was attended by the Turkish president and Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sel-

    lal.

  • November 2014 November 2014 ALGERIA TODAYALGERIA TODAY Page Page 33

    PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA MEETS WITH FRANCE'S FOREIGN MINISTER

    The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, met on Monday, Nov. 10, 2014, in

    Algiers with French Minister for Foreign affairs and International Development Laurent Fabius.

    After his meeting with the President, Mr. Fabius declared that Algeria and France cooperate in

    an "absolutely exemplary" fashion and that their relations "have never been better than they are

    today."

    The head of French diplomacy also indicated having discussed with the head of the state "the

    inauguration of the Oran automobile manufacturing plant," adding that their meeting had also

    dealt with cooperation between the two countries "in all areas", and mentioned in particular the

    areas of transport, tourism, housing, and training.

    Mr. Fabius also spoke about "numerous topics" which will be discussed next December, during

    Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal's visit to Paris.

    The French minister said that President Bouteflika had expressed his "great satisfaction" with

    the work being done by both countries and his wish to see their relations of cooperation move

    on to a "new phase."

    Furthermore, Mr. Fabius said he and President Bouteflika had reviewed regional and interna-

    tional issues of mutual interest, namely the situation in Mali, Libya, Africa and the Middle East.

  • November 2014 November 2014 ALGERIA TODAYALGERIA TODAY Page Page 44

    PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA HOSTS VENEZUELA'S MINISTER FOR EXTERNAL

    RELATIONS

    Mr. Rafael Ramirez Carreno, Minister of the People's Power for External Relations of Vene-

    zuela and Special Envoy of President Nicolas Maduro, from whom he was a carrying a mes-

    sage, was hosted by the president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on Wednesday,

    Nov. 12, 2014 in Algiers.

    Speaking after his audience with the president, Mr. Carreno spoke of the "increased" coopera-

    tion with Algeria in the hydrocarbon sector.

    "We have discussed the global oil market and reaffirmed our position to defend the price for

    oil," said the Venezuelan minister, who underlined the "convergence of vies" on the matter be-

    tween the two countries.

    As a member of OPEC, the organization of petroleum-exporting countries, Venezuela

    "coordinates its positions" with other members of the organization "to defend a fair price" for

    oil, he added.

    PRESIDENT BOUTEFLIKA HOSTS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S

    POLITICAL CONSULTATIVE CONFERENCE NATIONAL COMMITTEE

    The president of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz

    Bouteflika, hosted on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, in

    Algiers Mr. Yu Zhengsheng, chairman of the Chi-

    nese People's Political Consultative Conference

    National Committee, who arrived in Algeria for a

    working and friendship visit.

    After the meeting, Mr. Yu Zhengsheng declared

    that China was determined to further strengthen its

    ties with Algeria.

    The Chinese official said he had had "friendly exchanges" with President Bouteflika relating

    namely to the relations of cooperation and friendship between China and Algeria and about the

    "new progress" achieved in that respect.

    "We have had exchanges on the main international issues," he said, noting the "convergence" of

    the positions of both countries on those issues

  • November 2014 November 2014 ALGERIA TODAYALGERIA TODAY Page Page 55

    MINISTERIAL ACTIVITIES

    PRIME MINISTER SELLAL HOSTS TUNISIA'S FOREIGN MINISTER

    Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal hosted on Thursday, Nov. 6, in Algiers, Tunisia's Minister

    for Foreign Affairs Mongi Hamdi, who was in Algeria for a working visit as part of periodic

    concertation meetings between the two countries.

    The two officials reviewed the state of Algerian-Tunisian relations and expressed their satisfac-

    tion with their quality and the real opportunities they offered for increased cooperation.

    They also discussed the situation prevailing in the sub-region and agreed to strengthen coordi-

    nation between the two countries.

    PRIME MINISTER SELLAL HOSTS THE SPEAKER OF LIBYA'S HOUSE OF REP-

    RESENTATIVES

    Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal met on Saturday, Nov. 10, in Algiers with the Speaker of

    Libya's House of Representatives, who arrived in

    Algeria for a friendship and working visit at the invitation of the Speaker of the People's Na-

    tional Assembly, Mr. Larbi Ould Khelifa.

    The meeting enabled the two sides to exchange views on the situation prevailing in Libya in the

    political and security areas.

    The meeting revealed a convergence of views on the ways and means needed to support our

    Libyan brothers as they seek to establish dialogue leading to a crisis resolution that helps to pre-

    serve the security and sovereignty of that sisterly neighboring country.

  • November 2014 November 2014 ALGERIA TODAYALGERIA TODAY Page Page 66

    MR. SELLAL CO-CHAIRS IN CAIRO THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ALGERIAN-

    EGYPTIAN HIGH JOINT COMMISSION

    Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal traveled to

    Cairo, Egypt, where he joined his Egyptian

    counterpart Ibrahim Mahlab in co-chairing on

    Thursday, Nov. 14, the proceedings of the 7th

    Algerian-Egyptian High Joint Commission.

    During their meeting, the two sides assessed

    the state of their cooperation and examined

    ways and means to develop and consolidate it

    further.

    The commission's proceedings concluded with the signature of a series of agreements and pro-

    grams intended to strengthen partnerships and exchanges in various areas.

    Mr. Sellal, who headed a large ministerial delegation, was hosted by Egyptian President Abdel

    Fattah el-Sisi to whom he conveyed a message from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

    The Algerian Prime minister also held talks with a number of Egyptian officials on ways to

    strengthen bilateral cooperation and on the situation prevailing in the Arab world, namely in

    Libya, Syria and Iraq.

    In that respect, the two sides expressed their concern with the deteriorating security and politi-

    cal situation in Libya and called on all sides in that country to engage in dialogue.

    With regards to Syria, they expressed their belief that a military option is unlikely to foster a

    resolution to the crisis and underlined the need to put an end to military operations and foreign

    interference in that country.

    With regards to Iraq, the t