Jun 16, 2016

Hon. Oryem Okello special Envoy to Algeria.

The Minister of State for International Affairs, Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Uganda, Henry Okello Oryem, highlighted on Thursday in Algiers the “close ties” between Algeria and his country. “Close links unite Algeria and Uganda and bilateral relations date back to before the independence of both countries” OKELLO told the press after his meeting with the Ministre d’Etat, Minister Foreign Affairs and international Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.

He further reported having discussions with Lamamra.

On the purpose of his visit to Algeria, Mr. Okello said he discussed with Algerian officials the issue of AU Commission scheduled for the next summit of the Pan African organization, where Uganda has submitted a candidate for President of the Commission of the Union. “We came to seek the support of Algeria to Uganda’s candidacy” he said, recalling that the President of the AU Commission was “very important”, the candidate for the job “must have high qualifications and abilities necessary to represent Africa”. “We also discussed the election of the other commissioners of the AU who must also have high qualifications and the necessary experience” said the Ugandan Minister.

Hon. Okello was also received by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.

After making an overview on the state of bilateral relations, the situation in Africa was discussed. Referring to the issue of African institutions, the analysis “converges to the need to further strengthen them to participate in better governance issues related to human and political promotion in Africa”.

Hon. Henry Oryem Okello received in audience by His Excellency the Prime Minister Abdelmalek SELLAL.


Mar 15, 2016

Working visit to Algeria of Hon. Sam Kutesa, President of the UN General Assembly

The President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika received in Algiers, the President of the 69th sessioin of the General Assembly of the UN, Sam Kutesa Kahamba on a working visit to Algeria. The hearing was attended by the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ramtane Lamamra.

President Bouteflika and H.E. Sam Kutesa discussed the priorities of the 69th session of the General Assembly, the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the upcoming Third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), and the forthcoming twenty-first Conference of the Parties (COP21) on Climate Change.

They exchanged views on the  revitalization of the General Assembly,  the reform of the United Nations Security Council, as well as a wide range of international and regional issues including conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding and development, particularly on the African continent. President Kutesa congratulated Algeria for its leadership and important role played in the peace process in Mali by successfully brokering a peace accord which has been initialed and is expected to to be signed on June 20 2015.

The President of the General Assembly also commended the government of Algeria on its remarkable achievements on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially in the areas of education, health, and promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women.

Before meeting with the Algerian Head of State, H.E. Sam Kutesa held separate bilateral meetings on 6 June with H.E. Mr. Abdelmalek Sellal, Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Abdelkader Bensalah, President of the Council of the Nation, the Upper House of the Algerian Parliament and with H.E. Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

On 7 June, President Kutesa met with H.E. Mr. Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, President of the People”s National Assembly, the Lower House of the Algerian Parliament.

During these meetings, President Kutesa and his interlocutors highlighted the importance for ensuring a successful outcome from the Third Financing for Development Conference to be held from 13 to 16 July in Addis Ababa, with concrete deliverables to support the implementation of a transformative post-2015 development agenda.

On June 7 the President of the General Assembly delivered a Keynote Lecture on the theme “The United Nations at 70: Towards a Transformative Socio-Economic Development Agenda” at the Algerian Foreign Ministry which was attended by senior Algerian diplomats, officials and students of the Diplomatic Institute. H.E. Sam Kutesa outlined the work and activities of the United Nations in the areas of peace and security, development and human rights its achievements and challenges.

President Kutesa noted that the United Nations had accomplished a lot over the last 70 years and would continue to do so. He stressed the need to continue aligning the UN to cope with the emerging challenges and to deliver better. He reiterated that the UN remains an indispensable organization that address global challenges which individual countries, however powerful, cannot handle on their own.

Jan 19, 2016

Special Envoy, Minister Abdelkader Messahel, carrying a message from President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. 14/12/2016

Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

Hon. Gabriel Gadison Ajedra Aridru attends the African Investment and Business Forum. Algiers, 3rd-5th December 2016.

Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

Talks between Minister Messahel & President Museveni at Addis Ababa. 10 November 2016. Meeting of the AU High Level Committee on Libya.

Strengthening the role of AU and ownership of African solutions towards crises in Africa.





Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

An avenue in Bamako, Mali, renamed “President Bouteflika Boulevard”. 06/11/2016.

Bamako, 06 December 2016

The Malian Authorities decided to give the name of the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for a boulevard in the centre of Bamako in recognition of “his role as a prominent figure in the process of peace and reconciliation in Mali”.

The baptizing ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and his Malian counterpart, Mr. Modibo Keïta.

The authorities of Bamako City have indicated that this initiative is a testimony of recognition of the Malian people to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika” for all his efforts to restore peace and stability in Mali.


Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

Algeria designated North Africa representative at ITSO advisory committee & Ugandan Patrick Masambu elected as ITSO’s & director general.

Algeria has been designated as representative of North Africa at the Advisory Committee of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), the ministry of Post and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) said on October 16th in a statement.
The decision was taken during the 37th session of the organization’s Assembly of Parties, held in Washington in mid-October (12-14).
The ministry said Algeria will thus be “actively involved in the decision making process relating to the international body’s activities.”
During the 37th Assembly, and “thanks to a mobilization of African countries, including Algeria, “Ugandan Patrick Masambu has been elected, with a majority of votes, as ITSO’s director general,” the statement said.
Mr Masambu will take office on 19 July 2017.
Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

4-day meeting in Algiersto review progress in the battle against the devastating consequences of tobacco use.

Brazzaville/Algiers, 10 October 2016 – Tobacco control experts from the WHO African Region have begun a 4-day meeting in Algiers, Algeria, to review progress in the battle against the devastating consequences of tobacco use.

The meeting, organized by the WHO Regional Office for Africa in collaboration with the Government of Algeria, has attracted delegates from 45 countries, experts in tobacco control and civil society representatives. Participants will deliberate on the key issues in tobacco control that will be in the agenda of the seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), scheduled to take place on 7–12 November 2016 in New Delhi, India.

Among the issues to be discussed is a review of the status of the ratification of the protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products in the WHO African Region and the progress made in the implementation of the WHO FCTC.

In a speech read by Professor Bah Keita, WHO Representative in Algeria, on behalf of Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Moeti welcomed the strong participation of countries and partners in tobacco control in the Region. She also thanked the Government of Algeria for hosting the meeting in Algiers.

Dr Moeti declared about the tobacco industry: “We must tell them in no uncertain terms that our resolve is solid and we shall implement the Convention until tobacco no longer imposes any threat to mankind.”

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Abdelmalek Boudiaf, Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform said: “This Algiers meeting is a real opportunity for our Region to accelerate the full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. It will allow us – through sharing our experiences – to identify issues and challenges in the quest to adopt a shared regional position for the COP7, and provide a tobacco control roadmap showing our commitment and determination.”

According to WHO statistics, over 80% of the one billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries including African countries. Since the adoption of the WHO FCTC, 43 of the 47 Member States of the African Region have ratified the Convention. In addition, 8 of the 23 countries that have ratified the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products are from the Region.

The representative of the Convention Secretariat, Guangyuan Liu, congratulated the countries in the African Region that have ratified the Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products, and called on others to follow suit. She also said that the Secretariat of the Convention was fully prepared to provide support to Parties in the African Region in collaboration with the Regional Office and WHO country offices.

Great progress has been made so far in reducing the number of cases and deaths related to tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. These include implementation of fiscal policies, smoke-free environments and prohibition of advertising of tobacco, promotion and sponsorship. It is also important to note that seven countries in the Region have implemented pictorial health warnings on tobacco packages.

Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

Algeria elected member of the International Civil Aviation Organization to represent North Africa

Montreal (Canada), 04 October 2016.
Algeria was elected member of the International Civil Aviation Organization, representing the countries of the Maghreb and North Africa for a term of 3 years.
Following the elections which took place Tuesday, October 4, 2016 in the headquarters of “ICAO” in Montreal (Canada), Algeria got 151 votes out of 172.
Aug 10, 2022 to Aug 10, 2022

Dr Michael Ahimbisibwe participates at the 15th ministerial session of IEF – Algiers

Algiers, 26-28 sept. 2016.

At the invitation of the Algerian Ministry of Energy,Dr Michael Ahimbisibwe , Senior Energy Officer of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development of the Republic of Uganda, participate to the 15th ministerial session of the International Energy  held in Algiers from 26 to 28 September 2016.
As a reminder, cooperation in the field of Energy between Algeria and Uganda was among the points on the agenda of the State visit of President MUSEVENI in Algeria in October 2015. On this occasion, President MUSEVENI had visited the refinery of Sidi Rezine in Algiers, which had been built in 1964, two years after the Independence of Algeria.