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24/04/2017 12:30

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ALGIERS- the president of the Algerian-French Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate Alain Nerihighlighted Monday, in Algiers, the need to strengthen the presence of Algerian and French cultures in both countries.

In a statement to the press at the end of a meeting with the minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi at the headquarters of the ministry, Alain Neri said that “this meeting will allow us to work together to strengthen the presence of Algerian and French cultures in both countries.”

After highlighting the importance of culture in the strengthening and deepening of relations between the two peoples, the French parliamentary said that his group’s role today is to defend, more than ever, culture and freedom of expression, particularly in this situation marked by the rise of the extreme right-wing though in France, adding that culture has always been the first victim of the enemies of freedom.”

He underlined the need to spread Algerian culture in the world and particularly in France, while noting the support of the Algeria-France Parliamentary Friendship group to this goal.

For his part, the minister of Culture Azzedine Mihoubi said that the meeting was fruitful for the two parties and allowed reviewing many aspects of the Algerian-French cultural relations.

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ALGIERS- The relations between Algeria and France in the field of vocational training and education were reviewed Monday, in Algiers, in an audience granted by the minister of the sector, Mohamed Mebarki to a delegation of the France-Algeria friendship group of the French Senate.

The meetings between the minister of Vocational Training and Education and a delegation of the Algeria-France Friendship group, led by Senator Alain Neri, on a visit to Algerian from 11 to 17 March 2017, focused on the state of relations between the two countries in the sector of vocational training and education.

The two parties highlighted “the importance of training for jobs in the process of supporting activities in the sector of productive and foreign investment in Algeria, particularly French” said the ministry in a statement.

During this meeting, Mebarki presented the characteristics of the Algerian system of vocational training and education at the double qualitative and quantitative level, highlighting the main axes of its five-year action plan, while underlining the directivethat was given “to favour training approaches that involve enterprises in the educational action to favour the employability of trainees.”

For his part, the president of the Algerian-French Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate recalled that his mission in Algeria aims at “strengthening friendship ties between the two countries and to raise technical cooperation at the level of the excellence of the political relations.”

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ALGIERS- The Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa said Monday, that Algeria and France have “excellent” relations based on dialogue and cooperation, calling for more coordination particularly in what relates to the region’s  security and stability,” said the Lower House in a communiqué.

During an audience he granted to the president of the Algerian-French Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate Alain Neriand the delegation accompanying him, Ould Khelifa reiterated “the concern of Algeria, which suffered from the torments of terrorism during a whole decade, to resolve conflicts peacefully, through dialogue between the parties to the conflict, in accordance with its unchanging principle relating to the non-interference in the countries’ internal affairs as it is the case for the efforts made in Libya and Mali.”

Contemporary history “showed the merit of this position so long as foreign interferences have always generated unfortunate consequences,” he added.

The Speaker of the Lower House underlined “the need to strengthen cooperation between the two countries at the parliamentary level,” hailing the “positive results made through the High Parliamentary commission.”

For his part, Neri said that his visit to Algeria aims at “reviewing the serious opportunities for the training of Algerian youth, particularly in the fields of education and professional training, expressing his admiration regarding the significant rate of educated youth, all grades included.”

He also hailed Algeria’s key role “in the settlement of crises and the spreading of peace, security and stability particularly in Mali and Libya,” stressing the “results of the Malian dialogue  proposed by Algeria.”

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ALGIERS- The president of the Algerian-French Parliamentary Friendship Group of the French Senate Alain Neri said Sunday, in Algiers, that his country has the willingness to develop cooperation with Algeria, particularly in the sector of culture, professional training and education.

“We have the willingness to develop this cooperation and it is on this sincere and friendly relation that we will build stronger relations between France and Algeria,” he told the press at the end of his meeting with the Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) Abdelkader Bensalah.

“We are here because we are activists of the friendship between France and Algeria and we come to broach the problems that are important, firstly culture, professional training and education,” he added.

The French parliament said that one of the development factors that strengthen democracy is the economic development, explaining that for its achievement, there should be “good training. It is on these subjects that we came to develop our relations, but it is only a part of our works.”

For his part, Bensalah said that this meeting is an opportunity to exchange views on issues relating to the development of bilateral issues and between the two parliaments, hailing “the dynamic of these relations,” according to a communiqué of the Council of the Nation.

This meeting also allowed reviewing bilateral relations, particularly in the parliamentary field, in the light of the results of the first parliamentary forum between the Council of the Nation and the French Senate held in October in Paris (France), said the source.


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