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Tuesday, 21 March 2017 17:51

Sellal receives WB delegation

ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has received, Tuesday in Algiers, a delegation of the World Bank, led by Hafez Ghanem, Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa, said the Prime Minister Office in a statement.

The audience was an opportunity to "assess cooperation between Algeria and this international financial institution, with the framework of the assistance and support programme for the development and diversification of national economy," said the statement.

The discussions were attended by Minister of Finance Hadji Babaammi.

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ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Sunday, in Algiers, that mew measures will be taken for young entrepreneurs who want to invest in production activities.

“We will take new measures for youth who want to invest in production activities that cover the needs of the domestic market,” said Sellal in front of young entrepreneurs that gathered on the occasion of the first national conference on micro-enterprises.

“We must head in the right direction: produce everything that is imported here in Algeria. The government’s will is to direct future micro-enterprises towards production to cover our needs,” said the Prime Minister.

In order to encourage young entrepreneurs, Sellal also announced the rescheduling of the repayment of loans taken out by these firms to solve their issues in terms of liquid assets.

“We will not give you money, we will only help you earn money,” said Sellal.

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ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal chaired Sunday, at the Ain Benian Higher Institute for Hotel Management (Algiers), the opening of the first national conference on micro-enterprises in the presence of the Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) Abdelmadjid Sidi Saïd and members of the government.

More than 1000 entrepreneurs who came from various regions of the country take part in this conference organized by the National Federation of Young Entrepreneurs under the high patronage of the president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

The State “will continue to bring its help to project holders and to strengthen the capacities of small enterprises, particularly those operating in the sectors of high added values such as information technologies and communication, the engineering industry and food-processing,” said Sellal in his speech at the opening of the conference held under the slogan “Small Enterprises, a Tool for The Diversification and Development of National Economy.”

He added, in this regard, that “qualitative focus was noted on tertiary and industrial projects, after the funding of non-productive activities stopped,” underlining that President Bouteflika “has always called on youth to work for the development and promotion of national economy.”

At the opening of the conference, a documentary film on the various steps of the policy initiated by the President of the Republic regarding the care of youth and their promotion was screened.

On this occasion, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was decorated by the National Federation of Young Entrepreneurs in recognition of his efforts made for this fringe of society.

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NIAMEY (Niger)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was decorated Thursday, in Niamey (Niger), with Niger’s Dignity Order of Grand Officer of Merit on the sidelines of his visit to this country, on the occasion of the holding of the Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission.

The award was given to Sellal by his counterpart of Niger Brigi Rafini, on behalf of President Mahamadou Issoufou.

Sellal said that he is “honored” by this decoration, which attests to the exemplary relations between Niger and the Algerian people and authorities, headed by the president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

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NIAMEY- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who is on working visit to Niger as part of the 1st Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission, held discussions Thursday, in Niamey, with his counterpart of Niger Brigini Rafini.

The discussions were held in the presence of Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, Minister of Post and Communication and Information Technologies Houda Imane Faraoun and members of Niger’s government.

The two officials broached ways to strengthen cooperation between Algeria and Niger and possibilities to raise them to the level and quality of the political relations between the two countries.

 

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NIAMAY- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, who is on a working visit to Niger, attended Wednesday a presentation on the projects which are being implemented by the Algerian companies in the north of this country.

This presentation, which took place in Algeria’s embassy in Niger, enabled Prime Minister to enquire about the progress of the trans-Saharan section (Algiers-Lagos) crossing this country.

According to the explanations provided to Prime Minister, the completion of the works of Niger’s section, 220km long, will be in December 2018.

In this regard, Sellal urged Algeria-Niger group, in charge of the construction, to speed up the works to allow this sub-region to benefit from the socio-economic integration resulting from this mega-project.

Prime Minister listened also to a presentation by the company SIPEX, subsidiary of Sonatrach group, in charge of oil exploration abroad, which signed in August 2015 a production sharing agreement with Niger’s government

 

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NIAMEY- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrived Wednesday afternoon in Niamey to co-chair with his counterpart of Niger Brigi Rafini the works of the 1st Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission.

Sellal was welcomed, upon his arrival in Niamey’s airport, by Niger’s Prime Minister and members of his government.

Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui and Minister of Post and Communication and Information Technologies Houda-Imane Faraoun.

The two sides will assess the bilateral relations and cooperation and define means to be implemented to give more dynamism to these relations, given the quality of the political relations between the two countries.

The meeting will also be an opportunity to broach issues of common interest, notably those relating to development stakes and challenges in the region as well as to the conditions of the evolution of security situation in the sub-region.

Several cooperation agreements in various sectors will be signed on the occasion of this session.

 

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ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal held discussions  Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with President Alpha Conde of Guinea, the current chairman of the African Union (AU).

The two officials focused on bilateral cooperation and seized the opportunity to stress their willingness and determination to expand and deepen it.

The two sides expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the important mission a high-level Algerian delegation fulfilled recently in Conakry.

The discussions provided an occasion for the two officials to exchange views on the African agenda and relevant priorities.

 

They mainly raised issues relating to peace and security, the continent's development and improvement of the action of AU Commission. 

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ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal  held talks, Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, with President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, on the sidelines of the installation of the new African Union (AU) Commission. 

The discussions focused on the African agenda and pertinent priorities, especially peace and security issues, the continent's development and improvement of the action of AU Commission.

The two sides broached the bilateral relations on the eve of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal's trip to Niamey, where he will co-chair, with his Niger's counterpart, the first session of the joint high commission.

 

 

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ADDIS ABABA (Ethiopia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal stressed Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, the major advances the African Union (AU) has achieved in all fields, noting the multiple and complex challenges facing the pan-African organization.

In an address he made in his capacity as a personal representative of president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, at the ceremony for the handover of positions between the ongoing and incoming members of the African Union Commission, Sellal said the AU is henceforth a "reliable and real partner," which is able to deal with the changes and developments the world is experiencing.

He noted that such advances "would have not been possible without the strong and renewed commitment of the member states."

Sellal also stressed the "quality contribution" and "relentless" efforts made by the member countries for an effective implementation of the decisions taken by African Union bodies.

 

The prime minister noted "the personal and renewed commitment of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to support Africa's efforts and boost Algeria's contribution to meeting the continent's expectations and major goals, centred on the top priorities of African Union's Agenda 2063 for strategic development. 

 

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ADDIS-ABABA (Ethiopia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal took part Tuesday, in Addis Ababa, in a ceremony for the handover of positions between the ongoing and incoming members of the African Union (AU) Commission, in his capacity as the personnel representative of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who is also deputy chairman of the AU. 

The ceremony was attended by a number of heads of state and government, especially of the countries elected on Jan 2017 as members of AU Conference's office, including President Alpha Conde of Guinea, President Mussevini of Uganda and the prime minister of Swaziland.

President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger and many Foreign ministers also attended the ceremony.

During the African Union Summit of January 2017, the heads of state and government elected the former Foreign minister of Chad, Moussa Faki Mahamat, as chairman of the AU Commission, taking over from Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who had been chairwoman of the commission since 2012.

Algerian ambassador Smail Chergui is the only ongoing AU Commission member to be re-elected chairman of the AU Peace and Security Commission.

 

 

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ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal will pay, on 16 and 17 March, a working visit to Niamey (Niger) on the occasion of the holding of the Algeria-Niger High Joint Commission said Tuesday, the Prime Minister’s office in a communiqué.

During this session, which will be co-chaired by Sellal and his Niger counterpart Brigi Rafini, Prime minister and Head of the Government, the two parties “will evaluate the bilateral relations and cooperation, and will define the ways to be implemented in order to provide more dynamism to these relations considering the quality of the political relations,” said the source.

The meeting will culminate in the signing of many Memorandums of Understanding and cooperation agreements relating to several sectors, added the communiqué.

The meeting will be an opportunity for the two parties “to discuss issues of common interest, particularly those relating to development issues and challenges, as well as the conditions of evolution of the security situation in all the sub-region,” said the statement.

The Prime Minister will be accompanied by a ministerial delegation. 

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ALGIERS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal set up Monday the committee on investment monitoring and development, said the Prime Minister’s Office.

This monitoring committee aims at following the investment actions, suggesting all the ways likely to contribute to the development of investment in Algeria, according to the Facebook page of the Prime Minister’s office.

It will also be responsible for anticipating all the difficulties that can arise and impede the national policy of investment and to be interactive to propose facilitation actions and solutions.

Chaired by the minister, chief of the office of the Prime Minister, this body is made up of secretaries general of the Ministries of Interior and Local Authorities, Finance, Industry and Mining, Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing, as well as Ministry of National Planning, Tourism and Craft Industry.

 

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ALGIERS- The President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika assigned Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal to represent him at the works of the first meeting of the Bureau of the conference of the African Union (AU) which will take place Tuesday and Wednesday in Addis-Ababa (Ethiopia) said Monday, the Prime Minister’s office in a communiqué.

This meeting, which takes place following the holding, in January 2017 in the Ethiopian capital, of the 28th Ordinary Summit of the AU and which saw the election of the president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika as vice-president of the organization “should address the union’s agenda and the agenda of the organization’s upcoming summit scheduled for the end of the first half of 2017 as well as the installation of all the newly elected representatives of various commissions,” said the source.

The minister will be accompanied by the minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel.

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TUNIS-  Algeria and Tunisia were "strongly and totally" coordinating their efforts to counter security threats, Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Thursday in Tunis, ensuring that the two countries will join stability and security  whatever the price is.

In a statement to the press following the 21st Algerian-Tunisian High Joint Commission, he added that the relations linking the two countries were "excellent" at all the levels, particularly in the security fields which has just been reinforced by another agreement.

In this regard, the Premier said that Algeria has offered its national reconciliation experience to the Tunisians.

The national reconciliation helped reuniting the Algerian people who witnessed the throes of terrorism that made over 200,000 victims.

Regarding citizens’ role in the fight against terrorism, the Prime Minister deemed it imperative to improve the living conditions of the populations at the border areas, announcing several joint projects.

“We have agreed to launch a project to supply the Tunisian city of Sakiet Sidi Youcef with the Algerian gas,” he announced, welcoming the positive impact of such a project on all regions of the border strip.

According to Sellal, this visit also allowed him to reaffirm Algeria's support to Tunisia.

"It is time for both countries to develop a common geostrategic vision in the region that includes the economic and security aspects."

Security and peace must be restored in the Sahel region and we must combine our efforts to settle the Libyan crisis, he added, reaffirming that the only possible solution in Libya was the Libyan consensual policy.

Tunisian Prime Minister Youcef Chahed praised the level of security coordination between his country and Algeria, noting that the two countries had achieved great success in the fight against terrorism.

By signing the security agreement, the two countries, which are facing the same challenges, gave special interest to strengthening coordination and exchanges of experience and expertise.

Chahed said that Thursday’s meeting was an occasion to recall the long-standing relations between Algeria and Tunisia and discuss the questions of security, economy, the development of border areas and tourism.

The Algerian tourists saved the previous tourist seasons in Tunisia flocking in huge numbers to the country.

Tunisia "has made great efforts to restore stability" but "vigilance remains essential to counter the terrorist threat," Chahed concluded

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TUNIS-Premier Abdelmalek Sellal met Thursday in Tunis with members of the national community abroad in Tunisia part of his working visit to this country.

During this meeting held in the embassy of Algeria in Tunis, Sellal conveyed the greetings of President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to the national community, highlighting the historic and exceptional relations between Algeria and Tunisia.

He also listened to the concerns of the members of the national community.

The meeting was attended by Minister of Maghreb Affairs, the African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Interior and Local Assemblies Noureddine Bedoui, Energy Minister Noureddine Boutarfa, Minister of Housing, National Planning and the City and interim Trade Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdesselam Chelghoum and Algeria's ambassador Abdelkader Hadjar. 

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TUNIS- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal has been received, Thursday in Tunis, by the speaker of Tunisia's Assembly of People's Representatives, Mohamed Ennaceur.

The audience took place at the Bardo Palace in presence of Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, Minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, Minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa, Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City and interim Minister of Trade Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdesselam Chelghoum, as well as members of the Tunisian government.

Earlier today, the Premier co-chaired with his Tunisian counterpart Youssef Chahed the works of the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian High Joint Commission, which was crowned with the signing of eight agreements and memorandums of understanding.

 

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TUNIS – Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said on Thursday in Tunis that President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika is "in good shape."

"The president of the Republic is in good shape and sends you his greetings," Sellal said as he answered a question of a reporter following the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian Joint Commission.

The 21st session of the session of the Algerian-Tunisian Joint Commission co-chaired by Sellal and Youcef Chahed has been crowned by the signing of 8 agreements and Memoranda of Understanding in various fields

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TUNIS (Tunisia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal held discussions Thursday, in Tunis (Tunisia), with the head of the Tunisian government Youssef Chahed.

This meeting, which took place little before the beginning of the works of the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian High Joint Commission, took place in the presence of the minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, the minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, the minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa, the minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City and interim Trade minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdesslam Chelghoum

The works of the High Joint Commission will be crowned by the signing of several cooperation agreements in several fields.

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TUNIS (Tunisia)- Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal arrived Thursday, in Tunis, to co-chair with his Tunisian counterpart Toussed Chahed, the works of the 21st session of the Algerian-Tunisian High Joint Commission.

Upon his arrival at Tunis airport, Sellal was received by the head of the Tunisian government.

The Prime minister is accompanied by the minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel, the minister of Interior and Local Authorities Noureddine Bedoui, the minister of Energy Noureddine Boutarfa, the minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City and interim Trade minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and the minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing Abdesslam Chelghoum

Underlining the excellent relation uniting Algeria and Tunisia, the Prime Minister told the press upon his arrival that his visit to Tunis aims at “further strengthening and promoting ties between the two countries.”

Sellal said that he is a bearer of a fraternity message from the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caïd Essebsi.

The meeting, which will culminate in the signing of several cooperation agreements in various sectors, will allow reviewing bilateral relations and the prospects of their consolidation in the political, security, economic and social sectors.

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