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( Nauru, Marshall islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Tuvalu, Fiji, Niue, Federate States of Micronesia, Tonga, Timor- Leste)
The Embassy offers services and assistance to the Algerian community living in Australia, New Zealand and in the South Pacific, offers also some services to the citizens of these countries.
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بمناسبة اليوم الوطني للشهيد , قام أعضاء سفارة الجزائر بكانبيرا بأحياء هذه الذكرى وهذا بالوقوف دقيقة صمت و قراءة الفاتحة على أرواح شهدائنا الأبرار الذين ضحوا بحياتهم من أجل استقلال وطننا العزيز تحت شعار حتى لا ينسى أبناء الجزائر الجدية شهداء الوطن
IT IS WITH GREAT EMOTION THAT THE STAFF OF THE ALGERIAN EMBASSY IN CANBERRA PAID A TRIBUTE ON THIS DAY OF REMEMBRANCE IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THE LIBERATION OF OUR COUNTRY AND TO ALLOW HER TO REGAIN ITS INDEPENDENCE AND TO BE PRESENT TODAY AS A SOVEREIGN STATE AT THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.
MAY THE SACRIFICE OF OUR MARTYRS NOT BE FORGOTTEN BY THE PRESENT GENERATION AND ITS COMMITMENT TO ALGERIA BE WORTHY OF THEIR SACRIFICE.
ALGERIA IS PART OF THE UNIVERSAL ENDEAVOUR TO PROHIBITING NUCLEAR WEAPONS
The global Treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons, TPNW, became international law on 22 January 2021. This is the first legally binding international agreement to comprehensively prohibit nuclear weapons. Its ultimate goal is their total elimination.
The treaty was adopted and opened for signature in 2017, but required the commitment of 50 countries to become legally binding. By joining the treaty, a quarter of the world’s nations are now legally bound to not develop, test, produce, acquire, possess, stockpile, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons.
On this occasion, ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace And freedom) hosted on 23 of January 2021, a celebratory ceremony at the Canberra Narra Peace Park, to which the Algerian embassy has been invited, along all the embassies of countries members of that treaty.
By inviting Algeria among the official guests, the organisers of the event acknowledged the strong leadership played by Algeria in the adoption of this Treaty and in the helping to ensure its success.
Why Algeria is part of this universal endeavour? Because from 1961 to 1967, France conducted 17 nuclear test explosions in Algeria, leaving a legacy of environmental devastation and health problems which are still affecting the lives of a lot of people living in the areas where those tests took place.
Algeria participated actively in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and was among 122 states that voted in favour of its adoption.
In its opening statement to the negotiating conference, Algeria said that this initiative is “the result of the dedication of all those who are convinced that we have to do something” and “do not want to continue betting on the unbearable risk of annihilating all humanity”.
Abdelkader Messahel, the then-minister of foreign affairs of Algeria, signed the treaty when it opened for signature on 20 September 2017.In October 2020, Sabri Boukadoum, the current minister of foreign affairs, reiterated the Algerian intention to ratify the treaty in the coming months.
HE, Joseph NiiSai COFFIE AGOE, HC of Ghana
HE, Joyce Kakuramutsi KIKAFUNDA,HC of Uganda
Welcome to the Algerian Embassy
It was with a great pleasure to greet, at the Algerian Embassy in Canberra, for courtesy visits, diplomatic representatives from friendly Arab and African countries accredited in Australia. Those meetings gave us the opportunity to renew the happily good and historical relations between Algeria and their respective countries and to exchange views and analysis on items of common interest and on the ways how to reinforce the cooperation and better understanding between the host country Australia and Africa Arab world.
A successful virtual meeting of the 2nd session of the bilateral commission of cooperation between Algeria and New Zealand held on 18 November 2020
The meeting of the second session of the bilateral commission of cooperation between Algeria and New Zealand took place on 18 November 2020 via video conference.
This first virtual meeting between the delegations of the two countries composed by representatives of different ministries and organisation concerned by bilateral cooperation in various sectors, like agriculture, mining, industry, Education, was highly successful. It was co-chaired, on the Algerian side, by Ambassador H.E. Boumedienne Guennad, Director General of Asia and Oceania division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and for New Zealand side, by the Deputy Secretary for Europe Africa and Middle East , H.E.Mr. Rob TAYLOR
The meeting gave the opportunity for both parties to review the good relationship between the two countries and examine ways and means to deepen the cooperation in various sectors on a win-win basis. The two parties noted with satisfaction the good level of trade which place Algeria as the second African trade partner of New Zealand and its potential for growth.
The meeting was also an occasion to highlight the potential for cooperation between the two countries in key sectors and the need for more investments in various sectors, notably in Agriculture and Agro-industry, Industry, biotechnology, training for farmers, cattle breeding, veterinary health, etc.
The Algerian delegation informed about the signing of the new investment Law and the amendment 51/49 formula, which open more ways for foreign investment to intervene various sectors. The two parties agreed to exchange further information on regulations related to the mining sector, training of Algerian technical staff in the field of geology and investing in the development of mining projects , initiating technical relations between the geological services of the two countries.
In the field of Education, the parties agreed to envisage the possibility for an increase in number of scholarships offered by New Zealand to the Algerian government.
Finally, the meeting offered the opportunity to exchange views on some international issues of common interest in their respective regions and at international level and to stress their convergence of analysis and positions and their common desire to strengthen their consultations on those matters.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Ms DESPOJA FOR HER ELECTION TO THE CEDAW
HE, Merzak BELHIMEUR is pleased to present his warmest congratulations to Ms. Natasha Stot Despoja, for her brilliant election to the Committee on the elimination of discrimination against women, which makes her the first Australian member to this body for 28 years.
HE the Ambassador had the pleasure of receiving Ms. Despoja at the Embassy, two days before the elections, for a courtesy visit, during which he was able to appreciate her commitment to the cause of the promotion of women rights not only in Australia, but all over the world. On this occasion, he assured Ms. Despoja of the support of the Algerian government and his personal confidence that she will continue with more determination her endeavor for the betterment of the women conditions as a member of the UN Committee, for the coming four years.
Ms. Natasha Stot Despoja, Australia’s candidate for The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, CEDAW, paid a courtesy visit, on Thursday, November 05, 2020, to the ambassador of Algeria, His Excellency Merzak Belhimeur.
During the discussion, Ms. Despoja presented her multidisciplinary itinerary in favor of the promotion and the defense of the rights of women in Australia, as well at the political level as the civil society and expressed her commitment to continue her action, if elected to the Committee, at international level in favor of the promotion of women
While expressing his wishes for success, His Excellency Ambassador Merzak Belhimeur, for his part, underlined the constant interest of Algeria to the role played by that important body of the United Nations as well as the efforts made by the Algerian government in favor of the promotion of Algerian women in all areas.
تعبئة الكفاءات الجزائرية المقيمة في الخارج للمشاركة في تنمية البلاد
تعلم سفارة الجزائر جاليتها بأستراليا ، زيلندا الجديدة و دول جنوب المحيط الهادئ ,أنه في إطار تنفيذ مخطط عمل الحكومة المتعلق بتعبئة الكفاءات الوطنية المقيمة بالخارج وإشراكها في جهود التنمية الإقتصادية و الإجتماعية للبلاد، قد تم إنشاء منصة إلكترونية جديدة تدخل حيز الخدمة قريبا مخصصة لهذاالغرض
تدعو السفارة جميع المواطنين الذين يتمتعون بكفاءات مهنية في مختلف الميادين العلمية , الإقتصادية , الإجتماعية و الثقافية الإنخراط في هذا المشروع المهم و إثرائه بمشاركتهم الفعالة
Mobilisation of Algerian competencies living overseas to participate in the Nation’s development
The Algerian Embassy is pleased to inform the members of the Algerian community living in Australia, New Zealand and in the South Pacific countries, that within the framework of the implementation of the government’s work plan related to the mobilisation of all the national competencies living overseas for their valuable contribution to the economic and social development efforts of the mother country, a new electronic platform has been set for that purpose and will enter into service very soon.
All fellow Algerians who have professional expertise and qualifications in any scientific, economic, social and cultural fields and willing to be part of this noble endeavour, are invited to get access to this electronic platform to learn about its contents and for its enrichment through all their advice and suggestions.
Platform “WEB ARAACOM” for the ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security:
The Embassy would like to inform its fellow citizens in Australia, new Zealand and in the South Pacific, that the ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, has launched a new platform on its official website entitled ” WEB ARAACOM”.
This platform is in connection with the implementation of the government’s program relating to the strengthening of social dialogue spaces.