ALGIERS- The National Instance for Dialogue and Mediation has decided to begin the national dialogue promptly, in line with a calendar "which will be announced later," said Thursday the Instance  in a communiqué.

Thursday, 01 August 2019

ALGIERS- Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, the deputy minister of National Defense and chief of the Army Staff expressed Tuesday his wish for national dialogue to be conducted without imposing "preconditions leading to diktats."

The Lieutenant General highlighted the steps taken on the path of national dialogue, mainly after the audience the head of State granted to a group of national figures to lead the dialogue.

He pledged to provide the required resources and the suitable conditions for the holding of the presidential elections as soon as possible," the ministry of National Defense said in a statement.

"In this respect, and in response to the requirements of the country's highest interest, the High Command of the Army has been working, since the beginning of the crisis, for a rational, logical and realistic approach, in tune with the Algerian people and State institutions," Gaid Salah said in an address at a ceremony honoring the best laureates, among the Cadets of the Nation, of the Baccalaureate and the medium school certificate (2019).

He added that he had stressing "on several occasions that he has no political ambition, except that of serving the nation and its highest interests."

"We should not lose more time, as the elections must be the main focus of the dialogue, a dialogue we welcome and wish to be successful, without imposing the preconditions that lead to diktats," the chief of the Army Staff said,

"Such methods and ideas are rejected outright, for Algeria needs today those who make sacrifices for their country and put the supreme interests of the nation above any other consideration."

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 

ALGIERS- The group of African governors (African Caucus) to the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold a meeting in Accra (Ghana) from 31 July to 2 August with the participation of Minister of Finance Moahmed Loukal, according to a ministerial communiqué.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

ALGIERS-The value of agricultural production of cereals exceeded DZD220 billion in 2018, including DZD 141 billion of durum wheat, Minister of Agriculture, Rural Development and Fishing, Cherif Omari said Saturday. 

      Speaking at the national conference on the cereal sector development, Omari said that the value of cereals production represented 7.5% of the country's total agricultural production, offering more than 1.2 million jobs.

The cereal production remains "relatively stable," not exceeding 41 million quintals over the period of 2013 to 2018, said Omari. 

   However, the production volume "is not enough to cover the consumption needs in this area, which urges us to resort to importing soft wheat," he added. 

While highlighting the efforts made for the development of the cereals sector, Omari said that the Government's strategy aims to "achieve complementarity between the value chains of the agricultural and agri-food sector through the supervision of all public and private sectors."

The strategy also aims to strengthen the seed improvement programme through the protection of plant resources and use of approved seeds. 

     The Minister also stressed the importance of providing special and adapted agricultural equipment to improve the quality of agricultural production. 

 Saturday, 27 July 2019

ALGIERS-Minister of Health, Population and Hospital Reform Mohamed Miraoui held talks on Thursday, in Algiers, with Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO), Nguessan Bla François, who congratulated Algeria on being granted a certification of malaria elimination, said the ministry in a communiqué.

Thursday, 25 July 2019

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