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Legislative polls: Lamamra receives heads of OIC, EU observer delegations 

Published on : Wednesday, 03 May 2017 19:50   Read : 3 time(s)
Legislative polls: Lamamra receives heads of OIC, EU observer delegations 

ALGIERS-Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra received Wednesday in Algiers heads of the observer delegations of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the European Union in charge of monitoring the legislative polls on 4 May, Hani Abu al Hosni and Tomasso Capio Gliyou respectively.

“Since we arrived in Algeria, we have met with officials in charge of the organization of elections, who gave us explanations about the election process,” Al Hosni told the press after the meeting.

The OIC representative stated he met with leaders of political parties, noting that these elections come after the revision of the Constitution in 2016.

 “These elections are different from the previous ones as they come after the revision of the Constitution, which has strengthened the Parliament’s prerogatives,” he said, stressing that the Algerian people is politically mature and able to choose the best among candidates.”

For his part, Representative of EU observers said that the work of the European mission had started one month ago, stressing that his meeting with Lamamra “was important as he gave us explanations about the election process, particularly the vote of the Algerian community abroad.”

In this regard, he expressed the hope the elections on Thursday “will be a success for Algeria.”

Algeria joins group of “ECCAS friendly countries”

LIBREVILLE-Algeria’s ambassador to Gabon and Equatorial Guinea Mohamed Antar Daoud presented his Cabinet Letters to the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Allam Mi, as an extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to this African regional institution, a diplomatic source told APS.

During the talks that followed the presentation ceremony, the ECCAS Secretary General expressed his “great satisfaction” with Algeria’s accession to “the ECCAS friendly countries” pending the approval by the heads of State of the observer status for Algeria, which is being discussed.

The most important thing is that Algeria “is officially a member of our entity whose first mission consists in establishing mechanisms that are essential for the sub-region development.”  

For his part, Daoud highlighted “Algeria role as an exporter of peace and stability, and its willingness to engage in friendship and cooperation relations with all African countries, based on the principles of the UN Charter.”

The ambassador, who stressed the importance President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika attaches to South-South cooperation, recalled that the recent signing of the air services agreement between Algeria and Gabon, which allows Air Algerie and Tassili Airlines serve Libreville in the upcoming weeks.

According to the same official, the implementation of this agreement will bridge two African countries having the same natural resources and other complementary raw materials.

The  ECCAS friendly countries organization includes eleven members, namely Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sao Tome and Principe, Chad and Rwanda.

The group of " ECCAS friendly countries" comprises eleven (11) countries: the United States, Russia, Japan, China, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Egypt and Morocco) and five representatives of international organizations, namely the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), the African Union (AU and the European Union (EU).

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Legislative polls: Lamamra receives heads of OIC, EU observer delegations 

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