Health Alert: U.S. Embassy Algiers, Algeria

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: Locations: The wilayas of Algiers, Blida, Bouira, Tipaza, Medea and Ain Defla. Event: The Algerian Ministry of Health has confirmed a small number of cholera cases in the abovenamed wilayas. The Ministry has identified a local water source in the city of Hamr El Ain in the wilaya of Tipaza as the origin of cholera ...
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GO Access!!

On July 30, U.S. Embassy Algiers organized a typical, American “Field Day” of outdoor physical activities for approximately 100 Algerian students participating in our Access program to learn English. We’re grateful to World Learning Algeria for partnering with us to implement the program throughout Algeria, to Berlitz Algeria for their support of the “Field Day,” and to Algeria’s ...
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Notice-of-Funding-Opportunity SAG10018GR0003

The United States Embassy in Algiers is pleased to announce an open competition for assistance awards that create partnerships to promote common objectives and exchanges between the United States and Algeria. Proposals are sought to support activities directly aimed at improving communities, providing new opportunities for citizen participation, and promoting and developing issues of public ...
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American English E-Teacher Spring 2018

Application Deadline: July 19, 2018 Program Details The American English (AE) E-Teacher Scholarship Program offers foreign English teaching professionals the opportunity to take university-level professional development courses through various university partners in the United States. The AE E-Teacher Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by FHI 360. All AE E-Teacher courses use ...
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Call for proposals for STEM in American Spaces

The United States Embassy in Algiers is pleased to announce a call for proposals for Science, Technology, and Math (STEM) projects to be held at the American Cultural Center in Algiers and the American Corners in Oran, Constantine, and Ouargla.  Proposals are sought for educational programs targeting young Algerian women ages 14-18 with a focus on interactive STEM skills, such as computer programming, coding, and robotics.  Proposals focusing ...
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El Amel Project Summer Camp 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Algeria is proud to partner with  Berlitz Algeria Algeria, and the  American Chamber of Commerce in Algeria  to announce the eleventh edition of the El Amel Project Summer Camp 2018. This year’s camp will focus on supporting Algerian youth looking to begin their professional careers. As in years past, this year’s Camp will target economically disadvantaged students, aged 20-25, ...
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Statemen tby Secretary Pompeo LGBTI Pride Month 

June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI individuals and their supporters continue to face violence, arrest, harassment ...
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Implementation Review Meeting on the U.S.-Algeria Framework of Cooperation to Counter Illicit Nuclear and Radiological Trafficking

Algiers, Algeria—Representatives of the United States and Algeria met on April 18, 2018, to review bilateral efforts to counter the threat posed by the trafficking of nuclear and other radioactive materials. The meeting was part of a 2013 Framework of Cooperation that outlines areas in which the United States and Algeria can work together to ...
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Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson On the Chemical Attack in Douma  

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Heather Nauert, Spokesperson On the Chemical Attack in Douma  April 7, 2018 We continue to closely follow disturbing reports April 7 regarding another alleged chemical weapons attack, this time targeting a hospital in Douma, Syria. Reports from a number of contacts and medical personnel on ...
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U.S Ambassador to Algeria Travels to Sahrawi Refugee Camps

Ambassador John Desrocher conducted a two-day visit to Tindouf on March 27-29 to see the humanitarian situation in the Sahrawi refugee camps. During his visit, Ambassador Desrocher met with Algerian local officials, held discussions with United Nations representatives and NGOs, and spoke with Sahrawi refugees – particularly the youth – to learn more about the issues ...
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Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG)

The Lebanese American University (LAU) has launched the Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate (TLG) Scholarship Program funded by the U.S. Department of State U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The program offers 18 students from the Middle East and North Africa region a unique scholarship opportunity to pursue quality higher education and earn a master’s degree in one of the following ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts.  Every country will have a Travel Advisory, which will provide one of four standard levels of ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S. Embassy Algiers reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Personal Security Reminder

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: The recent announcement that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and plans to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem may spark protests, some of which have the potential to become violent.   U.S.Embassy Algiers reminds U.S. citizens of the need for caution and awareness ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Worldwide Caution

December 6, 2017 As part of the Department of State’s continuous efforts to provide U.S. citizens traveling abroad with information about safety and security events, we are updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions, political violence, and criminal activity against U.S. citizens and interests abroad. This replaces the Worldwide ...
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MEPI Leaders for Democracy Fellowship 2018

Leaders for Democracy Fellowship  (LDF)is an advanced fellowship program for community and civic leaders (age 25-35) who are provided academic training on leadership, civic engagement, participatory governance, conflict transformation, and effective communication. For 2018, Fellows will train at Duke University (English speakers) or the American University of Beirut (Arabic speakers). Fellows are placed in renowned institutions ...
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Social Security Services

Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria: The Social Security Administration (SSA) has consolidated its overseas operations into several regional offices that provide a full range of SSA services for U.S. citizens residing outside of the United States.  Effective October 1, 2017, individuals residing in Algiers who require social security services or have questions about SSA benefits must ...
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The United States Extends Condolences to Algeria on the passing of Ambassador Redha Malek

On behalf of the U.S. government and the American people, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert extended condolences to the Algerian people on the passing of former Algerian Prime Minister and Ambassador to the United States Redha Malek.  On August 1, Nauert said: “We were saddened to learn about the death of former Algerian Prime Minister ...
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The U.S. Embassy and Berlitz Center partner for English Language Summer Camp

The U.S. Embassy and the Berlitz Center in Algiers are pleased to announce the tenth edition of the El Amel English Language Camp. The Camp targets economically disadvantaged students, aged 15-25, at various levels of English proficiency. The 06-week El Amel Summer Camp will start July 20, 2017 and end August 31, 2017.  Participants will ...
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U.S. Congressional Delegation Visits Algiers

The U.S. Embassy in Algiers hosted a delegation of Members of Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, July 2-3, 2017.  The delegation, led by Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen, visited Algiers as part of a regional trip to strengthen U.S. relations in the Maghreb region. During their visit, the delegation and U.S. Ambassador ...
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Combating violence with art or apps

By  Mark Trainer -Jun 8, 2017 Ten young people recently visited the U.S. as recipients of a State Department award for community leaders. A few 2017 Emerging Young Leaders met with ShareAmerica to tell us their stories: Changing course Raj Kumar (State Dept./Kelsey Brannan) Raj Kumar of Pakistan figured he would be a businessman after graduating from college in ...
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Algerian Student Internship Program

How to apply for Algerian Student Internship Program? Interested applicants should send the completed Application for Algerian Student Intern Program and Statement of Interest together with other documentation (certified transcripts, written permission from educational institution) that addresses the qualification requirements of the positions to:  U.S. Embassy Algiers Human Resources Office Attn: Algerian Student Internship Program ...
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Admiral Michelle J. Howard Visits Algiers May 23-24, 2017

Admiral Michelle J. Howard, commander, Allied Joint Force Command Naples, commander, U.S. Naval Forces Europe and commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa, completed a two-day trip to Algeria May 24, 2017, where she met with U.S. and Algerian civilian and military officials to discuss the enduring relationship shared by the nations’ militaries. Additionally, Admiral Howard and ...
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American Dance Company “BodyTraffic” Performs at Algiers Modern Dance Festival

As part of the eighth edition of the International Modern Dance Festival from April 29-May 2, 2017 and in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce the arrival in Algiers today of BODYTRAFFIC, A Los-Angeles-based modern dance company.  Bodytraffic will perform for the 8th edition of the International Modern Dance ...
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American Dance Company “BodyTraffic” Performs at Algiers Modern Dance Festival

As part of the eighth edition of the International Modern Dance Festival from April 29-May 2, 2017 and in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce the arrival in Algiers today of BODYTRAFFIC, A Los-Angeles-based modern dance company.  Bodytraffic will perform for the 8th edition of the International Modern Dance ...
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International Modern Dance Festival, Los Angeles BODYTRAFFIC Company in Algiers

As part of the eighth edition of the International Modern Dance Festival from April 29-May 2, 2017 and in cooperation with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, the U.S. Embassy is delighted to announce the arrival in Algiers today of BODYTRAFFIC, A Los-Angeles-based modern dance company.  Bodytraffic will perform for the 8th edition of the International ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens:  Upcoming Legislative Elections

Algerians will go to the polls for legislative elections on May 4.  While the elections are expected to be peaceful, there likely will be an increased police presence immediately before and after the election and there could be crowds around polling places.   As always, U.S. citizens should remain aware of their surroundings. For further information: ...
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MLAT / Exchange of Instruments Ceremony

Mr. Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Your Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen: I am pleased to be here today to exchange instruments of ratification for the Treaty Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters. ...
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Ambassador discusses with Zohra Drif her memoirs to be published in English in 2017

We were honored to host Zohra Drif at the Ambassador’s residence for a special reading and discussion of her experience during Algeria’s struggle for independence, which will be published in English for the first time this year by U.S. publisher  Just World Books . Zohra Drif is a resilient woman who helped shape Algeria’s history, and her book–Inside ...
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Official opening ceremony of the project “Ibda3Com”

Official opening ceremony of the project “Ibda3Com” Santé Sidi El Houari (SDH) NGO, with the support of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPIUSA), is pleased to announce the launch of: “Ibda3Com” Project Promoting and Empowering Youth for Civic Engagement through Artistic and Audiovisual Expression, Information and Communication Technologies and Sociocultural Activities Thursday, March 30, 2017 ...
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Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the U.S. Military Response to the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons

Statement by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on the U.S. Military Response to the Syrian Government’s Use of Chemical Weapons The U.S. military strike against Shayrat airfield on April 6 was a measured response to the Syrian government’s  use of chemical weapons. The president directed this action to deter future use of chemical weapons and ...
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Bilateral Dialogue Between the United States and Algeria on Security and the Fight Against Terrorism

Bilateral Dialogue Between the United States and Algeria on Security and the Fight Against Terrorism On April 6, U.S. and Algerian officials met in Washington, D.C. for the fourth annual bilateral dialogue between the United States and Algeria on security and the fight against terrorism. Acting Coordinator for Counterterrorism Justin Siberell led the U.S. delegation, ...
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U.S. Congressional Staff Delegation Visits Algiers

U.S. Congressional Staff Delegation Visits Algiers In the framework of our regular engagement and discussions to strengthen U.S.-Algeria relations, a delegation of Congressional staff members from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the Congressional Research Service will visit Algiers April 8-10, 2017. During their visit, the delegation and U.S. Ambassador Joan Polaschik will meet with ...
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Twenty U.S. Universities to Participate in U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Fair in Algiers

Twenty U.S. Universities to Participate in U.S. Embassy’s EducationUSA Fair in Algiers The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the organization of a fair on April 24 from 14:00 to 19:00 at the Palais de la Culture in Algiers to encourage Algerian high school and university students to consider studying in the United States.  Admission ...
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The United States and Algeria Increase Commercial Cooperation in Agricultural and Construction Sectors

In partnership with the U.S.-Algerian Business Council (USABC) and the Algerian Business Leaders Forum (FCE), the Foreign Commercial Service of the U.S. Embassy in Algeria led an Algerian business delegation to California and Nevada March 4-11. This U.S. Road Show – focusing on investment opportunities in construction, infrastructure, construction equipment, agriculture, and agribusiness – offered ...
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Apply for the Fulbright Foreign Student Program

The Fulbright Foreign Student Program competition for the 2018-2019 academic year is now open! The Fulbright Program enables Algerian students to pursue graduate-level study in the United States. Participants also have the unique opportunity to experience life in the United States and share Algeria’s unique culture and traditions with Americans. Participants are chosen through a ...
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Apply for the Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program

The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program provides international teachers with a unique opportunity to develop greater expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills, and increase their knowledge about the United States. The TEA Program is a six-week, non-degree academic program including seminars on new teaching methodologies, curriculum development, lesson planning, and instructional ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Travel to Constantine

On February 26, 2017, terrorists conducted two attacks against police in the city of Constantine, resulting in injuries.  The Algerian government is engaged in operations to apprehend the attackers.  Pending further information, the U.S. Embassy is limiting staff travel to the wilaya (governorate) of Constantine until March 29, 2017.  We urge U.S. citizens considering travel to ...
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Next Level Hip Hop Program in Algiers

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to work with the Ministry of Culture to organize a program promoting friendship and cultural exchange between American and Algerian artists. The program is part of the Next Level initiative created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the University of North ...
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Next Level Program Brings American and Algerian Artists Together

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to work with the Ministry of Culture to organize a program promoting friendship and cultural exchange between American and Algerian artists.  The program is part of the Next Level initiative created by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in partnership with the University of North ...
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U.S. Embassy Encourages Algerians to Apply for Exchange Programs

Educational and cultural exchanges are a key pillar of U.S. diplomacy.  In Algeria, the U.S. Embassy is proud to build bridges and mutual understanding between Americans and Algerians through a wide range of exchange programs.  Since 1986, the U.S. Embassy has sponsored approximately 4,000 Algerians to participate in programs linked to professional development, leadership, education, ...
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American Mosaics Expert and Director of National Setif Museum to Host Press Conference

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce its support, in partnership with the National Museum of Setif, for a project to ensure the conservation of the museum’s ancient archeological collections.  Mr. Michael Morris, an American expert in mosaics, arrived in Algeria this week to lead workshops with staff from museums in Setif, Constantine, Annaba and ...
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UPCOMING EVENTS

TheInternational Buyer Program Bringing International Buyers to U.S. Trade Shows The IBP is a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. Every year, the IBP results in approximately a billion dollars in new business for U.S. companies, ...
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KEY BUSINESS LINKS

U.S. Government Resources Export.gov : Brings together resources from across the U.S. Government to assist American businesses in planning their international sales strategies and succeed in today’s global marketplace.  Export.gov also hosts information on the National Export Initiative. Export Import Bank of the United States : The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to Send Algerian Artists to the United States

Center Stage is an exchange program organized by the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to support and connect young artists, athletes, and musicians in more than 160 countries worldwide. The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is excited to promote collaboration between talented American and Algerian artists through this cultural ...
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New Payment/Scheduling System for Visa Applicants

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce a new system for making payment and scheduling visa appointments.  Starting January 8, after completing the on-line visa application, applicants will visit an office of Aramex (located in Algiers, Hassi Messaoud, and soon, Oran) to make payment for the visa application.  Aramex will issue a receipt that will ...
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Access Program new graduates

Mabrook to 204 Algerian students from Adrar, Ain Defla, Bejaia, El Oued, Jijel, Medea Tizi Ouzou, and Ouargla who graduated from our Access program this weekend!  The students, chaperoned by 15 teachers and World Learning staff and volunteers, gathered in Mostaganem for a three days of community service activities and 22 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ...
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Colter Harper & LKHD and El Foukr R’Assembly in Algiers and Béchar

Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  December 16, 2016 As part of ongoing cultural exchange between the United States and Algeria, and in partnership with the Algerian Ministry of Culture, U.S. Embassy Algiers is pleased to announce that El Foukr R’Assembly and Colter Harper & LKHD will perform and work with local artists and give workshops in Algiers and ...
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Yemeni Immigrant Visa Applicants  

Beginning with appointments in June 2016, the U.S. Department of State is scheduling immigrant visa (IV) appointments for Yemeni applicants at the U.S. Embassy in Djibouti instead of the U.S. Embassy in Algeria.  Interviews are being scheduled in order of the date the case became documentarily qualified and eligible for scheduling. The U.S. Department of State ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: Constantine October 2016 attack

In light of press reports of continuing counter-terrorism operations in the Constantine area, the U.S. Embassy will continue to restrict Embassy staff travel there through November 28.  We urge U.S. citizens considering travel to Constantine to review their plans accordingly. For further information:  See the  State Department’s travel website  for the  Worldwide CautionTravel Warning for Algeria , and  Algeria’s Country Specific Information.  Enroll in the  Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)  to receive security messages and ...
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Message to American Citizens: Constantine

According to press reports, on 28 October, terrorists killed an Algerian policeman in a restaurant in the city of Constantine.  An ISIL-affiliated group has claimed responsibility.  The Algerian government is engaged in operations to apprehend the attackers.  Pending further information, the U.S. Embassy has cancelled staff travel to Constantine for the next two weeks.  We ...
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United States Pleased to be Country of Honor at the 2016 Livestock and Agribusiness Show

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria September 26, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  The United States is pleased to be the Country of Honor at the 2016 Livestock and Agribusiness Show (SIMA-SIPSA) in Algiers October 4-7.  Twenty-two U.S. businesses are participating in the event, offering expertise in several areas, including potato production, cattle breeding, organic production, and technology ...
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U.S. Delegation to the International Energy Forum in Algiers

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria September 26, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  The United States is pleased to participate in the 15th International Energy Forum in Algiers from September 26-28, 2016.  Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs Jonathan Elkind will lead the U.S. delegation, along with Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Mary ...
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USA to be Country of Honor at SIMA-SIPSA

We are happy to announce that the United States will be the Country of Honor at the Livestock and Agribusiness Show (SIMA-SIPSA) in Algiers October 4-7!  Over 20 U.S. businesses have already signed up to participate in this event.  U.S. Embassy staff work to encourage increased trade and investment in Algeria through participation in trade ...
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Secretary of State John Kerry At the Council Session on Syria

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson September 21, 2016 United Nations Headquarters New York City, New York SECRETARY KERRY:  Mr. President, good morning, and good morning to all of our colleagues here on the United Nations Security Council.  I want to thank my colleague from New Zealand particularly for hosting this very important ...
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Remarks by Ambassador Joan A. Polaschik at “Intellectual Property and its Impact on Economic Development” conference 2016

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria September 20, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  Mister Minister, Mister Secretary General, ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to be here today to mark the opening of the “Seminar on the impact of Intellectual Property Rights on technology-driven economic development” under the joint sponsorship of the National Office for Copyrights and Related ...
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Conference on Intellectual Property and its Impact on Economic Development

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria September 19, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  The U.S. government is committed to the effective protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights around the world, and recognizes the important role such enforcement plays in promoting economic development. On September 20-21, 2016 in Algiers, the U.S. Embassy, in partnership with the National Office ...
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Embassy Hosts Alumni Day

On August,  27th , U.S. Embassy Algiers hosted an Alumni Day which gathered around 120 alumni from past U.S. Government exchange programs. The event brought together our diverse alumni, highlighted opportunities for them to remain involved with the Embassy, and built and strengthened our existing alumni network.  Ambassador Joan Polaschik opened the event with a ...
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Algerian Students to Attend Space Camp in Alabama

Algerian Students to Attend Space Camp in Alabama Mabrouk! Six Algerian and six Moroccan high school students ages 15-18 were selected as finalists for the 2016 “Race to Space” scholarship and will travel in August to Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. Space Camp launched in 1982 to inspire and motivate young people to join the ...
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Inauguration of the American International School Algiers

  On August 22, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik, Director General of Americas at the Algerian Foreign Affairs Ministry Ambassador Larbi Katti, Director of Legal Studies and Cooperation at the Algerian National Education Ministry Boubaker Seddik Bouazza, and Director of the American International School Algiers Judith Drotar led a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open ...
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Inauguration of the American International School Algiers

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria August 22, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  Inauguration of the American International School Algiers Inauguration of the American International School Algiers Today, U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik, Director General of Americas at the Algerian Foreign Affairs Ministry Ambassador Larbi Katti, Director of Legal Studies and Cooperation at the Algerian National Education ...
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U.S. Embassy to Host Fair Highlighting Exchange Programs

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria August 21, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov U.S. Embassy to Host Fair Highlighting Exchange Programs Educational and cultural exchanges are a key pillar of U.S. diplomacy. In Algeria, the U.S. Embassy is proud to build bridges and mutual understanding between Americans and Algerians through a wide range of exchange programs. Since 1986, ...
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Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria August 10, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov  Release of the 2015 International Religious Freedom Report  Today, Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the State Department’s 2015 International Religious Freedom Report. This annual report, mandated by Congress, documents the status of religious freedom in 200 countries and territories around the world. Respect ...
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Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken Visits Algiers

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited Algiers July 22-25, 2016.  He discussed bilateral cooperation on a wide range of issues with several Algerian officials including the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, Minister of Energy, Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.  The Deputy Secretary also met with civil society actors, ...
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Ambassador and Deputy Secretary Walk Downtown and visit Moudjahid National Museum

During a visit to Algiers July 22-25, 2016, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken took a walk downtown with U.S. Ambassador Joan Polaschik to learn about Algerian culture and history.  He also visited the Moudjahid National Museum and wrote this message to Algerians: “An extraordinary testament to the Algerian people’s struggle for freedom and ...
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U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to Send Algerian Artists to the United States

Center Stage is an exchange program organized by the Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State to support and connect young artists, athletes, and musicians in more than 160 countries worldwide. The U.S. Embassy in Algiers is excited to promote collaboration between talented American and Algerian artists through this cultural ...
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The U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to send Algerian Artists on Tours in the United States

United States Embassy Algiers, Algeria July 14, 2016 Contact: AlgiersPress@state.gov The U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to send Algerian Artists on Tours in the United States The U.S. Embassy Partners with Center Stage to send Algerian Artists on Tours in the United States Today, the Algerian band Democratoz departed Algiers en route to the ...
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Message for U.S. Citizens: July 4th Voting Message

Celebrate democracy this 4th of July by taking the necessary steps to vote in the 2016 U.S. elections! In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a  Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)  in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already received ballots and voted absentee in past elections, ...
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New American International School

Message for U.S. Citizens: Opening of American School in Algiers  Dear U.S. citizens in Algeria:  You’ve probably been hearing about the new American International School of Algiers that will open this fall.  We wanted to share some exciting news from its Director: The American International School of Algiers became a reality on 29 December 2015, when ...
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VOTING IN 2016 U.S. ELECTIONS

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a ...
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AEIF Grant Inspires Teachers in Algiers

The final workshop of the Algerian English Language Teachers’ Training (AELTT) project provided training to over 100 teachers in Algiers, with Embassy Staff and English Language Fellows presenting alongside their Algerian colleagues. Acting Deputy Chief of Mission, Ana Escrogima, opened up the workshop and emphasized Embassy Algiers’ commitment to supporting English language teaching in Algeria. Managed ...
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Chemical Security & Food Defense Systems (1)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is hosted a three-day workshop (February 1–3, 2016), led by a team from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and expert consultants, on “Emergency and Incident Management” to help Algerian institutions strengthen the chemical security and food defense systems in Algeria.  The workshop is being held in Algiers from. The ...
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Sports Diplomacy Brings People Together

As part of the continuing sports diplomacy collaboration between the U.S. Embassy in Algiers and the Algerian Ministry of Youth and Sports, Sports Envoys Trooper Johnson and Carlie Cook visited Algiers from February 1–5, 2016.  In partnership with the Algerian Handisport Federation, Mr. Johnson and Ms. Cook held wheelchair basketball clinics and workshops for players and coaches ...
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Temporary Suspension of Visa Requirements

Message for U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Algiers 19 January 2016 Dual Nationals: Temporary suspension of visa requirements  For dual national Algerian-Americans:  The Algerian government has announced that Algerian Americans holding dual nationality and who do not yet have their Algerian biometric passport may travel to Algeria simply with the U.S. passport and an Algerian National Identity Card ...
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U.S. Embassy responds to alleged cyber security sentencing

Mr. Hamza Bendelladj pled guilty on June 26, 2015 in connection with developing, distributing, and controlling SpyEye, a malicious banking trojan. Sentencing is scheduled to take place in the next few months. Cyber crimes are not a capital offense and do not receive the death penalty.  For more information please see: https://www.fbi.gov/pittsburgh/press-releases/2015/major-computer-hacking-forum-dismantled
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What Happens after the Algiers International Trade Fair? June 7, 2015

Posted by Christopher Wilken, Acting Senior Commercial Officer  The U.S. Embassy was proud to participate in the 48th Algiers International Trade Fair, which closed last week.  Ambassador Polaschik led the closing ceremony of the USA Pavilion where she recognized each of the 35 U.S. companies that demonstrated their commitment to Algeria by exhibiting at the fair.  ...
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World Press Freedom Day – May 3, 2015

Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” A healthy media environment is integral to a functioning ...
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Revised Country Travel Information for Algeria

Revised Country Travel Information for Algeria / U.S. Tax Information for Americans Abroad 8 March 2015 Dear American Citizens: We wanted to share two items of interest for you: Updated travel information IRS tax information for Americans abroad*** Updated travel information  The U.S. Embassy has updated its  Algeria Country-Specific Travel Information , with updates to the sections on Safety ...
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GE-Sonatrach joint venture MOU signing event

The U.S. Ambassador to Algeria Joan Polaschik attended the signing of an agreement between Algeria national oil company Sonatrach and GE Oil & Gas for the creation of a joint venture.   The joint venture represents a continuation of GE’s ongoing investment in Algeria, now surpassing $36 million.  This particular phase of the relationship will start ...
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Algerian Youth Voices Program

From October 11- 17 U.S. Embassy Algiers brought together youth from different parts of Algeria to participate in the Algerian Youth Voices training program.  For five days a trainer from Philadelphia helped participants develop essential skills to produce audio stories for different
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Alumni Day 2014

On June 24, 2014 The Public Affairs Section , Algiers organized, for the first time in Algeria, an Alumni day to gather different U.S. government sponsored programs Alumni at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. The Alumni day consisted in open doors on the different U.S. government sponsored programs through the eyes of the Alumni experience. Representatives ...
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FBI Workshop for Economic Crimes and Terrorist Financing

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce its FBI Legal Attaché Office hosted a workshop for Algerian investigators of economic crimes and terrorist financing, from June 15-19 in Algiers. This workshop sponsored by the FBI, brought together investigators from the Gendarmerie, DGSN, Customs and Algerian agencies such as Cellule de Traitement du Renseignement Financier ...
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English Teacher Workshops

The U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Office, in collaboration with Ecole Nationale Superieure (ENS), conducted 2 days of workshops with teachers in training.  The workshops, led by U.S. English Language Specialist Dorothy Zemach, English Language Fellow Delia Dunlap and regional trainers Richard Kahn and Julie Myers, provided Algerian participants with a “New Teacher’s Toolbox” of resources ...
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