Ambassador’s Ramadan Message

As-salaam aleykum, I am John Desrocher, the United States Ambassador to Algeria.   At the start of Ramadan, I would like to extend my best wishes to all Muslims for a blessed month. This is my third Ramadan in Algeria and I cherish past iftars with Algerian friends at tables piled high with dates, shorba, and bourak…

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Women’s History Month 2020

The U.S. Embassy was honored to present the “Algerian Woman of Courage” award to Nawel Bahlouli at our annual Women’s History Month Reception. Ms. Bahlouli created the first NGO in Algeria supporting people living with HIV/AIDS – El Hayet – in 1998. She has persisted in her fight in the face of social stigma surrounding …

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U.S.-MEPI Closing Ceremony

Ambassador Desrocher attended the closing ceremony for the The U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI)-funded Entrepreneurship, Leadership, and Innovation Program, which has given entrepreneurship training to 1,900 young Algerians in 21 wilayas over the last two years. He was very impressed by these young men and women who have developed ambitious business plans in technology, agriculture, and other …

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