Announcement

Foreign Office Minister welcomes discussions on political reform in Algeria

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Minister for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt has welcomed the start of the National Commission for Consultations on Political Reforms in Algeria.

Speaking today he said:

“The National Commission for Consultations on Political Reforms in Algeria began on Saturday 21 May. I welcome the start of these discussions which will cover important areas including the Constitution and electoral laws, the information law and role of the press, the decentralisation of power and the participation of women in public life.

“These are all issues of great importance to the people of Algeria. We will be following developments with interest.”