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Increased Co-operation in Healthcare and Education Kicks off UK-Algeria Bilateral Relations in 2014

The beginning of 2014 sees flagship events which underline the burgeoning commercial relationship between the UK and Algeria.

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Algerian Health Minister's visit to London
Algerian Health Minister's visit to London

From 19 to 22 January, Algerian Education Minister HE Baba Ahmed visited the UK for the Global Education Forum. He met the Director-General of the British Council and Lord Risby, the Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy for Algeria. The Minister’s delegation also attended the BETT Education Trade Fair in London. The bilateral partnership in education is growing, this visit came a week after British Minister Hugh Robertson signed an agreement on Higher Education cooperation.

Algerian Minister of Health HE Abdelmalek Boudiaf also visited London in the same week. He met with British Government Ministers and was hosted in the House of Lords by Lord Risby. He saw the innovative work being done by health experts from Imperial College London. Mr Boudiaf briefed British companies about the opportunities in the health sector and also attended a reception hosted by the Algerian Ambassador to the UK and the Algeria British Business Council.

Healthcare represents a key sector for the British Embassy’s Trade work in 2014. Leading British Cancer specialist, Lord Darzi, visited Algeria for the second time in early January. As well as supporting UK companies interested in investing in the hospital sector the Embassy’s Trade team will be introducing opportunities in the health sector in Algeria to a wide range of British companies at the Arab Health Conference and Trade Fair in Dubai.

Published 28 January 2014