ALGIERS – Sunday, 11 June 2023 (APS) – President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, told the Council of Ministers meeting he chaired on Sunday that the fight against forgery was part of his “commitment to make public life more ethical,” and to combat this phenomenon which constitutes a threat to the security of the State, said the Presidency of the Republic in a statement.

With regard to the draft law on the fight against forgery and the use of false documents, the President of the Republic stressed that “the fight against forgery and the use of false documents is part of his commitment to make public life more ethical, by strengthening the legal arsenal aimed at combating this phenomenon that has a negative impact on the smooth running of the Algerian administration and constitutes a threat to State security.”

“The fight against forgery is intended to guarantee greater protection for the interests of the State and the citizen, and to thwart all forms of behaviour that have cost the public treasury staggering sums in recent years,” he added.

President Tebboune also stressed “the importance of rigour in punishing the perpetrators or persons involved in forgery, in addition to promoting legitimate and fair competition,” adding that “all crimes of forgery should be included in this bill.”

“The benefits granted in the digitisation and modernisation of documents should not be at the expense of State security, as priority should be given to protecting personal information and data against any form of forgery,” concluded the source.