ALGIERS – Sunday, 09 October 2022 (APS) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad celebrated on Sunday the National Day of Diplomacy, coinciding with the date of Algeria’s membership of the United Nations in 1962, under the slogan “60 years of presence and influence at UN.”


This ceremony was attended by the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly Brahim Ghali, Adviser of the President of the Republic for Foreign Relations Abdelhafidh Allahoum, Adviser to the President of the Republic for National Archives and National Memory Abdelmadjid Chikhi, as well as ministers, the State’s top officials and members of the diplomatic corps.

In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra said that the National Diplomacy Day, which coincides this year with the 60th anniversary of the recovery of the national sovereignty, “in an important opportunity to celebrate our the diplomacy of our country which has preserved its revolutionary character even after Algeria’s membership of the United Nations on 8 October 1962.”

For his part, Boughali hailed the efforts and the “big achievements” of the Algerian diplomacy.

“The classical diplomacy must be backed by the parliamentary diplomacy, that is what we are working on under the leadership of President of the Republic and guidelines of the minister of Foreign Affairs,” he said.

“We have realized, through our different visits, that Algeria has its place in Africa, Asia, Latin America and elsewhere. We have the same objective: making the voice of Algeria heard in the international forums,” he said, pointing out that “the principles of the Algerian diplomacy are clear and based on defending the oppressed people’s rights and reaching peaceful solutions to all the conflicts.”

The family of mujahedeen (war veterans) and diplomat Mustapha Ferroukhi will be honored during this event, also marked by the launch of the new version of the ministry’s official website.

In addition to the screening of a documentary film on the Algerian diplomacy and the speeches made by former diplomats, a conference was organized on “the Arab dimension of the Algerian diplomacy.”