ALGIERS – Tuesday, 11 July 2023 (APS) – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Tuesday instructed the Government to create, “as soon as possible”, a “Higher Council of Exporters” in order to better address exporters’ concerns.


“I ask the Prime Minister to create, as soon as possible, a High Council of Exporters, which will deal with all the concerns of exporters and the incentives and facilitations intended for them”, said the President of the Republic in his opening address to the first edition of the “Medal of Honor of Export” themed “Commitment, Achievements and Prospects.”

In this regard, President Tebboune reaffirmed the State’s commitment to providing ongoing support and guidance to wealth-generating economic operators, particularly exporters, whom “we consider to be ambassadors of the national economy,” he stressed.

Highlighting the quality of products manufactured in Algeria in all sectors, the President of the Republic praised the efforts of Cevital Group, crowned by “the opening of the first 100% Algerian table oil production plant”, which will be followed by the creation of an industrial unit for the local production of sugar.

Referring to the development of exports of construction materials, particularly cement, the President of the Republic said that national production stood at 40 million tonnes and could “cover 100% of the demand of several countries.”

Besides, the Head of State urged the Minister of Trade to speed up the process of opening free trade areas in the provinces bordering Mauritania, Mali and Niger.

These countries “share with Algeria, since 1962, traditions in the free trade of agricultural products,” recalled President Tebboune.

He also referred to the measures taken earlier to open shipping lines with Mauritania and Senegal to support continental trade, as well as national exports, announcing the opening of national banks in some African capitals.

President Tebboune also announced the opening of new air routes serving the main African capitals, stressing the importance of “directly linking Algeria and the African continent” so that “Algeria does not turn its back on Africa.”

In this vein, the President of the Republic said “he is surprised at the absence of direct routes linking Algeria and the African capitals of Addis Ababa, Dakar and Côte d’Ivoire.”