Minister-Delegate to the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in Charge of Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel of Algeria

The Arab Maghreb Union "remains very much alive", Algerian Minister for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said on Saturday.
This is clear: we believe in the Maghreb Union, and we want to improve and re-launch it so that it will be able to tackle the challenges which we must all face together," Messahel said on state-run TV channel ENTV.
In answer to a question about Algerian-Moroccan relations, Messahel described them as "good", saying the 2005 cancellation of a visit by Algeria's then-head of government Ahmed Ouyahia and the dispute over the Sahara that took place on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Tangiers declaration should in no way be interpreted as meaning there is no future for the AMU.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Algerian Deputy Minister for Moroccan and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said his country seeks expansion of relations with Iran.
In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in Tehran, Messahel said agreements made during Iran-Algeria high commissions are being pursued in successive meetings of joint economic committees.
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Governmental and non-governmental security experts are to discuss a plan of action to counter activities of Al-Qaeda in North Africa.
Algerian Minister Delegate for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said Algeria insists on self-determination principle for the people of Western Sahara in accordance with UN resolutions.
Algerian Minister Delegate for Maghreb and African Affairs Abdelkader Messahel said Tuesday evening that level of Iran-Algeria trade is not satisfactory.
Addressing the first committee on following up the agreements reached in the meeting of Iran-Algeria joint economic commission, Messahel said that the figure of dlrs 50 million is not enough for Tehran-Algiers trade.
After he stressed that conditions are adequate for carrying on the Maghreban construction process, Messahel said national and international changes exact that the five member countries (Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia) think in terms of integration and consolidation of the Maghreban construction process, in keeping with the new priorities that differ from those that prevailed when the union was set up in the 80's.
Mr Messahel said he had been mandated to discuss ways of strengthening bilateral relations between Ghana and Algeria as well as issues of importance to Africa.