Updated: 08-Feb-2003 December 2002

10 Dec. 2002


President of Algeria visits NATO

The President of Algeria, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, met for talks with Lord Robertson at NATO Headquarters in Brussels on 10 December.

The Secretary General briefed President Bouteflika on the outcome of the Prague Summit held on 21-22 November. At the Summit, NATO Heads of State and Government decided to upgrade the political and practical dimensions of the Mediterranean Dialogue. Co-operation will be intensified in a number of areas, including terrorism related issues. This will also include co-operation programmes tailored to the individual needs of the participating country. The Secretary General and President Bouteflika also discussed the situation in the Middle East and Iraq.

Algeria is one of seven countries participating in NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue, the others being Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia.

Additional information:

  • NATO Speech: Questions and answers with NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson and Abdelaziz Bouteflika, President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • NATO Multimedia: 10 December 2002 Visit to NATO by the President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria
  • NATO Multimedia - 10 December 2002 Press point by NATO Secretary General, Lord Robertson and the President of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, H.E. Abdelaziz Bouteflika (.MP3/4648Kb)
  • NATO Update: First visit of an Algerian Head of State to NATO HQ - 20 December 2001