Algeria-Kenya Relations

images2The relations between Kenya and Algeria are excellent. They date back to our battle for our independence. We share common historical experiences and similar views and common interests both on continental and global issues.

We work closely in the African Union and the United nations to ensure that peace and security prevail in Africa and all parts of the world and conflicts are resolved through peaceful means and negotiations.

Our views on regional and international issues are convergent.

Guided by our love of peace, our adhesion to a world free from occupation and domination and the sacred right of self-determination, fundamental and basic human right, Kenya and Algeria supported and are supporting just and noble causes in Africa and around the world.

The Algerian and Kenyan people’s freedom and liberty were hard won, paid in full by the blood of their patriots.  

Algeria shares with Kenya the same hopes and expectations for better life and flourishing future.

Between Kenya and Algeria, there is a great potential to intensify and broaden economic relations given the opportunities that exist in both countries. There are a lot of opportunities to be explored.

We are undertaking to deepen and further strengthen the long standing and excellent relations that have existed between our two countries for the mutual benefit of our peoples.

Our traditional relations of friendship and cooperation that link the two countries have undergone a significant progress and gained remarkable momentum particularly regarding the visits exchanged between high officials of the two countries.

The chairman of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah- President Uhuru Kenyata



The chairman of the Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah, was received in Nairobi by the Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the independence celebration of the Republic of Kenya

Kenya seeks to further enhance cooperation with Algeria

image001Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Kenya seeks to further enhance cooperation with Algeria in the security and economic fields, said in Nairobi Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyata.

"We hope that relations between Kenya and Algeria will develop, particularly in the fight against terrorism," Kenyata told the press at the end of his meeting with Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, on the sidelines of the summit of the African Union Peace and Security Council.
image001Sellal is representing President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the summit.
"We also hope to work with Algeria owing to its long experience in the fight against this scourge in order to strengthen security in Kenya," he added.
The two sides also discussed the enhancement of oil and gas cooperation.
President Kenyata said that the opening of an embassy of Kenya in Algeria would boost bilateral cooperation.

Kenyan sworn in ceremony: PM Sellal received by Kenyan president

10th April, 2013
image009Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal was received, in Nairobi, by President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, to whom he handed a written message from President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, on the cooperation between the two countries, said a Foreign Ministry’s release.

PM Sellal receives President Kenyan Senate

15 September 2014

image011Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, received in Algiers, the President of the Senate of the Republic of Kenya, David Ekwe Ethuro, on an official visit to Algeria at the invitation of the Chairman of Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah, indicate the Prime Minister's office in a statement.

The meeting allowed expressing the state of relations between the two countries at parliamentary, political and economic, the source added.
The two officials were keen to express their "satisfaction" with the quality of these relations, while stressing the "need" to work to breathe and expand the scope of bilateral cooperation in all fields, the statement said. After the hearing, the two parties have not failed to notice the "proximity" of the two countries' positions on many international and regional issues, says the same source.

Sellal holds discussions with Kenyan Foreign Minister

Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal received Kenya's Foreign Minister Amina Mohamed, who is on a working visit to Algiers, the premier's office said in a statement.

The two officials exchanged "views about ways and means to give a concrete expression to the good relations between the two nations, in line with the will the highest authorities have shown," the source underlined.        
Amina Mohamed "expressed her country's wish to further boost relations with Algeria."
The two sides "broached regional and international issues of common interest, especially those relating to peace and security in Africa,"
The audience was attended by Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra.

Algeria, Kenya ink two cooperation, consultation agreements in Algiers

Tuesday, 11 November 2014
image013Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra and Kenyan Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed inked in Algiers two Algerian-Kenyan cooperation and consultation agreements.

The two ministers signed an agreement setting up a joint commission for cooperation and a memorandum of understanding on political consultations, after their talks, which were extended to members of delegations of the two countries.
In a press statement, Mohamed hailed the bilateral relations between Algeria and Kenya, advocating for the consolidation and strengthening of cooperation between the two countries and "the excellent existing relations."
According to the Kenyan minister, both agreements represent a solid tool to lift bilateral relations at the highest level and constitute a first step in their strengthening and consolidation.
She also announced the opening of an embassy of Kenya in Algiers, adding that the person, who will hold the position of ambassador, has been designated.
In response to a question about the strategy meant to the return of peace in Somalia, Mohamed stated it was not necessary to change strategy, arguing instead for better cooperation, coordination and communication between the African states and international partners.
For Mohamed, the cooperation remains the "necessary" and "principal" element in the fight against terrorism and all forms of crime.
Besides, the Kenyan Minister paid tribute to the role played by Algeria to restore peace and security in the Sahel, especially Mali and Libya and welcomed the role of the African Union mission in Somalia, which has, according to her, "managed to release several Somali territories."

Yousfi, Kenyan minister of Foreign Affairs examine energy cooperation

Tuesday, 11 November 2014
image016Minister of Energy Youcef  Yousfi received in Algiers, Kenyan Minister of Foreign Affairs and international Trade Amina Mohamed Jibril.

The talks between the two sides focused on the development of the cooperation between Algeria and Kenya in the sectors of hydrocarbons notably the exploration, production and distribution as well as the possibility of training Kenyan engineers in Algeria.
In this regard, the Kenyan minister expressed the wish of his country to benefit from the Algerian experience in the field of distribution of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).In addition, the two sides agreed to send an Algerian experts’ team to Nairobi to deepen the discussions on the identified cooperation actions.

Kenya seeks to draw on Algeria's experience to develop energy projects

Sunday, 25 May 2014

image018Kenya seeks to further develop cooperation with Algeria to support its oil and gas development project, said Sunday in Algiers Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Energy and Petroleum Davis Chirchir.  

"Kenya, which has recently made hydrocarbon discoveries, wants to draw on the experience of Algeria, a major hydrocarbon producer and exporter, to develop its oil and gas projects," said Chirchir at the end of his discussions with Energy Minister Youcef Yousfi.
"This meeting with the Algerian side was an opportunity to examine all cooperation areas, and to especially draw on Algeria's experience (...) we are seeking Algeria's support in the development of power energy," said the Kenyan official.
For his part, Yousfi underlined the good relations linking the two countries, and the "major oil discoveries made by Kenya over the past years, hence the need to develop an oil industry to exploit its resources."
"The meeting with Kenyan side aims at exploring cooperation opportunities and the possibility of exporting natural gas to Kenya for electric power production".

PS karanja kibicho, 18 Nov 2014 met Algeria's Foreign Affairs Secretary General Senouci Bereksi who paid him a courtesy call


Medelci meets with Kenyan counterpart

image028Minister of Foreign Affairs Mourad Medelci received his Kenyan counterpart Sam Ongeri, who arrived Sunday in Algiers as special envoy of Kenyan president Emilio Mwai Kibaki.

image028The talks were held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters. The Kenyan foreign minister said told press following his meeting with Medelci that several regional issues including the situation in Somalia and other African countries were discussed

Kenyan Senate’s Speaker hails Algeria’s “active” role in defending African causes

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
image030The Speaker of the Kenyan Senate David Ekwe Ethuro underlined in Algiers the “active” role of Algeria in defending the African causes.

During his meeting with the Speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) Abdelkader Bensalah which took place in the presence of the two countries’ delegations, David Ekwe Ethuro highlighted “Algeria’s active and predominant role in the international forums in favour of the African causes and the right of the African people to development, peace and stability and in the fight against terrorism,”.
Ethuro also underlined Algeria’s “important and central position” in the African continent.
The two sides reviewed the bilateral relations which date back to the years of the liberation struggle. They also examined ways to further develop these relations particularly in the parliamentary field, underlining those parliamentary relations

National Assembly Speaker receives President of the National Council of the Republic of Kenya

02 December 2013
image030Mr. Abdul Qadir Bin Saleh, President of the National Assembly, received, , at the headquarters of the Council, Mr Justin Muturi, president of the National Council of the Republic of Kenya, and his accompanying delegation.

During this meeting, reviewed the Algerian bilateral relations Kenyan It is a long historical ties together the two countries and the two peoples, emphasis was placed on the need to support and upgrade them to better levels and has noted that the visit of the Kenyan parliamentary delegation to Algeria establishes a new era of relations, especially as Kenya and Algeria are a lot of similarities the two countries joint toward mothers and international and regional issues like counter-terrorism, crime and the right of peoples to development in light of security and stability, and share the two opinion and attitudes in the case of the Western Sahara, where the President of the National Council of the Republic of Kenya confirmed his country's support for the Western Sahara issue and the right of people to self-determination in accordance with the regulations and decisions of Nations United declaring open a diplomatic mission to the Republic of Western Sahara capital of Kenya, Nairobi soon.

Economic cooperation and parliamentary coordination center of the visit of President of the Kenyan Senate in Algeria

Monday, September 15, 2014

image030The President of the Kenyan senate, David Ekwe Ethuro, Algeria in working visit.

The chairman of the Kenyan senate, David Ekwe Ethuro said in Algiers that Algeria visit was within the framework of strengthening bilateral relations in various fields including economic cooperation and parliamentary coordination.

"We are here as a parliamentary delegation to work towards strengthening relations between Algeria and Kenya in various fields in the best interests of both countries and Africa," said the chairman of the Kenyan Senate on arrival at Houari Boumediene International airport.

The visit aims also, he has said, "the strengthening of trade and economic cooperation and coordination of parliamentary action in the concert of nations and international bodies to unify the position of Africa vis-à-vis current issues.”

The President of the Senate is Kenyan official visit of five days in Algeria at the invitation of the Chairman of Council of the Nation Abdelkader Bensalah.

During this visit, will Ethuro parliamentary talks with President of the Council of the Nation and the number of meetings with State Institutions responsible.

Kenyan Senate's speaker in Algiers: Economic cooperation, parliamentary coordination at centre of visit

Monday, 15 September 2014
image030The speaker of the Kenyan Senate, David Ekwe Ethuro, said in Algiers that his visit to Algeria was part of the steps to boost bilateral relations in several fields, especially economic cooperation and parliamentary coordination.

The visit is aimed at "strengthening commercial and economic cooperation" and "coordinating parliamentary action in international fora and world organizations to unify African countries' positions over topical issues."
The Kenyan official is on a five-day visit to Algeria, at the invitation of the speaker of the Council of the Nation (Upper House), Abdelkader Bensalah.
Ethuro will have parliamentary discussions with Bensalah as well as meetings with a number of State institutions' officials.

Speaker of Kenyan Senate highlights common denominators shared by Algeria and his country

Friday, 19 September 2014  
image030The Speaker of the Kenyan Senate David Ekwe Ethuro highlighted in Algiers the common denominators shared by Algeria and Kenya, which the two countries should exploit.

Following his visit to Algeria, Ethuro told the press the visit "helped define the common denominators that both countries should exploit and welcomed "the preponderance of the Algerian woman."
Speaker of the Kenyan Senate outlined several issues, during his talks with senior Algerian officials, including cooperation in the security field.
He stated that "the need for greater security cooperation especially in the field of information", was highlighted during his talks with Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal.
"Given the Algerian and Kenyan peoples' fight against colonialism, the two countries share many common denominators, which encourage us to further work to improve the lives of our citizens through the development of our laws and our constitutions and achieve equality and social prosperity," he stressed.

The chairman of the NPC Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa talks with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

image030As part of his visit to Kenya, the President of the National People Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa . met, on December 11, 2014, the President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta, at the Presidency headquarters.

During that hearing, the Chairman of the National People's Assembly Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa sent the Kenyan President fraternal greetings from the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his joy and satisfaction at the result of abandonment by the International Criminal Court proceedings against him.

The president of the National People's Assembly has used the meeting to reiterate Algeria's commitment to strengthen and consolidate the bilateral relations which have experienced recently, a remarkable momentum.

For his part, President Uhuru Kenyatta welcomed the very positive development of relations between Algeria and Kenya, the only countries, has he said, who paid the blood money to regain their freedom and independence.

He renewed his ardent desire to strengthen cooperation with our country in various fields, and welcomed the considerable progress made by Algeria on the path of development and its active role in Africa and on the international scene.

Kenyan President expressed his sincere and warm greetings to the President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika who called big brother and wise leader.

The chairman of the NPC D. Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, also, met his Kenyan counterpart, M.Justin Muturi with whom he had a working session that focused on identifying ways and means to consolidate cooperation between the two institutions and the promotion of parliamentary diplomacy.

Evokes the president with Kenyan officials’ ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation

image030The chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC), Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, met Thursday, December 11, 2014 in Nairobi with Kenyan defense ministers and Mines respectively Ms. Najib Balala and Raychelle Omamo.

The talks between President of the NPC and Kenyan officials have focused on "ways to strengthen bilateral relations and promote cooperation between the two countries by encouraging the exchange of experiences."
Ould Khelifa and the accompanying delegation are expected to attend Friday, December 12, 2014 the festivities commemorating the 51st anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kenya.
The president of the lower house of Parliament on Monday began an official three-day visit to Kenya at the head of a delegation of the NPC at the invitation of his Kenyan counterpart, Justin Muturi, chairman of the Kenya National Assembly.

The President Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa takes part in the festivities celebrating the 51th anniversary of the independence of Kenya

image030The chairman of the National People's Congress, Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa attended, Friday, December 12, 2014 in Nairobi, a part of the festivities celebrating the 51th anniversary of independence of the Republic of Kenya.

The President attended the festivities alongside the Guinean presidents, John Dramani Mahama and Rwanda, Paul Kagame and Ugandan Vice President Yoweri Museveni and several personalities.

On this occasion, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed Ould Khelifa "gratitude to Algeria who shared the joy of Kenyans on the occasion of the celebration of this important event.

Ould Khelifa, Kenyan FM broach “good relations” between two countries

Wednesday, 12 November 2014
image030Speaker of the People’s National Assembly (Lower House of Parliament) Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelid, broached, in Algiers, with the Kenyan minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Amina Mohamed, the good relations between the two countries and their promotion during the latest years.

During the meeting, Ould Khelifa expressed his satisfaction with the good relations relating the two countries, which have experienced a quality leap during the past years, said the Lower House in a communiqué.
Hailing the rapprochement between the two countries notably after the decision to re-open the Kenyan embassy in Algiers, Ould Khelifa said that the “bilateral parliamentary relations should take a new impetus.”
After underlining that Algeria “works for the reinforcement of cooperation relations with Kenya,” Ould Khelifa expressed his satisfaction with “the results of the talks he had with the Kenyan President and the Speaker of the country’s national assembly.”

Kenyan parliamentary delegation on visit to Algeria

Friday, 29 November 2013
image030A Kenyan parliamentary delegation led by the Speaker of the National Assembly, Justin Bedan Njoka Muturi, started on Friday a visit to Algeria at the invitation of the President of the National People's Assembly (APN-Lower House), Mohamed-Larbi Ould Khelifa.

Muturi was greeted on his arrival at Houari Boumediene International Airport by Ould Khelifa. In a press statement, Muturi said that this visit is an opportunity to "further strengthen" the relations between Algeria and Kenya, especially between the parliaments of both countries.
Speaker of the National Assembly of Kenya will hold talks with Ould Khelifa, which will be subsequently extended to the delegations of the two countries.
The Kenyan delegation, which will stay for five days in Algeria, will also meet senior officials of the State.

Parliamentary Training: six senior Kenyan parliamentary executives receive their certificates

September 14, 2014
image030Six senior Kenyan parliamentary executives received Sunday in Algiers, their certificates of success for their participation in training in the field of parliamentary activity.

The chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC), Mohamed Larbi Ould Khelifa, presented the certificates to parliamentarians, at a ceremony held at the headquarters of the AFN.

After graduation, the head of the Kenyan delegation, Arap Kipkemoi Kirui, said he was "satisfied with the content of the training," thanking the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for work with that of kenya, for organizing this training cycle.

The Chief Legislative Studies and Training, Dr Boualem Tatah, said the training was conducted in ten lectures on various topics. Topics covered during the training are: project analysis methodology laws and amendments to laws, the history of parliamentary systems around the world, the ethics of parliamentary profession for officials and parliamentarians techniques drafting bills and studies of state budgets.
According to the director of the training, the objective of this training is to provide qualifications and parliamentary skills to participants.

It is also to develop their knowledge and experiences and exchange best practices between parliamentarians of both countries, he added. Dr. Tatah noted that Kenyan parliamentarians have expressed great interest in the Algerian parliamentary experience, particularly in the administrative and parliamentary politics.