Signing of agreement on Arab Center for Earthquake Disaster Prevention headquarters in Algiers

October 31st, 2017

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APS : Monday, 30 October 2017

ALGIERS- A headquarters agreement was signed Sunday in Algiers between the Algerian government and the Arab Centre for Earthquake Disaster Prevention coming under the Arab League,
marking the official launch of the centre’s activities on the national territories.

The agreement was signed by the director general of protocols at Foreign Affairs Ministry Lounes Magramane and director of the Arab Centre for Earthquake Disaster Prevention Amer Belhadj Aissa, in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel and Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City Abdelwahid Temmar.

In accordance with this agreement, the centre, located in Algiers, will be restored and “officially enters into service” nationwide, said Amer Belhadj Aissa.

This agreement focuses on “the rights and duties of the centre towards the Algerian Republic as well as the rights and duty of employees of the centre as international executives working on the national territory,” added the source.

In this regard, he said that the centre is a specialized Arab institution coming under the Arab League and an important member of the system of the joint Arab action.

The official broached the outbreak of natural disasters in the world and in Arab region, including Algeria, underlining the seism which hit the region of Chlef in 1980, the floods of Bab El Oued in Algiers (2001), the earthquake of Boumerdes in 2003 and which caused important human, material and technical losses.