APS : Tuesday, 11 September 2018
WASHINGTON (United States)- The mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser, announced Monday that the Algeria week in the US federal capital will run be held on September 10 to 13.
Those event, coinciding with the celebration of the African heritage month in the District of Columbia, which hosts the US capital, Washington DC, is due to significantly strengthen African heritage and promote Algeria’s relations with Washington DC, and the United States in general, the Mayor Muriel Bowser said.
In addition to an exhibition of Algerian products, the event will shed light on the various aspects of Algerian culture, according to the mayor.
Browser underlined the contribution of the Algerian community in Washington to the economic development of the federal capital and its role in promoting the city’s cultural diversity.
On Monday, the authorities of the federal capital attending the event’s kick-off expressed support to the organization of the Algeria week.
About forty Algerian companies, including leaders in the Algerian market of electronics, food processing industry and tourism, are taking part in the event with the ambition of getting access to US market.
In an address at the event’s opening ceremony, the acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Ambassador Joan Polaschik, said the US administration wants to encourage cooperation and trade between the two countries.