A member of the OSCE Mediterranean Partners, Algeria’s connection with the OSCE dates back to the Helsinki Final Act of 1975. The Act recognized the close relationship between European security and Mediterranean security, and in 1994 a contact group was formed to formally involve the southern Mediterranean countries with the OSCE. Since that time, Algeria has participated in many OSCE Mediterranean Partnership events on topics such as combating terrorism, the role of armed forces in democratic societies, and sustainable energy. In 2004, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly sent a special delegation consisting of three senior members to observe the presidential election in Algeria.
Staff Contact: Bakhti Nishanov, senior policy advisor