Washington DC, 5 July 2022 (TDI): The US Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken congratulated Algeria on behalf of the Government of the United State of America, on its independence.

US Ambassador to Algeria also took to her Twitter account and wished independence to Algeria on behalf of her country.

In a press release by the US Department of State, Secretary Blinken emphasized the relationship between Americans and Algerians.

He shed light on the history of their relations that date back to the 1795 Treaty of Peace and Amity. Since then, Algerians and Americans have developed strong and growing economic, educational, and cultural connections.

Secretary Blinken also visited Algeria in March to discuss strengthening ties with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra.

Secretary Blinken also appreciated the US being the Country of Honor at the recent Algiers International Fair. He extended warm wishes on behalf of the US and showed interest in advancing shared economy and security gains.

US-Algeria Relations

Algeria is a strategically located country with which the United States engages in diplomatic, law enforcement, economic, and security matters. Since Algeria’s independence from France in 1962, the two countries have maintained diplomatic ties.

Regular military and civilian exchanges take place between the United States and Algeria. In March 2022, the sixth US-Algeria Strategic Dialogue was established by the two nations. In the same month, they also convened a Joint Military Dialogue.

US engagement in Algeria is based on three prime objectives. Firstly, to expand security and military cooperation, secondly to grow economic and commercial links, and thirdly to build educational and cultural ties.

The United States is one of Algeria’s top trading partners, and Algeria is one of the US’ top trading partners in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

As of 2020, the United States was the main source of stock FDI into Algeria, according to the World Bank. The hydrocarbons industry has received the majority of US FDI in Algeria.

The USA signed a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement with Algeria on 13 July 2001 in Washington. This provides a platform for addressing economic relationship obstacles and identifying routes to greater commercial involvement.