Algeria: Four Women Appointed to Senior Diplomatic Posts

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Ennahar Online
Northern Africa
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Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci announced Wednesday the appointment, out of on 27 "senior diplomatic posts," of four women.

Medelci who spoke at the opening of a cycle of conferences for diplomatic and consular heads newly assigned abroad, however, said three women were already outside the country bringing to seven the number of Algerian women diplomats.

Noting that four nominations at the same time were "an event since the country's independence" in 1962, Medelci recognized, according to APS, that the number of seven women diplomats out of undisclosed number remained "insufficient".

The four nominees are in a movement of diplomats including 19 ambassadors and six general consuls and two consuls. The minister did not say what position they were assigned.