The Embassy of Algeria in Berlin
Address: Görschstr. 45, 13187 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 43737 0
Fax: +49 30 48098716
Larbi El Hadj Ali
Ambassador El Hadj Ali is a career diplomat who joined the foreign ministry in 1983 Prior to arriving to Berlin, he has served as an Ambassador in Canada, and previously held several senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs. Since 2013, he has been adviser to the foreign minister. From 2008 to 2013, he was deputy director in charge of the United Nations. He served as deputy director of the partnership with the European Union between 2002 and 2004.
He served as minister at Algeria’s permanent mission to the United Nations in New York from 2004 to 2008 and was a member of the Algerian delegation during Algeria’s term on the Security Council (2004-2005). From 1996 to 2000, he was counselor in Brussels and previously to that, first secretary in Prague (1988 to 1992).
He is married with three children.
Political relations between Algeria and Germany have traditionally been positive and amicable. During the 1990’s when Islamist terrorism became a prominent occurrence in Algeria, Germany managed to maintain diplomatic relations with Algeria. In 2001 the Algerian President Bouteflika paid his first visit, which was also the first ever official visit of an Algerian President to Germany. The visit of Federal President Köhler in November 2007 was the first state visit by a German president to Algeria.
The two countries are also involved in economic, cultural and educational cooperation.