M DJERRADALGIERS - New Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad, who was tasked Saturday with forming a Government, underlined the need to “work together in order to address socioeconomic challenges facing the country.”

Mr Djerad was born in Khenchela on 12 February 1954. He graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of Algiers in 1976 and received a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Paris in 1981.
He has been teaching in several universities in Algeria and abroad since 1992. He has contributed to the training of many academics and Government officials.

He had previously held several positions, including Director of the Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA) in Algiers from 1989 to 1992, diplomatic adviser to the President of the Republic from 1992 to 1993, and Secretary General of the Presidency of the Republic (1993-1995).
The new Prime Minister also held the post of Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation (1996-2000), and Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2003).
He published numerous books and scientific articles on politics and international relations.
Married and father of 4 children, Abdelaziz Djerad has completed his service national from 1984 to 1986.

                                                                                                                                            APS, December 28th 2019