|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
September 11, 2013 – May 25, 2017
|Prime Minister||Abdelmalek Sellal|
|Preceded by||Mourad Medelci|
|Succeeded by||Abdelkader Messahel|
June 15, 1952 |
|Political party||National Liberation Front|
|Alma mater||École nationale d'administration d'Algiers|
Ramtane Lamamra (Arabic: رمطان لعمامرة); born June 15, 1952, is an Algerian diplomat who was the African Union's Commissioner for Peace and Security from 2008 to 2013 and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Algeria from 2013 to 2017.
Life and career
Born at Amizour in Béjaïa Province, Lamamra studied at the École nationale d'administration in Algiers. He was appointed as Algeria's Ambassador to Ethiopia and Djibouti, as well the Organization of African Unity and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, in 1989. He was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency from 1992 to 1993. Subsequently, he was appointed as Algeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 1993, and he served as Ambassador to the United States from 1996 to 1999.
From August 1, 2005 until July 7, 2007 he was Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was elected as the African Union's Commissioner for Peace and Security in early 2008, taking office on April 28, 2008. He succeeded another Algerian diplomat, Said Djinnit, in that post.
After nearly four years as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lamamra was dismissed from the government on May 25, 2017.
- List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Algeria
- List of foreign ministers in 2017
- Foreign relations of Algeria
- Cherif Ouazani, "Ramtane Lamamra", Jeune Afrique, April 28, 2008 (in French).
- Paul Schemm and Karim Kebir, "Algeria's ailing president reshuffles Cabinet", Associated Press, 11 September 2013.
- "Algérie : Bouteflika remanie le gouvernement en vue de la présidentielle", Jeune Afrique, 12 September 2013 (in French).
- "Union africaine : un Algérien pour succéder à Lamamra", Jeune Afrique, 10 October 2013 (in French).
- "Algerian energy, finance ministers replaced in reshuffle - APS", Reuters, May 25, 2017.
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