His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Belaoura, the Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, presented his Letters of Credence to the President at Áras an Uachtaráin on Wednesday, 28 October 2020.
The ceremony was conducted in full compliance with Covid-19 public health guidelines, including physical distance requirements.
Ambassador’s Bio in Brief
His Excellency Mr. Mohammed Belaoura began his diplomatic service as the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers in 1982. Throughout his career Ambassador Belaoura has served as the Ministry’s Deputy Head of Disarmament and International Affairs before taking a post as Deputy Consul General at the Algerian Embassy in Marseille (France). His next appointment was at the United Nations where he served as the Minister-Counselor at the Permanent Mission of Algeria before returning to Algiers where he was the Head of the United Nations and Region Conferences Division for the Ministry. Prior to being elevated to the Rank of Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency was the Head of the Prospective and Planning Division for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Algiers.
Mr. Thomas Byrne, T.D., Minister of State Department of the Taoiseach and the Department of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for EU Affairs, represented the Government at the ceremony. The following were also present: Mr. Art O’Leary, Secretary General to the President; and Mr. Niall Burgess, Secretary General, Department of Foreign Affairs.