The Canadian Embassy attended the opening session of a workshop on the mechanisms of international legal cooperation in criminal matters, in the context of counter-terrorism capacity building, at the Supreme Court in Algiers on October 11th, 2011. The workshop was organized jointly by the Algerian Ministry of Justice and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The training is part of a project funded by Canada, in partnership with UNODC and Algeria, to strengthen Algeria's legal capacity to fight terrorism.
Canada's Ambassador to Algeria, Geneviève des Rivières, expressed Canada's desire to deepen its cooperation with Algeria in the fight against terrorism. The Ambassador underlined Canada's strong support for the launch of the Global Counter Terrorism Forum in New York in September. This new international initiative led to the establishment of a working group on capacity building to combat terrorism in the Sahel, co-chaired by Algeria and Canada.
Canada established the Counter Terrorism Capacity Building Program (CTCBP) in 2005 to provide training, funding, equipment and technical expertise to partner countries with a view to enabling them to prevent and respond to terrorist activities.
Recognising that our security is inseparable from that of other states, including Algeria, Canada is actively involved in the global fight against terrorism.