The Director General of Customs, Noureddine Khaldi, affirmed, Sunday in Algiers, that the customs services are mobilized to contribute, effectively and directly, to the implementation of the new strategic economic orientation in its various dimensions.
Khaldi said, in a speech delivered during the ceremonies commemorating the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious Liberation Revolution, which was held at the headquarters of the General Directorate of Customs, that “the process of building a new Algeria we all aspire to, is based on the spirit and values of November. These values require us today in the customs corps to work.” With all professionalism, responsibility and honesty across all our services scattered throughout the national territory.”
The same official pointed out that this goal requires “adopting modern technologies to keep pace with the various methods used today, which threaten our country’s economy from the impact of sabotage, imitation, and cross-border crime, and the tapping of national resources.”
Khaldi stressed that the Customs Administration is working to promote and exploit the various facilities provided by the economic customs regulations to raise the competitiveness of Algerian products in foreign markets and to support them with control mechanisms in coordination with the various relevant departments, led by the People’s National Army, to protect the national economy from all forms of fraud and smuggling.
For his part, the former minister and head of the Association of the Ancients of the Ministry of Armament and Public Communications, Dahou Ould Kablia, who gave an intervention on “relations with neighboring countries during the liberation war,” recalled the crimes committed by the French occupation against the Algerian people, noting that the Algerian individual was suffering from all aspects, and was pushed by the occupation to become a “second class human being” who was deprived from the most basic rights.
He praised the courage and faith of the young men and women of the November Revolution, who fought with the simplest means one of the most powerful countries in the world and were able to impose their will regardless the price paid during seven and a half years of struggle.
The ceremony commemorating the 67th anniversary of the outbreak of the glorious Liberation Revolution was attended by the Vice-President of the People’s National Assembly, the President of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, the Chairman of the Finance Committee of the National Assembly, the Chairman of the Finance and Budget Committee of the People’s National Assembly and the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Finance.