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Algeria Embassy in Washington D.C participates in the Africa Day Exhibition

The Embassy of Algeria in Washington D.C participated in the Exhibition organized on the occasion of Africa Day celebration on May 24, 2018.

The event was a fruitful opportunity for the Embassy to inform the participants of the richness and diversity of the Algerian culture.

The Algerian stand presented some traditional women dresses (like Karakou of Algiers, Gandoura katifa of Constantine, Kabylie dress), touristic brochures and pictures of some important sites in Algeria (like the UNESCO classified historical sites as Djemila roman ruins, Tassili n’Ajjer and Kasba of Algiers) as well as the Martyr’ Memorial, the Botanical Garden of Algiers and the Grand Post Office of Algiers. Some handicrafts have been also showcased (ceramics, pottery, wood mortar, etc...).

To highlight the longstanding relationship between Algeria and the USA, pictures of the Algeria-USA Treaty of Peace and Amity of September 5, 1795, and of the US President Abraham Lincoln’s guns gifted to the Emir Abd-El-Kader, founder of modern Algeria, were also displayed. They attracted a particular interest among participants.