Meriem Merdaci: Doors of Culture Ministry open to bearer of projects, cultural actors


ALGIERS- Meriem Merdaci took office, Monday, as Ministry of Culture, replacing Azzedine Mihoubi during an installation ceremony held in Algiers.

After expressing thanks to the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, and Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui, for “the trust placed in the Algerian youth,” the new minister said that “the doors of the ministry are open to any bearer of project and to all cultural actors “.

The Minister of Culture also stressed that Algeria is experiencing “special circumstances conducive to greater cultural dynamics” in Algeria.

For his part, the outgoing minister expressed his pride to see “an intellectual”, who undertook in the field of Culture to head the Ministry of Culture.

Born in 1983, Meriem Merdaci holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information and Communication and a Master’s degree in History.

After working as a journalist in the written media, she created in 2008 in Constantine the publishing house “Editions du champs libre”.

The new minister insisted that the activities of her publishing house will be frozen for the duration of her tenure as head of the Ministry of Culture.

Meriem Merdaci entered the government of Noureddine Bedoui in a cabinet reshuffle on Sunday.






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