Algeria–Italy relations

Algerian–Italian relations refers to long historical and current relations between the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria and the Republic of Italy.

Algerian-Italian relations



Two countries have a strong connection, as northern part of Algeria's today was formerly territory of the Roman Empire which was originally from modern-day Italy, some historical sites like the Djémila and Tipasa, two ancient Roman heritages that are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Due to historical legacies, Italy and Algeria's relations is viewed as important for stability in the region.[1]

Algeria has an embassy in Rome. Italy has an embassy in Algiers. Two nations are members of the Union for the Mediterranean.


After the Roman Empire annexed Carthage, which had also ruled northern Algeria, the Roman administration developed a strong cultural establishment within Algeria, that remains heavily in Algeria today.

During French conquest of Algeria, Italo-French settlers had arrived as part of French colonial domination in Algeria that later formed the Pied-Noirs, and they had developed a significant cultural impact on Algerian society. They were violently forced to leave upon the independence of Algeria in 1962.

Modern relations

Italy has been a strong supporter for Algeria's stability following a decade of civil conflict in Algeria, and provided intelligence for Algerian Government battling the Islamists.

According to the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, the relationship between Italy and Algeria is "strategic".[2]

Italy and Algeria have been working to deepen the tie between two states, notably economic and energy cooperations.[3][4][5]

See also


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