The Fourth Summit Conference of Non-Aligned Countries began on Wednesday at a conference centre on the Mediterranean just west of Algiers.
The Fourth Summit Conference of Non-Aligned Countries began on Wednesday at a conference centre on the Mediterranean just west of Algiers. As nearly sixty Kings, Presidents, Prime Ministers and other Asian, African and Latin American leaders are taking part, the Algerian police forces have mounted a huge security operation.
The Conference, which lasts four days, is being held at Club dos Pins, a few kilometres from the village of Staoueli (pronounced - Stou-syli). Police and plain-clothes men can be seen covering strategic points along the route between the Conference centre and Algiers.
Care and other vehicles are frequently stopped and their documents checked. Sometimes the Police stop all traffic on the road to Algiers to allow a convoy carrying an important delegate a clear run to the Conference centre. There are only two main roads from Staoueli to Algiers, and the security precautions are causing long traffic delays.