Layashi Yaker, Algerian diplomat. member Executive Committee World Assembly Youth, 1952-1954, 56-58; member central committee National Liberation Front, 1978; member Brandt Commission N.-S. Issues.
Yaker, Layashi was born in 1930 in Algeria.
Educated in Law and Economics, Algiers and Paris. Educated, School Advanced Studies, Sorbonne. Educated, University Paris.
Founding member, national secretary Algerian Youth Committee, 1950—1954. Member executive committee World Assembly Youth, 1952—1954, 1956—1958. Vice president Algerian National Students Union, Paris, 1955—1956.
Political secretary Ministry Foreign Affairs, minister plenipotentiary, director international cooperation, 1962—1969, minister commerce, 1969—1977. Political secretary Provisional Government Algerian Republic, Cairo, 1960—1961. Representative to India and South Asia National Liberation Front and Provisional Government, 1961—1962.
Member of Parliament Algiers. Vice president National Assembly, 1977—1979. Member central committee National Liberation Front, since 1978.
Algerian ambassador to Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1979—1982, to United States, 1982—1984. Now executive secretary Economic Commission for Africa, Ababa, Ethiopia, 1992—1995. President International Ocean Institute.
Member Brandt Commission North-South Issues. Policy board Interaction Council, high level intergovernmental group experts on United Nations reform. Participant numerous international conferences including: Organization of African Unity, Arab League, Non-aligned Nations, World Bank, United Nations.
Member Executive Committee World Assembly Youth, 1952-1954, 56-58. Member central committee National Liberation Front, 1978. Member Brandt Commission N.-S. Issues.