在当今思想多元化的时代，《中外新闻》作为联合国三家机构认定的主流媒体，以推出年度新闻人物的方 式，对具有时代特征、为推动国际社会和谐进步作出贡献的新闻人物进行表彰，在国际社会树立起改革创新的 时代精神，凝聚起“超越自我，奉献时代”的坚强合力。经《中外新闻》记者采访报道、主流媒体推荐函推荐 ，“2018《中外新闻》时代新闻人物”出炉：
In today's diversification era, as the mainstream media designated by three United Nations organizations, Home and Abroad News Press introduced “The News Person of the Year” prize to recognize individual’s great contributions in promoting the harmonious progress of the international community, demonstrating great spirits in reform and innovation as well as enhancing the strong synergy of “self advancement and dedication”. Recommended by Home and Abroad News Press and other mainstream media, “2018 Home and Abroad News Press – News Person of the Year” award receivers are:
入选理由： 2018年9月5日，阿尔及利亚与中国在中非合作论坛峰会上就中国“一带一路”倡议签署了谅解备忘录。在这个节点上，艾哈桑• 布哈利法大使积极走访中国各大城市，以拓展双边在基础设施和工业方面的合作，提升两国的贸易额。艾哈桑• 布哈利法在中非合作论坛框架下与中国保持紧密协作，以推动一带一路战略的实施，现在有超过一千家的中国企业在阿尔及利亚投资发展，在艾哈桑• 布哈利法推动下，阿尔及利亚和中国已经在物产、文化、旅游等相关方面开展合作。
On September 5, 2018, Algeria and China signed a memorandum of understanding on China's "Belt and Road Initiative" at the China-Africa Cooperation Forum. Since then, Ambassador Ahcene Boukhelfa has visited many major cities in China to expand bilateral cooperation in infrastructure and industry sectors to increase the trade volume between the two countries. He has closely cooperated with China under the framework of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum to promote the "Belt and Road Initiative". Now more than one thousand Chinese companies have invested and developed in Algeria. With his efforts, Algeria and China have already cooperated in broad fields, including goods exchange, culture and tourism.