Malian PM voices people’s gratitude to President Bouteflika for peace efforts

November 7th, 2016

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APS : Friday, 04 November 2016

BAMAKO – The Malian people are “grateful” towards President Bouteflika for his efforts for peace and stability return in Mali, said Friday in Bamako Malian Prime Minister Modibo Keita.
The Malian Premier was speaking on the occasion of the naming of a Bamako avenue after President Bouteflika, stressing that the event « is full of symbols, as dedicated to a key figure often called ‘Abdelakder le malien’ (Abdelkader the Malian, name of war given to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika).”
He is “a great African humanist who has devoted his life to the happiness of others and the establishment of peace and stability in the world.”
The Malian PM expressed his people’s “recognition” towards President Bouteflika for “his efforts for peace in Mali.”
Naming an avenue after him is an “honour for the city of Bamako and all Mali as well,” Keita pointed out.
Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, conveyed “the thanks” of the Head of the State and of the Algerian people to the Malian people for this “very strong” moment.
He considered that the naming of one of the “largest and most beautiful” avenues of Bamako after President Bouteflika has “extremely symbolic meaning for all the Algerians.”
Earlier, the two prime ministers unveiled a stele bearing the name of President Bouteflika as a Bamako Avenue was named after him.