APS: Monday, 31 August 2020
JIJEL-A ship loaded with 7,000 tonnes of construction materials set sail Monday from the port of Djen Djen (Jijel) for Lebanon as part of an operation of solidarity with this country following the Beirut blast.
Minister of National Solidarity, Family and Women’s Affairs Kaoutar Krikou, the Minister of Industry Ferhat Aït Ali Braham and Lebanon’s Ambassador to Algiers Mohamed Hassan attended the event.
These 7,000 tonnes of construction materials (6,000 tons of cement and 1,000 tons of plaster) are part of “the series of aid provided by Algeria to Lebanon following the explosion that occurred on August 4 at the port of Beirut,” said Krikou.
The Minister of Industry Ferhat Aït Ali Braham said that the Stidia ship carries a load of construction materials from several public and private industrial groups to “rebuild what can be rebuilt in Beirut in particular and in Lebanon in general.”
“Algeria’s various solidarity initiatives reflect the values and spirit of solidarity of the Algerian people towards the friendly and brotherly countries,” he continued.
Lebanon’s ambassador to Algiers Mohamed Hassan welcomed the outpouring of solidarity shown by Algeria towards his country during this “difficult” period, and paid tribute to the Algerian state and people for these initiatives.
“Algeria is among the first countries to have sent various aids to Lebanon”, he continued.