APS : Monday, 16 May 2016
ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been honoured, Monday in Algiers, by the international humanitarian community, which awarded him the trophy of the “Knight of Humanitarianism” in recognition for his “continued commitment” to peace in Algeria and around the world.
The distinction was presented by the Secretary General of the Arab Red Crescent and Red Cross Organization (ARCO), Saleh bin Hamad Al-Suhaibani, on behalf of all the international humanitarian community, to Minister of Justice Tayeb Louh, who received the Trophy on behalf of the President of the Republic, during a ceremony marking the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.
Besides the Arab organization, the international humanitarian community was represented at the ceremony by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), as well as the Red Crescent and Red Cross commitees of Tunisia, Libya, Palestine, Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), Mauritania, Mali and Niger.
In his address, Al-Suhaibani underlined “President Bouteflika’s efforts and continued commitment for peace in Algeria and around the world.”
“The name of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been associated with the values of concord and reconciliation,” he said, in reference to Algeria’ policy of civil concord and national reconciliation, which allowed the country to recover peace after the black decade of terrorism.
He also paid tribute to the Head of State for his contribution to the resolution of crises and restoration of peace, citing as an example the peace process in Mali.
Al-Suhaibani expressed, on behalf of his organization, gratitude to Algeria for “all its actions for refugees.”