APS : Monday, 25 June 2018
ALGIERS-The Collective of African Citizens Residing in France Friends of Algeria on Monday paid a tribute to President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika for his “African commitment” and Algeria’s
“moral and diplomatic” assistance to Africa.
The Collective paid to the Head of State in a message read ahead of the Algeria-France friendship and fraternity meeting held at El Moudjahid daily Forum by his the Algerian national committee on the implementation and follow-up of the action plan for non-governmental citizen activities abroad chaired by Mahrez Lamari.
“On behalf of African civil society and on behalf of the Collective of African Citizens Residing in France Friends of Algeria, we seize this opportunity to express to you our gratitude for the sacrifices and all the moral and diplomatic assistance that Algeria, being at the crossroads of African liberation movements, has provided unconditionally for the total emancipation of the continent,” wrote the Collective in their message to President Bouteflika part of the 65th anniversary of the celebration of the National Independence and Youth Day, read by the president of the Collective of the Guineans of France, Cisse Campeb, also a member of the Collective of African Citizens Residing in France Friends of Algeria.
While reiterating “feelings of gratitude” to the Head of State for his “African commitment,” the Collective said that “History will retain for eternity Algeria’s active solidarity.”
“The collective African memory has proudly retained the contribution of your Excellency as President of the UN General Assembly in 1974 when you decided to prevent the delegation of the Apartheid regime of South Africa from attending this Assembly,” the Collective stressed in its message.
“We also wish to express our deep and sincere admiration for Algeria’s achievements in the establishment of democracy, respect for human rights and freedoms, and for the wise continuity of your noble mission and patriotic action to meet the challenge of national development part of peace, stability and national reconciliation,” wrote the Collective.
“We express the same admiration for the constancy of your positions worthy of the mujahedeen who never cease to work for understanding between the peoples of Africa”, said the Collective’s message.
Besides, associations reiterated their “full and firm support to the self-determination of the Sahrawi people under Moroccan occupation.”