Algerian Ambassador hosts reception on Algeria’s National Day

Ambassador of Algeria to Lebanon, Ahmed Bouziane, held a reception at the Bristol Hotel on the occasion of his country's national day, in the presence of representatives of House Speaker, Nabih Berri, and caretaker Premier, Tammam Salam, as well as a crowd of Ambassadors, MPs and ranking dignitaries.

The Algerian ambassador delivered a speech in which he said "It is a great pleasure to associate this anniversary with the end of the presidential vacuum in this brotherly country. We are pleased to share your joy over the election of General Michel Aoun as President of the Republic."

"We extend to the new President our warmest congratulations and blessings, wishing him success in his mandate. We also congratulate the Lebanese people on this important achievement and wish upon him further prosperity, welfare and progress," he said.

"Algeria enjoys today the grace of security and stability as a result of diligent efforts made by the Army and the security services and institutions," Bouziane noted.

"To keep pace with the significant steps taken by Algeria in the embodiment of renewed economic, social, cultural and political track, and in addressing the challenges of maintaining security and stability in the tense surroundings, the constitution was revised, at the beginning of this year to reinforce pluralism and support for the opposition's status and rights even inside the parliament, and to enrich the electoral system with new guarantees of transparency and impartiality by the establishment of an independent supreme body to monitor the elections," the ambassador said.

"The Algerian-Lebanese relations are historic and characterized by mutual respect, consultation and coordination within the framework of constant talks between the two foreign ministries," he went on, noting that discussions were made between officials of the two countries on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly to emphasize the will to strengthen fraternal relations and bilateral cooperation in all fields.

"The embassy is also working with the private sector in Lebanon to prepare a project to establish a joint Algerian-Lebanese Business Council," the diplomat concluded.

Source: National News Agency