Algeria – The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received today, Sunday December 29, the former Head of Government (199-2000), Ahmed Benbitour, reports public television.
President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and former head of government Ahmed Benbitour tackled different issues, including the current situation the country is going through especially in terms of economy.
Contacted by Alg24, Mr. Ahmed Benbitour said both sides reviewed ” the overall situation of the country”.
Asked whether the issue of the popular movement and the plan for national dialogue have been raised, the former head of government said he did not discuss Hirak with the President of the Republic.This meeting comes, moreover, the day after the appointment of Abdelaziz Djerad as Prime Minister by the President of the Republic. This morning, the presidency also announced the appointment of Belaid Mohand Oussaid, former Minister of Communication, as Minister Counselor for Communication and spokesperson for the Presidency of the Republic.