Independence day: Iran’s President Rouhani felicitates Algerian counterpart Tebboune

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President Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday, forwarded a congratulatory cable to his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune as well as Algerian government and nation on the country’s Independence Day.

In his congratulatory message, President Rouhani extended his warmest greetings to President Tebboune on the 58th anniversary of the Independence Day, praying to Allah Almighty to bestow health, felicity and success upon the Algerian president and steady prosperity and well-being on the brotherly and friendly Algerian government and nation.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced hope that Tehran-Algiers relations would witness further expansion at the bilateral, regional and international levels considering the history of their ties and the potential capacities for cooperation.

Dr. Hassan Rouhani’s message is as follows according to ISNA:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Your Excellency Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune,

President of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria,

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I would like to offer my sincerest congratulations to Your Excellency and the people of your country on the Independence Day of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

I hope that given the historical background and potential of the two countries, we will see the development of relations in all bilateral, regional and international aspects.

I wish Your Excellency health and success, and the people of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria prosperity and felicity.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Earlier, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent felicitation cable to his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum on the 58th anniversary of Independence Day, tweeted the Iranian Embassy in Algeria on its official Twitter account.

In his cable, Mr. Zarif expressed his sincere and warmest congratulations, wishing the Government and people of Algeria steady progress and prosperity.
On different occasions, the two countries’ leaders have expressed their determination for the promotion of cooperation between Iran and Algeria in various fields with a view to enhancing the bonds into higher levels considering the two countries’ history and ample capacities.

Politically, both countries aspire that the abundant commonalties shared by both countries and basic role of the holy religion of Islam in breaking the chain of colonialism and gaining freedom and independence would prepare the ground for expansion of cordial and brotherly relations at the highest possible level in all fields to materialize lofty aspirations of the two big revolutions and make joint efforts for restoration of peace, stability and security.

Few months ago, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif held phone talks with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum, during which both officials deplored the so-called “deal of the century”, dubbing it “cruel” and “disgraceful”, stressing the need for the Muslim world to take a decisive stance in support of the rights of the Palestinian people.
Besides, they exchanged views on a range of issues of common interests.
On July, 5th, 1962, Algeria gained its independence from France. In this long struggle that saw profound and heavy sacrifices, some 1.5 million Algerians martyred with millions displaced.

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