Spanish PM pays visit to cave of Cervantes in Algiers


ALGIERS – Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, paid, on Thursday, a visit to Cervantes cave in Algiers following his two-day official visit to Algeria.

Accompanied by the Ministers of Culture and Arts, Malika Bendouda, Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, and that of the Interior, Local Authorities and Regional Planning, Kamel Beldjoud, the Spanish host visited the interior of this cave.

On site, explanations on the cave and the history of this place which served as a refuge for the writer Miguel De Cervantès were provided by the archaeologist and historian Abderrahmane Khelifa, to Padro Sanchez.

In a press statement at the end of this visit, the President of the Spanish Government indicated that Spain and Algeria “have been working for several years to put together a work retracing the life and the paths taken by the Spanish writer”.

We are also working to achieve the “path of Cervantes”, an Algerian-Spanish tourist route project in collaboration with the wilaya of Algiers and the Cervantes Institute which reflects the mixing of cultures of the two countries, he noted.

The President of the Spanish Government also announced “the imminent opening of a third Spanish cultural center in Algeria, attached to the Cervantes Institute”. A project which is added to the seven university departments of the Spanish language teaching already existing within the framework of the “rapprochement” between Algeria and Spain.

During his visit, the President of the Spanish Government was received by the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadji Tebboune, and co-chaired with Mr. Djarad the Algerian-Spanish forum which was held in the presence of the delegations of the two countries and about fifty business leaders and managers of employers’ organizations.



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