ALGIERS- Minister of Mujahedeen (war veterans) Tayeb Zitouni reiterated Friday Algeria’s commitment to its rights for the examination and settlement, “within their defined framework,” of issues related the national Memory.
In an interview granted to APS on the eve of the commemoration of the National Immigration Day, corresponding to the 59th anniversary of the demonstrations of 17 October 1961, Zitouni reaffirmed that Algeria “will remain committed to its rights according to the mechanisms that have been implmented, such as the creation of joint working groups for the examination and settlement, within their defined framework, issues related to the national Memory.”
The issue of memory, he said, is the subject of a permanent follow-up from the Ministry of Mujahedeen, notably with regard to the issues that were the main focus of THE joint working groups, like that of the restitution of skulls.
An issue which recorded “a significant progress after the restitution, a day before the celebration of the 58th anniversary of the National Independence (5 July 2020), of the skulls of 24 martyrs of the Popular Resistance after the intervention of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune,” said Zitouni, adding that the head of State affirmed that this action will continue until the restitution of all the skulls of Algeria’s martyrs.
Settling the issues of Memory is achieved through the diplomatic channel with the contribution of all the concerned sectors and bodies, said the minister.
Affirming that his department will continue to work “tirelessly” until the settlement of all these issues, Zitouni underlined that the preservation of the dignity of symbols, heroes and great deeds of the Popular Resistance, of the National Movement and the National Liberation War is the duty of the Mujahedeen Ministry.
Concerning the commemoration of the 59th anniversary of the demonstrations of 17 October, the minister said that this date is a crucial stop in the process of the National Liberation War, adding that its commemoration shows the faithfulness to our Memory and the duty to glorify the sacrifices of Algeria’s children for the recovery of their freedom and independence.