Palestinian President Abbas wraps up state visit to Algeria heading for Tunisia

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ALGIERS- The President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, wrapped up, on Tuesday, his three-day state visit to Algeria, heading for Tunisia.

To this end, the Palestinian President was seen off, at Houari-Boumediene international airport, by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Algiers.

President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune awarded Monday, in Algiers, to the president of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, the Medal of the Friends of the Algerian Revolution.

The awarding ceremony took place during a dinner hosted by President Tebboune, at the People’s Palace, in honor of his Palestinian counterpart and the accompanying delegation, in the presence of senior state officials and members of the accredited diplomatic corps.

President Mahmoud Abbas, for his part, awarded President Tebboune the Order of the State of Palestine, the highest distinction in Palestine, “in consideration of his leadership and far-sighted leadership at the national, Arab and international levels and in recognition of his role in the consecration of the perpetual commitment and the permanent support of the Algerian leaders and people, to the Palestinian people and to its just cause as well as in the consolidation of the bonds of Algerian-Palestinian fraternity “.

The Palestinian president wrapped up, on Tuesday, his three-day state visit to Algeria, during which he held a series of meetings with the President of the Republic and a number of senior state officials.

Speaking at a joint press conference with his Palestinian counterpart at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Republic, Tebboune said that “I am committed after approval from President Abu Mazen to bring together under one roof all the Palestinian belligerents in Algiers as soon as possible, as part of Algeria’s efforts to tighten the Palestinian ranks through the enshrinement of Palestinian unity”.

“I hope that this event will be the prelude to the Arab unity to which we aspire through the Arab summit, Algeria will host next March,” he continued.

President Tebboune pointed out that Algeria “seeks to address divisions splitting the Arab world.”

“I hope that the upcoming Algiers summit will unify Arab ranks, with the Palestinian cause at the top of the priorities,” highlighted President Tebboune.

“The Palestinian cause, which is at the center of the conflict in the Middle East, should become a central cause,” he said, stressing that “the restoration of peace in the Middle East depends on the establishment of the State of Palestine based on the borders of 67, with Al-Quds as its capital.”

In a related context, President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune announced a financial contribution worth US$100 million to the brotherly State of Palestine.

“In loyalty to Algeria’s glorious revolutionary history and the unwavering commitment of all the Algerian people to support the just Palestinian cause in all circumstances, and in application of the relevant resolutions of the Arab League, the Algerian state has decided to hand over this check, comprising a financial contribution from Algeria, amounting to one hundred (100) million dollars to our brother, His Excellency Abu Mazen, President of the Palestinian State and the Palestine Liberation Organization”, announced Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune at a joint press conference with his Palestinian counterpart, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, on a three-day state visit to Algeria.

President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, arrived Sunday afternoon in Algiers on a three-day state visit to Algeria.

Upon his arrival at Houari-Boumediene international airport, President Abbas was greeted by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Also at the reception of the Palestinian President were the Speaker of the Council of Nation, Salah Goudjil, the Speaker of the People’s National Assembly, Brahim Boughali, the President of the Constitutional Court, Omar Belhadj, the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Aimene Benabderrahmane, Lieutenant General, Saïd Chanegriha, Chief of Staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), and members of the Government.

21 cannon shots in honour of Algeria’s guest:

The two presidents listened to the national anthems of the two countries, before a detachment of the Republican Guard paid them the honors.

At the airport lounge, members of the governments of the two countries, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited to Algeria, attended the welcoming ceremony.

This warm welcome reflects the deep relationship between the two brotherly countries and Algeria’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause. On this occasion, 21 cannon shots were fired in honor of Algeria’s distinguished guest.

As a reminder, President Tebboune has repeatedly reiterated Algeria’s unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and the struggle of the Palestinian people for the recovery of all their plundered rights.

He further called on the international community to “assume its historic responsibilities for the violation by the Zionist occupation of international legality and its maneuvers to impose the policy of the status quo, with a view to undermining the project of building the sovereign Palestinian state.

President Tebboune urged, in a speech delivered on the sidelines of the celebration, in Algeria, of this International Day, the international community to assume its historic responsibilities towards the practices of Zionist occupation aimed at undermining the building of the sovereign Palestinian state, while reiterating Algeria’s unwavering and firm support for the struggle of Palestinian people to recover their stolen rights.

He stressed, once again, with a well-articulated position, his rejection of all forms of normalization with the Zionist Entity, deploring the four Arab countries’ scrambling to normalize relations.

“We have notice a kind of scramble (a mad rush) towards normalization. This is something we will never participate in, nor bless. Palestine cause is sacred, and we will not give it up,” Algerian President said.

He repeatedly expressed the country’s preparedness to invite all Palestinian groups to a comprehensive meeting in Algeria.

Tebboune’s words were applauded by Palestinians and Algerians alike, who have a long history of intertwined solidarity.

Palestinian factions praised President Tebboune for his government’s strong opposition to any bids aimed at establishing ties with the Zionist Entity, calling on Arab rulers to follow suit and reject all forms of normalization.

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