ALGIERS- The active role of Algeria in supporting liberation and decolonization movements in Africa and in the world was highlighted during a conference held, Tuesday, at the headquarters of the National Archives in Algiers.
In this regard, Adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of Archives and National Memory and Director General of the National Archives, Abdelmadjid Chikhi, said that “for the liberation movements in Africa, Algeria has become, at one time, after the recovery of national sovereignty, one of the citadels of free men, revolutionaries and African activists for freedom and liberation from the chains of colonialism.
Just after independence, Algeria “played an important and pioneering role through its solidarity with the liberation movements in the world, becoming the Mecca of African revolutionaries who decided to walk in its footsteps to liberate their countries,” said Chikhi at this conference attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Abdelbaki Benziane and a number of representatives of the diplomatic corps.
Emphasizing that the position of Algeria regarding the causes of liberation in the world “was from the beginning the expression of its loyalty to its unchanging principles and not to be at the service of any party,” the Adviser to the President of the Republic noted that this position “is that of all Algerians without hesitation, based on the principle that what is taken by force can be taken back only by force.
The same official stressed that the Algerian Revolution “has given the world a lesson in morality and in revolutionary thinking of liberation, which has earned him to be called unique in its kind.
On this occasion, a documentary was shown recounting historical facts on the role of Algeria in supporting and accompanying the liberation movements in African countries to wrest their independence, in addition to the material, moral and diplomatic assistance provided to these countries.
For his part, the Moudjahid Mohamed Tahar Abdeslam gave his testimony on the role of Algeria and its diplomacy after independence in supporting the liberation movements in Africa, including hosting their revolutionaries including Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, Joshua Nkomo, Robert Mugabe and Samora Machel.
During this conference, which is part of the festivities celebrating the sixtieth anniversary of the recovery of national sovereignty, the headquarters of the National Archives hosted an exhibition of photographs and documents, which highlights the role of Algeria and its diplomacy in the service of just causes in the world.