ALGIERS- The former minister and diplomat, the mujahid Djamel Houhou died at the age of 88, said, on Monday, the Ministry of Mujahedeen and Rights Holders.
Born in 1934 in Biskra, the deceased joined the ranks of the National Liberation Front (FLN) in 1956 and was one of the prominent and active members of the General Union of Algerian Muslim Students (UGEMA).
After the proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA) in 1958, several missions were entrusted to him in Tunisia in the company of the Minister of Foreign Affairs at the time, the Moudjahid Mohamed Lamine Debaghine.
In the aftermath of independence, the late Mujahid Djamel Houhou joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to occupy the post of Ambassador to Canada, France and then to the Arab Republic of Egypt before being appointed Minister of Health and then Minister of Youth and Sports.
In this painful ordeal, the Minister of Mujahideen and Rights Holders, Laïd Rebiga presents his sincere condolences and his deep compassion to the family of the deceased, praying Allah the Almighty to surround him with His Holy Mercy and lend patience and comfort to his family and loved ones.