ALGIERS – Friday, 18 March 2022 (APS) – The ministry of Foreign Affairs held Thursday a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the Victory Day (19 March 1962), chaired by the minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, in the presence of government members, mujahideen (national liberation war veterans) and diplomats.

A wreath of flowers was laid at the commemorative stele of this historical event before the recitation of Al Fatiha, the first chapter of the Holy Qur’an, in tribute to the memory of the martyrs of the Glorious Revolution (1954-1962).

During the ceremony held at the headquarters of the ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, the advisor of president of the Republic for Archives and National Memory, Abdelmadjid Chikhi said the Evian document was an implementation of “the principles and goals set in the Proclamation of 1 November 1954, namely the recovery of national sovereignty, territorial integrity and unity of the Algerian people.”

“The mission entrusted to the leaders, at that time, under the conduct of Krim Belkacem had been fully accomplished.”

The director general of Communication, Information and Documentation at the ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdelhamid Abdaoui, said the date of 19 March 1962 was a “starting point for a new era after great sacrifices followed by difficult negotiations that culminated in the signing of the Evian Accords, between the Provisional Government of the Republic of Algeria and French occupation on 18 March 1962.”