ALGIERS – Wednesday, 27 December 2023 (APS) – The National Institute for Global Strategic Studies (INESG) held on Wednesday in Algiers a conference to mark the 45th anniversary of the death of President Houari Boumediene, with the participation of university lecturers, specialists, members of the People’s National Assembly (APN) and representatives of various security bodies.

During the conference, Director General of the INESG, Abdelaziz Medjahed, highlighted the rich militant career of the late President Houari Boumediène, saying that “the personality of the late President and his notable presence in international forums enabled him to impose respect for his principles at both national and international level, particularly in view of his unwavering positions regarding oppressed peoples and their struggle for liberation”.

For his part, Colonel Mustapha Merah of the Directorate of Information and Communication at the General Staff of the People’s National Army (ANP), paid tribute in his speech to the qualities of the late President, describing him as “a loyal man to Algeria,” while recalling the main stages of his career as a militant and commander in the National Liberation Army (ALN) and the outstanding features of his personality which enabled him to occupy several positions, in particular at the head of the General Staff of the ALN, which later formed the core of the ANP following independence.

He also recalled Boumediene’s interest in military training and his role in creating military schools such as the Revolutionary Cadet School (now known as the Cadets of the Nation).

The commemoration of the death of former President Boumediene “allows us to link the rich history of this exceptional personality with the new Algeria, which is moving forward along the same path adopted by the late President Boumediene, in order to build a new Algeria, strong and sovereign in all areas,” said Colonel Merah.

In this regard, he recalled “the historic operation led by President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to recover the skulls of Shuhadas of the National Resistance in July 2020, following the example of the late President Houari Boumediene, who recovered the remains of the founder of the Algerian state, Emir Abdelkader, in 1966.”