ALGIERS – Monday, 08 May 2023 (APS) – The ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad held Monday a ceremony marking the National Memory Day that commemorates the anniversary of the massacres of 8 May 1945, chaired by Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf, in the presence of the ministry’s official and staff.

After laying a wreath at the commemorative stone, reciting Al-Fatiha, the first chapter of the Holy Qur’an, and observing a minute’s silence in tribute to the martyrs of the Revolution of national liberation.

In an address, the acting director general of Communication, Information and Documentation at the ministry, Abdallah Boukemache, said Algeria, out of loyalty to the martyrs who sacrificed themselves to free the fatherland from the French occupation, had established a National Memory Day.

It was “President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s decision to decree May 8th the National Memory Day.”

Boukemache said the president of the Republic “gives a paramount importance to the issue of memory and history, and their protection against falsification,” stressing that “the nation that preserves its history, preserves itself.”