Rouhani felicitates Algeria on National Day

TEHRAN, Nov. 01 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to President Abdelaziz Bouteflika of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, on the occasion of the country’s Revolution Day on November 1.

In his message, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as well as the Algerian nation as they celebrate the 65th anniversary of Algeria’s Revolution Day on November 1.

President Rouhani expressed hope that through the resolve of the two countries' senior officials and with the use of existing capacities, the relations between Tehran and Algiers would continue to expand and strengthen in all areas.

Rouhani also prayed for President Bouteflika’s continued health and success, as well as the Algerian nation’s felicity and prosperity.

This national holiday, also known as Revolution Day, commemorates the day in 1954 when Algerians began their revolution against the French, who had ruled since 1830. Huge crowds of people celebrate in the capital city of Algiers on the Mediterranean coast.

The Algerian War of Independence ended in 1962 when French President Charles De Gaulle pronounced Algeria an independent country on 5 July.

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