Algeria celebrates anniversary of November 1 revolution in Ankara

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The Algerian embassy in the Turkish capital celebrated the 68th anniversary of the November 1 revolution on Tuesday. This revolution marked the beginning of the Algerian War of Independence in 1954.

“On this day, the National Liberation Front proclaimed the revolution and appealed to the Algerian people calling on them to take up arms and regain their freedom and dignity and restore the sovereignty of the Algerian state,” said Ambassador Sofiane Mimouni in his speech. at the reception in Ankara.

“The celebration of this glorious event comes this year at a time when Algeria and Turkey just celebrated last July the 60th anniversary of the establishment of their diplomatic relations,” Mimouni said.

The Ambassador pointed out that the two countries have decided to establish a close relationship in the political field at a time of heightened uncertainty while in the economic field, Algeria and Turkey have established strategic cooperation based on mutual interests. .

“Economic relations between Algeria and Turkey have seen remarkable growth in recent years,” Mimouni added, indicating that bilateral trade volume reached $5 billion in 2021.

Senior officials who attended the event included Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Orhan Atalay, chairman of the Turkish-Algerian Interparliamentary Friendship Group, and Volkan Bozkır, former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

Akar also spoke at the rally, which began with the national anthems of both countries, to commemorate the 68th anniversary of Algeria’s independence, which he hailed as Türkiye’s brother and strategic partner.

According to Akar, cooperation between Turkey and Algeria not only benefits the armed forces of both nations, but also regional peace.

He said cooperation between Algeria and Turkey in the fields of defense and security, defense industry and military education continues, underlining the deep-rooted ties between the two countries and their common history and culture.

Turkey and Algeria signed several new agreements in May to further develop their bilateral relations and strengthen cooperation, with a particular focus on the defense industry.

Bilateral agreements have been signed in various fields, from mining to the environment, including education and culture.

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