Buhari commiserates with Algerians over death of Bouteflika
President Muhammadu Buhari has extended condolences to President Abdelmadjid Tebboune of Algeria on the death of the country’s former President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
The President also commiserated with the family of the former President and the Algerian people as they mourn the loss of the remarkable leader who ruled the country for 20 years.
President Buhari noted that Bouteflika, as a veteran in the civil war that led to Algeria’s independence, Foreign Minister, President of the United Nations General Assembly during the 1974–1975 sessions, and political leader, made significant contributions to the development of his country.
On the African front, President Buhari noted that Bouteflika was a true Pan-Africanist whose legacy of securing the Algiers Peace Treaty between Eritrea and Ethiopia and supporting peace efforts in the Africa Great Lakes region will not be forgotten.
The President prayed for the repose of the soul of the departed and comfort for the Algerian people in their period of grief.