The celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Algerian Revolution that began on 1 November 1954 is an excellent occasion to assess and to look forward to the country’s future, Algeria’s Ambassador to Hungary, Lounes Magramane, told guests at the National Day celebration last week.
Today Algeria enjoys real political plurality, an active civil society and a vibrant and free press, Ambassador Magramane said. More than 60 political parties are active, in total compliance with the rules of democracy. More than a third of Algerian Members of Parliament are women. Freedom of press, of association, are a lived reality.
Magramane said that since the election of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 1999, deep political and economic reforms have been undertaken. Economic balances have been restored and growth has been revived. Moreover, a massive program of infrastructures and improvement of living conditions of citizens has been implemented.
Algeria and Hungary celebrated in July 2012 the 50th anniversary of establishing diplomatic relations. Magramane said he was delighted by the Hungarian government’s commitment to enhance ties to a higher level, as proved by various initiatives to promote trade and economic ties, and scholarships it offered under the Stipendium Hungaricum program.