Bensalah holds discussions with Saharawi acting president Khatri Addouh

Shahid El Hafid (Refugee Camps)- The speaker of the Algerian Council of the Nation (upper house of Parliament), Abdelkader Bensalah, held discussions Friday with Shahid El Hafid (Saharawi refugee camps), with the acting Saharawi president, Khatri Addouh.

Bensalah handed over a message from President of the Republican Abdelaziz Bouteflika to Khatri Addouh.

The audience took place in the presence of Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ramtane Lamamra, Deputy Minister of National Defence, Chief of Army State, Lieutenant General Ahmed Gaid Salah, Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League Abdelkader Messahel and Minister of Mujahideen (liberation war veterans) Tayeb Zitouni.

Earlier, the speaker of the Upper House paid tribute to the memory of the president of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) and secretary general of the Polisario Front, Mohamed Abdelaziz, passed away Tuesday following a long illness. (SPS)