President Bouteflika decorated with Order of Republic of Serbia

APS - 17 May 2016

ALGIERS- President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika was decorated Tuesday, in Algiers, with the Order of the Republic of Serbia by Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic.

The Republic of Serbia decorates President Bouteflika with Serbia’s highest distinction for “his efforts for the development and strengthening of the cooperation and friendship relations between Algeria and Serbia,” said the Serbian President in a written statement read on his behalf following his talks with the head of State.

For his part, President Bouteflika awarded his Serbian counterpart the Medal of the National Order of Merit “El Athir” in recognition of his role in “the promotion of peace, security and stability in the region and the world.”

?“El Athir”?medal is also a tribute to the long-standing relations between the two countries.