ALGIERS-On the occasion of the double anniversary of the creation of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) and the nationalization of hydrocarbons, President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Monday reiterated his commitment of Algerians “to build a new strong Republic with neither corruption nor hatred.”
“In 1956, the workers united against colonialism through the creation of the historic union UGTA under the leadership of Shaheed (war veteran) Aissat Idir. In 1971, Leader Houari Boumediene addressed the challenge of recovering sovereignty over our hydrocarbons. Today, I reiterate my commitment to hasten the building of a new strong Republic with neither corruption nor hatred,” President Tebboune wrote on his Facebook account.
During a meeting of the Council of Ministers he chaired Sunday, President Tebboune extended his sincere congratulations to the Algerian people, particularly the workers, on the double anniversary of the creation of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) on 24 February 1956 and the nationalization of hydrocarbons on 24 February 1971.
In this respect, Tebboune urged the workers to learn from these two historic events to face current challenges.
He also congratulated workers in the energy sector on the anniversary of the nationalization of hydrocarbons, when a handful of engineers and technicians succeeded in defying foreign companies in February 1971 by taking over the direct management of the production and export of hydrocarbons, thereby strengthening economic independence and freeing it from the monopoly and domination of foreign companies.”
On this occasion, President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune called on all citizens to “be imbued with works ethics with a view to building the new Republic, and boosting the country’s independence from oil rent.”