Morocco’s King expresses sincere feelings of compassion following death of Abdelaziz Bouteflika

King Mohammed VI has expressed his condolences and sincere feelings of compassion following the death of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in messages he sent to the Algerian Head of State and to the family members of the former President who passed away Friday evening.

In his message to the Algerian President, King Mohammed VI said he learned the news of the death of Bouteflika with “deep sorrow and deep emotion,” and expressed in these painful circumstances to the Algerian President, the family of the deceased and the brotherly Algerian people his heartfelt condolences and sincere feelings of compassion.

The Sovereign also recalled in his message the particular ties that bound the former Algerian President to Morocco, during his childhood and schooling in the city of Oujda (where he was born in 1937) as well as during the fight for the independence of Algeria.

“History retains that the late Bouteflika marked an important stage in the modern history of Algeria,” the royal message added, reiterating the Sovereign’s deep feelings of compassion.

King Mohammed VI also sent a message of condolences and compassion to the family of the former Algerian President, where he expressed to the family members, all their relatives and friends, his heartfelt condolences and his sincere feelings of compassion following this painful loss.

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