BEIJING, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping congratulated Abdelaziz Bouteflika Saturday on being re-elected president of Algeria.
China and Algeria enjoy a deep traditional friendship, and have been good friends, good brothers and good partners since the two countries established diplomatic relations 55 years ago, Xi said in a congratulatory message.
The two countries announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership in February, which showed the high level of China-Algeria ties and created broader prospects for the development of bilateral relations, Xi said.
"I attach great importance to the development of China-Algeria ties and am ready to make joint efforts with President Bouteflika to consolidate and advance the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership and bring benefit to the two countries and two peoples," Xi said.
Bouteflika won his fourth term as president with more than 80 percent of the vote, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announced on Friday.
[Photos]Bouteflika wins Algeria's presidential vote
Bouteflika wins Algeria's presidential vote
ALGIERS, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Algeria's incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term with more than 80 percent of the votes, Interior Minister Tayeb Belaiz announced on Friday.
The 77-year-old ailing president, who has made rare public appearance after a minor stroke last year, was widely expected to win the re-election with the support of the military and the ruling Front de Liberation Nationale party.Full story
Profile: Algeria's president-elect Abdelaziz Bouteflika
ALGIERS, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Abdelaziz Bouteflika was endorsed for a fourth term as president of Algeria after winning more than 80 percent of Thursday's presidential polls.
The following is a brief introduction to the president-elect.Full story