President of the French Republic, Mr. Emmanuel Macron, paid a visit to Djamaâ El-Djazair in El Mohmmadia (Algiers) on Friday afternoon.
During his visit, Mr. Macron and his delegation were accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, the Minister of Housing, Urban Planning and the City, Mohamed Tarek Belaribi, the Minister of Religious Affairs and Wakfs, Youcef Belmehdi, and the rector of Djamaâ El-Djazair with the rank of minister, Cheikh Mohamed Maâmoun Al Kacimi Al Hoceini.
The French President contemplated this religious, cultural and scientific edifice, listening to the explanations provided by those responsible for this mosque, the largest in Africa and the third largest in the world, after the Al-Haram mosque in Mecca and the Al-Nabawi Mosque in Medina.
At the end of this visit, symbolic gifts were given to the French Head of State and his delegation.
In the morning, Mr. Macron went to the European cemetery of Bologhine (ex-Saint-Eugène) in Algiers.
Then, he met, at the Palace of Culture, young Algerian entrepreneurs, in the presence of Mr. Lamamra, the Minister of Culture and Arts, Soraya Mouloudji and the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister in charge of the economy of the knowledge and startups, Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid.
During this second day of this visit, the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Minister of National Defense, chaired with his French counterpart, a meeting of the heads of the security services of the two countries.
After Djamaâ El-Djazair, the French President went to Oran as part of his three-day visit to Algeria, which began on Thursday at the head of a delegation.
On his arrival at the Houari-Boumediene international airport, he was welcomed by President Tebboune, in the presence of senior State officials and members of the Government.