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President of the Republic: Freedom of expression has nothing to do with insults and attempts to bring the state to its knees

The President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, affirmed, today, Tuesday, that “political commentary and freedom of expression are guaranteed, but politely,” noting that there is no connection between them and insults  and “attempts to bring the state to its knees by twisted means.”

In a speech given at the headquarters of the Ministry of National Defense (MDN) and broadcast by videoconference to all the commands of the forces, military regions, major units and higher education institutions, the President of the Republic underlined that “the political commentary and freedom of speech were guaranteed, but within the framework of respect, as these have no relation to invective, the spreading of lies and attempts to bend the state through twisted methods”.

Assuring that Algeria had succeeded in building “probable” constitutional institutions by keeping dirty money away and allowing a new generation of young people to participate in it, the Head of State affirmed that this approach had disturbed many parts.

An approach, continues President Tebboune, to which is added Algeria’s non-recourse to external debt which could “mortgag our sovereignty, the freedom of our decisions and our freedom to defend just causes in the world, at the head of which are Western Sahara and Palestine”.

“I will not stop repeating it… No democracy is possible in a weak State, a weakness which favors anarchy and concessions on principles”, added the Head of State.

On the economic side, President Tebboune recalled that young Algerians have created nearly “10,000 micro-enterprises in 2021”, qualifying this youth as “a generation of companies that knows neither overbilling nor corruption”.

President Tebboune concludes that Algeria “is moving towards a new economic system based on own capital”.

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