The body of the former minister and diplomat, Mujaheed Djamel Houhou, who passed away at the age of 88, arrived today, Wednesday, at Houari Boumediene International Airport in Algiers.
The ceremony of receiving the body of the deceased, who was draped in the national flag, was attended by the Minister of Mujahideen, Laid Rebigua, along with the family and friends of the deceased.
In a solemn atmosphere, the attendees took a last look at the deceased and recited the Fatiha of the Quran to have mercy on the soul of the deceased, who will be buried tomorrow, Thursday, in Al-Alia cemetery in the capital.
The deceased, who was born in 1934 in the province of Biskra, had joined the ranks of the National Liberation Front in 1956 and was one of the most prominent active members of the General Union of Algerian Muslim Students.
After the announcement of the provisional government of the Republic of Algeria in 1958, he was entrusted with several tasks in Tunisia, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs at that time, Mujaheed Mohamed Lamine Dabaghine.
After independence, the late Djamel Houhou joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to hold the position of ambassador to Canada and then to the Arab Republic of Egypt before being appointed Minister of Health and then Minister of Youth and Sports.