ALGERIA: Algerian President Bouteflika hospitalized in Paris



He arrived under military escort. Suffered a transient ischemic attack Saturday, Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was transferred to Paris to undergo further tests in the military hospital Val de Grace. This slight stroke, caused by a clot that blocks an artery and blocks blood flow, did not leave sequelae.

"Not serious at all"

Shortly after the announcement of his hospitalization, several statements about the health of the Algerian Head of State, in power since 1999, have wanted reassuring. "A few hours ago, the president had a little discomfort and was hospitalized but his condition is not serious at all," said the Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal, during a visit to Bejaia (250 km east of Algiers), he did not cut short.

For his part, the Director of the National Center for Sports Medicine (NMSC), Professor Rachid Bougherbal, said the health of the 76 year old president occasioned "no worries".

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