On September 20, 2021, President Xi Jinping sent a message of condolence to Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune over the passing of former Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
In his message, Xi Jinping pointed out that Mr. Bouteflika was an outstanding statesman and leader of national liberation movements in Algeria, the Arab world and Africa, and made significant contributions to restoring the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations. During his presidency, Bouteflika made active efforts to develop China-Algeria relations, deepen bilateral friendly cooperation and enhance the friendship between the two countries. With his passing, the Chinese people have lost an old friend. China cherishes the traditional friendship with Algeria, and stands ready to work with the Algerian government and its people to expand and deepen bilateral cooperation in various fields, and continuously advance the development of the China-Algeria comprehensive strategic partnership.