"We are all facing financial and economic difficulties. We have decided several measures to cope with this situation and continue the building process by making the required reforms," said the Head of State in a message on the National Press Day, observed on 22 October every year.
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"We are also living in a region affected by crises and conflicts, some of them in our immediate neighbourhood, hence the need for vigilance to preserve the security, stability and integrity of our country," added the President of the Republic.
President Bouteflika underlined that such challenges posed to our people and country "require the mobilization of all citizens, whatever their political views or their social category, because the country's economic development and the preservation of its security and peace would benefit all of us."