Remebrance ceremony at the Christian Cemetery in Bologhine, Algiers

Reference Number:  , Press Release Issue Date: Nov 04, 2019

On 2 November, the Consul of Malta in Algiers Mr. Ivan Vassallo and the external Consultant for TradeMalta Mr Mahfoud Dhorban have participated to an inter-faith remembrance ceremony officiated by the Rector of the Basilica of Notre Dame d’Afrique at the Christian cemetery of St. Eugène at Bologhine which also houses a small jewish cemetery. On this occasion the Consul had the opportunity to visit the tombs of the Maltese late 19th century and early 20th century diaspora in Algiers.

Among those present at the ceremony there were also a few descendants of some of the Maltese buried in the same cemetery, most of these now live in France. From time to time they visit this cemetery and had the opportunity to discuss with the Consul on their links with Malta and Algeria.