A delegation of women from South Vietnam attended celebrations in Algiers yesterday (Wednesday) for International Women's Day.
A delegation of women from South Vietnam attended celebrations in Algiers yesterday (Wednesday) for International Women's Day. The celebrations included a big gathering of women in the Algiers Majestic Cinema at which the main speaker was Colonel Houari Boumedienne, the leader of the ruling National Liberation Front.
The South Vietnamese women attended the Algiers celebrations as guests of the National Union of Algerian Women. They went first with representatives of their host organisation and other Algerian groups to a cemetery in Algiers to lay a wreath on the grave of Kebaili Ouhiba, a 19-year-old girl killed while fighting French troops in Algiers.
In the afternoon, the two South Vietnamese women attended a big women's rally in the Algiers Majestic Cinema. Speeches were made by the South Vietnamese women as well as members of the Algerian women's organisation and Colonel Boumedienne. The rally was also attended by representatives most of the East European countries, and North Vietnam.