Vietnamese embassy commemorates Algerian journalists

Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Nguyen Thanh Vinh and representatives of other Vietnamese agencies in the country on March 8 paid floral tribute to 15 Algerian journalists and technicians who died in a plane crash in Vietnam in 1974.

The Algerian journalists and technicians, together with nine Vietnamese journalists and three crew members, were accompanying the then President of Algeria Houari Boumediene on a Vietnam visit, when their plane went down in Hanoi’s suburban district of Soc Son on March 8, 1974.

A memorial stele for the victims was built on a road named “Journalists of Vietnam, March 8, 1974” in Hydra district, Algiers.

A monument was also inaugurated in Soc Son in October 2000 during the visit to Vietnam by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in memory of the journalists and technicians.

Source: Vietnam News Agency