It happened on July 5 with a solemn celebration at Odeon Cinema in Sofia. H. E. Ms. Latifa Benazza, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Algerian Democratic and People's Republic of Bulgaria,

addressed the representatives of the diplomatic corps, the Algerian Diaspora in our country and the friends of Algeria with a speech recalling facts from the history of the Algerian war and the tremendous sacrifices made by the Algerian people to gain their independence after 132 years of colonization.

The celebration of the Independence and Youth Day continued with the screening of the film «Zabana!», directed by Said Ould-Khelifa movie, telling the story of the last days of Ahmed Zabana, one of the thousands of martyrs of the Algerian Revolution and the first of a long list of Algerian militants to be guillotined between 1956 and 1959. A leaflet with information on his life and death was handed out to all invitees.

After the film, the audience was invited to a cocktail party in the foyer.

The photos are provided by the Embassy of the Democratic People's Republic of Algeria.