TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi congratulated the Algerian people and government on successfully holding the recent presidential election in the North African country.

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In a statement on Monday night, Mousavi described Algeria’s presidential election as an important stride toward “realization of democracy, development, and prosperity in a calm atmosphere”.

The Iranian spokesman further expressed hope that Tehran-Algiers relations would develop and deepen during the term of Algeria’s new president.

Algeria’s former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune won the presidential election on Thursday with 58.15 percent of the votes, according to local media.

Tebboune served as housing minister and briefly as premier under the two-decade rule of Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned after mass protests in April.

According to Algerian authorities, 40 percent of eligible voters participated in the election.