Bouteflika moved to new Paris facility
22 May 2013, 10:18
Paris - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been
transferred to a new facility in Paris to continue his recovery after treatment
in a French military hospital, France's defence ministry said on Tuesday.
Bouteflika, 76, was flown to the Val de Grace hospital in
Paris three weeks ago following a mini-stroke and speculation has been rife
about the state of his health.
In a statement, the French defence ministry confirmed that
the Algerian leader had been hospitalised at his request at Val de Grace on
"Mr Bouteflika is today leaving Val de Grace for
another facility in order to continue his convalescence," the statement
said, without providing further details.
Algerian authorities broke official silence on Bouteflika's
health on Monday, confirming he was recovering in Paris after a mini-stroke and
saying his life was "never in danger".
The secrecy surrounding his treatment in France led many in
Algeria to speculate about the health of the president, who has ruled Algeria
Authorities have denounced "false information"
about his health and insisted Bouteflika has been keeping track of government