Algeria president's health improving -state news agency

by Reuters
Sunday, 28 April 2013 13:32 GMT

ALGIERS, April 28 (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's state of health "is progressing well", his doctor was quoted as saying on Sunday, a day after he was transferred to France for medical tests.

Bouteflika, 76, was taken to Paris Val-de-Grace hospital on Saturday night after what the North African state's official news agency APS described as a "transient ischemic attack", or minor stroke.

"The transient ischemic attack did not last long and the affection is reversible ...," APS quoted his doctor Rachid Bougherbal as saying. "His state of health is progressing well and has suffered no irreversible damage." (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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