Algerian government plane lands in Geneva as Bouteflika to depart


GENEVA (Reuters) – An Algerian government plane landed at Geneva’s Cointrin airport on Sunday after a source in Algiers said President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to return home after two weeks in the Swiss city’s main hospital.

A Reuters witness saw the Gulfstream executive jet, the one which had brought him to Geneva on Feb. 24, touch down at the airport amid a heavy police presence. There was no immediate sign of any ambulance or cortege carrying the 82-year-old Bouteflika.

Reporting by Tom Miles and Marina Depetris; writing by Stephanie Nebehay; Editing by Janet Lawrence

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