Algeria recalls its ambassador to France “for consultations”

Algeria decided, Saturday, October 2, to recall “For consultations” its ambassador to France, announced on public television, quoting an official statement from the Algerian presidency and specifying that another explanatory statement would follow.

“Algeria recalls its ambassador to Paris for consultations and a press release will be issued on the subject”, the television reported, showing a short text in Arabic from the Algerian presidency on the screen.

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A precedent in May 2020

Following this announcement, the local media evoked on Saturday the article published the same day in The world recounting a meeting, Thursday, between the French president and descendants of protagonists of the Algerian war, intended to appease “This memory wound”. Emmanuel Macron believes that after its independence in 1962 Algeria was built on “A memorial rent”, maintained by “The politico-military system”. He also mentions “An official story”, according to him, “Totally rewritten” who “Does not rely on truths” but on “A speech based on a hatred of France”.

Relations between Paris and Algiers were already strained before this Saturday. On Wednesday, the French ambassador to Algiers, François Gouyette, was summoned to the Algerian foreign ministry to be notified “A formal government protest” after the decision of Paris to halve the visas granted to Algerians wishing to go to France.

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This is the second time that Algiers has summoned its ambassador to Paris since May 2020. At the time, the ambassador, Salah Lebdioui, had been the subject of a recall ” immediate “ after the broadcast of a documentary on the Hirak pro-democracy protest movement, broadcast on France 5 and The Parliamentary Channel.

The World with AFP