Macron in Algeria from 25 to 27 August to relaunch relations

(ANSA) – PARIS, AUGUST 20 – French President Emmanuel Macron will be visiting Algeria from 25 to 27 August to relaunch the partnership between the two countries after a period of crisis. The Elysée announced it.

“This trip will help deepen bilateral relations looking to the future to strengthen Franco-Algerian cooperation in the face of regional issues and to continue work on issues of the past,” said the French presidency at the end of a telephone conversation between Macron and the his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune. Franco-Algerian ties went into crisis at the end of last year, after rumors that Macron had questioned the existence of Algeria before French colonization, accusing its “politico-military system” of rewriting history and foment “hatred of France”.

In response, Algeria withdrew its ambassador from Paris, but the two sides appear to have mended relations. The North African country gained independence from France after an eight-year war that ended with the signing of the Évian Accords in March 1962. On July 5 of the same year, a few days after 99.72% of the population voted for the independence in a referendum, French colonial rule officially ended. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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