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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian today welcomed the return of the Algerian ambassador to Paris after three months of diplomatic crisis, underlining his country’s desire to relaunch the “partnership” with the ‘Algeria..
Le Drian said in an interview with BFM TV and RMC Radio that “this is good news … I am happy that the ambassador is back in Paris … it is very positive”.
The minister added: “We want to relaunch the partnership with Algeria. We have a common history, marked by complexity and suffering. We must overcome this and resume the path of discussion together. “
He stressed that the main files relate to immigration, economy and security issues in the region.
The resumption of dialogue comes on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the Evian ceasefire agreements in Algeria (March 18, 1962), which paved the way for its independence on July 5, 1962..
After three months of absence, the Algerian ambassador, Mohamed Antar Daoud, resumed his functions in Paris yesterday..
On October 2, Algeria recalled its ambassador after statements by French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he said that the Algerian regime had rewritten the history of French colonialism on the basis of “hatred of France”, and Algeria called him “irresponsible”.
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