#algeria : Against the backdrop of a crisis in bilateral relations, Algeria demands from France “full respect for the Algerian state”, rebuking President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on 10 October in a statement to the Algerian media.
The return of the Algerian ambassador to France “depends on the honor of Algeria, full respect for the Algerian state. We forget that it was once a French colony (…) The first public statement in response to the remarks of the French President .
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“The state stands with all its pillars, its might, the might of its army and its brave people,” continued President Teboune, the supreme head of the armed forces and also the defense minister.
He also underlined, regarding Algerian history and French colonialism, that “we cannot act as if nothing had happened”.
“For the rest, it is their internal affairs,” he said in an allusion to Macron’s critical comments for possible election purposes.
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Macron sparked Algiers’ anger after remarks by French newspaper Le Monde on Saturday, October 2, accusing the Algerian “political-military” system of maintaining “commemorative fare” by serving “official history” to its people. , which “doesn’t count on the truth”.
According to Le Monde, the French president also affirmed that “seeing the creation of Algeria as a nation is an event. Was there an Algerian nation before the French colonization? It is the question (…)”, which in those excerpts Which is one of the most shocking Algerian opinion.
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On 2 October, Algiers decided to “immediately” recall its ambassador to Paris and in fact banned French military aircraft from flying over its territory during the anti-jihadist operation Barkhane in the Sahel.
Last Tuesday, President Macron said he wanted “appeasement” over the memorial theme between France and Algeria, calling for “walking together” and “recognizing all the memories”.
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