Algeria says envoy's return depends on French respect for Algeria -Ennahar TV


FILE PHOTO: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune arrives for the opening of the 33rd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and the Government of the African Union (AU) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, February 9, 2020. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

CAIRO (Reuters) - Algerian President Abelmadjid Tebboune said the return of the North African country's ambassador to Paris was conditional on France showing it fully respects Algeria, Ennahar TV reported on Sunday.

Algeria recalled its envoy to Paris last week, citing comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron in the newspaper Le Monde that Algeria's rulers had rewritten the history of its colonisation based on "a hatred of France".

The following day, Algeria closed its airspace to French military planes, according to France's military.

"France should forget that Algeria was once a colony," said Tebboune who was speaking in a regular meeting with representatives of the local media.

French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that he hoped diplomatic tensions with Algeria would soon ease, adding in an interview with France Inter Radio that he had "very cordial" relations with Algeria's President.

(Reporting by Omar Fahmy; Writing by Ahmad Elhamy; Editing by Hugh Lawson, William Maclean)

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In World

Indonesia charges 8 Papuan students with treason over 'independence' march
Pope calls for healing in split Cyprus, Orthodox archbishop attacks Turkey
Food delivery, ride apps to pay billions more in EU plan
Large scale Russian offensive possible in January, Ukraine says
Cyprus police arrest man with knife at entrance to Pope mass venue
Cementing ties, UAE buys 80 French-made Rafale warplanes
Belarus migrant crisis disrupts goods supplies to Russia
UAE and France sign deal for 80 Rafale fighter jets
Taliban release decree saying women must consent to marriage
Lukashenko says Belarusian economy is under unprecedented external pressure

Others Also Read


Vouchers