France-Algeria crisis: Tebboune demands from Paris the "full respect for the Algerian state"

President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, here January 21, 2020 in Algiers.

ALGERIA – A possible return of the Algerian ambassador to France, recalled earlier this month in Algiers after critical remarks by President Emmanuel Macron, is “conditioned on total respect for the Algerian state” by Paris, declared this Sunday October 10 Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

The return of the Algerian ambassador to France “is conditioned on respect for Algeria, total respect for the Algerian state”, he specifically declared.

“We forget that it was once a French colony (…) History must not be falsified”, added President Tebboune to Algerian media, in his first public statement in reaction to the words of the French president .

A “politico-military” system

Emmanuel Macron had in particular triggered the anger of Algiers after remarks reported by the newspaper The world accusing the Algerian “politico-military” system of maintaining a “memorial rent” on the conflict by serving its people an “official history” which “is not based on truths”.

Tuesday, October 6, he said he wanted to find a way of “appeasement” in this diplomatic crisis, praising his good relations with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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