Algeria – France: Le Drian arrives this Wednesday in Algiers

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the French Republic, Jean-Yves Le Drian, will be visiting Algiers this Wednesday, April 13, 2022. This working visit will mainly discuss bilateral relations between Algiers and Paris as well as current international and regional crises.

According to our sources, the Head of French diplomacy, Jean-Yves Le Drian, is expected this Wednesday, April 13 in Algiers, as part of an official working visit. Indeed, the visit of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs will fundamentally deal with two issues, namely that of bilateral relations between the two countries, as well as that relating to current international and regional crises.

It should be recalled that Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian paid a visit to Algeria last December during which he met the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, and his counterpart, the Head of Algerian diplomacy, Ramtane Lamamra .

On December 8, the French diplomat had hoped that “the dialogue begun would contribute to the revival of relations between Algeria and France”, explaining that his visit “had a double objective”, namely “to renew a relationship of trust between the two countries, marked by respect for each other’s sovereignty, and look to the future to work on reviving the partnership”.

Le Drian returns to the diplomatic crisis between Algiers and Paris

A diplomatic crisis between Algiers and Paris was provoked last October following the skid of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, on the history of Algeria. At the end of this skid, Algeria had summoned its ambassador to France and diplomatic relations experienced tension for more than three months.

Speaker on the French channel BFM-TV last January, the French Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian spoke about his tempestuous relations. “We have had some misunderstandings with the Algerians over the past few months. It has happened before, there have always been difficulties at one time or another, but we have always been able to solve them.he said.

Referring to his meeting with President Tebboune, the French diplomat had indicated that “this meeting had allowed the relaunch of discussions, but above all the easing of tensions between the two countries”.

“I was received at length by President Tebboune. We are in a desire to relaunch the partnership with Algeria. We have a common history made up of complexities and sufferings, we must overcome this and resume together the path of discussions”, he said.

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