About 3 months after his summons, Algeria announces the return of its ambassador to Paris
Today, Wednesday, Algeria announced the return of its ambassador to France, Antar Daoud, to the exercise of his duties, starting next Thursday, nearly three months after he was summoned for consultations in protest against statements by President Emmanuel Macron, which were described as insulting to the Algerians.
A brief statement by the Algerian presidency stated that the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, received Ambassador Daoud, who will return to continue performing his duties in Paris, starting tomorrow.
The Algerian presidency had announced in early October that Daoud had been summoned for consultations, following statements reported by Le Monde newspaper about the French president asking “whether there was an Algerian nation before French colonialism.”
Macron accused the Algerian regime of investing in “memory proceeds” and developing a rancor towards France.
Tebboune decided to ban the flights of French military aircraft operating in the African coast within the Barkhane force, in Algerian airspace, a decision that has not yet been announced.
On December 10, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian made a surprise visit to Algeria, which was described as an attempt to resolve the crisis between the two countries.
Tebboune hinted at the end of last November, in an interview with local media, the possibility of resuming relations with Paris, but according to new determinants.