French newspaper: Algerian president does not answer calls from Macron

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Thursday 11 November 2021


A French newspaper revealed on Wednesday that French President Emmanuel Macron tried at the beginning of this week to phone his Algerian counterpart, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, but his attempts were unsuccessful.

“Russia Today” quoted the French-language newspaper “l’opinion”, as saying that Macron tried to phone President Tebboune to persuade him to attend the “Paris Conference on Libya” to be held on November 12 in the French capital, but the Algerian president did not answer the calls. French counterpart.

The newspaper pointed out that the French presidency went to the official diplomatic channels by sending the official invitation through the official mail in Algeria after Macron failed to communicate with Tebboune.

The French presidency had announced that it had sent an invitation to Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune to attend Friday’s conference on peace in Libya.

On Wednesday, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra confirmed that President Tebboune will not travel to the French capital, Paris, despite receiving an invitation from his French counterpart, noting that Algeria will participate in the symposium hosted by the French capital on Libya, but without President Tebboune.

French-Algerian relations have been tense during the past weeks, after the publication of statements attributed to Macron, during which he asked, denouncing: “Was there an Algerian nation before French colonialism?”

On Tuesday, Macron expressed his regret at the differences and misunderstandings” with Algeria, and stressed that he had “the greatest respect for the Algerian nation and its history”, in an atmosphere of tension.

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