Algeria, France sign joint declaration on “renewed partnership”

Algeria, France sign joint declaration on "renewed partnership"

 

Algeria and France have signed a joint declaration for a “renewed partnership” at the end of the three-day visit of French President Emmanuel Macron.

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Abdelmadjid Tebboune, the president of Algeria, and Macron signed the agreement during a ceremony at the Algiers International Airport.

Algeria, France sign joint declaration on "renewed partnership" Algeria, France sign joint declaration on "renewed partnership"

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Recently, the two countries were involved in a diplomatic row over the memory of the war in Algeria.

At the ceremony, Tebboune said Macron’s visit was “excellent, necessary and useful for the bilateral relationships.”

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During his visit, the two countries signed five cooperation agreements in pharmaceuticals, scientific research, sports, and other fields, in addition to an agreement between the two governments to establish a “permanent partnership” in higher education and scientific research.

They also agreed to establish a joint commission of historians to settle “the memory issue,” which referred to the 132-year French colonial rule before Algeria won the eight-year independence war in 1962.

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The French president’s visit was aimed at easing the strained ties and boosting cooperation after the two countries ended a month-long diplomatic rift in December last year.

For Algeria, France plays a role in dealing with the growing insecurity in the Sahel region as well as growing tensions with neighbouring Morocco.

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