Colonization : algeria expects an apology from France - The Point

" We have already received a half-apology. It is necessary to make another (...) We want ", said on Saturday 4 July the president of algeria Abdelmadjid Tebbo

Colonization : algeria expects an apology from France - The Point

" We have already received a half-apology. It is necessary to make another (...) We want ", said on Saturday 4 July the president of algeria Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in an interview to the international channel France 24, about any apologies from France for the colonization of Algeria. "This will allow you to appease the climate and make it more serene to economic relations, to cultural relations, to neighborhood relationships," he continued, recalling that more than 6 million Algerians live in France and that they " can take something out there and here ".

Macron, "as someone very honest,"

France made a strong gesture of appeasement in memory, returning Friday the remains of 24 veterans algerians killed at the beginning of the French colonization in the Nineteenth century. This restitution offers a relaxation in the relations between Algeria and the former colonial power, marked since independence in 1962 by polemics, recurrent and contractions. "I think that with the president Macron, we can go far in appeasement, in the settlement of the problem of memory ", writes the president Tebboune.

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" This is someone very honest, who wants to calm the situation (...) and allow our relationships to find their natural level ", he continued, calling it also " very sincere ", " very clean from the point of view of history." During a visit to Algiers in December 2017, the French president Emmanuel Macron was committed to return the human remains of algerians stored in the Museum of man. In the same year, but prior to his election, he had trained in Algiers, the colonization of Algeria as a " crime against humanity ". The issue of memory remains at the heart of the relationship volatile between France and Algeria, where the perception is that France is not doing enough to end its colonial past.

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Updated Date: 05 July 2020, 03:33

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