“There will inevitably be other tensions, but my duty is to make this work progress” from memory, estimated the President of the Republic in an interview with France Inter.
“My wish is for there to be appeasement because I think it’s better to talk to each other and move on”, Emmanuel Macron said on France Inter Tuesday, October 5, concerning the tensions with Algeria. The Algerian authorities recalled their ambassador to France after remarks reported and attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron, believing that after its independence in 1962, Algeria was built on “a memorial rent”, maintained by “the politico-military system.”
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“When the question was put to me, about the reception of Benjamin Stora’s reports in Algeria, I was obliged to tell the truth”, said the president [extrait à 19’23], concerning the memory work undertaken by France and being the subject of criticism from Algeria. “We say things to each other that are not pleasant”, recognized the president, for France and for Algeria. “There are undoubtedly disagreements”, he continued while claiming to have “the greatest respect for the Algerian people” and “cordial relations with President Abdelmadjid Tebboune”. “But I think we have too many of our compatriots whose history is intertwined with Algeria to act as if nothing had happened”, estimated Emmanuel Macron.
– France Inter (@franceinter) October 5, 2021
The president considered what is happening today as “a tension” who is “the replica of what we had known in the spring of 2020”. Last year, Algeria had already recalled its ambassador after a report on the pro-democracy protest movement Hirak. “There will inevitably be other tensions, but my duty is to make this work progress”, he said, “to allow all memories [de la guerre d’Algérie] to cohabit “. “We owe it to our youth and to so many millions of our fellow citizens”, said the president. “Our inability to face this history in all its parts has become the matrix of many of our problems in our relationship with the continent.” African, according to Emmanuel Macron.