Algeria’s ambassador to France, Mohamed Antar Daoud, has been relieved of his duties, according to information confirmed to Young Africa from diplomatic sources. In post in Paris since October 2020, Antar Daoud will be replaced by Saïd Moussi who held the post of Algerian ambassador to Spain before his recall on March 19, 2021, au day after the diplomatic crisis between Algiers and Madrid. Moussi’s appointment has not been officially confirmed.
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Mohamed Antar Daoud should return to Algiers during the summer and has not yet been appointed to another diplomatic representation abroad. Former charge of economic affairs at the Algerian embassy in Paris, Saïd Moussi served as consul general in the French capital between 2019 and 2021 before being appointed ambassador to Madrid.
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The departure of Antar Daoud confirms how much the post of Algerian ambassador to France remains a sensitive position. In the past nine years, he is the fifth Ambassador to be passed by the large building located at the edge of Parc Monceau.
The upcoming arrival of Saïd Moussi at 20, rue de Lisbon, comes in a context of warming relations between Paris and Algiers after an episode of tension between the two countries, the apex of which was the recall in October 2021 of Antar Daoud for a period of three months.
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Presidents Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Emmanuel Macron, who have good relations, have agreed in principle on a forthcoming visit by the French president to Algeria, at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart. If the date of the trip has not yet been decided, it could take place before September, according to sources French.