In Algiers, where he arrived on Thursday August 25 and which he must leave this Saturday August 27 at the end of an “official and friendship visit”, Emmanuel Macron multiplied the statements. On the question of memory, on the visa file, or on the front of economic cooperation. This is the second time that the French head of state has visited Algeria since the start of his first term in 2017. And this trip takes place in a tense context between the two countries.
It aims to put and end to the period of quasi-open diplomatic crisis which raged between Paris and Algiers, in particular after the declarations of the French president who, in September 2021, had accused the “politico-military system” of instrumentalizing a “memorial rent”. Algiers’ anger had been immediate, and the following month Algiers had recalled its ambassador to Paris. The year 2022 has summer marked