An image and a gesture that say how much this trip by Emmanuel Macron to Algeria ends under good auspices. As the French president prepares to leave Algiers this Saturday, August 27 after a three-day trip, Abdelmadjid Tebboune decides to have the French presidential plane escorted par four army Sukhoi Su-30s to the limits of Algerian airspace. In the apparatus which brings back Macron and his strong delegation, it is an understatement to say that this gesture – which constitutes a first in the annals of relations between the two countries – was much appreciated. “And after the signing of the Algiers declaration by the two heads of state, this exceptional gesture of an escort for the plane of the President of the Republic at the end of his visit”, tweets Catherine Colonna, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, who accompanied Emmanuel Macron for this official visit and friendship.
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In l’Airbus which brings him back to Paris, Emmanuel Macron does not hide his satisfaction and his enthusiasm, both for the welcome he received in Algiers and Oran and for the content of the meetings and discussions with Algerian officials, to the applause of his advisers and of the ministers present in the apparatus. “The president is very happy with his trip,” slips a diplomat. “He is relaxed, satisfied and enthusiastic”, abounds one of the guests who took part in the dinner organized Friday evening in Oran and which continued until late in the nuit.