Paris – Agencies: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian welcomed Friday the return of the Algerian ambassador to Paris, after three months of diplomatic crisis, stressing his country’s desire to revive the partnership with Algeria.
“This is good news,” Le Drian said in an interview with BFM television and RMC radio. “I am pleased that the ambassador is back in Paris…This is very positive.”
“We want to revive the partnership with Algeria,” he added. We have a common history, marked by complexity and suffering. We must overcome that and resume the path of discussion together.”
He pointed out that the main files related to migration, economic and security issues in the region.
The resumption of dialogue comes on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the conclusion of the Evian ceasefire agreements (March 18, 1962), which paved the way for its independence on July 5, 1962.
After three months of absence, the Algerian ambassador, Mohamed Antar Daoud, resumed his duties in Paris on Thursday. “I am in my office,” he told AFP on Friday, referring to the “declared will of the two heads of state” to ease tensions.