The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad summoned the French Ambassador to Algeria this Wednesday, September 29, to notify him of an official protest from the Algerian government, ” after the unilateral decision taken by the French government which harmed the quality and the smooth running of the Algerian movement “.
According to a statement from the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the decision to restrict the granting of visas for Algerian nationals “ was taken without prior consultation with the Algerian party, which calls into question its reasons and its antecedents “.
Likewise, the press release underlined “ the importance of the human element in the Algerian-French relationship “, And insisted on” the need for a balanced and transparent administration in accordance with bilateral and global agreements governing the movement of persons “.
Algeria expressed its regret at this decision, which, according to it, “ does not take into account the cooperation between the two countries nor the respect for human dignity and the commitments made by the two governments “.
It should be recalled that the spokesperson for the French government, Gabriel Attal, had announced that his country had decided to tighten the conditions for granting entry visas to nationals of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, due to the refusal of these countries to issue consular permits to return their citizens who are in France illegally.