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Tebboune recalls his ambassador to France

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday ordered the recall to consultations of the Algerian ambassador to France, Said Moussi, with immediate effect.

The idyll between France and Algeria hangs by a thread, and the new reply from Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune shows the extent of the difficult and conflicting relations between the two countries.

In a press release from the Algerian presidency, Abdelmadjid Tebboune officially protested against the exfiltration of activist Amira Bouraoui from Tunis.

“Following the official note by which Algeria strongly protested against the clandestine and illegal exfiltration of an Algerian national whose physical presence on the national territory is prescribed by the Algerian justice, the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune ordered the recall in consultations of the Ambassador of Algeria in France, Said Moussi, with immediate effect”, indicated an aggressive and irritated press release.

The Franco-Algerian activist managed to leave Algeria via Tunis thanks to the help of the French Embassy and this rescue, in the midst of a human rights crisis and the hunt for journalists and the muzzling of the press in Algeria, has angered Algeria in what it sees as interference in its affairs.

Amira Bouraoui, doctor by profession, opponent and host recently on Radio M, a radio whose Algerian regime has declared the “killing” by throwing its director, Ihsane El Kadi in prison since last December. Arrested Friday in Tunis, the opponent was able to get away with it Monday evening on a flight from Tunis to Lyon.

Earlier, the Algerian Foreign Ministry expressed its “firm condemnation” to the French Embassy of what it calls a “violation of national sovereignty by diplomatic, consular and security personnel under the French State “.

The Algerian ministry went further by affirming that it is “inadmissible” and “unspeakable” to see the French State participating “in a clandestine and illegal operation of exfiltration of an Algerian national”, while adding that this development which causes great damage to Algerian-French relations.



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