The return of Algeria’s ambassador to Paris was conditional on France showing it fully respects the North African country said Algerian President Abelmadjid Tebboune, Ennahar TV reported on Sunday.
“France should forget that Algeria was once a colony,” said Tebboune who was speaking in a regular meeting with representatives of the local media.
Over comments attributed to French President Emmanuel Macron in the newspaper Le Monde that Algeria’s rulers had rewritten the history of its colonisation based on “a hatred of France” Algeria last week recalled it’s ambassador to Paris.
The following day, it closed its airspace to French military planes, according to France’s military.
French President Emmanuel Macron said last week that he hoped diplomatic tensions with Algeria would soon ease, adding in an interview with France Inter Radio that he had “very cordial” relations with Algeria’s President.