Algiers asked Paris to participate in the “repair” of the old atomic test site in southern Algeria.
So far, France’s responsibility for nuclear tests in sub-Saharan regions has been limited to a certain degree of diplomatic discretion between the two countries, and they have gradually gained the upper hand in bilateral French-Algeria relations.François Lecointre, Chief of Staff of the French Army, visited Algiers on Thursday, April 8, which provided an opportunity for Algerians “seek” in public “stand by” The “repair” of the Reggane and In-Ekker sites in Paris, France conducted 17 nuclear tests between 1960 and 1966-that is, before and after Algeria’s independence in 1962. The health and environmental lawsuits have never stopped after the former Sahara Atomic Base, which has contributed to the malaise of memories on both sides of the Mediterranean.
General Lecointre’s visit was the first visit by a French army chief to Algiers since 2014-even though the Chief of Staff of the Army regularly travels to Algiers. It is planned to prepare an important political meeting in the specific field of military cooperation. This political meeting is scheduled to visit the Algerian capital on Sunday, April 11, accompanied by Prime Minister Jean Castex (Jean Castex) and four ministers. And announced.But turning the corner, the meeting is “Postponed to a later date”, Matignon (Matignon) announced the service on Thursday night, which caused “The Covid-19 Epidemic”. In fact, there was a disagreement between the two parties over the form of ambitious visits Algerians had hoped.
The presence of General Lecointre in Algiers is even more relieved, even in France, people tend to relativize symbolic burdens.Algerian Army Chief of Staff Saïd Chanegriha emphasized at this meeting “Huge effort” Awarded by Algeria “In order to achieve stability in the countries of the Mediterranean region”, Through special “Adjust military equipment along the border”, According to comments reported by his official Algerian Press Service (APS). “Algeria has real potential in terms of business matters and interoperability, especially in the fight against terrorism and maritime security.”, Confirmed French military sources familiar with the matter.
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