Macron seeks 'new relationship' with former colony Algeria
Macron seeks ‘new relationship’ with former colony Algeria
Aomar Ouali, Associated Press
Updated 11:25 am, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that he hopes to “open a new chapter” in his country’s relationship with Algeria, one of its former colonies in Africa, by boosting security and economic cooperation.
After arriving in Algiers for a one-day visit, Macron laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Memorial, a monument commemorating the Algeria’s eight years of war with France that resulted in the country gaining independence in 1962 after 132 years under colonial rule.
“It’s also a new chapter with this new Algerian generation who probably looks at France in a different way, who must also look at the promises of its own country and go and conquer a future which is not completely bright,” Macron said while exchanging a few words and shaking hands with many young Algerians during a walk in the center of the capital city.
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