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Macron, Tebboune Discuss Mali, Libya Crises


Fri 28 Aug 2020 | 11:15 AM
Hatem Dwidar

French President Emmanuel Macron discussed, Thursday, with his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune the situation in Mali and Libya.

According to a statement by the Algerian presidency, "President Tebboune received a phone call from Macron, during which they discussed the development of relations between the two countries, and the latest developments in Libya and Mali."

Algeria has wide border areas with Libya and Mali, which are witnessing security tensions and the proliferation of terrorist militias.

Algeria, which sponsored the peace agreement between the Malian government and the rebels in 2015, condemned the military coup that overthrew President Abu Bakr Keita on 18 August, calling for elections and "respect for the constitutional order."

Algeria is trying to sponsor mediation between the conflicting parties in Libya, with which it shares about a thousand kilometers.

The Algerian and French presidents previously exchanged phone calls to break the deadlock that has overwhelmed relations since President Tebboune came to power in December 2019.

Last July, France handed over to Algeria the skulls and bones of 24 Algerian resistance fighters who were killed at the beginning of the French colonialism in 1830, as evidence of the improvement in these relations.