Algeria, France expected to end diplomatic tension

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ALGIERS, March 24 (Xinhua) -- Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Friday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron during a phone conversation that the Algerian ambassador to France will soon rejoin his post, the Algerian Presidency said in a statement. The move would pave the way for warming up the bilateral ties after a diplomatic row.

The ambassador, Said Moussi, was recalled to Algiers for consultations in early February after a Franco-Algerian activist had fled Algeria to France via Tunisia.

Tebboune and Macron discussed the activist during the talks, noting that "the two presidents agreed to strengthen communication between the administrations of the two countries to avoid the recurring of such incidents."

The statement said that the two presidents agreed to boost the bilateral partnership as recommended in the Algiers Declaration signed during Macron's visit to Algeria last August.

The two leaders also discussed the forthcoming visit of Tebboune to France and reviewed several international and regional issues of common interest. Enditem

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