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Tightening procedures for granting visas to Algerians: Ministry of Foreign Affairs summons French ambassador in Algeria

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad summoned, today, Wednesday, the French ambassador to Algeria “to inform him of an official protest from the Algerian government against the background of a unilateral decision by the French government that affects the quality and smoothness of the movement of Algerian nationals towards France,” according to a press release of the ministry.

The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad affirmed that “this decision, which came without prior consultation with the Algerian side, included unacceptable behavior through the media uproar that accompanied it, which caused confusion and ambiguity regarding its motives and the scope of its application.”

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs indicated that the Secretary-General of the Ministry, “Mr. Rachid Chakib Kaid, highlighted the central position of the human element in the Algerian-French relationship, stressing the need for a balanced and transparent management in accordance with bilateral and international legal instruments for the phenomenon of the movement of persons.”

He also explained that “Algeria deplores this regrettable act, which exposes fragility and suspicion to a sensitive area of ​​cooperation, an area that requires trust and respect for the dignity of persons and the commitments adopted by the two governments.”

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