Libya file will be on Macron's agenda during upcoming Algeria visit

Alwasat - Cairo Sat 20 Aug 2022, 06:56 PM
alwasat radio

French President Emmanuel Macron will start a visit to Algeria on August 25, his first since the election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Macron's agenda will attempt to achieve understandings on regional issues, especially the Libya file and the redeployment of Barkhane forces in the Sahel.

Macron will spend three days in Algeria, preceded by his special advisor on North Africa and the Middle East, Patrick Durel, to prepare for the visit. He will be accompanied by the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna.

Macron's visit will be an opportunity to discuss African issues such as Libya, which "faces an unprecedented political blockage", the African Sahel region, or even Mali, with which Algeria maintains good relations said French newspaper Le Journal de l'Afrique.

The paper added "Algeria also quickly put itself at the center of the energy battle, as Europe gradually turned to it to compensate for its inability to provide what it needed in light of the weak Russian supplies".

Related Topics