Thu. Sep 28th, 2023

Analysis by Elias Batirtze

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and Tunisian President Kais Saied have held a phone call to discuss the strong relations between the two nations amidst reports of a rift caused by Algerian political activist Amira Bouraoui’s escape to France via Tunisia. The call comes amid reports of Tunisian President Kais Saied personally authorizing her to leave the country, leading to the rumours of a diplomatic crisis.

However, Algeria’s Minister of Communication Mohamed Bouslimani dismissed the reports and accused the French press of trying to exploit the situation to destabilise Algeria and Tunisia’s relations. In an interview, Bouraoui confirmed that she left Algeria illegally and entered Tunisia without any assistance. The French embassy was unaware of her actions until she was detained in Tunisia by the police.

The phone call between the two leaders aimed to maintain the stable and fraternal relations between the two countries and refute the claims of any crisis between them. The Algerian minister also highlighted that the strong relationship between the two nations will not be affected by the media’s exaggerations and reports that have known goals for the French media that they, along with their planners, do not like to see Algeria taking its sovereign decisions.

The incident has caused alarm and unease in the region, with many people worried about the implications for the future of the two countries’ relations. However, the call between the two leaders has calmed tensions and helped to clarify the situation, showing the strength of the two countries’ bilateral relations.

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