Abdelkader Mesdoua Is Algeria's New Ambassador To Paris

date 2017/09/03 views 1045 comments 0
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President Abdelaziz Bouteflika appointed Abdelkader Mesdoua as the new ambassador to Paris, to succeed the outgoing ambassador, Ammar Ben Djamae.

Mesdoua, who is the adviser to Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, will take over his duties officially after receiving the approval from the French government, as required by the diplomatic norms.

Echorouk well informed sources said the appointment of Algeria's former ambassador to Nigeria and Serbia in Algeria's most important diplomatic representation abroad comes in the context of preparation for the overall movement in the diplomatic corps. 

Earlier media sources said the appointments could include Rabat, Tunis, Lisbon, London, Geneva, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Pretoria, Doha, Cairo, Abu Dhabi, Prague, Warsaw, Budapest, Zagreb, Canberra and La Haye", which will be announced later, as this movement comes in accordance with the movement that was connected to the judiciary and local administration.

Same sources refer to "the efficiency of diplomat Abdelkader Ben Mesdoua, and his ability to manage difficult files, which enabled him to be a close adviser to the Minister Messahel".

Although the movement in the diplomatic service is normal, but the appointment this time, especially in the French capital Paris has a special advantage, as it will end the vacancy that has hit the most important embassy of Algeria abroad, since more than 8 months ago, I.e after the removal of the former ambassador, Abdelkader Ben Djamea, Who was one of the "victims" of the African Investment Forum that was held at the end of last year, according to the leaks at the time, as Ben Djamea issued visas to enter the territory of Algeria for the members of the French Council of Heads of Institutions, "MEDEF", without consulting the Foreign Ministry, especially as the MEDEF was not invited to the forum, and the concerned insisted on issuing visas at the request of the forum of heads of institutions FCE, and with the continuation of the "scandals" of the forum Ben Djamea was one of those who found themselves in the category of the "hated".

Despite the length of the vacancy, especially in a vital country for Algeria, the Foreign Minister, Abdelkader Messahel, was not "worried" about this unprecedented situation. 

He said a few days ago in a mini-interview with journalists who asked him about this subject: "There is no problem, and the ambassador will be appointed in time ... Do not wait for the appointment of an ambassador after a single decision, as the appointment of ambassadors will be within the framework of a comprehensive movement".

Algeria and Paris have very exceptional relationships, which are still the residues of the colonial past, while France prefers keeping with its approach that carries a lot of selfishness, through calling to look to the future and forget about 132 years of colonialism, while maintaining its presence, especially in the economic sphere in light of the presence of other competitors especially from China.

On this basis, the new ambassador will find himself confronted with many of the "mined files" and his first preparations for President Emmanuel Macaron's visit to Algeria in the future, and the acceleration of French investment in Algeria, as government complained, on the lips of the Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, of the absence of "a French investment in Algeria three years ago", despite the significant advantages of French companies in Algeria, and the disruption of the establishment of Peugeot Citroen in Algeria, and the human dimension in the relationship with France, which has more than 5 million Algerians on its territories.

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