French News Magazine: “Algeria Invades Africa Diplomatically”
• Since the election of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, Algeria has thrown its diplomatic weight on the African continent, to make up for an absence that lasted nearly 20 years.
• The French news magazine “Jeune Afrique”, in its latest issue, stated that Algeria is now pursuing a bolder diplomatic policy in the continental arena to redress the absence that its opponents exploited during a period of two decades so as to beef up their diplomatic presence on the continent.
It said that African heads of state received President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, during his participation in the 33rd summit of the African Union, in February 2020, with questions about Algeria’s absence throughout these years from the meetings of heads of state and government.
• It added that President Tebboune realized during this meeting the extent of the lack of Algeria’s voice, whether on the African continent or in the rest of the world.
• The magazine justified this, given that the 33rd summit was the first in which an Algerian president has participated since January 2010.
• According to the news magazine, the so-called “Mecca of the Revolutionaries”, (Algeria) which is proud to have launched the process of decolonization in Africa, which was embodied in the not-so-distant past, has actively contributed through its duties to the good offices in settling political crises in both Africa and the Middle East.
• It also affirmed that giving Algeria a strong voice, revitalizing and redeploying its diplomatic apparatus that has stagnated, re-weaving weak relations, defending its interests, and playing leadership roles in the Maghreb and the Sahel are all tasks, issues and projects that Algeria must implement, after years of absence and wasting important continental events.