Visa reduction: Algeria summons the French ambassador

the essential The French ambassador based in Algeria was summoned by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Algeria is contesting the executive’s decision to reduce the number of visas granted to Algerian nationals.

The Algerian foreign ministry summoned the French ambassador to Algeria on Wednesday to protest against Paris’ decision to reduce the number of visas granted to Algerian nationals, according to an official statement.

The ambassador, François Gouyette, was notified of “a formal protest from the Algerian government following a unilateral decision by the French government affecting the quality and fluidity of the movement of Algerian nationals to France,” the ministry said. in a press release.

A reduction in the number of visas granted

Paris announced on Tuesday the reduction in the number of visas granted to nationals of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia due to the “refusal” of these Maghreb countries to issue the consular passes necessary for the return of immigrants returned from France .

“This decision, which took place without prior consultation with the Algerian party, contains the crippling anomaly of having been the subject of media uproar generating confusion and ambiguity as to its motivations and its scope”, estimated the Algerian ministry.

He also deplored an “unfortunate act which strikes with precariousness and uncertainty a sensitive area of ​​cooperation” between the two countries.

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