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President Macron revealed the «re-engagement of Algeria» in the Sahel not Morocco

President Emmanuel Macron and President Abdelmajid Tebboune. / DR
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On Sunday, Algeria slammed Morocco over reports on the deployment of its soldiers to the Sahel to support the French military intervention. However, in the Kingdom, no official voice was behind this announcement. In fact, the French president revealed the news himself, during a press briefing he hosted on Wednesday after the N'Djamena summit.

During this meeting held in the Chadian capital on February 15 and 16, Emmanuel Macron declared : «We had confirmation for an Algerian and Moroccan re-engagement. I welcome this because it is important for the stability of the region».

These revelations did not elicit any official reaction from the Algerian Ministry of Defense or the General Staff. Only newspapers close to the generals criticized the Kingdom's invitation to the N'Djamena summit, arguing that it «does not maintain borders with the Sahel».

Immediately after the Sunday February 21 statement against Morocco, Abdelmadjid Tebboune chaired «a meeting of the High Security Council devoted to the assessment of the general situation in country», in the presence of General Said Chengriha, reports APS.

For the record, the French president had, at the end of January, a phone call with Abdelmadjid Tebboune and King Mohammed VI.

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