Algeria welcomes French vote on 1961 colonialist ‘crime’


ALGIERS: Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has praised French lawmakers for approving a resolution condemning a deadly 1961 police crackdown on peaceful Algerian protesters as a “positive gesture.”
Speaking on national television Saturday night, Tebboune said “France’s national assembly made a positive gesture by recognizing the crime committed… in 1961.”
“It is a positive move,” in the often strained ties between the two countries, he said.