French Official Visits Algeria to Return Plundered Ottoman-Era Documents
The secretary general of the French Foreign Ministry is due in Algeria on Saturday on a two-day visit to meet senior government officials, during which he is expected to hand over valuable papers seized in colonial days, reported the official Kuwaiti news agency (KUNA).
An official at the Algerian Foreign Ministry told reporters Friday the French representative would meet his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Jarad, to assess bilateral ties and exchange views on bilateral political issues.
The French official will deliver an archive of documents about the Ottoman era in Algeria, which was seized by France during the occupation of Algeria, which lasted for 130 years from 1830.
He will also sign two agreements, the official said, without specifying in what areas - Albawaba.com