Time to move on from Algeria's colonial past- French President, Emmanuel Macron

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 13:12

ALGIERS- On Wednesday, President Emmanuel Macron visited Algeria where he pressed for a new chapter in relations and said he would not be held captive by France's colonial past, in remarks published by a local newspaper. 

The French leader is in the capital Algiers for talks with President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and senior officials as he looks to bolster social and trade ties between the countries.

"I know the history, but I am not a hostage of the past. We have a shared memory and we need to accept that, but I want, out of respect for our history, to turn to the future,” Macron told El Watan newspaper.