Q: How would you respond to remarks by the Algerian ambassador to France, who says it would be unacceptable for Algeria ? which has the largest foreign community in France, with 18 consulates ? not to use its leverage to intervene not only in Algerian politics, but also in French politics?
A: Last week the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs reaffirmed France's deep commitment to respecting Algerian sovereignty. It goes without saying that we also expect all of our partners to respect our sovereignty as well.