French historian Benjamin Stora has denied being appointed by the French President to be a part of a joint fee Algerian-French. A fee presupposed to do memorial work, as Abdelmadjid Tebboune introduced in his interview with the French newspaper Le Level. Benjamain Stora mentioned on July 16, in a response to this query on his Fb web page, that there have been no joint commissions on this sense.
The French historian was categorical in response to the query of whether or not he was going to contribute with Algerian historians to a typical writing of the historical past of colonization. He defined that his contribution have been “private notes of reflections which I need to submit quickly, on the request of the french presidency, on colonization and the Algerian battle of independence ”. Benjamin stora states: “There’s due to this fact, to my information, no joint fee of historians on these questions of historical past arrange by the states”.
This response from the historian thus contradicts the assertions of Abdelmadjid Tebboune. The latter had indicated to the French newspaper Le Level that, when he telephone interview, Thursday July 9, with the French President Emmanuel Macron, they’d agreed to designate two personalities to work on the query of reminiscence. Tebboune revealed that historian Benjamin Stora would co-chair the fee charged with finishing up this “memorial work”.
He mentioned he had agreed to have the historian signify the France on this fee. On the Algerian facet, the top of state burdened that theAlgeria would appoint his Algerian counterpart inside 72 hours. An appointment which has not but taken place, though greater than 72 hours have handed for the reason that announcement.
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