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French PM prioritizes terrorism during talks with Algeria's President

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<p>The fight against terrorism was at the the heart of the meeting between Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and French Prime Minister Manuel Valls .The subject is a priority for both countries because they have both not been spared terrorist strikes.</p> <p>The French Prime Minister’s visit to Algeria however comes against backdrop of Algeria’s refusal to issues visas to two French journalists in a row over the Panama papers.</p> <p>The two reporters from Le Monde newspapers and television show, the Le Petit Journal, were expected to have covered Vall’s visit, in which economic agreements were expected to be signed.</p> <p>On Sunday the French and Algeria governments at a press conference announced that the two did eventually travel to Algiers </p> <p>“We have chosen to focus our mission to report by coming to Algiers,” they said, but “ we wanted to express our deepest disappointment and emotions regarding this decision ( denial of visas) , contrary to all practices, which aims to gag those media. </p> <p>Following their meeting though the French Prime Minister told reporters that they had chosen to focus on the future of the “strategic relationship” between Paris and Algiers.</p> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">AFP</span></em></strong></p>