The Algerian provisional government today denied an Egyptian radio broadcast which claimed that Algeria has refused to acknowledge Israel’s recognition of the country’s newly-attained sovereignty, according to a dispatch from Algiers today to Le Figaro, an influential French daily.
The Cairo radio had stated that Algeria, “like all Arab nations, considers itself at war with Israel.” But Le Figaro reported that the Algerian Provisional Government of Fremier Benyoussef Ben Khedda has denied the Cairo statement. So far, this denial is the only comment by the Algerian Provisional Government on last Sunday’s announcement that Israel has recognized the independence of Algeria.
French observers, holding that, actually, Algeria has not yet decided on future relations with Israel, expressed the belief today that Algeria and Israel may develop normal relations “eventually.”
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