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Algerian Minister Ali Aoun's Tunisian Visit and Lebanon's Political Stirring

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Rizwan Shah
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Algerian Minister Ali Aoun's Tunisian Visit and Lebanon's Political Stirring

In a deft political move, Algerian Minister of Industry and Pharmaceutical Production, Ali Aoun, embarked on an official working visit to Tunisia last Thursday, December 7. The announcement was made via the Ministry's official Facebook page, a reflection of the digital age's influence on traditional diplomatic channels.

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Decoding the Diplomatic Dance

The visit is of significant importance in the realm of Algerian-Tunisian relations, marking a new chapter in the mutual cooperation between the two countries. The reasons and outcomes of this visit, however, were not specified in the communication. This leaves room for speculation and analysis on the potential implications and the ripple effects it might have on the larger geopolitical landscape.

(Read Also: France Considers Renegotiation of Franco-Algerian Agreement Amidst Immigration Debates)

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'Ennahar' - An Independent Chronicle

Interestingly, the communication also promoted the independent Algerian daily newspaper, 'Ennahar'. Founded in 2007, the newspaper has made a mark for itself in Algerian journalism. The push for readers to download the 'Ennahar' application indicates a broader shift towards digital media consumption. It's worth noting that this could be a strategic move to expand 'Ennahar's' digital footprint while simultaneously keeping the public informed about the minister's visit.

(Read Also: Erdoğan Praises Algeria’s Staunch Stance on Palestinian Issue)

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Lebanon's Political Landscape - A Kaleidoscope

On a parallel note, the political arena in Lebanon is witnessing a tectonic shift. Former President Michel Aoun's alliance with Hezbollah, once an impregnable fortress, stands on the brink of collapse. This shift has been marked by a series of political stalemates and manipulations, all of which played a part in the election of Aoun as president.

The memoir of Lebanon's parliament Speaker Nabih Berri offers an insightful recount of these intricate political manoeuvres. It details the shift in support from Prime Minister Saad Hariri from former Minister Suleiman Franjieh to Aoun, highlighting the strategic alliances and political chess that led to Aoun's presidency.

The memoir also underscores the subsequent conflicts with influential parliament Speaker Nabi Berri, shedding light on the complex dynamics of Lebanese politics and the long shadows they cast.

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