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Will Tunisia, Algeria relations recover through land border reopening?

Several issues, including gas and the dispute over the Western Sahara, continue to linger over the tense Algerian-Tunisian relations, despite the reopening of the land borders between the two countries.
Tunisia's President Kais Saied (C-R) receives Algeria's President Abdelmajid Tebboune (C-L) as the latter arrives at Tunis-Carthage International Airport, Tunis, Tunisia, Dec. 15, 2021.

Tunisia’s President Kais Saied’s recent visit to Algeria has seemingly succeeded in breaking the stalemate that has plagued the relations between the neighboring countries and sparked widespread speculations.

On July 5, Saied headed to Algiers upon an invitation from his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune to attend the celebrations marking the 60th anniversary of Algeria’s independence from France. 

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