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Since 2017, Emmanuel Macron has favoured relations with Algeria, which is hostile to Morocco. The French president has tried to move closer to Algeria, but in doing so has mainly distanced himself from Morocco. However, this has changed recently, notably with the arrival of Stéphane Séjourné at the head of the French Foreign Ministry. Paris and Rabat are renewing their relations in many areas, incurring the wrath of Algiers.