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Does Algeria have English instead of French on its tickets, as Mélenchon laments?

Does Algeria have English instead of French on its tickets, as Mélenchon laments?

Two thousand dinars. The denomination of the two thousand Algerian dinar note, written in English for the first time, has outraged many internet users since Wednesday morning. On his Twitter account, the rebel leader of France Jean-Luc Mélenchon He also went there in his study: ” It is an Algerian banknote. There is no common language anymore. sadness Macron Bourne (sic) failed at everything and everything. The Tribune mentions here the recent visits of the President and the Prime Minister to Algiers.

The problem: Algerian banknotes have not been marked in French for decades. This is all from the Turkish Anadolu news agency, which was published on November 2. ” The new 2000 dinar note has English instead of French Explain Media affiliated with the government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.Instead of “two thousand dinars” found on the old banknotes, the new banknote reads “two thousand dinars” in English. »

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The truth is more complicated. Until the mid-1970s, French was already written on the two thousand Algerian dinar note. Evian, a decree of the Algerian Ministry of National Economy, specifies notes written in French on the back of banknotes, such as the nominal value and figures in letters, “Central Bank of Algeria” and signatures. The reverse side of the currency note has words in Arabic. About ten years later, in 1977, Arabic definitively replaced all references in French on a new series of banknotes. Currently circulating Algerian dinar banknotes are no longer denominated in French.

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On the other hand, this is the first time that Algeria has written English on its banknotes. This new version of the 2000 dinar banknote, which has been in circulation since today, was produced to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of Algerian independence and host the Arab Summit.