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White House Hails French-Algerian Cease-Fire as "Historic Accomplishment"

Mar. 18, 1962 - The White House hailed the French-Algerian cease-fire today as a “historic accomplishment.” In a statement approved by President Kennedy, hope was expressed that the opportunity “will be quickly seized” to carry out the settlement of the Algerian nationalist rebellion. Pierre Salinger, White House press secretary, issued the statement, which said: “The U.S. supports these efforts toward a mutually beneficial solution and welcomes the agreement. It provides a sound basis for a friendly and fruitful relationship between Algeria and France, and it presents an opportunity for Algeria to contribute constructively toward the future.”

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