Emmanuel Macron has asked for forgiveness, numerous Algerians fought with France when they are about to colonize the country during Algeria’s war for Independence.
President Macron was heckled as he admitted France had failed in its duty to the group – known as the Harkis.
He also said that compensation will be paid to them for fighting for them.
When he was speaking to audience of Harkis and their descendants in Paris, Mr Macron promised legislation on reparations as well as a monument.
“In the name of France, I say to the Harkis and their children in a loud and solemn voice, that the Republic has contracted a debt towards them. To the combatants, I wish to express our gratitude.
“We will not forget. To the abandoned combatants, to their families who suffered the camps, the prison, the denial, I ask forgiveness, we will not forget.”