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Algeria elected president of Geopolitical Group of North Africa in Pan African Parliament

The Algerian Parliament was elected president of the Geopolitical Group of North Africa in Pan-African Parliament (PAP), the Parliament of SADR was elected vice-president of the Group and the Tunisian Parliament was chosen as the group’s rapporteur, said Tuesday the Council of the Nation in a statement.

“As part of the work of the 4th ordinary session of the fifth legislature of the PAP, the North Africa Geopolitical Group met on Tuesday 25 May 2021 to discuss the candidacies presented on behalf of the Group to hold positions in the PAP bodies and commissions,” the same source said.

It was agreed to “nominate a member of the Mauritanian Parliament and another member from Libyan Parliament for the position of Vice-President of the PAP, until the vote is held in plenary”.

At the first meeting of the North African Geopolitical Group, under the presidency of Algeria, the deputy ambassador of the State of Palestine in South Africa was authorised to “seek the support of the Group to enable Palestine to obtain observer status in the PAP”.

The African parliamentarians expressed “their support for the inalienable right of the Palestinian people to the Establishment of their State with Al-Quds as its capital”, the statement said.

It should be noted that the continent is celebrating World Africa Day, coinciding with the creation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on 25 May 1963, an opportunity to organise events aimed at consolidating the connection between the African peoples.

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