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Algeria hosts works of eighth high-level symposium on peace and security in Africa

Algeria will host, starting today, Thursday, for three days, the works of the eighth high-level symposium on peace and security in Africa, under the title: “Assisting the new African members of the United Nations Security Council to prepare for addressing issues of peace and security in the African continent,” according to what was stated in a by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad yesterday, Wednesday.

The statement added that this symposium, which will be held in Oran, will feature high-level participation, especially at the ministerial level, of member states of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union, as well as African members of the United Nations Security Council, as well as experts and high-ranking representatives of African bodies, the United Nations and the League of Arab States.

This important forum aims to “highlight the need to promote joint African action by strengthening coordination and cooperation between the African members of the United Nations Security Council and the rest of the members of the African Union in order to raise the voice of Africa within the Security Council and effectively defend African positions on peace and security issues, as well as putting an end to the marginalization of Africa at the level of international decision-making bodies.

According to the same source, the organization of this eighth edition in the city of Oran is an extension of the first editions that Algeria had initiated in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as part of its firm and continuous commitment to support the work of the organization in the field of peace and security and its tireless quest to promote joint African collective action.

These goals represent the main axes that Algeria seeks to defend vigorously, on behalf of the African Union, during the 2024-2025 mandate at the level of the United Nations Security Council, in full and permanent coordination with African member states and in full compliance with the relevant resolutions of the African Union.

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