A large Algerian delegation took part from 23 to 25 May in Malabo, in the work of the 4th session of the Specialized Technical Committee of the African Union (AU), on migration, refugees and internally displaced persons, and of the extraordinary session of the AU Executive Council.
These meetings were held in preparation for the 15th and 16th Extraordinary Summits of the African Union on humanitarian issues and the Donors’ Conference on the one hand, and on terrorism and unconstitutional changes on the other, scheduled for Friday and Saturday respectively in the Equatoguinean capital.
During these meetings, the Algerian delegation, led by Ambassador Boudjemaa Delmi, Director General of the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development, enriched the debates on the issues on the agenda of the Humanitarian Summit , namely humanitarian challenges, change and natural disasters, food security and nutrition, pandemics and health challenges, post-conflict reconstruction and development and the financing of humanitarian action in Africa.
While recalling that Algeria has been hosting a considerable number of refugees for decades, the delegation called for a multidimensional approach targeting the root causes of the humanitarian crises on the continent, particularly colonialism and terrorism, in order to achieve durable solutions and thus enable the return of refugees to their homeland.
The delegation also shared the Algerian experience on the prevention and fight against terrorism and violent extremism, in preparation for the AU Extraordinary Summit devoted to this issue.
On this occasion, AU Member States warmly hailed Algeria’s pioneering role and invited the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to address the African Heads of State and Government, as keynote speaker at this summit.
As a reminder, Mr. Tebboune had been elected by his peers as “Leader of the African Union on the prevention and fight against terrorism and violent extremism”, in recognition of Algeria’s efforts in the fight against this scourge and the successes of the Algerian approach in this area.