Minister of Foreign Affairs Sabri Boukadoum called on Algerians to engage in the political process for the “change” President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune has decided to make.
“If people want to change things, so they have a wonderful opportunity to join the political path decided by President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmajid Tebboune,” Boukadoum said in a statement that was broadcast on France 24 on Monday.
In this regard, the Minister of Foreign Affairs continued, “Demonstrating is a right guaranteed by the constitution, but we live in exceptional circumstances caused by Covid-19 pandemic.”
Mr. Boukadoum’s statement came on the occasion of the second anniversary of the popular movement “Hirak” (February 22, 2019), when thousands of Algerians took to the streets calling for a “profound change” of the political system.
On the nineteenth of February 2020, President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmajid Tebboune, had designated the date of February 22 of each year as “a national day for brotherhood and cohesion between people and their army for the sake of democracy.”
Solving the problem of leadership legitimacy in Libya is what Algeria has emphasized long ago
On the other hand, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sabri Boukadoum, affirmed that “President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmajid Tebboune, stressed, from the beginning, on the need to solve the problem of leadership legitimacy in Libya and to hold general elections, the thing that members of the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum reached last November in Geneva, where they agreed on holding general elections on December 24th, 2021”.
Algeria has taken several steps to accompany Malian people
Regarding Mali dossier, Mr. Boukadoum affirmed that Algeria has taken several steps to accompany Malian people in implementing peace and reconciliation agreement in Mali that stems from Algeria pact, noting that years after Malian parties signed this document, the committee of follow up of the implementation of the agreement has finally organized a meeting, recently, in the city of Kidal, north of Mali, under the auspices of Malian authorities,. The meeting represents a “new and significant step” that would push towards the implementation of the agreement.
The meeting of the Follow-up Committee for the Implementation of Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali, which stems from Algeria agreement, and which was held for the first time in Kidal, north of Mali, was praised by all concerned parties, including the United Nations, which considered this historic meeting as a “good step and a new starting point.” It contributed to the “increase in confidence” between the agreement parties, and would push forward the implementation of its provisions in a way that could restore lost peace in the north of the country.