Algeria

FM Ramtane Lamamra participates in African Peace and Security Council meeting on integrated border management

Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Ramtane Lamamra participates, today, Thursday in the ministerial meeting of Peace and Security Council of the African Union dedicated to studying the implementation of the African Union’s strategy for the integrated management of borders among member states, according to a press release issued by the ministry.

The work of this meeting, which lasts for a whole day, was launched under the presidency of the Republic of Cameroon, with a minute of silence in honor of the souls of the civilian and military victims of the massive fires that have recently ravaged many regions in Algeria.

It is expected that the deliberations will focus on evaluating the status of the implementation of the aforementioned strategy, with a focus on the need to respect the principle of borders inherited upon the attainment of independence.

It is worth mentioning that Border Management Program was developed by the African Union Summit in 2007 to assist member states in purifying and settling border disputes through the strict implementation of the principle of inviolability of borders inherited upon independence.

The legal, political and moral authority of this principle was confirmed by its enshrining in the founding decade of the African Union as well as by decisions of the International Court of Justice of the United Nations.

It is well known that Algeria is one of the biggest supporters of the strict application of this principle throughout the African continent and has been keen to ensure that it is actually enshrined in the bilateral treaties it has concluded with all neighboring countries without exception.

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