Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad Minister, Ramtan Lamamra, called for the need to develop a comprehensive approach to face the challenges arising from illicit financial flows out of Africa and the illicit weapons flows into Africa that feed instability in the region.
Mr. Lamamra affirmed that, on Tuesday via a videoconference, during the AUPSC Ministerial session on “the interdependence between peace, security and development”.
Following Ramtan Lamamra warning on that challenges imposed by “the illicit financial flows out of Africa and the illicit weapons flows into Africa,” the Minister added that “Although d
Lamamra calls for comprehensive approach to address challenges feeding instability in Africa.
ifferent in nature, both flows ultimately trigger and feed instability in our continent, and therefore must be dealt with in a comprehensive manner.”
In his statement, Mr Lamamra stressed that development is “inextricably linked to an environment of peace and security”, that require the need “to continuously adapt our working methods to be able to address the underlying causes of conflicts through an integrated, inclusive, holistic and multidimensional approach.”
The head of Algerian diplomacy also stressed the need to adopt “the principle of African solutions to African problems shall continue to be pursued as a strategic objective that will steer our collective self-reliance while enabling balanced and responsible partnerships that respect Africa’s right to development and put an end to its long marginalization in all areas of international life”.
The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Mr Demeke Mekonnen, with the participation of a number of foreign ministers of the fifteen member states of the council, as well as representatives of other African countries, the African Union Commission and the United Nations.