The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra, said Wednesday in Oran that Algeria will continue to play its role as an active force for peace and stability in Africa and provide its full support for the implementation of African solutions to African problems.
In his speech during the opening ceremony of the ninth high-level conference on peace and security in Africa, the Minister underlined that “Algeria, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune and based on its constant commitment to back African causes will spare no efforts in promoting and upgrading the principles of our organization while carrying out the continental mandate entrusted to it by the African Union, which supported its candidacy for this position” (non-permanent member of the UN Security Council).
Mr. Lamamra added, “Algeria’s firm conviction that in the face of great turmoil, we need to adhere to the great values of unity and solidarity to enhance our collective self-reliance, while striving to establish partnerships that respect the sovereign rights of Africa in all the aspects of international life.”
The minister said, “We meet today with the aim of taking new steps on our way towards achieving the comprehensive African vision of the founding fathers of our organization… a vision that was clearly included in the 2063 Agenda, which aims to achieve an integrated, prosperous and secure Africa led by its citizens and which represents an active force on the international arena.”
On the occasion, Mr. Lamamra expressed his satisfaction with the progress made so far with regard to the main projects of the 2063Agenda, especially in terms of accelerating integration and development, stressing that “unifying the voice of Africa within the UN Security Council is also an integral part of the African project we aspire to.”
He pointed out that the mechanism that includes the African members of the Security Council, whose features were materialized in Oran a few years ago, has become a “crucial element”, especially in promoting Africa’s main interests within the decision-making process in the United Nations Security Council, praising in the same context the current African members in the Security Council, especially the sister Republic of Kenya, which coordinates the work of the group, for their precious efforts in advocating common African positions.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad affirmed that “based on this dynamic, Algeria has a strong ambition to make its contribution to this continental effort through its candidacy for a non-permanent seat in the UN Security Council during the period 2024-2025, and its first and foremost goal is to strengthen cooperation with our African brothers to unify the African bloc is the most important international forum for peace and security.
It’s worth recalling that the 9th High-level Symposium on Peace and Security in Africa, which will last for three days, includes high-level participation, especially at the ministerial level, of the 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-level representatives of African bodies and the United Nations.
This meeting aims to enhance cooperation and coordination between the African Peace and Security Council and the African members of the United Nations Security Council in carrying out their tasks, especially with regard to defending the common positions and interests of Africa during the decision-making process in the UN Security Council on issues of peace and security related to the continent.