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Minister of Foreign Affairs participates in AU Executive Council meeting

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sabri Boukadoum, took part at the works of the thirty-eighth session of the Executive Council of the African Union, which concluded its meetings on Thursday, according to a statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, the statement went on saying, the Council reviewed a report on the contributions of member states to the budget of the African Union along with the Peace Fund, and it also discussed a number of suggested projects within the framework of the second phase of the African Program for the Union infrastructures development.

According to the same statement, and during his speech, Boukadoum indicated that Algeria is always keen to fully and timely fulfil its obligations towards the African Union budget and also to the Peace Fund, stressing on the fact that Algeria strongly believes in the principle of solidarity and in burdens fair sharing, and that Algeria is eager to achieve the goals of the African continent at various levels.

Boukadoum also stressed on the need to adhere to the founding principles of the African Union, especially those related to respecting the sovereignty of member states while implementing infrastructure development program in Africa.

The same source indicated that during the discussion on suggested projects related to the second phase of the African Program for infrastructure development, the Council approved a list of suggested projects, with the exception of four projects that did not meet the required conditions, including two projects that did not respect the sovereignty of Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.

In this regard, the Executive Council insisted on the necessity of consulting with this founding member state of the African Union on any project that crosses its territory.

The meeting also examined a report on the nominations of African countries in international organizations, and within this context, it was emphasized that the African Union had approved Algeria’s UN Security Council candidacy for 2024-2025.

At the conclusion of its works, the Executive Council approved two draft agendas for the 34th session of the Assembly of Heads of States and Governments of the African Union, to be held on February 6 and 7, 2021, by means of remote debating technology, under the slogan  “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want” .

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