The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra highlighted, on Thursday in Brazzaville, the commitment of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to pursue efforts to achieve a concrete progress in the governmental negotiations aimed at reforming the UN Security Council and at establishing a more representative, fairer and more balanced international order, said a statement from the ministry.
Taking part in Brazzaville in the work of the ministerial meeting of the Committee of Ten of the African Union (AU) dealing with the reform of the United Nations Security Council, Mr Lamamra welcomed, in his speech, the “important and growing support that the African position enjoys internationally”.
The meeting assessed the progress made in the negotiation process concerning Security Council reform in the light of efforts to promote the unified African position, which stresses the need for the continent to obtain two permanent seats in the UN body and to increase its representation in the category of non-permanent seats from three to five, in accordance with the content of the “Ezulwini Consensus” and the “Sirte Declaration”.
President Tebboune “is committed to working with his African brothers, the leaders of the Committee’s member countries, to preserve this impetus and to continue his efforts to make concrete progress in the governmental negotiations aimed at reforming the Security Council and achieving a more representative, fairer and more balanced international order, particularly in the context of the fallout from the current international crisis, which is showing the beginnings of new power relations on the international scene”, said the Algerian chief diplomat.
Mr. Lamamra also noted with satisfaction the proposal of the Chairman and members of the Committee to hold the next ministerial meeting of the Committee of Ten in Algiers, “an event that should coincide with the accession of Algeria, as a non-permanent member, to the United Nations Security Council,” the statement said.