The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane Lamamra today took part in a ministerial meeting of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union devoted to discussing the issue of preventing and combating terrorism and violent extremism.
A number of foreign ministers of the fifteen member states of the Council and African countries affected by the phenomenon of terrorism, especially those belonging to the Sahel-Saharan region, as well as representatives of the African Union Commission participated in the meeting, which was chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Mozambique, Ms. Verónica Nataniel Macamo.
The Algerian diplomacy chief gave, on the occasion, a presentation on the evolution of the terrorist threat on the continental arena in terms of its geographical extension and its growing danger to African peoples, stressing Algeria’s commitment, as the coordinator of the African Union in this field, to continue its efforts to enable the countries of the continent to effectively respond to the challenges posed by this cross-border scourge. In this context, Lamamra recalled the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to present a new vision through a set of proposals aimed at strengthening the collective efforts of African countries and the mechanisms of the continental organization in the fight against terrorism. He also expressed Algeria’s readiness to host a ministerial meeting of African Union countries, with the aim of developing a new African action plan that frames joint African action in preventing and combating terrorism and violent extremism.
The proceedings of this meeting ended with a final statement, in which the participants praised the essential and constructive role played by Algeria in the exercise of its African mandate, welcoming the initiatives of the President of the Republic, which were unanimously adopted, and the necessity of speeding-up their implementation on the ground.