Arab and African diplomats have affirmed that the “Declaration of Algiers” stemming from the “Unification Conference to achieve Palestinian National Unity”, constitutes the most important event in the Arab scene to reunite the Arab world and will lay a real foundation for ending the Palestinian division.
In this context, the Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Algiers, Fayez Abu Aita, hailed the efforts made by Algeria, which led to the agreement of the Palestinian factions, saying: “without the initiative of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune, to unite the Palestinian factions and which was blessed by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas during his visit to Algeria last December, this declaration wouldn’t see the light today,” stressing that the “Declaration of Algiers” will constitute “a real basis for ending the division once and for all.”
The ambassador stressed that the Palestinian state and people will not forget the historical and continuous support for Algeria at all levels, recalling in this context that the same reconciliation hall at the Palais des Nations in Algiers, witnessed the proclamation of the State of Palestine on November 15, 1988, Algeria was the first country to recognize it and to host the first office of the Palestinian revolution.
For his part, the Ambassador of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic to Algeria, Abdelkader Taleb Omar, considered in a statement that the signing of the reconciliation agreement by the Palestinian parties is “the most important event marking the Arab scene today”, adding it reflects the “success of the Algerian diplomacy in converging views and unifying the Palestinian ranks, which remained divided for about 15 years”.
He added that the Palestinian division “has a great impact on the course of the Palestinian cause and the positions of the Arab countries towards it,” noting that by ending the differences, “all the arguments and reasons that led to disagreement within the Arab family were eliminated.”
As for the representative of the Guinea-Bissau Embassy to Algiers, Joao Insali, he praised the Palestinian parties’ ability to overcome their differences and unify their word to move forward towards establishing peace and liberating their homeland from the Zionist occupation, adding that this “historic achievement was made thanks to the efforts of the Algerian state, which gave a lot not only to the Palestinian cause, but also to all the countries of the African continent and the countries of the world.”
In this regard, he mentioned the success of the Algerian mediation efforts to stop the war in Guinea-Bissau between Portugal and the African Party for the Independence of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, pointing out that on August 26, 1974, the Portuguese Foreign Minister the leader of the African Party, signed the final agreement on the independence of Guinea-Bissau from the Portuguese occupation after an 11-year war.
It should be noted that the proceedings of the ” Unification Conference to achieve Palestinian National Unity “, which was hosted in Algiers from October 11 to 13, culminated yesterday, Thursday, in the signing of the ” Declaration of Algiers”, which will serve as a solid ground for achieving unity between the various Palestinian factions.