28th Arab summit: Algeria’s experience in counterterrorism, “a role model”

March 30th, 2017

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APS : Wednesday, 29 March 2017

DEAD SEA (Jordan)- The president of the Council of the Nation (Upper House of Parliament) Abdelkader Bensalah said Wednesday, that the Algerian experience in the field of counterterrorism is a “role model.”
In a speech given at the 28th Arab League Summit, which started Wednesday at the Dead Sea (Jordan), Bensalah, who represents the president of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika recalled that “terrorism is a threat to all countries without exceptions, and Algeria repeatedly warned against the risks of terrorism and extremism and called for the coordination of efforts with the international community to overcome this scourge.”
Algeria calls for the elaboration, under the auspices of the United Nations, of “an international strategy for the eradication of terrorism and the drying up of its funding sources,” recalled Bensalah.
He elaborated on Algeria’s approach to deal with the scourge of terrorism, based on dialogue and national reconciliation and which transcends the security dimension to intellectual, religious and cultural aspects taking into account notably the socio-economic aspect and the enshrinement of the Rule of Law.
“The Algerian experience based on inclusive dialogue is an example to be followed for the realization of national reconciliation and the tightening of ranks in favor of national interest away from any interference in internal affairs,” said Bensalah, adding that the Algerian approach favours peaceful and consensual political solutions that allow the peoples to decide on their future and take control of their destiny in order to achieve their legitimate aspirations in terms of freedoms, dignity and democracy, and in a way to preserve their sovereignty and their territorial integrity.”