AU Summit marks Algeria’s return to African arena

February 11th, 2020

APS : MONDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2020

ADDIS ABABA-The works of the African Union (AU) Summit held on Sunday and Monday in Addis Ababa marked Algeria’s return to the African arena, with the President of the Republic Abdelmadjid
Tebboune reaffirming commitment and immutable positions towards the resolution of conflicts in Africa and the world.
President Tebboune thus marked his participation in this meeting of Heads of State and Government with a speech that was very well attended by his African peers, in which he stated that “the new Algeria, in the process of being built, will remain faithful to its principles and commitments, and will henceforth play fully its role at the continental level and globally.”
The head of State voiced Algeria’s commitment to contribute “more effectively” to achieving development in the African continent.
“Our successful experience confirms our conviction that resolving the crises in our continent requires peaceful solution, all-inclusive dialogue and national reconciliation, far from any foreign interference,” he said, after recalling the tragic decade lived by Algeria during the 1990s.
“Thanks to the saving energy of its people and its youth,” Algeria ushered in a “new era to consolidate its democracy and create conditions conducive to development,” he continued.
The head of state said that “in the aftermath of the December 12 Presidential Election, Algeria ambitions to engage political, economic and social reforms. Algeria is “resolutely determined to change its system of governance and to build a State guaranteeing social justice and the supremacy of the law.”
As regards African, President Tebeboune said that “our successful experience confirms our conviction that resolving the crises in our continent requires a peaceful solution, all-inclusive dialogue and national reconciliation, far from any foreign interference. Stemming from this deep conviction, Algeria will always work tirelessly to support efforts aimed at the establishment of peace and security in Africa.”
“On all these matters, Algeria has constantly contributed, in multiple manners, to the efforts aiming the establishment of durable stability in Africa, particularly in the Sahel region, whether at the bilateral level or through mechanisms such as the Joint Operational Army Staffs Committee (CEMOC) or the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL) or through the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT),” said the head of state.