APS : Monday, 09 October 2017
ALGIERS – The Algerian diplomacy day on 8 October of each year, has been celebrated on Sunday at the International Conference Center (ICC) in Algiers.
On that occasion, a ceremony, organized on the occasion of the 55th anniversary of the day, was chaired by Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel and attended by Chairman of the Constitutional Council, Mourad Medelci in addition to members of the Government as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Algiers.
Algerian diplomacy began a decisive step in its history in Bandung Conference in 1955, being the first Afro-Asian gathering where national cause defenders Aït Ahmed, Saad Dahleb, Tayeb Boulahrouf and M’Hamid Yazid and others had proved their diplomatic capacities to make the voice of Algeria heard in international fora.
Messahel stressed the principle of Algeria which consists in supporting the still colonized peoples, particularly in the African continent in order to obtain their independence.
He mentioned the Algerian efforts for the decolonization of Western Sahara, Africa’s last occupied territory, reaffirming the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination.
Concerning the Libyan crisis, Messahel affirmed that “Algeria continues to support the UN efforts to find a political solution to this crisis and to guarantee the territorial unity and cohesion of the Libyan people.”
As of the Palestinian issue, the Foreign Minister reiterated Algeria’s support for the Palestinian people and their legitimate rights to freedom and the creation of an independent state with Al-Quds as its capital.
“Algeria’s peaceful efforts to establish peace and resolve differences through dialogue, by complying with the principles of States sovereignty
and non-interference, have enabled it to occupy a prominent position in the international community,” he said.