APS : Wednesday, 04 May 2016
TUNIS (Tunisia)- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and the Arab League Abdelkader Messahel said Wednesday, in Tunis (Tunisia), that Algeria proposes to review the system and structures of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) in order to adapt it to the ongoing changes and allow it to face current regional and international challenges.
Algeria proposes since 2001, to review the system and structures of the Arab Maghreb Union in order to adapt it to the ongoing changes and allow it to face regional and international challenges in the region, particularly terrorism, illegal migration and drug trafficking, said Messahel in a statement to APS on the eve of the opening of the 34thsession of the AMU Foreign Ministers’ Council.
For the minister, the statutes governing the AMU for 27 years “are not adapted to the current international changes.” That is why, he said, “Algeria has continued to advocate for the reform of structures of the Union and the revision of its constitutional texts that it holds aged.”
The relaunch of the AMU is dependent on the recovery of the region’s economy, said Messahel.
The 34th session of the council of the AMU Foreign Affairs Ministers is devoted to the presentation and the review of the achievements made since the creation of the AMU (1989) and its role in the region.