APS : Friday, 22 September 2017
NEW YORK- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel participated, Friday in New York,
in the 41st meeting of the Foreign ministers of Group of 77 (G77) and Chine, marking the 50th anniversary of the Charter of Algiers, and held under the theme “Role of G77 in the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
In his speech during this meeting, held on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, Messahel welcomed the choice of the theme for the meeting and recalled that held fifty years ago in Algiers on 10 October 1967 and chaired by President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was then minister of Foreign affairs.
“Since the start of the works, President Bouteflika clearly indicated the direction of the debate,” said Messahel, adding that the meeting “should culminate in a charter of economic rights of third-world countries.”
As regards the objectives and role of the G77, the Foreign minister said that the Group, which constitutes a “strategic mechanism of solidarity and for the strengthening of the collective autonomy of southern countries, has asserted itself not only as a major partner in South-South cooperation and also as the standard-bearer of the aspirations and claims of our populations in negotiations on major international economic issues.”
The Foreign minister also underlined the relevance of the Charter of Algiers, which represents the first platform of action of our group.
He added that the founding principles of G77 and its objectives remain, more than ever, relevant despite the deep changes that occurred on the international scene.
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