APS : Thursday, 17 May 2018
ALGIERS- Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized Wednesday, in Algiers, an official ceremony to celebrate the International Day of Living Together in Peace,
proclaimed by the United National General Assembly at the initiative of Algeria.
The ceremony, which was chaired by Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel, was marked by the presence of several members of the government and delegates of several international organizations as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Algeria.
On this occasion, the central hall of Foreign Affairs Ministry was named “Living Togther in Peace,” while the banquet hall was named “Civil Concorde and National Reconciliation.”
A ceremony of issuing a postal stamp was chaired by Messahel and Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technologies and Digital Technology Imane-Houda Faraoun.
The celebration of this Day was also marked by the message of the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterez, read on his behalf by resident coordinator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Eric Overvest in which he called “to further promote tolerance, inclusion and respect of diversity in all nations and between all communities.”
For her part, Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), whose message was read by director general for the Maghreb Golda El Khoury, paid tribute to Algeria and President of the Republic Abdelaziz Bouteflika to have chosen for this Day the theme of “living together in peace,” underlining that “it means a lot for Algeria which experienced painful moments.”
The United Nations General Assembly adopted on 8 December 2017, at the initiative of Algeria, the resolution 72/130 proclaiming the 16th May of each year the International Day for “Living Together in Peace.”