APS Tuesday, 10 April 2018
PARIS- Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdelkader Messahel held Tuesday, in Paris, talks with Director General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Audrey Azoulay.
The talks took place at the headquarters of the UN institution.
The talks focused on the cooperation relations of Algeria with this organization, in which, the two sides “had a lengthy exchange” on the promotion of the International Day of Living Together in Peace which will be celebrated,
for the first time, on May 16, following the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly, at the initiative of Algeria, of the resolution 72/130.
Foreign Minister underlined the role that should be that of UNESCO in the celebration of this day, notably in the light of the mandate entrusted by the UN resolution to UNESCO for the facilitation of this celebration as well as its role in the promotion of the living together culture in general.
Messahel and Azoulay agreed to make from this day an important date in the promotion of the living together values and a “strong” moment in the life of peoples and nations.
At the end of these discussions, UNESCO’s Director General told the press that she broached with the Minister of Foreign Affairs the Algerian experience in terms of the fight against violent extremism “with Algeria’s dramatic experience in the past,” affirming to be “pleased” with the lessons to be learnt “after all these difficult years, this reconstruction, this reconciliation.”