APS : Wednesday, 23 September 2020
ALGIERS-President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday delivered a speech by videoconference on the occasion of the 75th ordinary session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN),
in which he particularly urged the acceleration of the UN reform, notably the Security Council.
This year’s session is themed “The future we want, the United Nations we need: reaffirming our collective commitment to multilateralism/Confronting COVID-19 through effective multilateral action.”
Speaking about the action of the UN in the light of the current evolutions, the President of the Republic “urged the acceleration of its reform, and particularly that of the Security Council, and the enhancement of multilateralism to face multiple challenges like poverty, development, diseases, human trafficking, climate change and counterterrorism.”
President Tebboune also recalled the doctrinal principles of Algeria’s foreign policy, its support to the just Palestinian and Sahrawi causes, and its positions on regional and international issues of interest, notably the crisis in Libya and Mali, especially as Algeria is making significant efforts for their resolutions.
He also reaffirmed Algeria’s commitment to various international and regional issues and its action in the fight against terrorism for the achievement of sustainable development and environmental goals, and in favor of disarmament and non-proliferation of nuclear weapons and to strengthen integration at the Maghreb and African levels.
Internally, the President of the Republic said that Algeria was “fully committed to a new era, following a peaceful, civilized and blessed popular movement, which will result in the organization, on November 1, 2020, of a referendum on the revision of the Constitution that will lay the foundations of a democratic system and the rule of law, and guarantee the balance of power, respect for freedoms and rights, and the moralization of public life.
Referring to the national news, President Tebboune stressed that “the difficult situation imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic has not prevented Algeria from continuing its efforts to achieve the sustainable development goals.”
Algeria “is in the process of completing the establishment of a national framework for indicators to measure the rate of progress in achieving the objectives of sustainable development. The 2030 sustainable development agenda will soon be introduced in the annual finance acts and a legal framework will be developed to boost the work of stakeholders.”
“Algeria is advancing, today, with sure steps towards democracy, the rule of law and social justice, following the democratic change resulting from a peaceful, civilized and blessed Hirak (popular movement) that led to the organization of a presidential election in December 2019, which has enshrined the sovereignty of the Algerian people and their freedom of choice and decision,” he continued.
Despite the difficult health situation, Algeria has taken, in recent months, “great strides in the process of political and socio-economic reforms to build a new, strong, secure and prosperous Algeria, ,” said the Head of State, recalling that “our country will hold, in early November, a referendum on the draft revised Constitution to lay the foundations for a democratic political regime that ensures the protection of rights and freedoms, enshrines the balance of power and guarantees the moralization of public life.”
Finally, the President of the Republic called on the international community to be “united and to show solidarity to transcend differences and face the difficult situation the world is going through, to bring our countries and peoples out of the risk zone and to continue together our path towards stability, security and development.”