APS : TUESDAY 14 JANUARY 2020
DAKAR- Secretary of State for National Community and Experts Abroad Rachid Bladehane exposed Monday, in Dakar, Algeria’s view of the reform of the United Nations Security
Council and underlined its commitment to the African position on this issue.
Bladehane made a speech at the works of the 8th ministerial meeting of the African Union Committee of Ten Head of State and Government on the reform of the UN Security Council, co-chaired by Senegal, host country, and Sierra Leone in its quality as president and coordinator of the Committee.”
This meeting was devoted to the assessment of the progress made as part of the intergovernmental negotiations on the reform of the UN Security Council, examination of ways to further promote the joint African position, as reflected in Ezulwini Consensus and Sirte Declaration, and the strengthening of the cohesion and unity of AU’s member States on the issue of Security Council reform.
During this meeting, Bladehane exposed Algeria’s view of the reform of the Security Council and underlined its commitment to the African position, as stated in Ezulwini Consensus and Syrte Declaration, as well as to the implementation of the mandate assigned to the Committee of Ten Head of State and Government by AU’s heads of State and government.
He called to “redress the historical injustice that the African continent had endured and continues to endure, namely its legitimate aspiration to have two permanent seats and two others non-permanent within this leading body of the United Nations.”
In this regard, he welcomed “the increasing support to the joint African position from an important number of member States and interest groups,” underlining that it is “a significant achievement which reinforces the soundness of Africa’s request.”
He finally stressed “the need for the African continent to protect its cohesion, solidarity and unity in order to push forward the joint African position and reach a more accessible, democratic and representative Council of Security, in line with the new geopolitical realities.”
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