APS : MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2022
NEW YORK (UN)-The process of building the new Algeria is continuing resolutely under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Monday in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs
and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra.
This process is implemented within the framework of “principles and objectives set out in the United Nations (UN) Charter”, namely peace, security, and comprehensive development.
Speaking at the general debate of the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), Lamamra said: “My country is a member of the UN. It celebrates this year the sixtieth anniversary of independence. It resolutely pursues the process of building a new Algeria under the leadership of President Abdelmadjid Tebboune. My country reaffirms its compliance with the values and principles and its determination to revive the role of multilateral action in keeping international peace and security and the achievement of comprehensive, fair, and sustainable development.”
“Algeria, which counts on the support of Member States during the elections scheduled for next June (membership in the Security Council), will remain faithful to the principles and objectives of the UN Charter. It will join its efforts with those of the other members of the Council to give greater effectiveness to international efforts aimed at preventing and resolving conflicts by peaceful means and to support the role of regional organizations. It also encourages significant participation of women and youth in the resolution of crises and ensures the necessary protection to all vulnerable groups,” said the FM.
“In the context of all these developments, Algeria is aware of the magnitude of unprecedented challenges that arise at the international and regional levels. Therefore, it has submitted its candidacy for the position of non-permanent member of the Security Council, a candidacy endorsed by the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC),” said Lamamra.
“Our session is held in a context marked by a rise in tensions that portend dangerous repercussions on the system of international relations, particularly given the return of the scourge of polarization, as is the case with the crisis in Ukraine and its negative impact likely to increase the magnitude of existential challenges facing the peoples of the world in various vital areas,” affirmed Lamamra.
“Today, the international community is at a critical moment and is thus called to take bold decisions to preserve its collective security and project itself into a promising future for all humanity,” he said.
Therefore, Algeria calls to “avoid the mistakes of the past and their consequences, and to pool our efforts to succeed in the reform processes and achieve a global governance based on fairness, equality in sovereignty, mutual interests, and constructive cooperation,” stressed Lamamra.
Algeria will host the Arab Summit on 1-2 November and “aspires to make this event a crucial step in the joint Arab action, for an effective contribution of the Arab world to dealing with the current challenges on the regional and international scenes,” affirmed Lamamra.
In this regard, and in preparation for this major event, « Algeria continues its efforts to strengthen the national unity between the Palestinian brothers in the light of the reconciliation initiative launched by President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune,” he said, reaffirming that “the resolution of the Palestinian issue remains the cornerstone for the restoration of security and stability in the Middle East region, by enshrining the brotherly Palestinian people’s rights to establish their independent State within the borders of 4 June 1967, with al-Quds as capital (…).”
Algeria reiterated, through its minister Lamamra, “its support to the brotherly Sahrawi people’s right to end the occupation of their land and exercise their inalienable right to self-determination and independence,” calling on the United Nations to “step up efforts to enable the two parties to the conflict, the two-member States of the African Union (AU), Morocco and the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), to resume the direct negotiation process in order to reach a political solution acceptable to the two sides as part of the international legality.”
As regards the Libyan issue, Algeria pointed out, once again, “the necessity of dealing with the essence of the crisis by ending foreign interference, in its various forms, in the affairs of this brotherly country and by accompanying the Libyan parties towards the formulation of the necessary consensus to move forward to achieve the objectives of the national reconciliation and the organization of free and fair elections that meet the Libyan people’s aspirations for a modern and democratic State.”
Concerning Mali, Algeria, as the leader of the international mediation and head of the Follow-up Committee of the peace and national reconciliation Agreement, stemming from the Algiers process, calls on the international community to support the Malian parties to speed up the implementation of their commitments in accordance with the agreement, notably in the light of the critical transitional period this brotherly country is going through.”
At the regional level, Lamamra pointed out the fragile situations in the region of Sahel and Sahara because of the challenges posed by the spread of terrorist threats and cross-border crimes.
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