COPENHAGEN- Algeria is a “secure” country, living “in peace” and enjoys “great stability” in a region marked by great turbulence, due, in particular, to the crises experienced by some neighboring countries, said, Thursday in Copenhagen, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel.
“Algeria, which is now a safe country, lives in peace and enjoys great stability in an area marked by great turbulence, due, in particular, to the crises experienced by some neighboring countries, the persistence of the threat of terrorism and the phenomenon of massive clandestine migration, which also poses serious challenges to stability and security in the region, ” pointed out Messahel at a conference on Algeria’s contribution to stabilization of the region and the Arab world and its experience in the fight against terrorism and de-radicalization.
The head of Algerian diplomacy, who is on an official visit to Denmark, stressed that “this result is the culmination of a vision of peace, reconciliation, dialogue and development long term advocated by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika upon his election as supreme magistrate in 1999 and translated into reality by policies, strategies and programs. It is also thanks to the role played by the National People’s Army and the security forces”.
He added that “the stability enjoyed by Algeria, despite the multiple security challenges that mark the region, allowed it to be ranked, in 2016 and 2017, seventh among the safest countries in the world by the Gallup Institute of Washington”.
This conference is part of Algeria’s efforts to “share its experience in the fight against terrorism, de-radicalization and national reconciliation”.