ALGIERS-The non-binding resolution adopted Thursday in Strasbourg by the European Parliament (EP) on the political situation in Algeria provoked strong reactions, which considered it interference in the internal affairs of a sovereign country.
“The APN, considering the nin-binding resolution as a flagrant interference in internal affairs and a provocation against the Algerian people, categorically denounces any interference, wherever it comes from, in our internal affairs, “the statement added.
Acting Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil, said that the upper house of Parliament rejected the foreign agendas dictated to Algeria, underlining, in this framework, Algeria’s independence of the political decision.
“We reject the foreign agendas dictated to Algeria and we hope that the Algerian people will give the world a lesson through their massive participation in the presidential election of December 12, “he said in his opening address at the plenary session of the National Council.
For his part, the National Council of Human Rights (CNDH) expressed, “his strong denunciation and condemnation” of the resolution of the European Parliament, saying it is based on “misinformation and malicious intentions”.
CNDH President Bouzid Lazhari asserted that the CNDH “questions the source of the information contained in the resolution, which refers to arbitrary arrests without providing any evidence”.
Meanwhile, the Lower House’s parliamentary group Tajamou Amel El Jazair (TAJ) said, in a statement, that the European Parliament’s resolution was “an interference in Algeria’s internal affairs, and an unacceptable act that goes against the common interests of countries and peoples “.
The National Chouhada Children’s Organization (ONEC), for its part, denounced the statements made by some members of the European Parliament concerning the situation in Algeria, calling them “blatant interference” in the country’s internal affairs and “serious provocation “against the Algerian people.
On the international side, the High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Policy and Security, Federica Moghereni, insisted on the “total respect” of the Union for the sovereignty and autonomy of Algeria.