AU: Algerian FM holds talks with AU Commission chairman, several African counterparts

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ADDIS ABABA- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, held talks with several African counterparts and officials of the African Union (AU) High Committee, and this in the eve of the holding of the 39th session of the AU Executive Council.

The talks allowed “to exchange views on the main issues on the agenda” of this meeting whose work will begin, Thursday in Addis Ababa, said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

According to the same source, Mr. Lamamra was received by the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, at the headquarters of his residence, and conveyed to him fraternal greetings as well as a verbal message from the President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The two parties also discussed the evolution of the situation in the region and on the continental level.

Mr Mamra also held a meeting with the Chairman of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, with whom he discussed the areas of cooperation between Algeria and the AU and the ways and means to further consolidate them in the framework of common African agendas for peace, security and development.

According to the same communiqué, the two sides exchanged views on the main axes on the agenda of the 39th session of the AU Executive Council, stressing the need to work to strengthen unity and solidarity within the African organization and to remove all factors likely to negatively impact common African action.

Lamamra also discussed with his Zimbabwean counterpart, Frederick Shava, issues relating to peace, security and development in Africa, as well as ways to promote the supreme interests of the AU and consolidate common African agendas.

The two parties welcomed, on this occasion, the level of privileged fraternal relations linking the two countries as well as the pace of consultations and coordination on issues of common interest, and the convergence of views and positions of the countries at continental and international levels.

Mr Lamamra also held talks with the staff of the Algerian Embassy in Addis Ababa, urging them to redouble their efforts to consolidate Algeria’s important role within the AU, while considering Algeria’s historic and valuable contributions in the defense of the causes of the continent, and its pioneering role in the establishment and promotion of frameworks and policies of common African action in all fields.

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