AU: Algerian FM affirms Algeria’s commitment to preserving unity of ranks in Africa

ADDIS ABABA - The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra affirmed, Thursday in Addis Ababa, Algeria's commitment to preserving the unity of the ranks in Africa and defending the principles and the values ​​advocated by the founders of the continental organization.

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ADDIS ABABA – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra affirmed, Thursday in Addis Ababa, Algeria’s commitment to preserving the unity of the ranks in Africa and defending the principles and the values ​​advocated by the founders of the continental organization.

In his remarks, Mr. Lamamra who leads the Algerian delegation to the 39th session of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) whose work began Thursday in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), called “his counterparts to preserve the AU from division and discord, to make the collective interest prevail and to remedy the errors committed which would be detrimental to the spirit of solidarity and unity within the union “.

The Algerian foreign minister insisted on the imperative to rationalize the expenses of the organization to avoid too much dependence on international partners and donors in the financing of the activities of the continental organization.

Mr. Lamamra recalled, during the debate on the report of the African Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), Algeria’s efforts in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, welcoming the launch of the production of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine in Algeria.

He stressed that Algeria is ready to contribute, as much as possible, to the satisfaction of the needs of its African brotherly countries.

= Intense consultations on the sidelines of the work of the Executive Council =

The first day of the work of the 39th session of the AU Executive Council was particularly marked by the remarks of the head of the Algerian delegation in all the debates.

On the sidelines of the work of this session, Mr. Lamamra had bilateral talks with his counterparts from South Africa, Zambia, Togo, Burundi, Chad, Nigeria and Djibouti, with whom he discussed the main items on the meeting agenda “.

Mr. Lamamra held talks with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Demeke Mekonnen, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and the latest developments in the situation in the region, as well as ways to strengthen coordination between delegations of our two countries at regional and international forums.

The 39th session of the AU Executive Council’s work was marked by interventions on the issues on the agenda of this session, mainly related to the implementation of Agenda 2063, the prospects for strengthening cooperation between the countries of the continent in the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the challenges of common African action.

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