ORAN (Algeria)- The 8th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa, opened Thursday in Oran under the theme “Support to the new African members of the UN Security Council in addressing peace and security issues in Africa,” resumed, today, works with a high-level participation in particular of the ministers of the member countries of the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) as well as the African members of the United Nations Security Council, in addition to experts and senior representatives of African organizations, the UN and the Arab League.
Two sessions are scheduled for this second day, the first dealing with the issue of the terrorist threat in Africa and the improvement of mechanisms to fight this scourge.
This session, chaired by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, will discuss various aspects of the terrorist threat in Africa, with the exchange of visions and experiences in the field of the fight against this phenomenon at the level of the continent, especially with the growth of threats in the Sahel region.
This session will also shed light on the legal frameworks and mechanisms currently in place in the fight against terrorism, as well as the presentation of the experiences of African countries in this area, with an emphasis on experiences exchange and institutional cooperation for the fight against this scourge.
Among the participants are the Chadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, the President of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), Bankole Adeoye, and director of the African Center for Studies and Research on Terrorism.
The second session will deal with improving coordination between the Peace and Security Council of the African Union and the A3 Group (Kenya, Niger and Tunisia), in addition to a new member in the Caribbean (Saint Vincent and Grenada), to support Africa’s voice in the UN Security Council.
The first day of this seminar, which was inaugurated by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, was devoted to the issue of good governance in Africa.
The meeting aims to emphasize the need to promote common African action through the strengthening of coordination and cooperation between African countries; members of the UN Security Council and other members of the AU in order to make Africa’s voice heard within the Security Council, defend African positions on questions of peace and security, in addition to putting an end to the marginalization of Africa at the level of international decision-making bodies.