ALGIERS- The Vice-Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Leila Brahimi held, this Thursday, a meeting with the officials of the European Parliament, during which both sides agreed to relaunch the interparliamentary commission based on an approach rectifying the Algerian-European partnership.
Ms Brahimi, head of the Algerian delegation and representative of the Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Salah Goudjil held a series of meetings with officials of the EU Parliament, on the eve of the 7th summit of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (AP-UPM) of the Speakers of Parliament to be held, on Friday in Brussels, at the headquarters of the European Parliament, said a statement from the upper house of the Parliament.
They are Mrs. Salima Yenbou, coordinator of the Foreign Affairs Committee for Dialogue with the South, Andrey Kovatchev, MEP in charge of Dialogue with the South, as well as the Chairman of the Committee on Relations with the Maghreb Countries and of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) and the partner president of the Algeria-EU interparliamentary commission, Andrea Cozzolino, added the statement.
The talks focused on the need to relaunch the Algerian-European interparliamentary commission in order to activate bilateral parliamentary relations at all levels and to support political coordination and economic cooperation between Algeria and the EU, indicated the same source.
In this regard, Ms. Brahimi insisted on “the importance that Algeria attaches to its relations with the European community according to the win-win approach”, recalling the recent declarations of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune on the revision of the provisions of the Association Agreement with the European Union (EU), “clause by clause”, based on a sovereign vision and a “win-win” approach.
Referring to the democratic transition underway in Algeria, initiated following new approaches initiated by President Tebboune, the same official indicated that these approaches “were crowned by the completion of the process of institutional building” through the local elections of November 27.
She also reiterated Algeria’s “immutable” position in favor of the right of the Palestinian people to establish their state with El Quds as its capital, as well as that of the Saharawi people to self-determination.
The work of the parliamentary summit will focus on the theme of “climate change in the Mediterranean region”, with the participants examining the repercussions of this phenomenon on the States and the peoples of the region, by proposing appropriate solutions to this global challenge.
The parliamentary delegation taking part in this meeting is made up of “Leila Brahimi, Vice-Speaker of the Council and Head of Delegation, Abdelmadjid Bengueddache, President of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and the Algerian Community Abroad, Mohamed Tliba, Chairman of the Committee for Education, Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research and Religious Affairs, as well as senators Mohamed Madani Houd Mouissa, Mohamed Amara and Mohamed Salah Bouguefa “.
The delegation also includes members of the lower house of parliament, namely; “Fatma Rabie, Omar Benaouda, Smail Mira, Hicham Chekhab, Azeddine Zahouf, Nacer Bettiche and Zohir Fares”.
The 7th AP-UPM Speakers’ Summit coincides with the 16th session of the AP-UPM scheduled for December 3 and 4.