ALGIERS-The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, Representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, attended, Friday, the 31st Summit of the Forum of Heads of State and Government of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Chaired by the President of South Africa, and Chairman-in-Office of the APRM, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, this summit, held, via videoconference, on the eve of the 35th Summit of the African Union, was devoted to the examination of the reports assessment submitted by several countries, including South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya.
The summit was also marked by the accession of Burundi, bringing the total number of APRM Member States to 42, as well as the election of the President of Nigeria to head the APRM Forum for a two-year term, added the same source.
During his speech, the head of the Algerian diplomacy “underlined Algeria’s firm attachment to the values enshrined in this pan-African mechanism, recalling that our country was among the first to be involved in the APRM process in presenting its first national report,” the statement said.
Mr. Lamamra added that, since then, “Algeria’s perseverance in the implementation of good practices of the APRM has been illustrated through several stages, highlighting, in particular, the amendments to the Constitution submitted by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune and approved by popular referendum in November 2020”, as well as the “innovative public policies aimed at economic diversification and preserving social justice”.
Created in 2003, thanks to the implementation of NEPAD by the five founding countries (Algeria, South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria and Senegal), the APRM is an instrument of self- evaluation to which the Member States of the African Union voluntarily adhere in order to promote good governance, political stability and sustainable development at the continental level.