Bamako: Algerian FM co-chairs with Malian counterpart 18th session of Bilateral Strategic Committee

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ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, co-chaired, Thursday, with his Malian counterpart Abdoulaye Diop the 18th session of the Algerian-Malian Strategic Bilateral Committee, said a statement from the ministry.

“The work of this session enabled the two parties to review, in a fraternal atmosphere and in a spirit of consultation and coordination, a wide range of topical issues of common interest relating to the strengthening of bilateral relations, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process, as well as the latest developments at the regional and international levels,” the ministry said in the statement.

“While welcoming the historical ties of good neighbourliness, fraternity and solidarity which unite Algeria and Mali, the two parties examined the prospects for consolidating the positive dynamics of peace and reconciliation in Mali and promotion of Algerian-Malian strategic convergences on issues concerning security in the region as well as on the continental and international scales”, added the same source.

In his capacity as Leader of the International Mediation on Mali, Mr. Lamamra, who began, on Thursday, a working and friendship visit to the Republic of Mali at the invitation of his Malian counterpart, will chair the sixth high-level meeting of the Monitoring Committee for the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process, which will be held in Bamako in the presence of representatives of the Malian government and the signatory Movements of the Agreement, as well as several ministers and senior officials from the countries of the region and bilateral and multilateral partners of the Republic of Mali.

Security Council commends Algeria’s role in helping Malian parties implement Algiers Agreement:

The UN Security Council has, in a resolution adopted unanimously, welcomed the role played by Algeria to help the Malian parties to implement the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process.

In its resolution S/RES/2649/2022 devoted to the situation in Mali and adopted unanimously on Tuesday, the Security Council “hailed the role played by Algeria and the other members of the international mediation team led by Algeria to help the Malian parties to implement the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process”.

The Security Council, in this context, underlined “the need for an increased commitment of the members of the international mediation team for the implementation of the Agreement” while also emphasizing the “importance of the role that the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Mali should continue to play to support the implementation of the Agreement”.

The Security Council did not fail to recall the “centrality” of the provisions of the Agreement for Peace and Reconciliation in Mali resulting from the Algiers process.

The members of the Security Council, in this regard, “provided the full support of the Security Council to this agreement, and to follow closely its implementation and, if necessary, to take measures against anyone who would hinder the implementation commitments contained therein for the achievement of its objectives”.

This is another recognition by the international community of Algeria’s central role and its constructive contributions to the preservation of international peace and security, particularly in its regional arena.

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