NEW YORK (UN) – The work of the 77th General Assembly (GA) of the United Nations (UN) continues with the organization of several high-level meetings attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra.
The discussions led by Mr. Lamamra during these meetings highlighted the great consideration of foreign partners for the essential role played by Algeria at both the Arab and international levels, under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
In this regard, Mr. Lamamra, who represented Algeria at the ministerial meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, pleaded for the strengthening of the role of the Non-Aligned in the context of growing tensions on a global scale.
He recalled, in this regard, President Tebboune’s proposal to launch “a collective effort to bring together all the favorable conditions to enable the Movement to contribute to de-escalation while promoting balanced, peaceful and cordial relations between the Nations on the basis of the ideals and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations”.
The same concerns about international tensions, caused, in particular, by the Ukrainian crisis, were raised during the work of the ministerial meeting of the Group of Friends of Mediation co-chaired by Turkey and Finland.
In the same context, Mr. Lamamra reminded his counterparts in member countries of the rich history of Algerian diplomacy in terms of mediation and peaceful settlement of conflicts. In this regard, he cited the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali resulting from the Algiers process, before calling “to take advantage of these successful experiences by activating them with a view to enabling the United Nations to fulfill its role in accordance with the provisions of the 6th chapter of the Charter stipulating the peaceful settlement of disputes”.
The head of the Algerian diplomacy also participated in the meeting of the Committee of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) on climate change (CAHOSCC), held at the headquarters of the AU in New York, under the chairmanship of the new President of the Republic of Kenya, William Ruto.
This meeting is part of the preparations for the 27th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP27), which will be held from 6 to 18 November 2022 in Sharm-el-Sheikh (Egypt).
In his address, Mr. Lamamra underscored “the need for African countries to speak with one voice to advocate for effective and efficient climate action that takes into account Africa’s priorities and its concerns.
On the sidelines of this session, Mr. Lamamra was received by the President of the State of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, to whom he transmitted a message from the President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, concerning the continuation of coordination between the leaders of the two countries, in anticipation of the upcoming Arab Summit in Algiers.
Mr. Lamamra also met with the Prime Minister of Grenada, Thomas Mitchell, as well as his counterparts from Venezuela, Ireland, Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda, in addition to the US Under Secretary of State.
Most foreign partners have welcomed the steps taken by Algeria for the unification of Palestinian rank and their efforts to support the stability of Libya, Mali, the Sahel region and the Sahara in general.