ALGIERS- The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, will take part Wednesday in Niamey, in the meeting of the Executive Council of the African Union (AU) preparatory to the Extraordinary Summit on Industrialization and economic diversification in Africa, as well as the African Continental Free Trade Area (ZLECAf), said a statement from the ministry on Tuesday.
On this occasion, the Ministers of AU Member States will examine the thematic reports and draft decisions that will be submitted, for adoption, to the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU, hosted by that the capital of Niger on 25 November, the statement added.
“The objective is to renew the collective commitment of African leaders in favor of structural transformation, economic diversification and the acceleration of the operationalization process of the AfCFTA, within the framework of an integrated approach tending to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063,” explained the communiqué.
“Intervening in an international context marked by crises and growing geopolitical tensions, this continental meeting is of particular importance for Algeria, whose pan-Africanist commitment is constant,” pointed out the same source.
In this regard, Mr. Lamamra “will highlight the progress made by Algeria on the path to the development of its economy and the diversification of its non-hydrocarbon exports, while advocating for the strengthening of common African action in order to shelter Africa from recurring international tensions ,” the communiqué further explained.
The head of Algeria’s diplomacy also plans to meet with many of his African counterparts “as part of the tradition of consultation and coordination” on current issues at the international and continental levels, the same source concluded.