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Attaf participates in a ministerial meeting of the AU Peace and Security Council in New York


ALGIERS- Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Mr. Ahmed Attaf participated in New York, in a ministerial meeting of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), on the theme “guaranteeing permanent and sustainable financing for peace support operations under the continental organization”, said a press release from the ministry on Sunday.

Algeria was invited to attend this meeting as part of its upcoming membership of the UN Security Council as one of the three African members of this council, specifies the same source.

The holding of this ministerial meeting “is part of the steps taken collectively by African countries for the promulgation of a decision of the UN Security Council allowing the financing of peace support operations, carried out under the aegis of the continental organization, from contributions set by the UN”, notes the press release.

In a speech delivered on this occasion, and after expressing his thanks for the invitation addressed to Algeria to participate in the work of this important meeting, Mr. Attaf underlined “the firm commitment made by President Abdelmadjid Tebboune , that Algeria will spare no effort to work to strengthen the African voice within the Council and defend, in all sincerity and loyalty, the concerns and aspirations of the States and peoples of the continent within this central UN institution. .

He also highlighted “the urgent need to make the African voice heard, wise and committed, in the current global context to overcome divisions and overcome the state of polarization which alters the effectiveness of the UN Security Council in the addressing growing threats to international peace and security,” the statement added.

In this context, Mr. Attaf affirmed that “Algeria remains constantly attached to the principle: To African problems, an African solution, a principle which reflects the very essence of the debate around the financing of peace support operations, conducted by the AU. He also took this opportunity to “highlight the strategic dimension of this project, both to guarantee continental appropriation of the mechanisms and tools intended to address the challenges of peace and security in Africa, and to ensure the best alternative to the model of peacekeeping operations led by the UN and which are facing growing criticism, especially since this project confirms the willingness of the African continent to make its contribution and ensure its part in the system of collective security, as set out in the UN charter”, underlines the same source.

At the end of his speech, the minister highlighted “the right of Africa to benefit from the resources of the UN, with a view to financing its efforts and its approaches in matters of security and peace, indicating in the same context , that “the achievement of this objective is capable of alleviating the weight of increased pressures on UN peacekeeping operations, while ensuring effective and efficient responses to the complex challenges faced by States and the peoples of the African continent”, concludes the press release.



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