ORAN – Sunday, 17 December 2023 (APS) – The 10th High-Level Seminar on Peace and Security in Africa opened Sunday in Oran, under the chairmanship of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf.

The seminar will be attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad, Mamadou Tangara, in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union Peace and Security Council for December, as well as the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ambassador Bankole Adeoye, the Minister Delegate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of the Republic of Ghana and Coordinator of African members of the United Nations (UN) Security Council, Kwaku Ampra Twum-Sarpong.

The meeting also includes high-level participation, including ministerial participation from member states of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council, as well as African members of the UN Security Council, in addition to experts and senior representatives from African bodies and the United Nations (UN).

On the first day of the meeting, two high-level round tables are scheduled. The first will focus on “The Tenth Anniversary of the High-Level Seminar: The Role of the Peace and Security Council and the Three States in Strengthening Africa’s Voice on the Peace and Security agenda of the United Nations Security Council: What More Do We Need to Do?

The second high-level panel discussion is entitled “The Return of Unconstitutional Changes of Government in Africa: Global Perspectives, Responses and Impact on the A3 Group.”

The second and final day of the seminar will be devoted to the theme: “Update on the Draft United Nations Resolution to finance peace support operations with an African Union mandate, A3 Coordinator,” as well as the presentation of the “Final Draft of the Guide on Coordination and Cooperation Modalities between the African Union Peace and Security Council and African members of the United Nations Security Council.”

Algeria is taking part in this event both as host and initiator of the Oran and as an incoming non-permanent member of the Security Council.

The seminar brings together members of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), current, incoming and outgoing African members of the United Nations Security Council (A3), Guyana, the representative of Latin America and the Caribbean on the Security Council within the framework of the mechanism known as A3+1, representatives of the AU Commission and the UN, as well as the founders, friends and partners of the seminar, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

At this meeting, Algeria aims to “actively contribute to this continental undertaking through its mandate as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) for the period 2024-2025,” according to diplomatic sources.

“The first and foremost objective is to join our African brothers in consolidating Africa within the highest international multilateral body for peace and security, and to take further steps towards fulfilling the pan-Africanist vision of the founding fathers of the continental organization, and to work together to ensure that Africa’s perspective is duly heard, in the spirit of bringing African solutions to African problems,” according to a diplomatic source.