ALGIERS – Sunday, 24 September 2023 (APS) – The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf, has participated, in New York, in a ministerial meeting of the African Union (AU) Peace and Security ‎Council (PSC), on the theme of “ensuring permanent and sustainable financing of peacekeeping operations under the continental organization,” the ministry said Sunday in a statement.

Algeria was invited to attend this meeting as one of the three future African non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, the statement said.

The AU ministerial meeting “is part of the steps taken collectively by the African countries for the promulgation of a UN Security Council decision on the financing of peacekeeping operations, carried out under the aegis of the African Union, from the contributions set by the United Nations.”

In an address made at the meeting, Attaf said “President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s firm commitment that Algeria will spare no effort in strengthening the African voice within the Security Council and defending, in sincerity and loyalty, the concerns and aspirations of African States and peoples within this UN key institution.”

He also stressed “the urgent need to make the African voice, a wise and committed voice, heard in the current global context to overcome divisions and polarisation that affect the effectiveness of the UN Security Council in dealing with the growing threats to international peace and security.”