ALGIERS – Saturday, 03 June 2023 (APS) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf held talks with the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed, and the UN Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, as part of his working visit to UN headquarters in New York, tasked by the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said Saturday the Ministry in a statement.

During his meeting with Amina Mohammed, Attaf focused on “the cooperative relations between Algeria and the UN in areas linked to the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Plan, adopted as a general framework for guiding development activities at national and international levels,” said the source.

The two officials discussed “the prospects for strengthening international support for the African continent in order to bolster its efforts to achieve growth and shared prosperity in the context of the relaunch of major continental projects such as the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).”

Attaf seized the opportunity to present the steps taken by Algeria under the leadership of President Tebboune “to support the security stability of the African continent and encourage its economic growth through various economic development projects whose financing and implementation are supervised by the Algerian Agency for International Cooperation for Solidarity and Development in several brotherly African countries”, continued.

The FM also held a meeting with the Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo, with whom he discussed political issues that constitute “the main thrust of cooperation between Algeria and the UN with a view to promoting peace, security, and stability in the region and throughout the continent.”

The two officials focused on developments in the crises in Mali, Libya, and Sudan, as well as the growing security challenges in the Sahel-Sahara region.

They also discussed the prospects for reviving the political process in Western Sahara and direct negotiations between the two parties to the conflict, the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front, to achieve a just and lasting solution guaranteeing the Sahrawi people’s right to self-determination.

Finally, the two parties agreed to pursue regular dialogue and exchanges of information and analysis, in addition to coordinating and strengthening efforts to support Algeria’s membership of the Security Council for the period 2024-2025.