ALGIERS – Monday, 12 June 2023 (APS) – Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ahmed Attaf outlined Monday in Algiers the key priorities that Algeria will have to defend with “rigor, commitment and dedication” during its term as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.

“Based on its unwavering commitment to the principles and goals of the United Nations Charter, which it chose as the slogan of its election campaign and the leitmotif of its next term as a non-permanent Security Council member, Algeria will work with all member countries to help promote and achieve the objectives of peace and security to which the peoples of the world aspire”, said Attaf in an address to the Security Council.

Attaf was speaking at a ceremony held at the International Conference Centre (CIC) under the patronage of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune to mark Algeria’s election as a non-permanent member of the Security Council.

Algeria’s commitment, as already underlined by the President of the Republic, is reflected in the priorities and objectives it intends to promote and achieve in the Security Council with “rigor, commitment and dedication”, stressed Attaf.

Our country has set three priorities, including global priorities, which aim to revitalize and strengthen the role of multiparty international action in the face of the various challenges and threats that transcend nations and country borders”, explained the Minister.

In order to encourage “the adoption of global and participatory approaches”, contribute to resolving the root causes of the challenges linked to wars, terrorism, organized crime, and the risks of climate change, and to deal with “their after-effects and prejudices, particularly in emerging countries.”

Algeria will also advocate “regional priorities imposed by the complex situations in our Afro-Arab space”, he said, affirming that Algeria will work within the Security Council to “encourage lasting peaceful solutions to the crises that deprive our brothers of security and stability, notably in Libya, Mali, Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Yemen, and Syria.”

According to him, Algeria would also continue to “provide its constant support to just causes, notably the Palestinian and Western Sahara causes, and defend the rights of both the Palestinian and Sahrawi peoples to put an end to the occupation of their despoiled territories, in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions.”

The Minister also recalled the institutional priorities, underlining that Algeria, an important member of the Committee of Ten (C10) of the African Union (AU), concerned by the reform of the Security Council, “will attach to this subject all the importance it deserves, particularly the improvement of the working methods of the Security Council to confer greater transparency and democracy to its work.”