NEW YORK (United Nations) – Thursday, 22 September 2022 (APS) – The minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra called Wednesday, in New York, for enhancing the role of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the current international context, recalling President Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s proposal to launch, as quickly as possible, a collective reflection among the member states to identify ways and means for the movement to play the appropriate role amid growing tensions worldwide and the resulting political polarisation.

On the sidelines of the works of the high-level segment of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, Lamamra, at a ministerial meeting bringing together the representatives of the NAM member states, held under the chairmanship of Azerbaijan, expressed Algeria’s deep concern over the growing tensions and the climate of political polarisation worldwide, worsening the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the socio-economic situation.

The Foreign Minister stressed the “importance of strengthening the role of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) as a force of initiative and proposal committed to the promotion of balanced, peaceful and cordial relations among the nations on the basis of the ideals and principles enshrined by the UN Charter.”