ALGIERS – Tuesday, 07 February 2023 (APS) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, in his capacity as representative of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune took part on Tuesday, by videoconference, in a high-level meeting on Governance in Africa organized under the auspices of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), said the ministry in a statement.

This meeting, which is held in advance of the 36th Summit of the African Union scheduled to take place in Addis Ababa on 18-19 February, discussed the evaluation reports submitted by several African countries, including Lesotho, Chad, Comoros, the Republic of Guinea and Sudan, intending to finalize the APRM’s annual report on the state of governance in Africa, the statement said.

In his remarks based on the firm commitment of Algeria under the leadership of the President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune to the values enshrined in this pan-African mechanism, Lamamra underlined the need to reinvigorate the role of the APRM as the main tool of joint African action for conflict prevention and the promotion of democracy and sustainable development, said the same source.

Faced with the regression of good governance in Africa and the risks that this situation poses to peace and stability on the continent, Lamamra called for a comprehensive approach focused on harmonizing the efforts of the African Union and sub-regional communities, strengthening preventive diplomacy, as well as the ownership and promotion of continental mechanisms of good governance, such as the African Charter on Democracy, Elections, and Governance.