STOCKHOLM (Sweden) – Thursday, 02 June 2022 (APS) – Prime Minister Aimene Benabderrahmane called on the international community in Stockholm, on Thursday, to support the proposals of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune to create a continental civil capacity for natural disaster preparedness and response in Africa, approved by the heads of state and government of the African Union (AU) at the extraordinary summit in Malabo last May.
In an address at the the general debate of “Stockholm+50,” the high-level international meeting on environment, that he attends as the representative of the president of the Republic, Benabderrahmane reiterated “Algeria’s commitment to working with its partners for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) according to the appropriate approach.”
The Prime Minister stressed the adoption by the African Union heads of state and government, at the extraordinary summit in Malabo on May 27, of the proposal of the president of the Republic to establish a continental civil capacity for natural disaster preparedness and response in Africa;
He noted that the mechanism “will contribute to coping with the humanitarian challenges posed by climate change and natural disasters.”
“My country, which has committed to fund the first meeting for the establishment of this mechanism, calls on the international community to support the project.”
The premier emphasized the importance of “taking into account the specificities and needs of the developing countries that are different from those of the developed nations, in order to find solutions that are likely to mitigate the environmental crises and their negative impact.”