74e session de l'AG de l'ONU -- Déclaration de Sabri BOUKADOUM


Foreign Minister, Sabri Boukadoum, reatirated Algeria's commitment to continue building the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), lamenting the lack of a definitive solution guaranteeing the Sahrawi people their legitimate right to self-determination.

"Algeria remains committed to continue building the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), which was launched in Algiers three decades ago".

The head of Algerian diplomacy said that Algeria "clearly underlines its commitment to work for a world where peace and living together prevail, particularly in its neighbouring countries and region, a world where multilateralism will be the privileged tool and the engine of a safer, more united and abiding world."

"The challenges of a multilateral world are closely linked to the question of United Nations reform, which is of particular importance because of the Organization's mechanisms, based on post-World War II balances, no longer respond effectively to the international community component and challenges of the time," the Minister added, stressing the need to update the UN mechanisms.

"The policy of double standards and impunity that we have witnessed in the past decades have had a profound impact on the moral authority of the multilateral system and on respecting the United Nations flag, making the aspiration for reform a legitimate and urgent demand".

Addressing the crises in the Arab region, Boukadoum said that the "inability" of the international community to adopt the right approaches to their settlement in accordance with the principles of the United Nations Charter and international law had "worsened" these crises and "nurtured" extremism and violence.

Referring to the Palestinian question, Boukadoum said that it is "a central issue closely linked to several other crises and regional security in the Middle East and the world."

The resolution of the Libyan crisis cannot be achieved "without Libyans and neighbouring countries," (...) "Foreign intervention cannot be the right approach to settlement". 

Regarding the situation in Syria, Algeria considers that "it is now important to focus on the political solution and national reconciliation to enable all Syrians to return to the fold of society and take part in reconstruction," said the Foreign Minister regarding the situation in Syria.

Boukadoum also hoped that the path of dialogue in Yemen would succeed in respecting national and international legality with the continuation of efforts to combat terrorism and unacceptable acts of aggression.

Concerning the situation in Mali, the Head of Algerian diplomacy noted that the realization of peace "requires the efficient and comprehensive implementation of the 2015 Peace and Reconciliation Agreement, resulting from the Algiers Process, and close cooperation between all signatory parties". After welcoming the progress made in this regard, Boukadoum said that "it must be recognized that much remains to be done for the Malian parties" and that Algeria, in its capacity as chair of the Monitoring Mechanism of this agreement (MRM) "is determined to support the Malian parties."

Referring to the insecurity in the Sahel region that has been the factor of proliferation of terrorist groups, Boukadoum said that Algeria "by virtue of its geographical location and long experience in combating terrorism and violent extremism on its territory, and being the bedrock of stability in Africa and the Mediterranean, has set up a global policy reconciling unrelenting struggle against this global scourge and profound reforms in all areas."