FREETOWN – Algeria "will spare no effort" to allow Africa to occupy the place that rightfully belongs to the organs of the United Nations, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel during the Ministerial Meeting of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government of the African Union on the reform of the United Nations Security Council
million. Messahel reiterated, in his speech, "Algeria's commitment to spare no effort to allow Africa to occupy its rightful place in the organs of the United Nations. In accordance with the objectives set by the African Common Position in the framework of the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration. "
"My country wishes, finally, to mark its availability to contribute to the achievement of the objectives set by the Committee" (Messahel)
While acknowledging "with satisfaction" the vision and strategy emerging from the report of the Permanent Representatives' meeting in New York, Mr. Messahel said that these, "constitute, clearly , a roadmap with actions targeting both our countries and the rest of all UN Member States, in particular the 5 permanent members of the Security Council (P5), interest groups and regional groups in the framework of the campaign to clarify the contours of the African Common Position and to garner broad support in the wake of the intergovernmental negotiations on the reform of the Security Council ".
He added, in this regard, that this strategy "must include constructive proposals for action that are consistent with the fundamental objective of further consolidating our position and achieving our priorities and objectives, in accordance with the mandate we was set by our Heads of State and Government. "
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, who was one of the drafters of the Ezulwini Consensus, returned to the genesis of this common position, stating that "the action we have taken to the legitimate aims of Africa, invites us today to continue, with determination and perseverance, our action aimed at the reform of the Security Council, but especially the right of the continent to have two seats in the Security Council of Africa. the United Nations, as permanent members enjoying the right of veto " .
"The realization of this legitimate aspiration can only come into play if our countries maintain their unity, speak with one voice, reinforce their cohesion and transcend their divisions while avoiding adopting decisions that may undermine our legitimate ambitions, "he concluded.