FREETOWN- Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel, who took part Saturday in Freetown, Sierra Leone, at the Ministerial Meeting of the Committee of Ten Heads of State and Government of the Union Union (AU) on the reform of the United Nations Security Council (C-10), called for the "reparation of historical injustice" to Africa.
Organized on the initiative of Sierra Leone, the AU member state coordinating the Committee of Ten, this meeting was held to take stock of the intergovernmental negotiations on the reform of the Security Council and to examine ways and means to continue the actions taken within the framework of the AU to promote the African Common Position on this issue, based on the Ezulwini Consensus and the Sirte Declaration, and to provide him with more support at the international level.
In his speech on this occasion, Mr. Messahel stressed that "Algeria considers that the reparation of the historical injustice done to Africa in terms of under-representation in the UN organs, requires from us a further efforts that can converge towards the single goal of making our continent a more influential player on the international scene in accordance with the aspirations of the founding fathers of our Pan-African Organization ".
He added that this objective "can only be achieved if the process of reforming the Security Council is apprehended within the overall framework of the reform of the United Nations, which should aim at the democratization of this body for him. in the long term, to give more credibility through a more equitable representation of all regions of the world in accordance with the spirit and letter of General Assembly Decision 62/557 and other relevant resolutions on this subject. "
The Minister recalled, in the same vein, that the UN reform process "can no longer overshadow the current geopolitical realities, especially the need to address Africa's non-representation in the category of permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and its under-representation in the category of non-permanent members ".
The Committee of Ten is the AU body tasked with promoting the African Common Position on the UN Security Council reform, a matter that is becoming increasingly important in international relations.