FREETOWN – Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Abdelkader Messahel, said Saturday in Freetown that the evolving nature of intergovernmental negotiations on UN Security Council reform requires a "reaffirmed collective political will to move the process forward."
"The evolving nature of these intergovernmental negotiations and the slowness that characterizes them requires beyond a negotiating text, a collective political will reaffirmed to move the process forward," Messahel said in a statement at a meeting. 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 in the Sierra Leonean Capital
The Minister clarified that "this critical step in intergovernmental negotiations also requires more interaction and informal consultations between all of our states and between them and all interest groups."
Reacting to the report submitted by the experts to the ministerial meeting, Mr. Messahel noted that this report "reflects the degree of intensity of the consultations and discussions held both within the African Group and with the different groups. interest ". The report also highlights "the constraints that Africa continues to face to make itself heard and to accept the legitimacy and accuracy of its claims," he added.
million. Messahel also discussed the outcome of the meeting of the Permanent Representatives of the Committee of Ten in New York and the "progress" made by the Committee in raising awareness and mobilizing support for the African Common Position, such as set out in the Ezulwini Consensus and the 2005 Sirte Declaration on the Reform of the United Nations Security Council.
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 received a report from experts and senior officials who considered the previous day the working papers, including the reports of the meetings held on the question of the reform of the Security Council since the last meeting of the Committee of Ten.