APS - 11 May 2021
ALGIERS-Permanent Representative of Algeria to the United Nations (UN) in Vienna Fouzia Boumaïza Mebarki has been elected chairperson of the ad hoc intergovernmental committee to elaborate an international convention on countering the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for criminal purposes, announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
"The broad support for this Algerian application reflects the confidence granted to Algeria to conduct negotiations for the adoption of the international convention mentioned above. Thus, the international community has demonstrated its support for the visions and expertise of Algerian diplomacy, under the leadership of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune."
"The international community has reiterated its support for Algeria's commitment to the universal values of equality, sovereignty and independence and the principles of inclusiveness, transparency and neutrality that must prevail during future negotiations. This deserved success crowns the intensive efforts made in Vienna and New York to strengthen Algeria's role and place on the international scene. It confirms the confidence and credit given to Algeria to conduct difficult negotiations positively," the statement said.
The ad hoc intergovernmental committee to elaborate an international convention on countering the use of ICTs for criminal purposes, was set up by resolution 74/247 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 27 December 2019.
The MFA said that Minister Sabri Boukadoum thanked the Chairman of the African Union Commission (AUC) and his counterparts and African brothers for their support to Algeria's candidacy.