President Tebboune: Algeria to work "tirelessly" to support peace and security efforts in Africa

APS - 09 February 2020

ADDIS-ABABA (Ethiopia) - Algeria will work "tirelessly" to support the efforts aimed at the establishment of peace and security in Africa, President of the Republic, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, said on Sunday in Addis Ababa.

"Our successful experience confirms our conviction that resolving the crises in our continent requires a peaceful solution, all-inclusive dialogue and national reconciliation, far from any foreign interference. Starting from this deep conviction, Algeria will always work tirelessly to support efforts aimed at the establishment of peace and security in Africa," said President Tebboune in his address at the 33rd ordinary session of the African Union's Heads of State and Government held in the Ethiopian capital.

"We will continue to support initiatives designed to resolve the conflicts, defending the just causes of peoples fighting to regain their fundamental rights and the exercise of their rights to self-determination, mainly the Palestinians," he said.

"On all these matters, Algeria has constantly contributed, in multiple manners, to the efforts aiming the establishment of durable stability in Africa, particularly in the Sahel region, whether at the bilateral level or through mechanisms such as the Joint Operational Army Staffs Committee (CEMOC) or the Fusion and Liaison Unit (UFL) or through the African Centre for the Study and Research on Terrorism (ACSRT)," said the head of state.

President Tebboune announced that "Algeria's contribution will be reinforced within the coming months, through the above mechanisms, as well as its role in the implementation of the Peace Agreement in Mali."
"We are determined to further contribute to building peace and national reconciliation process in Mali and to work to remove obstacles which may hinder the application of the Mali Peace Agreement, resulting from the Algiers process," he argued.