Algeria willing to host upcoming NAM summit

APS - 11 October 2021

BELGRADE (Serbia)- Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Aïmene Benabderrahmane on Monday, in Belgrade, Serbia, said Algeria was ready to host the next Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit.

"Today I had the honour of representing the President of the Republic at the high-level meeting marking the 60th anniversary of the first Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) conference, held in Belgrade in 1961 in the presence of all the founding members," Benabderrahmane told reporters on the sidelines of the meeting.

"Algeria, which was not yet independent, took part in this first conference where it received support for its independence."

The premier added that "Algeria was willing to host the forthcoming summit of the Non-Aligned Movement," the prime minister said.

"We will work at the summit to put the movement back in its historical context at the service of equitable development and peace in the world, especially as Algeria is known for its role in defending the causes of liberation."

Benabderrahmane stressed the importance for the Non-Aligned Movement to "return to the principles enshrined in the organization's charter, in the light of the changing world economic order and the inequalities in terms of development we are witnessing today through the scandalous exploitation of vulnerable peoples' resources by rich countries."