APS - 01 December 2021
ALGIERS- Algeria has been elected member of the International Executive Committee and the High-Level Advisory Group on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) during the 143rd IPU Assembly, which wrapped up Tuesday in Madrid (Spain).
"The active participation of the Algerian parliamentary delegation led by the deputy-speaker of the Council of the Nation Ahmed Bennai in the 143rd IPU Assembly and related meetings was crowned by the election of Ahmed Kharchi, deputy-speaker of the Council of the Nation, as a member of IPU International Executive Committee after being elected by an overwhelming majority by the members of the African group, in recognition of the active role of the Algerian parliamentary diplomacy in the different events and activities of IPU," said the Council of the Nation in a statement.
This election, added the source, "comes thanks to the strong partnership relations between the Algerian Parliament with the different parliaments and geopolitical groups at IPU, in line with the unprecedented boost and dynamic that Algeria's foreign policy is experiencing, under the supervision of President of the Republic Abdelmadjid Tebboune, by becoming a major player at the continental and international levels."
For his part, deputy-speaker of the People's National Assembly Moundir Bouden has been elected member of the High-Level Advisory Group on the fight against terrorism and violent extremism of IPU, created in2017.
The aforementioned group works also on the "management of the joint programme on terrorism and violent extremism between IPU and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT), in order to make the experiences of the parliamentarians known through the UN bodies."