APS - 08 September 2021
NEW YORK (United Nations)- Algeria's permanent representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Sofiane Mimouni, reiterated Tuesday, in New York, Algeria's commitment and role in the promotion of the peace and stability at the continental and global levels, considered as cardinal principles in Algeria's foreign policy.
In an address at the annual High Level Forum on the Culture of Peace, in implementation of the United Nations Declaration and Action Plan, Ambassador Sofiane Mimouni highlighted the concept of Peace as a principle embedded and rooted in the UN Charter.
In his address to the Forum, the Algerian diplomat highlighted Algeria's role in promoting peace and stability in the continental and global levels, but also its role as a hub of civilizations.
He added that Algeria has always been committed to the promotion of the culture of peace and dialogue within societies and nations," emphasizing the need to promote peace to continue to guide the action of the international community.
Algeria "remains a reference in the promotion of dialogue of respect between nations and an exporting country of peace and stability, which considers such concepts as cardinal principles of the Algerian foreign policy," Mimouni said.
He explained that it is within this framework that Algeria, which continues to step up cooperation with its neighbouring countries, especially the Sahel countries, has undertaken mediation in Mali that resulted in the signing of the National Peace and Reconciliation Agreement.
Mimouni also mentioned Algeria's efforts to promote inter-Libyan dialogue, to pave the way for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the region.
The Ambassador cited Algeria's initiative within the United Nations that led to the establishment of the International Day of Living Together in Peace (May 16th).
The initiative, he said, aims to promote living together in peace, tolerance, peaceful coexistence, understanding and mutual respect.
The diplomat highlighted the dynamic democracy that has been strengthened to inculcate the intrinsic values of living together, by enhancing the rule of law and the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and by supporting the promotion of women's rights and preserving the cohesion of Algerian society.