APS - 28 January 2020
ALGIERS- Efforts of the Algerian presidency at the Disarmament conference, under the "active leadership" of Algeria, were welcomed, Tuesday in Geneva, by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres. The work of the Conference on Disarmament continued in Geneva for the second week under the presidency of Rachid Belbaki, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Algeria in Geneva.
Today's meeting was marked by a message from the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, delivered by Secretary-General of the Conference and Director of the United Nations Office at Geneva, Tatiana Valovaya. Welcoming the spirit of cooperation in the work of the Conference under the "active leadership" of Algeria to bring the Conference back to its original objective in 2020," Guterres said he was "encouraged by the growing partnership and collaboration among the Presidents of the Conference."
Delegations also commended the efforts of the Algerian presidency, hoping that the Conference could achieve positive results this year.
In this connection, several delegations appreciated the fact that the six successive Presidents of the current session, under the presidency of Algeria, have succeeded in presenting to the Conference a joint work programme. The chairmanship of the Conference on Disarmament will be held during the 2020 session successively by Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh and Belarus.