Algiers, 5 December 2021 (TDI): Algeria hosts the 8th High-Level Seminar on Peace & Security in Africa. The Seminar started from 2nd December to 4th December in Oran, Algeria. The Seminar’s theme is “Support to the new African members of the UN Security Council in addressing Peace and Security issues in Africa”.

The Seminar aims to strengthen cooperation, coordination and support the joint action of Africa. The meeting emphasizes the African members of the UNSC to defend the African Position on Peace and Security in the UNSC. Furthermore, the Seminar asserts to end the marginalization of Africa in Multilateral International Organisations and Global decision-making Bodies.

Officials of member countries from the African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PAPS) and African members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) attended the event. Besides, representatives of Africa-based Organizations and African members of the Arab League participated in the event.

Remarks of Participants in the Seminar

Algeria Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra spoke at the Seminar. He emphasized the more active role of the African Union in the Prevention and Resolution of conflicts across the continent. Moreover, he argued the need to promote the values of Pan-Africanism to avoid disunity in African organizations.

Furthermore, Ethiopian Deputy Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs Demeke Mekonnen Hassen commended the efforts of African members of the UNSC for defending African Position in the UNSC. These African members of the UNSC are Niger, Kenya, and Tunisia.

Tunisia Minister of Migration & Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi stated that Tunisia’s main priority as a UNSC member is strengthening the continent’s Peace and Security. He aimed Tunisia will defend the issues and interests of Africa. He also assisted the need to search for comprehensive and permanent security solutions. Likewise, the stable security situation will help the continent to focus on sustainable development.