The African Union (AU) on Thursday, February 4, approved Algeria’s candidacy for the post of non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2024-2025, said Algerian Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum.
“The proceedings of the 38th session of the AU Executive Council were concluded with the validation of Algeria’s candidacy for the post of non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for the period 2024-2025,” Boukadoum tweetted, APS reports. The Executive Council emphasized “the imperative attachment to the founding principles of the AU,” added Boukadoum in his tweet, quoted by Algérie Patriotique.
In his intervention during the proceedings of the AU Executive Council, Boukadoum said that “Algeria, firmly convinced of the principle of solidarity and equitable burden-sharing and concerned about the achievement of the objectives of the African continent, at all levels, is committed to pay, on time, its financial contributions to the AU budget and the Peace Fund,” said a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The session was devoted to the consideration of a series of reports, including one on the implementation of the common continental strategy to combat VIDC-19 and presentations on the activities of various AU organs during the past year. The Executive Council also considered the progress made in the implementation of the AU’s structural reforms.
The 38th session of the AU Executive Council was held, it will be recalled, in preparation for the 34th Ordinary Session of the AU Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 6 and 7 February by videoconference under the theme “Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for building the Africa we want”. The Summit will elect new members of many organs of the continental organization, headed by the six Commissioners of the AU Executive Council.
Similarly, during this election, and for the first time, the two Departments of Political Affairs (DAP) and Peace and Security (DPS) will be merged, the aim being to give more weight to the post of Chairperson of the Peace and Security Council (PSC), so as to enable the commissioner to manage political disputes and issues relating to instability in the continent, such as protests against the election results, adds Algérie Patriotique.
by Basit Abbasi – CCTV