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Allocution de M. Ramtane LAMAMRA, Ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la communauté nationale à l'étranger Conférence ministérielle du mi-parcours du Mouvement des pays non alignés. 14/07/2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocution de M. Ramtane LAMAMRA,

Ministre des Affaires étrangères

et de la communauté nationale à l'étranger

 

Conférence ministérielle du mi-parcours

du Mouvement des pays non alignés.

 

(visioconférence)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

 

Mr. Chair,

Excellencies Ministers and dear colleagues,

Distinguished participants,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

 

First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to the Republic of Azerbaijan for convening this Mid-Term Ministerial Conference, and highly commend its active leadership at the helm of the Non-Aligned Movement during these challenging times.

 

As this year marks the 60th anniversary of our Movement, I wish to seize this opportunity to stress the need for all of us to remain committed to the ideals and principles of NAM as enshrined by the founding fathers when they took the historic step to establish this ever-expanding gathering of like-minded countries for the protection of their national independence and the promotion of international peace.

 

At this point, I wish, on behalf of President Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE and the people of Algeria, to pay a well-deserved tribute to all the founding fathers, including the leaders of the Algerian Liberation Movement and the Provisional Government of the Republic of Algeria.

 

Mr. Chair,

 

There is no doubt that the current global health crisis calls for more solidarity and more cooperation, these values that are very dear to our Movement.

 

Therefore, we need to join efforts to ensure global access to vaccines and different kinds of medical equipments, knowledge and expertise, as well as support the economic recovery of all countries around the world. And needless to say, that we have to act decisively and promptly to avoid more victims of the so-called “vaccine nationalism”, because this crisis has adamantly proven that “no one is safe until everyone is safe, everywhere particularly in Africa”.

 

 

 

 

Mr. Chair,

 

While we focus on fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, other pandemics that have been around for many decades, in the names of terrorism, transnational crime, armed conflicts, climate change, to mention just a few, continue to claim the lives of too many innocent peoples around the globe.

 

The transnational nature is the common feature to all these challenges. That’s why again, unilateralism is doomed to fail. And, if we are to overcome these common threats, we have no choice but to renew our commitment to multilateralism: a system based on clear and fair rules, consistent with the goals and principles embodied in the UN Charter.

 

In this regard, we firmly believe that non-aligned countries, thanks to their collective political and diplomatic weight, can play an important role in enhancing international cooperation, promoting initiatives for the sake of preventing and resolving conflicts, and enforcing international law.

 

For its part, Algeria will continue to uphold the values of multilateralism in all its efforts to promote political and peaceful solutions to the crises in its neighborhood and beyond, as well as in its numerous initiatives to boost regional and continental economic integration and shared prosperity.

 

Mr. Chair,

 

At its best, multilateralism protects the weak from the powerful and advocates for justice and equity to ensure collective security.

 

Drawing from its longstanding principles, our Movement has always been a strong advocate for all peoples living under foreign occupation. It has never failed to demonstrate its solidarity with them and should continue to do so.

 

In Palestine, we should be more assertive in supporting international efforts aiming to address the underlying source of the conflict by putting an end to occupation and by enabling the Palestinian people to effectively establish their independent State with Al-Qods as its capital.

 

In Western Sahara, the regained military conflict between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Frente Polisario, deserves greater attention from the international community. We therefore call on the UN Secretary-General to expedite the appointment of his Personal Envoy and to launch a credible political process between the two parties with the aim of reaching a just and lasting political solution that will provide for the self-determination of the people of the Sahrawi Republic, a founding Member of the African Union.

 

Mr. Chair,

Dear colleagues,

 

In conclusion, I would like to assure you that Algeria will remain committed to enhancing the work of the Non-aligned Movement and increasing its effectiveness in dealing with global challenges.

 

We must seize the opportunity of the sixtieth anniversary of our Movement, not only to highlight its contributions and achievements, but also and most importantly, to take stock of its shortcomings and failures, in order to increase its capacity to adapt and demonstrate its continued relevance in the ever-changing international environment.  

 

We certainly can do better to promote a peaceful and prosperous world for current and future generations.  

 

I thank you for your kind attention.