Algeria participates in the Ministerial Conference of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries reaffirming the urgency for the self-determination of the Saharawi people

In a press release published by Algiers, July 14, 2021 the need for the self-determination of the saharawi and palestinian people was highlighted by the Alegrian representative.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and the National Community Abroad, Mr. Ramtane LAMAMRA, took part, by videoconference, in the mid-term Ministerial Conference of the Movement of Non-Aligned Countries, under the Presidency of the Republic of ‘Azerbaijan.

This meeting, which takes place in the context of this year’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the creation of the NAC Movement, focused on the theme “The Non-Aligned Movement at the center of multilateral efforts to respond to global challenges”.

In his speech, the Minister underlined the need for all member states of the Movement to reaffirm their attachment to the ideals and principles of the latter. On behalf of President Abdelmadjid TEBBOUNE and the Algerian people, he paid a well-deserved tribute to all the founding fathers of the Movement, including the leaders of the Algerian National Liberation Movement and the Provisional Government of the Algerian Republic.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs also recalled the constant support given by the NAC Movement since its creation to the just causes of decolonization throughout the world, stressing the need for it to remain in solidarity with the Palestinian and Sahrawi peoples. .

Regarding Western Sahara, Mr. LAMAMRA indicated that the resumption of the armed conflict between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Polisario Front deserves greater attention from the international community. He called on the UN Secretary General to speed up the appointment of his Personal Envoy and to launch a credible political process between the two parties to the conflict, with the aim of reaching a just and lasting political solution that will ensure the self-determination of the people of the Sahrawi Republic, Founding Member of the African Union.

Finally, it should be noted that the Conference was concluded with the adoption of a Political Declaration, under the terms of which the participants reaffirmed the validity of all the founding principles of the Movement, as well as their will to work towards to establish balanced, peaceful and democratic international relations.