The Prime Minister, Ahmed Ouyahia, met on 30th November, in Abidjan, the chairman of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat.
The Chairman of the Commission stressed, right from the outset, that the choice made for Algeria and the President of the Republic, Mr. Abdelaziz Bouteflika, to coordinate the action of the African Union to fight terrorism and violent extremism, is due to Algeria’s pioneering experience in this field and the effectiveness of its global de-radicalization policy, adding that it is « a policy that should serve as an example for all African countries facing the scourge of terrorism « .
He also congratulated Algeria and President Bouteflika for the efforts made so far in coordinating the AU’s efforts in the field of preventing and combating terrorism and terrorism and violent extremism.
The meeting also addressed other African issues on the AU Agenda, including the state of peace and security in the North Africa region and the Sahelo-Saharan zone, the structural reform of the Union and the financing of the Pan-African Organization, as well as the AU’s partnerships with the European Union and other strategic partners.
On his part, Mr. Ahmed Ouyahia reiterated Algeria’s commitment to continuing its active action within the African Union in order to contribute, as it has always done, to the strengthening of the organization and continuously improving its effectiveness and effective presence on the international scene, in accordance with the objectives and principles of the AU Constitutive Act.
The meeting was attended by Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel.