ALGERIA CALLS FOR CONTINUED REFORM OF ARAB LEAGUE

CAIRO, -- Algeria's Minister of Justice, Tayeb Louh, has called for continued reform of the Arab League to develop its working mechanisms so as to achieve more effective joint Arab actions.

Speaking at the 32nd Council of Arab Ministers of Justice meeting here Thursday, Louh recalled the message of Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika at the last Arab summit held in Mauritania, where he expressed Algeria's deep concern over the situation in the Arab world, "which requires continuing the reform of the Arab League and developing its working mechanism.

Algeria considers this approach as one of the most important challenges to be taken up to improve our joint Arab action for the causes of our Nation and its peoples' aspirations, Louh said.

He underlined that the international situation and the deep transformations which had occurred in international relations and the changes in the geo-strategic balances as well as their effects, required more than ever that the Arab League improved its joint actions and defined the guidelines and the future approaches to take in facing all challenges.

It is inconceivable that our region is affected by the regional and international upheavals without being able, at the same time, to have an influence on the course of events and on decision-taking in order to protect its interests and guarantee the future of the Arab Nation, he added.

Louh underlined the role of the Arab Ministers' Councils, including that of justice, in the definition of priorities and strategies of Arab co-operation in the legal and judicial fields.

He welcomed the achievements of the Council of Arab Justice Ministers in the fight against terrorism and organized crime, affirming that Algeria will spare no effort to contribute to the strengthening of the Arab co-operation in this field.

Source: Nam News Network