COPENHAGEN, Foreign Minister Abdelkader Messahel has stressed Algeria’s commitment to peace and security in Africa and in the world when he addressed the 2018 African-Nordic Foreign Ministers’ Meeting here Thursday.

Invited to introduce, on behalf of the African side, the debate on peace and security issues, Messahel said the challenges facing Africa threatened the commendable efforts of African countries to emerge from under-development, eradicate poverty and support the development processes which have been successfully launched in a growing number of countries.

“Those threats are mainly made up of terrorism, the spread of radicalization, armed conflicts, illegal migration, cross-border organized crime and climate change,” he added, while stressing Africa’s efforts to address those challenges through its own resources and capacities as well as through regional and international co-operation in solidarity of the international community.

Messahel warned against the redeployment of terrorism to Africa, especially the Sahel region and the peripheral space, after the defeat of the Daesh, or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (SIS or ISIL) in Syria and Iraq, noting the problems these militants create for Algeria and North Africa as a whole, as well as for other parts of the world.

“Algeria, which has defeated terrorism, but continues to fight remnants of terrorism, is keeping a high level of vigilance throughout its territory and along its border,” the Foreign Minister said.

Algeria was also sharing its experience and developing a strong security co-operation and collaboration with its neighbouring countries on bilateral, regional and international levels, he added.

Source: Nam News Network

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