Algeria reaffirms commitment to principle of non-interference in internal affairs of States

APS - 13 October 2021

BELGRADE (Serbia)- Algeria reaffirmed Tuesday its commitment to the values and principles of the United Nations Charter, including the sovereign equality of all States and non-interference in their internal affairs and the right of peoples to self-determination.

In an address on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad, Ramtane Lamamra, at the second meeting of the Group of Friends in Defence of the UN Charter, held on the sidelines of the high-level meeting marking the 60th anniversary of the 1st Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), the Algerian ambassador in Belgrade, Abdelhamid Chebchoub, reaffirmed "Algeria's attachment to the values and principles of the United Nations Charter, notably the sovereign equality of all States, political independence, non-interference in the internal affairs of States and the right of Sahrawi people to self-determination.

The diplomat further also called for "tireless efforts to promote the values of dialogue, tolerance and solidarity," stressing in this regard "the need for efficient and inclusive multilateralism involving all regions and states on an equal footing."

"All voices must be heard, not just the voice of the strongest," he said, adding that "trust, inclusion and dialogue remain the key elements to strengthening multilateralism and defending the UN Charter."