In the opening of the 35th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Algeria called for increasing coordination and security in light of the challenges that are facing the Arab region, and expressed its readiness to export the experience of national reconciliation and combating terrorism to the countries that are experiencing internal conflicts and problems.
One of the halls of the Conferences Palace “Abdellatif Rahal”, west of Algiers, was full on Monday with representatives of 21 Arab countries who attended the opening of the preparatory meeting for the 35th Session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministries, as Algeria was able to bring together the Arab countries at one table to discuss several security files, and even the “conflicting brothers”, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE who sat side by side, but the Syrian Arab Republic was the most important absentee from the meeting because of the “violent” events that it is experiencing, and its chair remained empty.
In his opening speech, the General Secretary of the Interior Ministry, Salaheddine Dahmoune, considered the participation of representatives of the Arab countries in the preparatory meeting as a proof of the attention that is given by States to this important date.
He mentioned that Algeria has always been a pioneer in all sessions of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers since its creation in 1982, adding that Algeria is keen to contribute to enhancing the effectiveness of the Council’s efforts to combat all forms of threats that are affecting the Arab world.
Algeria called on the participants to raise the level of security coordination and joint cooperation, in light of the challenges in the Arab region, and the spokesman said: “We want to achieve more joint cooperation and coordination”, adding that the security files are one of the important topics to be discussed, in order to reach recommendations and practical measures that contribute to the promotion of joint Arab action and the aspirations of peoples.
The spokesman expressed Algeria’s readiness to export the model of national reconciliation to countries that are experiencing internal conflicts and problems as one of the most successful models in the world in the field of combating terrorism, extremism and violence.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, Mohamed Ben Ali Komane, praised in his opening speech the sacrifices of security personnel to stabilize the Arab countries.
The 35th session of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers, which officially takes place on Wednesday, discusses a number of issues including the report of the Secretary-General of the Council of Arab Interior Ministers on the work of the Secretariat between the Council’s of the 34th and 35th sessions, and the 9th draft of Arab security plan and a seventh Arab information plan for security awareness and prevention from crime, and a Sixth phase of the Arab Strategy for Traffic Safety, and a draft phased plan for the implementation of the Arab strategy for intellectual security.