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ALGERIA CALLS FOR REFORMS TO ARAB LEAGUE TO ADAPT TO CHANGES

ALGIERS, Nov 19 (NNN-APS) — The Algerian- Minister of Maghreb Affairs, African Union and Arab League, Abdelkader Messahel, has called for reforms to the Arab League to adapt to current changes worldwide, so as to enable it to continue playing an effective role in defending the interests of the Arab world.

“The Arab League should adapt to the changes taking place across the world in the geo-strategic, political, security and economic fields, to be able to play an effective role in defending the interests of the Arab nation,” he told Algeria’s National Radio Wednesday.

Messahel stressed that the Pan-Arab organization should have a more “efficient” and a more “impartial” role.

The minister reiterated the proposal Algeria made at the 2005 Arab League summit regarding the reform of the Arab League.

Mentioning the Palestine issue, Messahel stressed Algeria’s “unfailing” support to the Palestinian people who are defending their legitimate rights.

With respect to the Syrian and Yemenite issues, Algeria has always recommended a political solution to settle the two crises, a position, he added, based on the fact that there is no alternative.

Such a solution, he added, “will preserve the territorial integrity of the two countries in line with the will of their respective populations.” — NNN-APS