Algeria chairs Security Council, Eritrea/Ethiopia on agenda
[Aps 1/12/04] New
York - Algeria is chairing since Wednesday, for one month, the UN Security
Council, the Algerian permanent mission at the UN told.Abdellah Baali,
Algeria's permanent representative at the UN is holding this position
succeeding to the US representative, John Danforth.
The Security Council will have to examine under the Algerian
chairmanship many files notably centred on conflicts in the Democratic Republic
of Congo, in Liberia, Burundi, Sierra Leone, in Guinea Bissau and in Sudan.
It will also deal with conflict between Ethiopia and Eritrea
and the situation prevailing in Iraq and in the Middle-East.
A debate centred on the question of civilians' protection in
conflicts that should be chaired by Foreign Minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem is
also on the agenda of the council under the Algerian chairmanship, the same source
The examination of reports of the different sanctions and
follow-up committees including the committee 1540 (weapons of mass
destruction), the committee 1267 (sanctions against terrorists linked to El
Qaida), the committee against terrorism, the committee on Liberia and the
working party on Africa are also on the programme of the council for December.
The Security council also provides for the setting up of a
sanctions committee on Cote d'Ivoire, in the case no progress will be made
concerning Marcoussi and Accra III agreements till December 15, the Algerian