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Algeria's adhesion to UFM does not compromise its sense of belonging to Africa.

Summary: MIDRAND (South Africa)- Algeria's adhesion to the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), launched last July in Paris, under no circumstances compromises the fact that it belongs to Africa, affirmed Friday in Midrand (South Africa) Minister for Maghreb and African Affaires Abdelkader Messahel.

Algeria's adhesion to the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM), launched last July in Paris, under no circumstances compromises the fact that it belongs to Africa, affirmed Friday in Midrand (South Africa) Minister for Maghreb and African Affaires Abdelkader Messahel. "Algeria belongs to the African continent, but also to the Maghreb and the Mediterranean regions." "Pollution in the Mediterranean, for instance, is an issue concerning all of us," Messahel said at a press briefing following the presentation to the Pan-African Parliament of an African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) report on Algeria. In reply to a question on Western Sahara, the minister indicated that Algeria's stance toward the issue has always been consistent, adding that Algeria, which lived under severe colonial conditions and South Africa which has suffered from an apartheid for five years centuries, can only support Western Sahara people's struggle for their legitimate right to self-determination and independence, in line with the international legality.aaa

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Date:Nov 2, 2008
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