N'Djamena- Africa has today a "coherent strategic vision to promote its interests in global negotiations," Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said Friday in N'Djamena, Chad.
"Thanks to the efforts made, Africa has today a coherent strategic vision to promote effectively its interests in the global negotiations that require proved conceptual and technical mastery," said Sellal at the meeting of the African Union High Level Committee on Post-2015 Development Agenda.
He underlined the need for African continent to strengthen its presence within the international community by a "substantial" contribution, which would have an impact on the intergovernmental processes where decisions are made.
According to the Premier, if Africa was not associated, as required by its geopolitical weight and human potential, in defining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), "it intends this time, owing to the quality of its strategic vision specified in relevant documents, to be involved in the decision-making process."
"This would allow highlighting the specificity of its development requirements, which were in the past "diluted in holistic approaches that remained with no real impact on the continent," he explained.
Sellal said that to achieve the MDGs and the priorities of the post-2015 Development Agenda Africa must eradicate the root causes of conflicts and instability in the continent and "take all measures to prevent them, particularly through efficient cross-border cooperation and the implementation of post-conflict reconstruction programmes, within the framework of African Peace and Security Architecture.