African Union suspends decision to grant observer status to "Israel"
The AU Summit unanimously votes on suspending "Israel's" observer status, and forms a committee made of seven heads of state, including Algeria.
Al Mayadeen's correspondent reported that the African Union has suspended the decision to grant "Israel" observer status.
The decision, which was adopted unanimously by the Summit of the African Union's Head of State and Government, suspended the AU's Former Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat's 22 July decision to grant "Israel" observer status in the AU, and to establish a committee comprised of seven African heads of state to present recommendations to the summit, under whose jurisdiction the case will remain.
According to our correspondent, the committee will comprise Macky Sall, the AU's new chairperson, Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Felix Tshisekedi, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, and Cameroon's President Paul Biya.
Macky Sall will take the initiative to activate this committee.
Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh had asked the African Union on Saturday to revoke "Israel's" observer status as heads of state from the 55-member group convened for a two-day meeting.
He firmly proclaimed that "'Israel' should never be rewarded for its violation and for the apartheid regime it does impose on the Palestinian people."
Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra had also arrived Tuesday in Addis Ababa to participate in the 40th regular session of the Executive Council of the African Union, which brought together the foreign ministers of the AU member states.
The African Union granted "Israel" observer status in July after a unilateral decision from the former AU chairperson, and the Israeli ambassador in Addis Ababa presented his letter of accreditation as an observer to the African Union.