Algeria seeks to strip 'Israel' of observer status at African Union
Algeria spearheads efforts to withdraw "Israel's" observer status at the African Union.
Stripping "Israel" of its observer status at the African Union (AU) will be on the agenda of the regular African summit, which will be held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on the 18th and 19th of February, Algerian media sources reported.
According to the sources, the Zionist entity is exerting pressure on African countries to accept it as an observer member at the AU during the upcoming session.
The Algerian newspaper Echorouk reported that the visit of Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra to South Africa is part of the preparation for this summit, which will be preceded by a new session of the Executive Council of the AU on Thursday and Friday.
It is noteworthy that in July 2021, "Israel" was granted the status of an observer member at the AU. The Israeli occupation's Ambassador to Ethiopia, Aleligne Admasu, presented his credentials as an "African Union Observer" to the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the organization's headquarters in Addis Ababa.
This was met with criticism from several Arab and African countries, who formally objected to the AU's decision.
As a result, the AU decided unanimously in early February 2022 to suspend the decision to grant "Israel" observer status.
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