Algeria seeks to strip “Israel” of African Union observer status

Algeria seeks to strip “Israel” of African Union observer status

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.

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.

The paper reported that the visit of Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra, to South Africa is part of the preparation for this summit.

In July 2021, the Zionist  entity was officially granted the status of an observer member of the African Union, after the Israeli ambassador to Ethiopia, Aleligne Admasu, presented his credentials as an “African Union observer” to the head of the Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, at the organization’s headquarters in Addis Ababa.

This the decision was criticized by embassies of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, State of Kuwait, State of Qatar, the State of Palestine and Republic of Yemen, and the mission of the League of Arab States with the African Arab embassies.

At the beginning of last August, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Mauritania, in addition to Republic of the Comoros, officially objected to the acceptance by the Chairman of the African Union Commission of the credentials of the “Zionist entity” as an observer member of the Union.