WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Seven Arabic speaking countries have told the African Union (AU) that they reject granting the Zionist regime observer status in the bloc, Anadolu reported.
The Zionist regime’s envoy to Addis Ababa Aleli Admasu presented credentials to AU Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki on 22 July, and the regime was granted observer status to the body.
Several Arab media outlets, including Egypt’s Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper, said that the Algerian, Egyptian, Comoran, Tunisian, Djiboutian, Mauritanian and Libyan embassies to Ethiopia delivered a note to Faki outlining their rejection of the decision, noting that it contradicts the AU’s support for the Palestinian cause and its principles.
They requested that the issue be put up for discussion in the AU’s foreign ministers’ meeting in October.
The embassies of Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen and the Arab League mission in Addis Ababa expressed solidarity with the Arab countries.
Algeria said on 25 July that the decision was taken without consultations.
Meanwhile, Popular Conference of Palestinians Abroad (PCPA) condemned on Tuesday the African Union’s decision to grant the occupying regime observer status, calling for the decision to be rescinded, Quds Press reported.
In a press release, the PCPA called on the AU not to give the “racist and colonial” occupation state observer status.
“Accepting the Zionist occupation as a member of the African Union is a condemned step that seriously harms the union and its members,” the statement said. “Such a step will absolutely not serve the real interests of the African nations.”
“The Zionist occupation entity attempts to show itself as a reliable partner to African countries,” the PCPA said, stressing this is a “deceptive attempt to falsify its reality, and to overcome the established positions adopted by the African countries towards the rights and freedoms of the Palestinian.