Israel Announces Joining the African Union as an Observer After Two Decades of Diplomatic Efforts

Israel Announces Joining the African Union as an Observer After Two Decades of Diplomatic Efforts

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Israel has relations with 46 member states of the African Union.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Israel would rejoin the African Union as an observer state.

The move, according to online newspaper, The Times of Israel, comes nearly two decades after Israel lost observer status following the dissolution of the Organization for African Unity and the creation of the African Union.

It was reported that Israel’s ambassador to Addis Ababa, Aleli Adamaso, presented his credentials as an observer to the African Union to Union Commission Chairman Moussa Faki Mahamat at the organization’s headquarters in Addis Ababa. two sides.

“It is a day of celebration for Israel-African relations,” Israeli media quoted Foreign Minister Yair Lapid as saying.

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