Addis Ababa | Times of Sudan
Israel joined the African Union as an observer member, according to a statement issued by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.
The statement said that the Israeli ambassador in Addis Ababa, Adamsu Alali, submitted his credentials to the African Union as an observer for the first time since 2002.
This will help us in strengthening our activities towards the continent and towards the member states of the Union.
The statement added that Israel has relations with 46 countries in Africa, in the framework of which cooperation is taking place in many areas of development and trade.
The statement stated that once the relationship with the African Union is established, the two parties will be able to cooperate in the areas of combating Corona and preventing the spread of extremist terrorism throughout the continent.
The statement quoted Foreign Minister Yair Lapid as saying, “This will help us in strengthening our activities towards the continent and towards the member states of the Union.”
Israel's accession to the African Union as an observer member
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