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Egypt mum on Israel’s observer status at African Union

While opposition mounts to the African Union Commission’s decision to grant Israel observer status at the AU, Egypt has yet to officially comment on the move.
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CAIRO — Cairo has yet to express a position on the African Union Commission’s decision to grant Israel observer status in the African body on July 22. Some other African countries have condemned the sudden move that was made without consultation with member states.

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has not officially commented on the AU Commission’s decision. Speaking to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, an Egyptian diplomatic source close to the AU said, “It seems the African atmosphere is now ready to accept Israel at the AU, and the resolution will most likely be approved with a majority of votes.”

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