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AUC chief reiterates two-state solution to end Israeli-Palestinian conflict

By Xinhua
On 16 January 2024 at 07:13

The 47th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) opened on Monday in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, with Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat reiterating a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Faki said while the effect of the Russia-Ukraine crisis is constantly growing, the Israeli- Palestinian conflict is continuing with indescribable intensity, causing humanitarian tragedies and destruction of properties.

"African conscience is shaken by the tragedy that has occurred due to the conflict and I reiterate once again our call for humanitarian ceasefire and engagement of the international community to materialize the two-state solution to end the conflict there," he said.

Noting the continuing shelling of Palestinian civilians and destruction of their means of existence, Faki recalled that the conflict has been of great concern for Africa for over 60 years.

He noted that a lasting solution is required to ensure the co-existence of both nations to allow their peoples live in a state of peace and stability.

Africa is not free from conflict either, said the chairperson, noting the unfolding security problems in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and other parts of the continent, affecting peace, stability and development of the continent.

He said the African Union needs to go a long way to achieve the general objective of the union, namely peace, the integration and development of Africa.

The PRC session is held under the theme "Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building resilient education systems for increased access to inclusive, lifelong, quality, and relevant learning in Africa."

It will be followed by the 44th ordinary session of the Executive Council and the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the AU, starting from mid-February.

Delegates attending the 47th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee of the African Union pose for a group photo in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 15, 2024. The 47th Ordinary Session of the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) opened on Monday in Addis Ababa, with Chairperson of the AU Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat reiterating a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Xinhua/Michael Tewelde)

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