Call to end Egypt's AU suspension

In a statement, the ministry said COMESA ministers supported a clause proposed for inclusion in the final communiqué of a COMESA meeting currently underway in Congolese capital Kinshasa.

Call to end Egypt's AU suspension

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) supports unfreezing Egypt's participation in the African Union (AU) activities, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.

In a statement, the ministry said COMESA ministers supported a clause proposed for inclusion in the final communiqué of a COMESA meeting currently underway in Congolese capital Kinshasa.

The proposed clause expresses COMESA's hope that Egypt would soon be allowed to resume participation in AU activities.

The clause was proposed on Monday by Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmi, who is taking part in the ministerial meeting of the 19-member African grouping.

Egypt's AU membership was suspended on July 5 of last year, two days after the military ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi.

Fahmi called for reversing the decision in light of recent steps taken by Egypt to implement an army-imposed transitional roadmap.

Egypt took the first step of the roadmap last month by holding a referendum on an amended version of its 2012 constitution.

The two other phases of the roadmap are presidential and parliamentary polls, dates for which have yet to be set.

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