Kuwait seeks to reverse suspension of Egypt's A.U. membership

Kuwait is seeking to reactivate Egypt's membership in the African Union (A.U.)

Kuwait seeks to reverse suspension of Egypt's A.U. membership

World Bulletin/News Desk

Kuwait is seeking to reactivate Egypt's membership in the African Union (A.U.), an Ethiopian diplomatic source has said.

Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met with his Ethiopian counterpart Tedros Adhanom on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting of the Non-aligned Movement, which concluded in Algeria on Thursday.

"[Sheikh Sabah] has exerted strenuous efforts to reactivate Egypt's A.U. membership," the source said, citing that Kuwait maintains "excellent" relations with African countries.

In November, Kuwait offered a one-billion dollar grant and another $1 billion in loans for carrying out development projects in Africa.

According to the Ethiopian source, the top Kuwait diplomat has invited a high-level A.U. panel on Egypt to visit Kuwait early June.

The A.U. froze Egypt's membership last July after the army ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi.

The A.U.'s Peace and Security Council said the measure was standard procedure in the event of an unconstitutional change of government in a member state.

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