World Bulletin / News Desk
The Qatari Ambassador to Ethiopia and representative to the African Union Abdel-Aziz al-Rumaihi voiced on Thursday his country's satisfaction with joining the pan-African body as an observer member.
"Qatar is very happy to get observer status with the African Union," al-Rumaihi told Anadolu Agency one day after presenting his credentials to African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.
"We are keen on enhancing its cooperation with the African Union," he said.
Qatar is the fifth Arab country to be given an observer status in the pan-African body.
The other four are Kuwait, Yemen, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Representatives of four non-African states - Sri Lanka, Uruguay, Serbia and Italy - also submitted their credentials to Dlamini-Zuma Wednesday.
Member states take part in all African Union activities, but are not allowed to vote on its resolutions.Last Mod: 11 Nisan 2014, 10:13