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AU welcomes reconciliation agreement
AU welcomes reconciliation agreement
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Gaza, ALRAY – Head of African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, welcomed the Palestinian reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas.

In a press release, Faki congratulated Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and all other concerned parties on this achievement.

The African Union deeply praised Egypt for its crucial role in facilitating the reconciliation agreement, encouraging to continue its efforts.

Faki expressed his hope for "full implementation of the agreement, especially the agreed steps to enable the Palestinian government to assume its responsibilities in Gaza."

He also stressed "the solidarity of African Union with the Palestinian people to exercise their inalienable rights, as well as its commitment to the two-state solution, in line with its relevant resolutions and Security Council resolutions."

It is noteworthy that Palestine obtained status of “observer member” in the African Union in 1973.

Earlier on Thursday, the rival parties of Hamas and Fatah signed the reconciliation agreement in Cairo, under the auspices of Egyptian intelligence.

The agreement provides to enable the Consensus Government to assume its full responsibilities in managing the affairs of the Gaza Strip, as in the West Bank, by 1 December, while working to remove all problems resulting after the division.