According to PIC, Youssef’s call came during an in-camera session held Tuesday by the African Union’s council of ministers to discuss a series of pro-Palestine draft resolutions, among many other issues.
The appeals of Djibouti’s foreign minister were “among the strongest stances taken in favor of the Palestinian cause,” the Anadolu News Agency quoted sources at the session as saying.
The same sources reported a quasi-total agreement on the set of recommendations put forth in support of the Palestinian people and submitted to the two-day African Summit, set to kick off Friday in Addis Ababa.
The council of ministers’ proposals included the boycott of Israeli products, the condemnation of the Zionist regime’s assaults on Palestinians, and the establishment of a Palestinian sovereign state. The council further agreed to support Palestinian statehood bid at the UN Security Council.