MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Office of the Spokesperson and Media Department
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Sudan expresses its astonishment and denunciation at the abysmal level the spokesperson of the Chairman of the African Union Commission on Sudan file has descended to in his comment today on the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September ,4, 2023. Had it not been for our concern over the mediocrity of certain employees of an organization, of which Sudan is a founding member , the comment would not be worthy to be responded to. The low language, empty content, and absurdity that the comment is abound with would only reaffirm what the said statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has articulated.
This comment will be recorded as the first anomalous and sinister precedent of an employee of the the AU Commission , which reports to the Executive Council of the AU, publicly insulting an arch founding state of the Organization of African Unity in 1963 as well as the African Union in 02002. In fact, the continental organization will not be able to carry out its mission to unify Africa in the absence of Sudan, a country that is considered the belly button of Africa , embracing diverse African cultural and ethnic groups and endowed with huge untapped economic resources and potentials that would enable it to feed Africa and beyond.
This irresponsible act of one of the senior officials in the Office of the Chairman of the AU Commission should prompt a comprehensive review of how the Office is run and how the appointment of senior officials, who are not elected by member states, takes place to ensure that they meet the required standards of integrity, professionalism, and psychological stability.
Until this happens, it will not be surprising that some decisions of the AUC Chairperson's office are mired in double standards, inconsistency, and serving agenda that does not represent the continent's interests.
Khartoum, 08. 09. 2023