Sudan Foreign Ministry summoned EU Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond to voice Sudan’s resentment and rejection of the EU’s statement of pressuring some African countries and prodding their response to ICC’s allegations against Sudan.
The Foreign Undersecretary Abdul Ghani Al-Naeim confirmed on Wednesday that the President of Republic exercises his sovereign tasks, including external visits, as dictated by his constitutional duties and in accordance with international law, pointing out that the Sudan does not accept to be implicated or subjected to any action based on Rome’s statutes of the so-called International Criminal Court (ICC), of which Sudan is not a signatory country.
He added that this court has proved to be politically-oriented and targeting African leaders only.
The Undersecretary explained that President Bashir was assigned by the IGAD Summit the noble mission of bringing peace to South Sudan which will reflect positively on regional peace and security and the European Union should have issued a statement in support of Sudan’s efforts to this end instead of this rejected statement
He also referred to Sudan’s cooperation under leadership of President Omar al-Bashir with the European Union and the international community in general to address important international issues of common concern such as combating terrorism, illegal immigration, trafficking in human beings and organized crime.
For his part, Jean Michel expressed his appreciation for Sudan’s current efforts to host and facilitate peace negotiations between rival parties in the state of South Sudan and promised to convey this message to the European Union Commission.