Statement by the Government of the Republic of the Sudan
UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His Excellency Mr. Omer Hassan Ahmed Albashir, President of the Republic of the Sudan was prevented from appearing and addressing the United Nations General Assembly at its 68th Session as published in the General Assembly Journal as the Second Speaker in the afternoon session of September 26th 2013. The reason is wholly attributable to the position and action taken by the Host Country (The United States of America) in a serious violation of the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and the relevant sections of the United Nations Headquarters Agreement adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 14 December, 1946.
The visa applications of His Excellency President Omer Hassan Ahmed Albashir and the accompanying delegation were submitted to the United States Embassy in Khartoum since mid-September. Thereafter, the Embassy was repeatedly reminded of the importance of the speedy issuance of the visas. The United States Government also approached the Government of the Republic of the Sudan directly and indirectly in order to persuade withdrawal of the visa applications in an undiplomatic bizarre attempt to preclude His Excellency the President from addressing the United Nations General Assembly. The United States has failed to honour their commitments and obligations under the United Nations Charter and the United Nations Headquarters Agreement.
The Government of the Republic of the Sudan deplores and condemns the undiplomatic behavior of the United States Government which constitutes a flagrant violation of International Law and in particular the United Nations Charter. This position by the United States Government also reflects its feeble decision-making process and its degradation to the recognized principles of International Law.
SOURCE Embassy of the Republic of the Sudan