African envoys at UN demand apology for US President's xenophobic remarks

New York, US (PANA) - The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations have demanded retraction and apology from the U.S. Administration with regard to the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks attributed this week to President Donald Trump towards Africa and people of African descent.

Following their emergency session on Friday to consider the remarks, the ambassadors issued a statement saying they were extremely appalled and strongly condemned the remarks as widely reported by the media.

According to the statement, circulated on Saturday by the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union to the United Nations, the ambassadors have expressed concern “at the continuing and growing trend from the U.S. Administration towards Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of colour.”

In the same statement, African ambassadors to the UN have expressed solidarity with the people of Haiti and others that have been similarly denigrated.

The African envoys group has reiterated the statement of the African Union Commission and those issued by a number of African countries condemning the remarks of the President of the United States.

In addition, they thanked the American people from all walks of life and backgrounds who have condemned the remarks.

“The African Group of Ambassadors to the United Nations “reaffirms its commitment to the values and principles of multilateralism, diversity and equality of nations as enshrined in relevant African Union and UN Charter and instruments,” the statement added.
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13 january 2018 13:35:33

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