Biden excludes Sudan from participating in an important summit – Kush News
US President Joe Biden excluded Sudan and three African countries from the summit of US-Africa leaders scheduled to be held from December 13-15, 2022.
According to Dana Banks, Special Assistant to the President, Senior National Security Council Adviser to the US-Africa Leaders Summit who spoke to a group of African journalists during a conference call on Tuesday, the summit’s agenda is to advance shared priorities and strengthen US-Africa relations.
The gathering will also provide an opportunity to enhance the Biden administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security and democratic development as well as affirm the United States’ commitment to the continent.
According to Banks, Biden invited 49 African leaders, from all the governments of North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa, and “excluded four countries, namely Sudan, Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali.”
The White House official said, according to Al-Sayha newspaper, that Biden used three criteria to invite African governments to the summit, as he invited all sub-Saharan and North African governments that were not suspended by the African Union, countries recognized by the US government, and countries with which we exchange ambassadors.
Khartoum: (Kush News)