United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 21, 2023
Readout of Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met yesterday with Chairperson of the African Union Commission Moussa Faki Mahamat. During the meeting, they discussed several topics including the conflict in Sudan, the situation in Niger, and African Union financing.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield urged the African Union to encourage the African Members of the United Nations Security Council (Gabon, Ghana, and Mozambique) to continue efforts to mitigate violence in Sudan while urging warring parties to negotiate an end to the conflict. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Chairperson Faki discussed the roles the United Nations, African Union, and regional organizations could play in moving toward a ceasefire and a political process that could lead to civilian rule.
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and Chairman Faki talked about the next steps toward a diplomatic situation to the current challenges in Niger. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield reiterated the United States’ support for continued engagement with ECOWAS to resolve the situation.
The Ambassador and the Chairman also discussed African Union financing and the United States’ readiness to engage in negotiations to achieve a Security Council resolution to advance this important issue.