Sudan has expelled the head of a United Nations agency in the country, accusing her of interfering in domestic affairs, the foreign ministry said.
Ministry spokesman Abubakr al-Siddiq said Pamela DeLargy, an American who headed the UN’s Population Fund office (UNFPA), “was asked to leave” on Wednesday, reported the AFP news agency.
It quoted al-Siddiq as saying that “she was not abiding by the country’s laws, and also because she was interfering in the country’s domestic affairs in a manner that is inconsistent with her status as a UN official”.
“I would also like to confirm that this move has nothing to do with the UNFPA whose missions and programmes are very much appreciated by my government,” the spokesman added.
UN officials in Sudan declined to comment.
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