8 Apr. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Government of Chad has demanded the German ambassador to his country, Jan Christian Gordon Kricke, to leave the country within 48 hours and has declared him ‘persona non grata’.
In a letter to the German government, the Chadian Foreign Minister, Mahamat Saleh Annadif, has justified this decision due to the “regrettable actions of Mr. Kricke, which are incompatible with the diplomatic practice recognized by the Vienna Convention”, according to the portal. Tchad Infos,
Although the statement does not detail what these “unfortunate” actions of the ambassador are, sources quoted by the aforementioned media indicate that it is a case of internal political interference in the country.
The Chadian minister wanted to make it clear in his letter that this request “should not be interpreted as discontent” between the African country and Germany, with whom he assures there are very good diplomatic relations, but that it is a decision based on the actions of a person concrete.
He has also been open and prepared to review and approve a new German ambassador to his country as soon as Germany starts the process.
The German ambassador had been critical of the African country’s political transition process after the repression of the mobilizations on October 20 and several days after, which resulted in nearly 130 deaths, according to the balance published by the National Rights Commission. Chadian humans.