Interference in internal affairs of other countries deserves outright rejection

December 1, 2022

The ever-worsening attempts of the US to interfere in internal affairs of other countries are stirring the indignation of African countries.

In early November, just ahead of the presidential election in Equatorial Guinea, the spokesperson for the US State Department called on its government to ensure a “free and impartial election” in compliance with international law and the principles of the constitution.

Having participated in a mass gathering for election organized by the opposition party a few days ago, the US diplomats in this country made an undisguised interference in the election of this country.

In this regard, the minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea said that it is clearly interference in the internal affairs of his country that the diplomats from other country participated in a political gathering of the opposition party at a time when political parties competed with each other to win the presidential election.

It is not the first time for the US to arrogantly interfere in the internal affairs of African countries under the pretext of “democracy” and “human rights”.

In recent years, whenever there were presidential elections in regional countries including Nigeria, Togo, and Côte d’Ivoire, the US had the insolence to discredit election results, saying that the election was not held peacefully and that democracy and transparency were not ensured.

Though chanting “democracy” and “human rights” so frequently, the US is hammering its values into other countries in disregard of the order of international relations based on mutual respect, equality and mutual benefits among states. This is the gangster-like mode of politics of the US which acquired an inveterate habit of interfering in the internal affairs of other countries.

The US interference in the internal affairs of other nations can never be justified and it would face a stronger backlash from African countries aspiring to independence and justice.

Choe Kum Song, member of the Korea-Africa Association

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