Sudan Presidential Advisor to EIR re:
LaRouche Development Proposal, and Relations with the United States
Sept. 29, 2009 (EIRNS)Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's most senior adviser, Ghazi Salaheddin, took time out today, while on a short working visit to Washington, D.C., to answer questions from EIR on the potential for economic development of the former colonial, unindustrialized nations, and on relations between the United States and Sudan. A transcript of EIR's questions, and his answers, follow:
Q: LaRouche has called for a return of the United States to its Constitution to establish a new worldwide credit system based on a four-power agreement between China, Russia, India and the United States. If such a shift could be made, how would you envision the potential for development in Sudan, Africa, and the world?
Ghazi: Any system which establishes a just and equitable world economic order will be to the benefit of developing countries, and Sudan in particular. You must remember that countries like Sudan have huge resources, and thing that has stood in the way of their development has been the unfair international economic relations, as exemplified by Bretton Woods institutions, the IMF and World Bank, etc.
So we are very much for a new world economic order that can achieve equality between the countries, and unleash and unblock the potential of countries, like my country, Sudan.
So I hope this advice is heeded, and we can begin debate on what kind of system we will employ.
Q: If the United States were to break with traditional British policies toward Sudan and Africa, what potential would exist for U.S.-Sudanese relations?
Ghazi: We have a huge potential for relations. I think we both draw upon huge resources, both human and natural resources. We believe that the American people basically are generous people, and open, and very keen on having productive relations with others. So are the Sudanese. What is standing in the way is American policy of successive administrations, especially the previous administration, the Bush Administration. And if we could allow the two peoples to interact, and to join hands together, I think we can work miracles, both for Africa and for the United States.