The Chief Diplomat is the official African Union spokesperson to the rest of the world. The Chief Diplomat is responsible for negotiating with other nations outside of the AU on the AU's behalf as well as announcing AU policy to the world.

The current Chief Diplomat of the AU is Jadallah Azzuz at-Talhi on behalf of the government of Abdul Awwal Ibn al-Batin of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. Some of his past and current endeavors within and beyond the AU are: