Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to visit Uganda next week

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to visit Uganda next week

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to visit Uganda next week

Last year, in defiance of an worldwide criminal court arrest warrant, he was here during President Yoweri Museveni's swearing Ceremony on may 16th. "We therefore call upon the government of Uganda to fulfill its obligations under global and domestic laws by arresting and surrendering President Omar al-Bashir".

Meanwhile Presidents Museveni and Bashir also agreed to increase the trade and diplomatic relations between the two countries. Uganda will be hosting the 6th Session of the Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) by March 2018.

A statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs revealed that the Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan visited his Ugandan counterpart Amb. Patrick Mugoya, during which the two sides agreed on steps to implement the decisions taken by the 5th session of the Joint Ministerial Commission which was held in Khartoum. They noted the progress being made in cooperation between the two countries particularly in the sectors of trade and investment, transport, security and education.

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This is not the first time President Omar Al-Bashir will be visiting Uganda.

President Bashir and his delegation will also be hosted to a state dinner this evening, meet different groups and address the media.

The Sudanese president will end his two-day visit to Uganda on Tuesday.

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Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based global Criminal Court (ICC) on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide. Now, the Sudanese government has designated Tarco airline to fly to Entebbe, easing flights between Uganda and Sudan.

The ICC has two pending arrest warrants issued in 2009 and 2010 for Bashir over five counts of crimes against humanity including murder, extermination, torture and rape allegedly committed between 2003 and 2008 in the Darfur region.

During the upcoming Official Visit by President Omar Al-Bashir, a number of areas of cooperation will be discussed including trade and investment, agriculture, regional peace and security as well as global matters of mutual interest.

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