Saturday November 11 2017

Sudan's Omar al-Bashir for three-day visit to Uganda

Museveni Bashir

President Museveni greets Sudan’s Omar al Bashir at his swearing-in ceremony at Kololo Independence Grounds on May 12, 2016. Bashir is expected to arrive in Uganda on Sunday for three-day visit. FILE PHOTO  


Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to visit Uganda for three- day visit again defying the international arrest warrant over alleged genocide charges.

President Museveni's Press Secretary, Ms Linda Wamboka Nabusayi, said the Sudanese leader will arrive in the country on Sunday.
She did not give further details regarding visit apart from saying Bashir is coming on the invitation of President Museveni.

A source at Foreign Affairs Ministry that asked for anonymity said President Bashir's visit is part of the ongoing efforts to resolve the conflict in South Sudan.
The Source indicates that meeting in Kampala will further cement bilateral ties.

President Museveni and his Sudanese counterpart have since 2015 been trying to forge mutual cooperation and positions towards regional and global issues.
They have in the past stressed the need revitalize political and diplomatic coordination to counter challenges that face the region.

The meeting reviewed and updated the matrix on implementation of previous decisions that include various areas of cooperation between the two countries.

President Omar al-Bashir last visited Uganda in May 2016 to attend the swearing in of President Museveni for the current term in office.
Human rights activists have in the past urged Uganda to arrest the Sudanese leader who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.