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Sudanese President Omar Bashir visits

14 November 2017, 10:42 | Opal Carroll

Trade talks key as Sudanese leader visits Uganda

President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan to Make 2-Day Official Visit to Uganda

For years relations between Uganda and Sudan were icy, undermined by mutual suspicions over supporting rebel groups on each other's territory.

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and his Sudan counterpart, Omar al-Bashir held a meeting focusing on bilateral relations and peace and security in the region. Museveni observed that the designation of the flight route would greatly improve connectivity between the two countries and promote trade, tourism and investment.

President Museveni again visited Khartoum from 10-11 October 2016, to witness the closure of the National Dialogue Conference; and also held a discussion with President Bashir on further improvement of bilateral relations.

The visit by Omar el Bashir comes 5 months before the 6th session of joint Uganda- Sudan Ministerial commission slated for March 2018 in Kampala Uganda.

The meetings between the two presidents will, therefore, help the two sides iron out the pending issues. Among the issues they discussed were opportunities for trade and investment, immigration, air transport, regional issues and security matters.

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Hurinet coordinator Muhammad Ndifuna told journalists on Monday thus: "As a party to the Rome Statute, Uganda has an unequivocal obligation to cooperate with ICC in relation to enforcement of warrants of arrest issued against Omar Bashir, Inviting an global criminal suspect to Uganda not only undermines the fight against impunity which Uganda has for long championed but also betrays the concerns and interests of the victim of the most heinous crimes".

President Al-Bashir is being accompanied by a strong business delegation comprising different sectors of his country's economy. During the visit, a Sudan-Uganda Business Forum is expected to be held.

- Rights groups on Monday urged Ugandan authorities to arrest the visiting president of Sudan, who has always been wanted by the International Criminal Court for serious crimes.

"Uganda's position is that the arrest warrant is uncalled for, which is the position of the African Union", said Wannyama. Currently, Sudan consumes 20% of Uganda's coffee exports.

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir was welcomed to Uganda Monday by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.



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