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African Union Hailemariam Desalegn Omar al-Bashir Uhuru Kenyatta Yoweri Museveni

Invited to regional president’s meeting

9 Aug, 2015

Bashir will join a group of regional leaders, including Ugandan president Museveni, Kenya’s president Kenyetta, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegnin, in Uganda for talks on South Sudan conflict. Ministry of Foreign Affairs official:

[Bashir] has been invited for heads of state meeting on regional issues at State House, Entebbe. We expect him to join them on Monday to discuss the crisis in South Sudan and how to end it.

Bashir’s visit to the East African country will not cause a diplomatic incident because of International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants for his alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity. Official:

The African Union (AU) has a different position (not cooperating) on ICC. We respect and abide by it. We have no obligation to arrest him.