Sudanese president to visit Uganda to fix bilateral ties

Sudanese president to visit Uganda to fix bilateral ties

Sudanese president to visit Uganda to fix bilateral ties

President Museveni and President Bashir have continuously discussed the Economic Development and Peace Development and bilateral relations between their two countries, and ahead of this visit.

It is al-Bashir's second visit to the East African nation since the warrants were issued.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will begin on Monday an official two-day visit to Uganda to fix bilateral ties, local media reported Sunday.

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 two parties agreed to implement the decisions during the latest joint commission meetings held in Khartoum earlier this year.

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.

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 worldwide matters of mutual interest.

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In July, the ICC ruled that South Africa violated its rules when failing to arrest al-Bashir during his visit to Johannesburg in 2015.

Last year, in defiance of an global criminal court arrest warrant, he was here during President Yoweri Museveni's swearing Ceremony on may 16th. President Museveni is the current president of the EAC, a regional bloc made up of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.

They are seeking opportunities for trade, investment and business partnerships with their Ugandan counterpart. And during Bashir's visit, a Uganda- Sudan business forum will be held.

Human rights activists have in the past urged Uganda to arrest the Sudanese leader who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Sudan buys 20 percent of its coffee from Uganda, a big export market for the product from which about $100 million is earned annually.

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