From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Mar 10 2009 - 16:15:15 EST
Sudanese president invited to visit Eritrea
www.chinaview.cn 2009-03-11 03:44:00
KHARTOUM, March 10 (Xinhua) -- Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has
been invited by his Eritrean counterpart Issayas Aferwerki to visit
Eritrea soon, the state-run SUNA news agency reported on Tuesday.
The letter of the invitation was delivered by Eritrean Foreign
Minister Osman Saleh to the Sudanese president during their meeting in
Khartoum on Tuesday.
In the letter, the Eritrean president stressed his country's
solidarity with the government and the people of Sudan against the
allegations of the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the
Sudanese president, according to SUNA report.
Abdullah Jabir, a member of the visiting Eritrean delegation
accompanying Foreign Minister Saleh, confirmed to reporters at the end
of the meeting that the Eritrean president had invited Bashir to visit
Eritrea "during the next short period."
He said Bashir had accepted the invitation.
"Eritrea's position on the ICC decision is not new," the Eritrean
official noted, adding that the Eritrean government had announced the
position when the ICC issued the arrest warrant against Bashir.
Describing the ICC decision as "unjust", Jabir said that the
decision was targeted at Sudan's security, peace and sovereignty.
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