[dehai-news] (Xinhua) Bashir to visit Egypt today after visiting Eritria on Monday

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From: Biniam Haile \(SWE\) (eritrea.lave@comhem.se)
Date: Wed Mar 25 2009 - 00:00:52 EST

Sudanese president to visit Cairo: AL-Jazeera
09:23, March 25, 2009
Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir is to visit Cairo Wednesday on his
second travel abroad since the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued
an arrest warrant against him earlier this month, Qatar's Al-Jazeera
television reported on Tuesday.
The Arabic-language Al-Jazeera channel said that the Sudanese president
would hold talks in Cairo with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on the
latest developments in Sudan, especially after the issuance of the ICC
arrest warrant.
Meanwhile, Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin
Jasim Bin Jabir Al-thani arrived in Khartoum on Tuesday for talks with
the Sudanese president.
Al-Bashir has expressed his intention to take part in an annual Arab
summit meeting scheduled in the Qatari capital Doha at the end of this
A fatwa (religious advice) issued by a powerful council of the Sunni
religious advisories last week urged the Sudanese president to cancel
his plan to attend the Doha summit in view of the effects of the ICC
At the weekend, the Sudanese capital Khartoum witnessed protests and
demonstrations calling on President al-Bashir to restrain himself from
travelling to other countries.
On Monday, the Sudanese president paid a previously unannounced visit to
Eritrea, which was described by local observers as "symbolic."
Both Egypt and Eritrea, just like Sudan, are not members of the
Hague-based ICC, whose prosecutor has called on its member states to
apprehend the Sudanese president during his travels abroad.

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