Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Uganda for a two day state visit

The Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has this afternoon arrived in the country for a two day state visit.

Top on agenda during his visit, is the South Sudan peace process and bilateral discussions with his host on a number of areas of cooperation between Sudan and Uganda.

President Al-Bashir is accompanied by Ministers, Senior Officials and a business delegation in various sectors, with a Sudan-Uganda Business Forum expected to be held.

Since 2015, the Museveni and Bashir have been trying to patch the on-and-off relations between the two governments.

President Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region.

President Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court

Security at Entebbe International airport and surrounding areas was tight.

He was last in the country in May last year to attend President Museveni’s fifth swearing-in ceremony.

Since 2015, the two leaders have been trying to patch the on-and-off relations between the two governments.

President Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region.

The court issued double warrants for him; 2009 and 2010 on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide of more than 300,000 deaths in Sudan’s Darfur region. Copies of the warrants were served to government.

ICC handles four major international crimes of aggression, war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

Top on agenda during his visit, is the South Sudan peace process and bilateral discussions with his host on a number of areas of cooperation between Sudan and Uganda.