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Bashir leaves for Libya today to discuss “bilateral ties”

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August 3, 2010 (KHARTOUM) — President Omer Hassan Al-Bashir is due to venture into a new foreign trip to neighboring Libya today on a two-day official visit, local media and the official SUNA reported.

Sudan"s Bashir and Libya's GadhafiAlrayy alamm newspaper quoted insiders as saying that the visit aims at discussing “bilateral relations” as well as “relevant developments especially in Darfur to the background of the latest developments in the province.”

Bashir would be accompanied by a delegation comprising Bakri Hassan Salih, Minister of Presidency Affairs; General Mohamed Ata Almawla, the head of the National Intelligence and Security Services, and Kamal Hassan Ali, Minister of State at the Foreign Ministry as well as Presidential adviser, Mustafa Osman Ismail. Bashir’s visit is a response to an invitation he received on 9 July from President al-Gaddafi to attend three summits to be held in Sirte, Libya, this year.

This will be Bashir’s second foreign trip since the International Criminal Court (ICC) last month issued a second warrant for his arrest on three counts of genocide allegedly committed in Darfur region where clashes between government forces and rebels claimed 300,000 lives since 2003, according to UN estimates.

He visited Chad on 22 July and stayed there for two days but the latter refused to execute the arrest warrant despite being a signatory of the ICC’s founding treaty, the Rome Statue, and thus under legal obligation to apprehend and extradite Bashir once he sets foot in its territories.

The AU’s 15th summit in Kampala last month reiterated support for Bashir and instructed its state members not to cooperate with the ICC on Bashir’s case.

Bashir’s visit could herald a thaw in Libyan-Sudanese ties which recently frayed over Libya’s sheltering of Darfur rebel leader Khalil Ibrahim.

Ibrahim’s rebel group, the Justice and Equality Movement, pulled out of the Qatari-hosted peace talks in Doha and clashed with government forces in Darfur.

On 28 June, Sudan closed its border with Libya but officials denied that the move was prompted by Khalil’s existence in Libya.

The authorities in Sudan closed Al-Intibaha newspaper whose editor-in-chief, Altayyib Mustafa, recently wrote a column containing derogatory remarks against the Libyan president.

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  • 4 August 2010 04:27, by maumau

    Should be arrested and handed ove to the ICC. MAUMAU

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    • 4 August 2010 06:22, by Aduol Liet

      Where is the policy of no fly zone on the Sudan case.?

      This Omar al Bashir has been ignoring the ICC Judges and even the United Nation. Omar al Bashir was suppose to be intercepted on the air where are those intelligence people in the world.?

      I don’t think Omar al Bashir will built all these bilateral such as the general election, he was threatening Egypt government about border during the time he was addressing Eastern Sudan region on the other hand also, his party and him were threaten Libya saying that, they are going to close border with Libya government and now is going to do what to Libyan government.? United Nation must be hurry up simply because this man is showing arrogantness to the ICC otherwise, he must be arrested or caught up on the air if possible one of the two.

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      • 4 August 2010 07:58, by Don-Don Malith Rual

        Where is Obama Admistration? By Mr. Don-Don Malith Rual( The most popular Sudanese Journalist Sudan have ever produce,political analysist.....

        The Situation in Sudan is threatening to boil over- and the Obama Admistration appears to have gone missing when it comes to Bhasir’s case in ICC judge,
        It’s critical movement your Excellency Mr. President Obama-The peace process in Darfur has stalled and the South Sudan’s Referendum on self determination is right around the corner.

        Unless Obama’s Adminstration takes action now, thing will be worse.
        Sudan may be, not only may it be "BUT"may, will be headed toward all out- war,
        I huge you all wordly Leaders and decisions Makers around the glob to ensure that administration takes action!

        By Mr. Don-Don Malith Rual(Political analysist born to be)

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      • 4 August 2010 08:00, by Deng Yak L

        Omar will go to ICC by all means, if Africans tend to support him then God will not support him. It may happen that he might be capture in the air and taken to the Hague before coming to Sudan, let him not be happy because he has bribed Africans leaders. H e didn’t bribed God

        May God prevent him not to come back to Sudan again, he will not come back to Sudan again, by the power of almighty God he will not.

        By Bonaparte

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      • 4 August 2010 10:06, by Black tiger

        Let Bashire move randomly, but he must remember that "thief days are numbered" 40 days will be over soon and he will be arrested.

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  • 4 August 2010 07:37, by DASODIKO

    Libya Leader Gaddafi would be very stupid if he did not arrest Bashir. The articles and news stories published against Gaddafi written by the uncle of the master mind of the genociders Bashir were very bitter to the person of Gaddafi.

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    • 4 August 2010 13:49, by Ngolele

      Hey guys;

      Do not read through the lines of the current politics , go slowly and I want all southerners to understand that NCP has failed desperately and are now regreting their misculculation of the scenarios that evolve after the signing the CPA(Unity not attractive=separation of SS)

      see Taha; Awad aljaz; Gandour ways of expessing their disappointment; they want war.

      FOR BASHIR I GUEST HE WANTED TO BE ARRESTED FORCEFULLY SO THAT HIS SUCCESSOR WOULD THROW AWAY THE LEGACY OF THE CPA SO THAT THEY BEGIN IMPLEMENTING THEIR WAR OPTION.

      For let the angry Hyena move for a while, it can’t affect us much we need him to greet us off on the day we march from Khartoum to Kosti amid ullulations to the promise land; because after that day belief you me he will not smell fresh air again

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