Museveni and Sudan's Bashir discuss trade, diplomatic relations

Museveni and Sudan's Bashir discuss trade, diplomatic relations

Museveni and Sudan's Bashir discuss trade, diplomatic relations

His last visit to Uganda was in May previous year to attend President Museveni's fifth swearing-in ceremony.

President Omar Al-Bashir will be in Uganda on a state visit, starting on Tuesday the 14th of November to the 16th of November 2017.

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir this morning arrived in Uganda for a two-day visit on the invitation of his counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni.

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.

The presidents also reviewed the implementation of the decisions made during President Museveni's official visit to Sudan in September 2015 as well as the 5th Joint Ministerial Commission.

The two leaders in a communique issued after the talks in Entebbe, 40 km south of the Ugandan capital Kampala, agreed to convene a Joint Investment Conference in Khartoum to showcase trade and investment opportunities in both countries.

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir waves to the crowd during his visit to the Northern Kordofan town of El-Obeid to address a rally of freshly-trained paramilitary troops on April 19, 2012. Now, the Sudanese government has designated Tarco airline to fly to Entebbe, easing flights between Uganda and Sudan.

President Al-Bashir will be accompanied by Ministers, Senior Officials and a business delegation in various sectors who will be seeking opportunities to carry out trade, investments and business partnerships.

Bashir is wanted by the Hague-based global Criminal Court (ICC) on two counts of crimes against humanity and genocide.

Uganda has always ignored calls to arrest Bashir.

Sudan imports 20 percent of Uganda's coffee, "the single biggest export market" for one of Uganda's top revenue earners, according to the statement.

During al-Bashir's visit "areas of cooperation will be discussed, including trade and investment, agriculture, regional peace and security as well as worldwide matters of mutual interest", Uganda's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

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