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Bashir to Visit Egypt Tomorrow?

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Bashir to Visit Egypt Tomorrow?

Posted by Maggie Fick on March 24, 2009

AP reports:

Egyptian government officials say Sudan’s president will visit the country on Wednesday despite an international court’s order for his arrest on war crimes charges in the Darfur region.

President Bashir took his first trip abroad to Eritrea on Monday. As John Norris wrote, it is "difficult to see how this serves the Eritrean national interest over the long-term." What will Egypt gain from extending this invitation to Bashir?

AP noted that the Egyptian officials announced Bashir’s trip on condition of anonymity, as they were not authorized to release the information. We’ll keep you posted if and when the Egyptian government officially confirms the visit.