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President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan to Make 2-Day Official Visit to Uganda

Trade talks key as Sudanese leader visits Uganda

Bashir vowed on April 19, to teach "a lesson by force" to the South Sudanese government over its seizure of the north's main Heglig oil field.

Bashir was in Uganda in May a year ago to attend Museveni's fifth swearing-in ceremony. "We therefore call upon the government of Uganda to fulfill its obligations under worldwide and domestic laws by arresting and surrendering President Omar al-Bashir".

President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan arrived for a three-day visit in Uganda on Monday, defying an global Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrant against him.

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 Undersecretary/Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sudan visited Uganda from October 5-6, 2017 and met his counterpart Amb.

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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. Currently, Sudan consumes 20% of Uganda's coffee exports.

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. A delegation from the Sudanese Standards and Metrology Organization visited Uganda from November 5-8, 2017 to inspect the coffee testing/quality assurance facilities of Uganda Coffee Development Authority, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and private coffee processors.

Sudanese President Omar Bashir arrived in Uganda for a two day state visit despite an International Criminal Court arrest warrant hanging over his head like a specter.

They also held a meeting with respective Ministries and stakeholders to discuss ways of improving the Coffee trade with Sudan.

The presidents also observed that the lifting of trade and economic sanctions that had been unilaterally imposed on Sudan by the United States for almost 20 years, is an opportunity for boosting trade volumes between the countries and called upon the business communities and private sectors to take advantage of this positive development.

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