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Russia's Putin accepts Bashir invitation to Sudan

Russia's Putin accepts Bashir invitation to Sudan

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<p><strong>Russian President Vladimir Putin accepted an invitation from his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir to visit the North African country, Sudan’s state news agency said on Thursday.</strong></p> <p>Putin, fresh from an election victory granting him his fourth term and extending his leadership of Russia by six years, called Bashir on Thursday to discuss bilateral relations, <span class="caps">SUNA</span> said.</p> <p>Bashir congratulated Putin who affirmed his country’s commitment to investing in Sudan’s energy, oil, gas, and gold mining sectors.</p> <p>“The president extended an invitation to the Russian president to visit Sudan and discuss developing relations and building a strategic partnership and Putin accepted the invitation,” <span class="caps">SUNA</span> said. It provided no date for the visit.</p> <p>Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague for genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan’s Darfur region, and is mostly shunned by Western leaders.</p> <p>Sudan will <a href="http://www.africanews.com/2018/03/13/sudan-russia-to-sign-accord-to-develop-nuclear-power-suna-agency/">sign</a> a “roadmap” with Russia to build nuclear power stations during a visit to Moscow by Khartoum’s electricity minister, <span class="caps">SUNA</span> reported earlier this month. </p> <p><strong><em><span class="caps">REUTERS</span></em></strong></p>

The president extended an invitation to the Russian president to visit Sudan and discuss developing relations and building a strategic partnership and Putin accepted the invitation.

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