Bashir's visa request with US embassy

2013-09-26 17:16
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File, AFP)

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. (File, AFP)

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Khartoum - Sudan's Foreign Ministry denied on Thursday that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir had decided not to attend the UN General Assembly in New York and said his visa application was still pending, state media reported.

"The request for an entry visa for the president of the republic and the accompanying delegation to New York is still with the US embassy in Khartoum," state news agency Suna reported, quoting the Foreign Ministry.

The report said the ministry renewed its call for the United States to "carry out its duty" as the country hosting the United Nations and issue the entry visa. The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Bashir.

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