Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir failed to travel to Kampala for Inter-governmental Authority on Development over the International Criminal Court indictment.
Bashir who was expected to join fellow East African and Horn of Africa leaders that include Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. The leaders where invited by their counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni and Bashir was due to give a report on the situation on South Sudan.
Bashir recently escaped an arrest in South Africa where Court issued an arrest warrant but South Africa’s government basing on African Union resolution down played the warrant and instead offered protection.
Bashir instead sent his Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. Ibrahim Ghandour with a special message for President Museveni.
The written message was delivered to Museveni by Prof. Ghandour at State House, Entebbe. Prof. Ghandour represented President Al-Bashir at the IGAD meeting at State House Entebbe.
President Kenyatta of Kenya, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam and Museveni attended the Igad meeting that focused on resolving the conflict in South Sudan.