- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 24, 2009

CAIRO (AP) - 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.

It would be Omar al-Bashir’s second trip abroad since the arrest order was issued on March 4. He briefly visited the politically isolated African nation of Eritrea on Monday.

The Egyptian officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

Egypt’s government did not release an official announcement confirming the visit and Sudanese officials could not immediately be reached for comment.

Egypt belongs to the 22-nation Arab League which has said its members will not arrest al-Bashir.



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