Sudan's Bashir arrives in South Sudan for talks

AFP , Tuesday 22 Oct 2013

Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir visits South Sudan to discuss fate of Abyei, a town which has not yet joined either side

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in South Sudan Tuesday, as pressure mounts over the contested flashpoint enclave of Abyei and other issues left unresolved since the countries split two years ago.

Bashir, an indicted war crimes suspect wanted by the International Criminal Court, is due to meet with his southern counterpart Salva Kiir. An AFP reporter said he was welcomed by a military guard of honour, former rebel fighters he once battled during the two-decade civil war that led to South Sudan's independence.

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