Sudan president Bashir to attend IGAD summit
President Omar al-Bashir - AFP/Tony Karumba

KHARTOUM, Sudan: Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir will head his country’s delegation in the extraordinary summit of Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on South Sudan due to be held on Thursday in Addis Ababa.

Bashir’s press secretary Emad Sayed Ahmed told MENA on Sunday that a high-level delegation will accompany the president, pointing out that the summit will seek peaceful solutions to the situation in South Sudan.

The gathering will discuss overcoming obstacles facing the negotiations between different parties in the new African country, he added.

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