Sudan's president made his sixth foreign trip since his indictment on charges of war crimes in Darfur, traveling Tuesday to Ethiopia despite the international warrant for his arrest. According to the AP, an Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman said President Omar al-Bashir would not face arrest.
He will discuss "political, economic and security matters" issues with Ethiopian officials during a daylong visit and will meet with Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, spokesman Wahide Belay said. "He is welcome as a guest to Ethiopia," he said. "As you know, we have opposed the arrest warrant as a country, as a government, within (regional groups) and within the African Union. There is no reason to take any action on the president."
Wahide said al-Bashir would leave Ethiopia on Wednesday.