China’s Xi calls indicted Sudan’s Bashir ‘old friend’
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday welcomed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir — who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court — as an “old friend of the Chinese people”.
Bashir is one of the foreign heads of state attending a major military parade on Thursday to mark the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, although major western leaders have shunned the event.
Al Arabiya News
Sudan Decries ICC Warrant as President Bashir Visits China
Sudan’s foreign minister said the International Criminal Court’s indictment of President Omar al-Bashir is merely a European accusation that has been rejected by the rest of the international community, including the African Union.
Speaking to VOA by telephone from Khartoum Sunday, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour said President Bashir continues to travel the world whenever he is invited by other heads of state without fear of being arrested.
Voice of America