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Sudanese President invited to Africa-South America summit

August 29, 2009 (KHARTOUM) – Venezuelan President, Hugo Chavez, has extended an invitation to his Sudanese counterpart Omer Al-Bashir to participate at the Second Africa- South America Summit scheduled to take place in Caracas at the end of next month.

Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir arrives to attend a closed session on the second day of the 13th African Union summit of heads of state and government in Sirte, Libya Thursday, July 2, 2009 (AP)

September’s Summit between African and South American nations will seek a joint vision between both continents, and construct the basis for the pluri-polar world that has already been born.

Since the first Africa- South America Summit held in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2006, it was agreed that the ASA Summit would be held every two years in Africa and South America on a rotational basis.

Sudanese foreign minister has appreciated the invitation which affirms firmness of the solidarity between the peoples of Africa and Latin America.

Minister Deng Alor also hailed the progressing relations between Sudan and Venezuela.

Sudan has appointed its first ambassador to Venezuela two weeks ago. Venezuela has established diplomatic relations with Sudan in 2005 as President Hugo Chavez’s administration seeks stronger ties with African nations.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has an outstanding arrest warrant against the Sudanese president issued in March 2009 in connection to war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Darfur.

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