Sudan’s Bashir in Eritrea despite ICC warrant

Sudan’s President, Omar al Bashir. visited Eritrea on Monday on his first foreign visit since he was indicted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes in Darfur, Eritrea’s government said. President al-Bashir risks arrest when he leaves Sudan after The Hague based court issued a warrant for him this month on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.”Yes, he is here. He is meeting with President Isaias (Afwerki), and they are discussing bilateral relations. Why should we worry about the ICC issue?” Eritrean Information Minister Ali Ahmed told Reuters by telephone.On Sunday, Sudanese state media said local Islamic scholars had advised the_ president not to travel to an Arab summit in Qatar at the end of March. Bashir_had accepted an invitation from Eritrea’s government and would be returning to_ Sudan later on Monday._