29 Jun '11, 4am

China's President Hu Jintao meets with Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir in Beijing - AFP

China's President Hu Jintao meets with Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir in Beijing - AFP

BEIJING: Visiting Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court for alleged war crimes, on Wednesday met Chinese President Hu Jintao in Beijing. The pair reviewed China's military honour guard at the Great Hall of the People in the heart of the capital, and Bashir -- who is unwelcome in many countries around the world -- hailed Hu as a "friend and brother". "Mr Bashir, you are a guest who has travelled from afar, and we welcome you," Hu said in opening remarks, adding that he hoped the talks would help bolster the "traditionally friendly relations" between the two countries. The Sudanese leader thanked the Chinese leader for the "warm welcome and treatment" he had received since arriving in Beijing on Tuesday. The pair were to take part in a signing ceremony later Wednesday. Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on c...

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