President Hosni Mubarak yesterday held talks with Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir who came for a brief visit of just a few hours to Cairo.
They talked about developments in the Darfur crisis, the position of the International Criminal Court and the situation in southern Sudan.
Ambassador Suleiman Awad, spokesman for the Presidency, said Mubarak briefed Bashir of the efforts he made during his recent trip, which included France, Italy and Turkey, in addition to his meetings with all Arab leaders, warning that arresting Bashir will have serious repercussions on the situation in Darfur in particular and in Sudan in general.
He added that the International Criminal Court should move away from politicization, noting that the court turned a blind eye to gross violations of human rights, the latest of which were the Israeli aggression on Gaza.
He said: "The Security Council members are not in favor of freezing the court’s decision."
Awad called on the international community and the countries of the region to put pressure on the rebel factions in Darfur, criticizing pressuring the government and the Sudanese people only.