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Omar al-Bashir

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL14773, tabled on 25 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on civil servants, business people, or British visitors to Sudan meeting Omar al-Bashir following his indictment by the International Criminal Court for genocide and crimes against humanity; and whether the UK–Sudan Strategic Dialogue due to take place in spring 2019 will be cancelled.

Answered on

3 April 2019

In line with long established policy British Government officials and Ministers avoid all non-essential contact with all those indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). It is for private individuals to make their own decisions about whether to hold meetings with ICC indictees. No date is confirmed for the next Strategic Dialogue. We continue to monitor the situation and keep this under review.