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President of Sudan begins new term in office by calling for dialogue with West

President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, wanted on genocide charges, has said he is open to talks with Western nations as his country deals with serious economic difficulties.

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President of Sudan begins new term in office by calling for dialogue with West

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Sudan’s president, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has been sworn in for another five-year term in office.

Speaking on Tuesday the leader, who has been in power for 25 years, asked for national unity and said that he is open to dialogue with Western nations.

Bashir is wanted on genocide charges for allegedly crushing a revolt in the Sudan’s Darfur region.