Kenya, Sudan resume ties after Bashir court ruling

December 2, 2011 15:19

NAIROBI - Kenya has normalized relations with Sudan after Khartoum reversed its decision to expel the Kenyan ambassador over a Nairobi court ruling ordering the arrest of the Sudanese president, the Kenyan foreign affairs minister said on Friday.

Moses Wetangula spoke to reporters after returning home from a meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to defuse a row touched off by the Kenyan court's order that Bashir be arrested for suspected war crimes if he sets foot in Kenya.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued arrest warrants for Bashir on charges of orchestrating genocide in the Sudanese region of Darfur.

Sudan had threatened to expel Kenya's ambassador and pull its own envoy out of Nairobi after a Kenyan judge told the Nairobi government to detain Bashir if possible and hand him over to the ICC in The Hague.

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