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KHARTOUM, June 2 — President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, who is the current chai of the African Union, has arrived in Khartoum to attend the inauguration on Tuesday of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir who was recently re-elected to office.

President Mugabe arrived here Monday from Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, where he had stopped over for a consultative working visit to his President Obiang Nguema. President Mugabe is travelling with Foreign Affairs Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi.

He was welcomed at Khartoum International airport by his Sudanese counterpart, President Omar al-Bashir, and members of his Cabinet as well as Zimbabwean Aambassador to Sudan, Hilda Mavhudza.

President Bashir was re-elected in April elections in which he won with more than 94 per cent of the votes.
The swearing in ceremony will be held at the National Assembly at Omburaman, Khartoum’s twin city across the River Nile.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and the presidents of Egypt, Chad, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti are some of the other leaders attending the inauguration.

SOURCE: NEW ZIANA

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