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President Museveni has taken his Republic of Sudan counterpart, Omar Hassan al Bashir, on a tour of his farm located in Kisozi, Gomba District.
Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Omar Hassan al Bashir of Sudan at Kisozi farm in Gomba district.
President Museveni has taken his Republic of Sudan counterpart, Omar Hassan al Bashir, on a tour of his farm located in Kisozi, Gomba District. 

Linda Nabusayi, President Museveni's Press Secretary in a message on Twitter shared photographs of the two presidents at Kisozi.

" has today taken his guest President Omar el Bashir on a tour of his cattle farm in Kisozi, Gomba district," tweets Nabusayi.

Earlier, a source who is part of the security detail at the Kisozi farm told URN that there would be a meat roasting session and a tour of the farm before the two heads of state sit down relax. 

The movement to Kisozi comes after a day of deliberations as the two countries warm their bi-lateral ties after more than 20 years of a frosty relationship.

According to the State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem, the bad blood between these two leaders has been buried and they are working on forming a fresh relationship.

"This marks the beginning of a new relationship between the two countries that is progressive," Oryem says. 

Yesterday, President Museveni his guest was here to strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries. "Glad to host Comrade Field Marshall Omar El-Bashir for a two-day official visit to Uganda. H.E. Bashir is here on my invitation. We have held discussions on how to strengthen bilateral relations between our countries," read a message on Museveni's official Twitter account.

In the early 1990s Uganda and Sudan accused each other of supporting rebels. As diplomatic relations collapsed, Khartoum accused Uganda of arming the then South Sudan-based rebels of Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), a movement which later won Independence for a separate country of South Sudan. On the other hand, Kampala accused Sudan of arming and funding the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels that for 20 years terrorised Northern Uganda.

Bashir will be travelling immediately after the farm visit back to Khartoum together with his team of more than 20 delegates, concluding a two-day visit to Uganda.

Despite an order from the International Criminal Court for all its member states including Uganda to arrest Bashir so he can face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, the president has spent two days in Uganda without fear of being arrested. 

This is the second time Bashir has come to Uganda without fear of being handed over to ICC. He was here for Museveni's swearing in ceremony in May 2016. 

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