Wakuu, Huyu bwana toka ile warrant itolewe na jamaa za Hague (ICC) naona anatamba hususan nchi za 'kiislamu'..Je akija Bongo tutakubaliana na tripu yake ama tutasimama na ICC?Kumbuka ukiwa signatori or something like that, basi huna budi ila kum-arrest jamaa anapotia timu katika nchi husika. Maoni please. Diplomats boycott Bashir state dinner Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses a news conference in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, April 21, 2009. REUTERS By ARGAW ASHINE, NATION Correspondent Posted Wednesday, April 22 2009 at 19:00 ADDIS ABABA, Wednesday Western diplomats based in one of the world's largest diplomatic hubs, Addis Ababa boycotted a dinner party organised by the Ethiopian government to honour Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. President al-Bashir had received a warm welcome from his Ethiopian hosts on his arrival in Addis Ababa on Tuesday morning for his two-day official visit. Al-Bashir was welcomed by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and many other African diplomats at Bole international airport but no Western diplomat or representative showed up. China, Venezuela Cuba and North Korean ambassadors joined their African counterparts at the airport to welcome President al-Bashir. Hundreds of Sudanese living in Ethiopia warmly welcomed the president both at the airport and at a separate party. The Ethiopian government hosted a lavish state dinner in honour of President al-Bashir on Tuesday evening. Though invited, US and many European diplomats boycotted the state dinner in protest against Bashir whose arrest is sought by the International Criminal court over alleged abuse in Sudan's Western Darfur region. One Western diplomat told the Nation in Addis Ababa: "It's not fair to sit for a dinner with a criminal". During a joint press conference with Mr Meles, President Bashir dismissed the notion that the arrest warrant could restrict him from travelling. "We came to this meeting to show those who said we could not travel outside Sudan that we can travel outside Sudan," President al-Bashir told journalists. The Sudanese leader has visited Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Ethiopia since the ICC issued an arrest warrant on March 4.