Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (L) welcomes Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the 5th Extraordinary Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Summit on the Palestinian territories on March 7, 2016 in Jakarta. / AFP / POOL / Darren Whiteside
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Indonesia's leader Monday held talks with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted for war crimes by the International Criminal Court, with Jakarta defending having invited him to a summit of Muslim countries.Members of the Hague-based ICC are obliged to arrest Bashir. Indonesia is not a signatory to the ICC.Indonesian foreign ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir insisted that Indonesia was obliged to invite all leaders of OIC nations to the summit, including Bashir.
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